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Program
2009 Annual Meeting
Date: January 6 — 10, 2009
Location: San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina

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Extended Day Programs

Sessions

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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
AALS Exhibit Hall Open House
"The Meeting Place"

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
AALS Registration

7:00 am - 8:00 pm
AALS Registration

7:30 am - 8:30 am
Twelve Step Meeting

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
AALS Exhibit Hall Open House
"The Meeting Place"

8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sections on Environmental Law and Natural Resources Law Joint Field Trip
A Visit to Scripps Research Institute and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Intersections of Science and Law: The Scripps Institution of Oceanography

8:45 am - 5:15 pm
Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Across the Curriculum: The Challenges of Keeping Law Schools Current with Recent Developments in LGBT Issues

8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Section on Socio-Economics, Co-Sponsored by Section on Women in Legal Education
Socio-Economic Ways to a Just and Prosperous Society

8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Student Services
Pluralism and the Student Services Professional

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Academic Support and Teaching Methods Joint Program
Teaching to the Entire Class: Innovative and Effective Instruction to Engage Every Student

9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Institutional Advancement
Sharing Best Practices in a Changing Field: An Opportunity for Deans, Advancement Professionals, and Faculty to Learn from Each Other

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Institutional Advancement Luncheon and Business Meeting
Broadening Your Community of Support: Connecting Athletics and Academics: A Case Study for Communications, Alumni Relations and Development Professionals

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
AALS Workshop Luncheon

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Law Libraries Luncheon

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Student Services Luncheon

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Socio Economics Luncheon

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pro-Bono & Public Service Opportunities Service Project
A Visit to Third Avenue Charitable Organization

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
AALS Committee on Curriculum Issues Program
Workshop on Redesigning Legal Education

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
AALS Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Minority Law Teachers and Students
Best Practices for the Recruitment of Minority Law Professors II

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Clinical Legal Education and Professional Responsibility Joint Program
Celebrating and Reflecting on the Council on Legal Education for Professional Responsibility (CLEPR): What Have We Learned About Legal Education and Where Are We Headed?

(Program to be published)

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
International Human Rights
New Voices in Human Rights

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre Legal Education and Admission to Law School
A Change in the Air: The Impact of New Ethnicity Categories on Law School Recruitment and Admissions Policies and Practices

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Property Law
Hernando de Soto and Property in a Market Economy

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornell Law School Reception

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Duke University School of Law Reception for Alumni and Friends
Location to be announced.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lambda Legal Reception

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Stanford Law School Reception

7:00 am - 7:00 pm
AALS Registration

7:00 am - 8:30 am
New England Law Library Consortium (NELLCO) Program and Breakfast
Topic: the Case for Institutional Repositories

7:00 am - 8:30 am
Property Law Breakfast

7:30 am - 8:30 am
Twelve Step Meeting

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
AALS Exhibit Hall Open House
"The Meeting Place"

8:30 am - 10:15 am
AALS Committee on Sections and Annual Meeting Program
Academic Leadership

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Balance in Legal Education
Educating Lawyers and Best Practices for Legal Education: A Mandate to Humanize the Law School Experience.

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Family and Juvenile Law, Co-Sponsored by Children and the Law, Employee Benefits, Law and the Social Sciences, Minority Groups, Poverty Law, Socio-Economics, and Women in Legal Education
The Growing Disconnect Among Work, Family, and Marriage

(Program to be published in Washington & Lee University Journal of Civil Rights & Social Justice)

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Hot Topic Program: Pulpit Freedom?: On Taxes, Elections, and Religious Freedom
Pulpit Freedom?: On Taxes, Elections, and Religious Freedom

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples
New Directions for International Law and Indigenous Peoples

(Program to be published in Idaho Law Review)

8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Institutional Advancement
Sharing Best Practices in a Changing Field: An Opportunity for Deans, Advancement Professionals, and Faculty to Learn from Each Other

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Jewish Law
Intersections and Connections with the Legal Academic Study of Jewish Law

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Law and Mental Disability, Co-Sponsored by Disability Law
Law Professor Narratives of Mental Illness

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Law and Sports
The Emerging Nexus Between Sports and Immigration Law

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Litigation
E-Discovery: A Litigation Revolution?

8:30 am - 10:15 am
National Security Law
National Security Law Advice to the New Administration

(Program to be published in Journal of National Security Law & Policy)

8:30 am - 10:15 am
New Law Professors
So You're a Law Professor...Now What?

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Post-Graduate Legal Education, Co-Sponsored by Graduate Programs for Foreign Lawyers and Institutional Advancement
After the LL.M.: Career Options, Building Alumni Networks, and Development Strategies

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
AALS Committee on Bar Admission and Lawyer Performance Program
Unwrapping the Shroud of Secrecy: What Law Professors Can Learn from Bar Examiners

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Admiralty and Maritime Law, Co-Sponsored by International Law and National Security Law
Take Arms Against a Sea of Troubles?

(Program to be published in Quinnipiac Occasional Papers in International Law)

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Constitutional Law
Is American Constitutional Law in Crisis?

(Program to be published in Constitutional Commentary)

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Donative Transfers, Fiduciaries and Estate Planning
New Voices in Trusts and Estates

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Education Law, Co-Sponsored by Law and Mental Disability and Student Services
Campus Violence: Prevention, Response and Liability

(Program to be published in Journal of College and University Law)

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Employee Benefits
The Role of Employers in Achieving Universal Health Care Coverage

(Program to be published in Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics)

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
International Legal Exchange and North American Cooperation Joint Program
Cooperative Efforts to Maximize Study Abroad Opportunities: Can U.S. Law Schools Work Together?

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Law and Anthropology
Origins and Solutions to the Indian Freedmen Disputes

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Law and the Social Sciences and Remedies Joint Program
Civil Case Outcomes: Theory and Reality

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Law Libraries
Librarian as Scholar

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Legislation and the Law of the Political Process
Legislating the Curriculum: Legislation and Statutory First-Year Reforms

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
State and Local Government Law
The City as an Economic Actor

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
AALS Luncheon
The Virtues of Pluralism

2:15 pm - 4:00 pm
AALS Presidential Program I
Institutional Pluralism

2:15 pm - 4:00 pm
AALS Presidential Program II
Religiously Affiliated Law Schools

2:15 pm - 4:00 pm
AALS Presidential Program III
Associational Pluralism

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Administrative Law
Breaking the News About the Regulatory State to Today's Law Students

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Africa, Co-Sponsored by National Security Law
Economic Development in Africa

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Aging and the Law
Consumer Protection Law and the Elderly: What's New - What's Needed

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Defamation and Privacy, Co-Sponsored by Immigration Law
Immigration, Databases, Credentials and Privacy

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Graduate Programs for Foreign Lawyers
The Changing Role of U.S. Graduate Programs for Foreign Lawyers

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Minority Groups, Co-Sponsored by Civil Rights
Out with the Old, in with the New, or Same Old Same Old?: Exploring What Lessons, if any, the 2008 Elections Taught Us About Race, Gender, Class and Citizenship

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Part-Time Division Programs
Academic Engagement: Creative Options for Teaching Part-Time Students

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Pro-Bono and Public Service Opportunities, Co-Sponsored by Law, Medicine and Health Care
Opportunities for Collaboration and Interdisciplinary Learning: Medical-Legal Partnerships

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Taxation
The Family and Taxation

7:00 am - 7:00 pm
AALS Registration

7:30 am - 8:30 am
American Society of International Law Teaching International Law Interest Group Breakfast
Topic: Developing an International Law Curriculum

8:00 am - 2:00 pm
AALS Exhibit Hall Open House
"The Meeting Place"

8:30 am - 10:15 am
AALS Executive Committee Program - Democracy’s Dilemma: The Case of Proposition 8
Democracy’s Dilemma: The Case of Proposition 8

8:30 am - 10:15 am
AALS Site Evaluators Workshop

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Agricultural Law
What is Agricultural Law?

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Constitutional Law, Co-Sponsored by Africa
Socio-Economic Rights: Comparative Perspectives and Criticisms

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Contracts
Immutable Rules and Contract Law

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Environmental Law
Environmental Justice on the U.S.-Mexico Border

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Hot Topic Program: The Financial Crisis
The Financial Crisis

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Law and Computers
Free and Open Source: Next Generation Issues

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Law and Interpretation
Learning from Legal Texts: Can Words Regain Their Meaning?

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Law and the Humanities
Legal Outsiders in American Film

(Program to be published in Suffolk University Law Review)

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Open Program on South Asia
Gathering to Consider Formation as an AALS Section.

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Property Law
Junior Property Scholars Works-in-Progress

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Women in Legal Education
The Cleopatra Syndrome: Golda, Indira, Bella, Shirley, Margaret, Geraldine and Hillary—-Educating Women for Leadership Roles in the21st Century

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
AALS Committee on Research Program
Citations, SSRN Downloads, U.S. News, Carnegie, Bar Passage, Careers: Competing Methods of Assessing Law Schools

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Civil Procedure, Co-Sponsored by Litigation
The Changing Shape of Federal Pretrial Practice

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Commercial and Related Consumer Law
Institutional Pluralism and the Development of Commercial Law

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Comparative Law and Law and Economics Joint Program
The Doing Business Reports by the World Bank and the Legal Origins Thesis: Is Economics Replacing Comparative Law?

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Employment Discrimination Law
If It Is Broken, Then Fix It: Needed Reforms to Employment Discrimination Law

(Program to be published in Employee Rights and Employment Policy)

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Hot Topic Program: What's Race Got To Do With Post Racialism?
What's Race Got To Do With Post Racialism?

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Law and Religion, Co-Sponsored by Islamic Law and Jewish Law
Scriptual Interpretation and Constitutional Interpretation

(Program to be published in Michigan State Law Review)

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Law, Medicine and Health Care
Comparative Health Law: What Can the U.S. Learn from Other Countries?

(Program to be published in Journal of Health Care Law & Policy)

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research
Assessing Acts of Collaboration and Plagiarism and Exploring Techniques that Move Students from Forbidden to Extolled

Program to be published in Journal of the Association of Legal Wri)

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Mass Communication Law
The Mass Speech of American Democracy: Getting What We Deserve?

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Securities Regulation
New Challenges in Dynamic Markets

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Torts and Compensation Systems
Foreign Tort Law: Beyond Europe

(Program to be published in University of Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law)

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Criminal Justice Luncheon

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Evidence Luncheon

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services Luncheon
Financial Crisis Containment

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Jurisprudence Luncheon

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Minority Groups Luncheon

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
AALS Committee on Libraries and Technology Program
Roundtable Discussion: Using Libraries to Help Transform Legal Education

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Agency, Partnership, LLCs and Unincorporated Associations
Application of Modern Theories and Methods of Business Associations to Agency and Unincorporated Firms

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Envisioning Dispute Resolution in 2050 (Or Even 2025) and Preparing Our Students for It

(Program to be published in Ohio State Journal of Dispute Resolution)

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Antitrust and Economic Regulation
Emerging Antitrust Regimes: Challenges and Approaches

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Children and the Law
Children, Sex and the Law

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Civil Rights
Remedies for Exonerated Prisoners

(Program to be published in Public Interest Law Journal)

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Conflict of Laws
Choice of Law Reforms in the EU: A Model for the U.S. or a Cautionary Tale? Reflections by Scholars and Suggestions for Teachers

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Disability Law
The Health Care System and Disability

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Evidence
Evidentiary Foul Play: Deception, Destruction, and Just Desserts

(Program to be published in Commentaries on Evidence)

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services
Does Modern Financial Institution Regulation Work? Reflections on Deregulation and Internationalization of Supervisory Standards

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Immigration Law
Crossing Borders, Creating Borders: Nations, Migrants, and Constuctions of Law

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Law and Communitarian Studies, Co-Sponsored by Law and Religion
Community and Subsidiarity in Domestic and International Relations

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Open Program on Biolaw
Gathering to Consider Formation as an AALS Section

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Art Law
Comic Art and the Law

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Continuing Legal Education, Co-Sponsored by Institutional Advancement
Working Together: How Advancement and CLE at Law Schools Can Cooperate To Raise Funds, Friends and Reputation

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Criminal Justice
The Model Penal Code Sentencing Proposals

(Program to be published in Florida Law Review)

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Federal Courts
Habeas Corpus and the War on Terror

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
for the Law School Dean
The Dean and the Faculty: Establishing Relationships and Setting Boundaries

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Insurance Law
Insurance Policies: What Are They, and How Should They Be Interpreted

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
International Law
Taking International Law Seriously: Will the United States Abide by International Law that is a Law of Rules?

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Jurisprudence
Authority and Obligation

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Labor Relations and Employment Law
At the Border and Beyond: California and the Evolving Workplace

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Legal History
Backbone of the Federal Judiciary: The Study and Biography of Federal Appellate Judges

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Natural Resources Law
Sustainability and Natural Resources: The Law, The Law Curriculum, and the Law School

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Poverty Law
Privatization: Promise and Pitfall at the Intersection of Law, Markets and Poverty

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
AALS Reception for Legal Educators from Law Schools Outside of the United States
Legal educators from law schools outside the United States are invited to attend this reception held in their honor.

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Twelve Step Meeting

7:00 am - 12:00 pm
AALS Registration

7:30 am - 8:30 am
Twelve Step Meeting

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
AALS Committee on International Cooperation Program
The Role of Law Schools in the Promotion of Human Rights and Legal and Curricular Reform Abroad

9:00 am - 10:45 am
Animal Law
All Law is Animal Law: Teaching Animal Law Across the Cirriculum

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Business Associations
What, If Anything, Can Finance Teach Law (and vice versa)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Creditors' and Debtors' Rights and Real Estate Transactions Joint Program
Real Estate Transactions in Troubled Times

9:00 am - 10:45 am
Criminal Justice
Crimmigration: At the Intersection of Criminal and Immigration Law

9:00 am - 10:45 am
Intellectual Property Law
Liability for Intermediaries Under Copyright and Trademark Law

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Islamic Law
Muslims and Secularism: A Conversation about the Future of Islamic Law, Pluralism, Democracy, and Liberal States

9:00 am - 10:45 am
Law Libraries
Workshop for New Academic Law Library Directors: Making Scholarship a Reality

9:00 am - 10:45 am
Legislation and the Law of the Political Process
Post-Mortem: Legal Issues in the 2008 Presidential Election

9:00 am - 10:45 am
Minority Groups
Hiring, Retaining and Promoting Law Professors of Color

9:00 am - 10:45 am
Nonprofit and Philanthrophy Law
New Research in Nonprofit Law

9:00 am - 10:45 am
Scholarship
Interdisciplinary Legal Scholarship, the Demography of the Legal Academy, and the Future of Straddling the Academic-Professional Divide