Event Profile

2010 Annual Meeting

Date(s):
January 6 — 10, 2010
Venue:
Local
New Orleans, LA  
Website:
http://www.aals.org/am2010/
Fee(s):
This event has a fee
Description:
Click Here to View Statement to 2010 Annual Meeting Registrants
Click Here to View 2010 Annual Meeting Brochure
Statement Regarding Child Care at the Annual Meeting

 

Transformative Law

 

In 2010, we will be meeting in New Orleans for the first time since Hurricane Katrina forced the relocation of our 2006 Annual Meeting.  During my Presidential year, I am adopting the theme of “Transformative Law,” mindful of the symbolic significance of our return there as well as of the successes and failures of the legal profession in addressing this perilous past decade.  Our meeting this year takes place at a time of crisis in our economy, our ecology, and our international standing as the leader of the free world.  Many lawyers (including our President, Vice-President, and many Cabinet officials and congressional leaders) must tackle these challenges.  Media coverage of their efforts, however, portrays these public servants as people who happen to be lawyers, not as lawyers whose leadership grows out of their mastery of law and whose accomplishments represent the pinnacle of their professional pursuits.   To a significant degree, the news accounts reflect the fact that these leaders have not pursued a traditional law firm practice but instead have devoted themselves to government and public service.  The image of the citizen-lawyer, whose training can be used to advance the common good, has so thoroughly disappeared from the popular imagination that those who pursue this path are no longer centrally defined as lawyers.

 

Contrast today’s portrayals to those of fifty years ago, when the word “lawyer” might conjure up images of crusaders in the civil rights movement.  Or, compare these images to those of an even earlier era, when attorneys entered public life as architects of the New Deal.  When citizen-lawyers embarked on these campaigns for change, the result was transformative law.  By this, I mean that law became a powerful tool to challenge and reconfigure social institutions.  Transformative law can take place at the national, state, or local level.

  • Individual Registration
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  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm AALS Exhibit Hall Open House
    Type: Exhibit Events

    "The Meeting Place"

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm AALS Registration
    Type: AALS Registration

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Section Sponsored Poster Display
    Type: Poster Sessions

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 7:00 am - 7:00 pm AALS Registration
    Type: AALS Registration

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 7:00 am - 7:00 pm Section Sponsored Poster Display
    Type: Poster Sessions

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 7:30 am - 8:30 am Twelve Step Meeting
    Type: AALS Programs

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 7:30 am - 12:30 pm for the Law School Dean - Workshop for Deans-only
    Type: Section Programs

    Workshop for Deans

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AALS Exhibit Hall Open House
    Type: Exhibit Events

    "The Meeting Place"

  • 8:15 am - 5:30 pm Joint Program of Sections on Environmental Law and Natural Resources Law Field Trip-WAITLIST
    Type: Section Field Trips

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 8:45 am - 10:30 am AALS Executive Committee and Institute of Constitutional Studies Joint Program
    Type: AALS Committee Programs

    Constitutionalism in the Age of Obama

  • 8:45 am - 12:30 pm AALS Executive Committee Program
    Type: AALS Committee Programs

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 8:45 am - 5:00 pm AALS Workshop on Pro Bono and Public Service
    Type: Day-long Workshops

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 8:45 am - 5:15 pm Socio-Economics, Co-Sponsored by Sections on Minority Groups and Poverty Law
    Type: Extended Program 3

    Economic Recovery and The Obama Presidency

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Academic Support*
    Type: Half-day Program 1

    Transforming Learning in the Classroom: the 21st Century Law Professor

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Federal Courts
    Type: Half-day Program 2

    Re-Examining Customary International Law and the Federal Courts

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Children and the Law*
    Type: Extended Program 2

    Meeting the Needs of Children During Times of Crisis: Hurricane Katrina and Beyond

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Institutional Advancement
    Type: Extended Program 1

    Effective Development: Advice in Challenging Times (Managing Expectations; Managing Leaner Budgets and Staff; Campaign Planning and Major Gifts; Annual Fund Performance and Stewardship)

  • 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Student Services
    Type: Extended Program 4

    From Student to Lawyer: Educating Beyond the Classroom

  • 10:45 am - 12:30 pm AALS Executive Committee Program
    Type: AALS Committee Programs

    American Constitutional Law and the New Supreme Court

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Socio-Economics Luncheon
    Type: Section Programs

    Corporate Governance, Fiduciary Duties, and Social Responsibility

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Taha Abdul-Basser
Organization: Straightway Ethical Advisory LLC
Session: Islamic Law*

Aviva Abramovsky
Organization: Syracuse University College of Law
Session: Insurance Law

Robert M. Ackerman
Organization: Wayne State University Law School

Cynthia Adams
Organization: Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Cynthia F. Adcock
Organization: Charlotte School of Law

Richard Albert
Organization: Boston College Law School

T. Alexander Aleinikoff
Organization: Georgetown University Law Center

Peter C. Alexander
Organization: Southern Illinois University School of Law

Lawrence A. Alexander
Organization: University of San Diego School of Law

Lawrence A. Alexander
Organization: University of San Diego School of Law
Session: Scholarship

Diane Marie Amann
Organization: University of California, Davis, School of Law

Diane Marie Amann
Organization: University of California, Davis, School of Law

Diane Marie Amann
Organization: University of California, Davis, School of Law

Linda L. Ammons
Organization: Widener University Delaware Law School

Michelle W. Anderson
Organization: University of California, Berkeley School of Law

Linda S. Anderson
Organization: Stetson University College of Law

Penelope Andrews
Organization: Valparaiso University Law School

Georgina A. Angones
Organization: University of Miami School of Law

Thomas M. Antkowiak
Organization: Seattle University School of Law

Judith Areen
Organization: Georgetown University Law Center