2009 Annual Meeting
Date: January 6 10, 2009
Location: San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina
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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
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 TripA 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 IssuesSexual 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 Student ServicesPluralism and the Student Services Professional
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Academic Support and Teaching Methods Joint ProgramTeaching to the Entire Class: Innovative and Effective Instruction to Engage Every Student
9:00 am - 4:30 pm Institutional AdvancementSharing 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 MeetingBroadening Your Community of Support: Connecting Athletics and Academics: A Case Study for Communications, Alumni Relations and Development Professionals
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Pro-Bono & Public Service Opportunities Service ProjectA Visit to Third Avenue Charitable Organization
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm AALS Committee on Curriculum Issues ProgramWorkshop on Redesigning Legal Education
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm AALS Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Minority Law Teachers and StudentsBest Practices for the Recruitment of Minority Law Professors II
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Clinical Legal Education and Professional Responsibility Joint ProgramCelebrating 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 RightsNew Voices in Human Rights
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Pre Legal Education and Admission to Law SchoolA 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 LawHernando de Soto and Property in a Market Economy
7:00 am - 7:00 pm AALS Registration
8:00 am - 5:00 pm AALS Exhibit Hall Open House"The Meeting Place"
8:30 am - 10:15 am Balance in Legal EducationEducating Lawyers and Best Practices for Legal Education: A Mandate to Humanize the Law School Experience.
8:30 am - 10:15 am Hot Topic Program: Pulpit Freedom?: On Taxes, Elections, and Religious FreedomPulpit Freedom?: On Taxes, Elections, and Religious Freedom
8:30 am - 10:15 am Indian Nations and Indigenous PeoplesNew Directions for International Law and Indigenous Peoples
(Program to be published in Idaho Law Review)
8:30 am - 4:30 pm Institutional AdvancementSharing 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 LawIntersections and Connections with the Legal Academic Study of Jewish Law
8:30 am - 10:15 am Law and Mental Disability, Co-Sponsored by Disability LawLaw Professor Narratives of Mental Illness
8:30 am - 10:15 am Law and SportsThe Emerging Nexus Between Sports and Immigration Law
8:30 am - 10:15 am LitigationE-Discovery: A Litigation Revolution?
8:30 am - 10:15 am National Security LawNational 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 ProfessorsSo You're a Law Professor...Now What?
10:30 am - 12:15 pm AALS Committee on Bar Admission and Lawyer Performance ProgramUnwrapping 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 LawTake Arms Against a Sea of Troubles?
(Program to be published in Quinnipiac Occasional Papers in International Law)
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Constitutional LawIs American Constitutional Law in Crisis?
(Program to be published in Constitutional Commentary)
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Donative Transfers, Fiduciaries and Estate PlanningNew Voices in Trusts and Estates
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Education Law, Co-Sponsored by Law and Mental Disability and Student ServicesCampus Violence: Prevention, Response and Liability
(Program to be published in Journal of College and University Law)
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Employee BenefitsThe 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 ProgramCooperative Efforts to Maximize Study Abroad Opportunities: Can U.S. Law Schools Work Together?
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Law and AnthropologyOrigins and Solutions to the Indian Freedmen Disputes
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Law and the Social Sciences and Remedies Joint ProgramCivil Case Outcomes: Theory and Reality
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Law LibrariesLibrarian as Scholar
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Legislation and the Law of the Political ProcessLegislating the Curriculum: Legislation and Statutory First-Year Reforms
10:30 am - 12:15 pm State and Local Government LawThe City as an Economic Actor
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm AALS LuncheonThe Virtues of Pluralism
2:15 pm - 4:00 pm AALS Presidential Program IInstitutional Pluralism
2:15 pm - 4:00 pm AALS Presidential Program IIReligiously Affiliated Law Schools
2:15 pm - 4:00 pm AALS Presidential Program IIIAssociational Pluralism
4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Administrative LawBreaking the News About the Regulatory State to Today's Law Students
4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Africa, Co-Sponsored by National Security LawEconomic Development in Africa
4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Aging and the LawConsumer Protection Law and the Elderly: What's New - What's Needed
4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Defamation and Privacy, Co-Sponsored by Immigration LawImmigration, Databases, Credentials and Privacy
4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Graduate Programs for Foreign LawyersThe Changing Role of U.S. Graduate Programs for Foreign Lawyers
4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Minority Groups, Co-Sponsored by Civil RightsOut 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 ProgramsAcademic 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 CareOpportunities for Collaboration and Interdisciplinary Learning: Medical-Legal Partnerships
4:00 pm - 5:45 pm TaxationThe Family and Taxation
7:00 am - 7:00 pm AALS Registration
8:00 am - 2:00 pm AALS Exhibit Hall Open House"The Meeting Place"
8:30 am - 10:15 am Agricultural LawWhat is Agricultural Law?
8:30 am - 10:15 am Constitutional Law, Co-Sponsored by AfricaSocio-Economic Rights: Comparative Perspectives and Criticisms
8:30 am - 10:15 am ContractsImmutable Rules and Contract Law
8:30 am - 10:15 am Environmental LawEnvironmental Justice on the U.S.-Mexico Border
8:30 am - 10:15 am Hot Topic Program: The Financial CrisisThe Financial Crisis
8:30 am - 10:15 am Law and ComputersFree and Open Source: Next Generation Issues
8:30 am - 10:15 am Law and InterpretationLearning from Legal Texts: Can Words Regain Their Meaning?
8:30 am - 10:15 am Law and the HumanitiesLegal Outsiders in American Film
(Program to be published in Suffolk University Law Review)
8:30 am - 10:15 am Open Program on South AsiaGathering to Consider Formation as an AALS Section.
8:30 am - 10:15 am Property LawJunior Property Scholars Works-in-Progress
8:30 am - 10:15 am Women in Legal EducationThe 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 ProgramCitations, 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 LitigationThe Changing Shape of Federal Pretrial Practice
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Commercial and Related Consumer LawInstitutional Pluralism and the Development of Commercial Law
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Comparative Law and Law and Economics Joint ProgramThe 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 LawIf 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 LawScriptual Interpretation and Constitutional Interpretation
(Program to be published in Michigan State Law Review)
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Law, Medicine and Health CareComparative 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 ResearchAssessing 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 LawThe Mass Speech of American Democracy: Getting What We Deserve?
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Securities RegulationNew Challenges in Dynamic Markets
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Torts and Compensation SystemsForeign Tort Law: Beyond Europe
(Program to be published in University of Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law)
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Evidence Luncheon
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm AALS Committee on Libraries and Technology ProgramRoundtable Discussion: Using Libraries to Help Transform Legal Education
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Agency, Partnership, LLCs and Unincorporated AssociationsApplication of Modern Theories and Methods of Business Associations to Agency and Unincorporated Firms
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Alternative Dispute ResolutionEnvisioning 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 RegulationEmerging Antitrust Regimes: Challenges and Approaches
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Children and the LawChildren, Sex and the Law
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Civil RightsRemedies for Exonerated Prisoners
(Program to be published in Public Interest Law Journal)
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Conflict of LawsChoice 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 LawThe Health Care System and Disability
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm EvidenceEvidentiary 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 ServicesDoes Modern Financial Institution Regulation Work? Reflections on Deregulation and Internationalization of Supervisory Standards
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Immigration LawCrossing Borders, Creating Borders: Nations, Migrants, and Constuctions of Law
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Law and Communitarian Studies, Co-Sponsored by Law and ReligionCommunity and Subsidiarity in Domestic and International Relations
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Open Program on BiolawGathering to Consider Formation as an AALS Section
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Art LawComic Art and the Law
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Continuing Legal Education, Co-Sponsored by Institutional AdvancementWorking Together: How Advancement and CLE at Law Schools Can Cooperate To Raise Funds, Friends and Reputation
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Criminal JusticeThe Model Penal Code Sentencing Proposals
(Program to be published in Florida Law Review)
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Federal CourtsHabeas Corpus and the War on Terror
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm for the Law School DeanThe Dean and the Faculty: Establishing Relationships and Setting Boundaries
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Insurance LawInsurance Policies: What Are They, and How Should They Be Interpreted
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm International LawTaking International Law Seriously: Will the United States Abide by International Law that is a Law of Rules?
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm JurisprudenceAuthority and Obligation
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Labor Relations and Employment LawAt the Border and Beyond: California and the Evolving Workplace
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Legal HistoryBackbone of the Federal Judiciary: The Study and Biography of Federal Appellate Judges
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Natural Resources LawSustainability and Natural Resources: The Law, The Law Curriculum, and the Law School
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Poverty LawPrivatization: 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 StatesLegal educators from law schools outside the United States are invited to attend this reception held in their honor.
7:00 am - 12:00 pm AALS Registration
9:00 am - 12:00 pm AALS Committee on International Cooperation ProgramThe Role of Law Schools in the Promotion of Human Rights and Legal and Curricular Reform Abroad
9:00 am - 10:45 am Animal LawAll Law is Animal Law: Teaching Animal Law Across the Cirriculum
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Business AssociationsWhat, If Anything, Can Finance Teach Law (and vice versa)
9:00 am - 10:45 am Criminal JusticeCrimmigration: At the Intersection of Criminal and Immigration Law
9:00 am - 10:45 am Intellectual Property LawLiability for Intermediaries Under Copyright and Trademark Law
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Islamic LawMuslims and Secularism: A Conversation about the Future of Islamic Law, Pluralism, Democracy, and Liberal States
9:00 am - 10:45 am Law LibrariesWorkshop for New Academic Law Library Directors: Making Scholarship a Reality
9:00 am - 10:45 am Legislation and the Law of the Political ProcessPost-Mortem: Legal Issues in the 2008 Presidential Election
9:00 am - 10:45 am Minority GroupsHiring, Retaining and Promoting Law Professors of Color
9:00 am - 10:45 am Nonprofit and Philanthrophy LawNew Research in Nonprofit Law
9:00 am - 10:45 am ScholarshipInterdisciplinary Legal Scholarship, the Demography of the Legal Academy, and the Future of Straddling the Academic-Professional Divide