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Program
2010 Annual Meeting
Date: January 6 — 10, 2010
Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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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 - 7:00 pm
AALS Registration

7:30 am - 12:30 pm
for the Law School Dean - Workshop for Deans-only
Workshop for Deans

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

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

8:45 am - 10:30 am
AALS Executive Committee and Institute of Constitutional Studies Joint Program
Constitutionalism in the Age of Obama

8:45 am - 5:15 pm
Socio-Economics, Co-Sponsored by Sections on Minority Groups and Poverty Law
Economic Recovery and The Obama Presidency

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Academic Support*
Transforming Learning in the Classroom: the 21st Century Law Professor

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Children and the Law*
Meeting the Needs of Children During Times of Crisis: Hurricane Katrina and Beyond

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Federal Courts
Re-Examining Customary International Law and the Federal Courts

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Institutional Advancement
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
From Student to Lawyer: Educating Beyond the Classroom

10:45 am - 12:30 pm
AALS Executive Committee Program
American Constitutional Law and the New Supreme Court

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Institutional Advancement Luncheon
Development: What the Law Firms Are Telling Us

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Socio-Economics Luncheon
Corporate Governance, Fiduciary Duties, and Social Responsibility

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Student Services Luncheon

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Hot Topic Program: The United States Supreme Court’s Increased Attention to the Law of Lawyering During the 2009-2010 Term: Mere Coincidence or Something More?
The United States Supreme Court’s Increased Attention to the Law of Lawyering During the 2009-2010 Term: Mere Coincidence or Something More?

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
AALS Committee on International Cooperation Program*
Sharing Opportunities to Promote International Cooperation Among Law Schools

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Employee Benefits
Executive Compensation, Retirement Policy, and the Great Recession

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research and Teaching Methods Joint Program
Teaching Law to Students from Other Countries

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
New Law Professors
Call for Papers in Transformational Law

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Real Estate Transactions, Co-Sponsored by Section on Property Law
Law as Transformative Agent: Thinking and Doing Property in New Categories

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Hot Topic Program: The Constitution and the Economy: Accountability and Autonomy in a Time of Financial Market and Regulatory Transformations
The Constitution and the Economy: Accountability and Autonomy in a Time of Financial Market and Regulatory Transformations

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Africa Business Meeting

7:00 am - 7:00 pm
AALS Registration

7:00 am - 8:30 am
Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services Breakfast*
Consumer Finance and Regulatory Reform

7:00 am - 8:30 am
Law Libraries 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 Site Evaluators Workshop

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Africa, Co-Sponsored by Section on Minority Groups*
Food Security, the Financial Crisis, and International Regulation: Perspectives from Africa

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Animal Law*
Working on the Wild Side: Wildlife and Animal Law

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Creditors' and Debtors' Rights*
The Future of Debtor-Creditor Scholarship

8:30 am - 10:15 am
for the Law School Dean
Deaning: Myths and Realities

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Hot Topic Program: The Constitutional Politics of Presidential Czar Appointments
The Constitutional Politics of Presidential Czar Appointments

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples*
Tribal Nation Economics and Legal Infrastructure

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Jewish Law*
Is Halakha Jewish Law?

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Law and Interpretation
Interdisciplinary Interpretation

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law*
Rebuilding New Orleans, Transforming America: The Role of Nonprofit Organizations in New Orleans and National Recovery

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Prelegal Education and Admission to Law School
Disclosures – Advice from Deans of Students, Admissions Professionals and Attorneys, and Why This Leads to Issues with Moral Character and Fitness Applications

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Torts and Compensation Systems
Richard Epstein’s Legacy in Torts

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Art Law*
Mapping Art Spaces I: University and Nonprofit Art

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Civil Procedure, Co-Sponsored by Section on Litigation
Revisiting Discovery

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Contracts
New Approaches to Teaching Contracts: A Teach-In

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Criminal Justice
Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology and the Criminal Justice System

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Education Law
Five Years After Katrina: Access to Education

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services*
Reforming the Institutional Structure of Financial Regulation

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Graduate Programs for Foreign Lawyers and International Legal Exchange Joint Program*
Hard Sell: Job Search Strategies for Non-U.S. LL.M. Graduates and for J.D. Graduates Wanting to Practice International Law in Local/Regional Job Markets

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Hot Topic Program: The Katrina Litigation: On the Front Edge Of Civil, Constitutional and Environmental Law
The Katrina Litigation: On the Front Edge Of Civil, Constitutional and Environmental Law

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Law Libraries
Law Librarian as Scholar: Legal Authority and Research in an Age of Accessibility

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Law, Medicine and Health Care, Co-Sponsored by Section on Constitutional Law*
Constitutional Health Law: Pharmaceutical Regulation and Commercial Speech

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
National Security Law*
Barbarians at the Gate (or Within?): New Developments in the Detention and Prosecution of Terrorist Suspects

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Pro-Bono and Public Service Opportunities
Pro-Bono Responses to Crisis: Past, Present and Future

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Professional Responsibility
The Transformative Effect of International Initiatives on Lawyer Practice and Regulation: A Case Study Focusing on FATF and Its 2008 Lawyer Guidance

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
AALS Executive Committee Forum with the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar
Requiring Law Schools to Measure Student Learning: A Forum on ABA Accreditation Standards

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Co-Sponsored by Section on Professional Responsibility
Overcoming the Difficulties of Teaching Negotiation Ethics

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Balance in Legal Education
Who Am I? The Role of Legal Education in Shaping Professional Identities

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Conflict of Laws
The Law and Economics of Conflict of Laws: A Useful Paradigm?

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Defamation and Privacy
Fusion Centers and Beyond: New Challenges to Privacy

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Hot Topic Program: Reading Ricci: The Impact of the New Haven Firefighters Case
Reading Ricci: The Impact of the New Haven Firefighters Case

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Immigration Law, Co-Sponsored by Section on Administrative Law
Adjudication in Immigration Law: Concerns and Realities

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Insurance Law
The Collapse of AIG: Insurance and the Law in an Age of Economic Disaster

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
International Law and Law and the Social Sciences Joint Program*
Empiricism and Transformations in International Law

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Legal History*
Habeas Corpus: The Enduring Issues

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Open Source
Food, Law and Values

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Poverty Law
The New Anti-Poverty Advocacy: Constructs, Strategies, and Tactics

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Remedies*
Remedies in Times of Economic Crisis and Financial Scandal

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
State and Local Government Law
The City as a Political Actor: Powers, Boundaries, Responsibilities

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
AALS Gala Reception

7:00 am - 6:00 pm
AALS Registration

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

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

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Administrative Law
The Obama Administration – The First Year – Oversight, Transparency, and Re-regulation

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Agency, Partnership, LLC's , and Unincorporated Associations
Vicarious, Individual, and Limited Liability: Responsibility for Wrongful Conduct and Unincorporated Firms

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Aging and the Law, Co-Sponsored by Section on Disability Law*
A New Look at Old Age: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Law and Aging

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Agricultural Law
Open Source Casebooks for Agricultural Law: Theory, Practice, Demonstration

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Civil Rights*
The Census, Redistricting and Displaced Voters

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Continuing Legal Education, Co-Sponsored by Section for the Law School Dean*
Exploring the Options for the Future of Legal Education

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Environmental Law, Co-Sponsored by Section on Natural Resources*
Climate Change and Legal Education: It’s Getting Hot in Here

8:30 am - 5:15 pm
Informal Networking Sessions

8:30 am - 10:15 am
International Human Rights
New Voices in Human Rights

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Islamic Law*
Beyond Theory, Beneath the State: Islamic Legal Counseling, Mediation and Arbitration

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Labor Relations and Employment Law
The Future of OSHA Reform

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Part-Time Division Programs
Out-of-the-Box Alternatives for Teaching Part-Time Students

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Women in Legal Education, Co-Sponsored by Section on Defamation and Privacy*
The First Amendment Meets Cyber-Stalking Meets Character and Fitness

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Commercial and Related Consumer Law*
The Principles of the Law of Software Contracts: A Phoenix Rising from the Ashes of Article 2B and UCITA?

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Committee on Libraries and Technology Program
Roundtable: The Electronification of Law Libraries and Its Implications for the Legal Academy

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Constitutional Law
The Interpretation – Construction Distinction in Constitutional Law

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Disability Law
Disability Discrimination After the ADA Amendments Act of 2008

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Hot Topic Program: The Transformation of US Interrogation Policy
The Transformation of US Interrogation Policy

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property and Private Ordering: Opportunity for Openness or Oppression?

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Law and the Humanities
Reasoning From Literature

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Litigation, Co-Sponsored by Section on Civil Procedure
The Future of Summary Judgment

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Natural Resources, Co-Sponsored by Section on Environmental Law
Climate Change and Adaptation in a Federal System

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Scholarship
The Trend Towards Peer-Reviewed Law Journals

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Securities Regulations
Responding to the Financial Crisis: Change is in the Air

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues
On the Cutting Edge: Charting the Future of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Scholarship

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Taxation
Taxation for a Successful Economy

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

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Evidence Luncheon

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

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Scholarship Luncheon

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
AALS Committee on Curriculum Issues Program
Teaching Beyond the Appellate Opinion

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Antitrust and Economic Regulation
Effect of Eco Crisis on Antitrust Policy

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Comparative Law, Co-Sponsored by Section on National Security Law
Transforming National Security Law: Comparative Perspectives

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Evidence
Transformative Evidence: Changes Inside the Courtroom and Outside the Courthouse

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Jurisprudence
Legal Positivism: For and Against

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Law and Anthropology
Law and Anthropology: The Intersection of Law, Culture and Religion

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Law and Computers*
Law and Wikis

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Law and Sports*
The New NFL/NFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement: Avoiding a Catastrophe?

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Minority Groups
Black Leadership in the Wake of the Obama Election

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Post-Graduate Legal Education*
LL.M.s and J.D.s Together: Synergies and Problems

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Trusts and Estates
Changing Times, Changing Law: Evaluating Legal Trends in Trusts and Estates Law

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Clinical Legal Education*
Cultivating Values: Developing Law Students into Citizen Lawyers

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Employment Discrimination Law*
Reviving Employee Rights? Recent and Upcoming Employment Discrimination Legislation

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Law and Communitarian Studies (cancelled)
Communitarianism in the Face of Crisis: Hurricane Katrina and the Uses and Limits of Private Voluntarism and Human Generosity

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Law and Economics*
Law, Economics and Catastrophes

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Law and Mental Disability
Mental Disability, Bar Admission, and Law School Responsibilities

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Law and Religion
Nonbelievers and the First Amendment

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Legislation and Law of the Political Process
Direct Democracy and State Constitutionalism: How Voter Initiatives Impact on Judicial and Legislative Decision-Making

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Mass Communication Law
The Future of the Media Marketplace

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
North American Cooperation
Analysis of the Legal Education Systems Among NAFTA Countries

3:30 pm - 5:15pm
Open Program on Biolaw
Biolaw: Biology Invading and Transforming The Law

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Open Program on Globalization and Corporate Social Accountability
Gathering to Consider Formation as an AALS Section

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Open Program on Law and South Asian Studies*
Gathering to Consider Formation as an AALS Section and a Program Presentation

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

7:00 am - 10:30 am
AALS Registration

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

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Business Associations*
The Financial Collapse and Recovery Effort: What Does It Mean For Corporate Governance?

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Comparative Law, Co-Sponsored by Sections on Africa, International Legal Exchange, Post-Graduate Legal Education, and Women in Legal Education
The Role of Law Schools and Law School Leadership in a Changing World
(Program published in Penn State International Law Review)

9:00 am - 10:45 am
Criminal Justice*
The Lessons of DNA and the Innocence Revolution for the Criminal Justice System

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Law and Religion, Co-Sponsored by Sections on Islamic Law, and Jewish Law*
The Freedom of Religion and Belief Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights: Legal, Moral, Political and Religious Perspectives

9:00 am - 10:45 am
Law Libraries
Law Library Budgets in Hard Times: Workshop for New Academic Law Library Directors

9:00 am - 10:45 am
Minority Groups
U.S. News, the Economy, and the Incredibly Shrinking Minority Law Student Population

9:00 am - 10:45 am
National Security Law, Co-Sponsored by Sections on International Human Rights and International Law
Cross-Currents in International Law, Human Rights Law and National Security Law

9:00 am - 10:45 am
Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law*
Bridging the Gap between Non-Clinical and Clinical Teaching: Lessons from Community Development and Nonprofit Law

9:00 am - 10:45 am
Property Law
Junior Property Scholars Works-in-Progress

9:00 am - 10:45 am
Women in Legal Education
Succeeding in Legal Education

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