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110th AALS Annual Meeting
Date: Wednesday, January 6 – Sunday, January 10, 2016
Location: New York Hilton Midtown & Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
 
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Daylong Sessions:

Sessions by Date & Time:
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm AALS Information Desk

2:00 pm - 8:00 pm AALS Registration

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm A Session for First-Time Meeting Attendees
What is AALS, and Why Does It Matter for My Career? And How Do I Get the Most Out of the Annual Meeting?

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Twelve Step Meeting

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm AALS Law and Film Series
The Feature Film Selection: Reversal of Fortune

7:00 am - 7:00 pm AALS Information Desk

7:00 am - 7:00 pm AALS Registration

7:30 am - 8:45 am Property Law Breakfast

8:45 am - 5:00 pm International Law Field Trip
The Future of the United Nations in the 21st Century

9:00 am - 10:00 am AALS Opening Plenary Program
Lawyers as Professionals and as Citizens

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Environmental Law Field Trip
Exploring Governors Island and New York City's Resiliency Efforts

10:15 am - 12:00 pm AALS President’s Program
Challenges Facing the Legal Profession and Strategies to Address Them

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM Arc of the Career
Using Rounds about Teaching to Provide Peer Support and Learning Over the Course of a Career: Continuing Education for Teachers Who Educate Lawyers

10:15 am - 3:30 pm Associate Deans for Academic Affairs and Research
Adaptive Leadership

10:15 am - 12:00 pm East Asian Law & Society
Innovations in East Asian Law Schools and Collaborative Possibilities for US Law Schools

10:15 am - 12:00 pm Immigration Law
Is Immigration Law Administrative Law?

10:15 am - 12:00 pm International Legal Exchange
Law School Finances, Partnerships between U.S. and Overseas Law Schools, and Law Faculty and Student Overseas Inbound and Outbound Exchanges

10:15 am - 12:00 pm Jurisprudence
Coercion, Exploitation, Consent to Sex, and Research Ethics: Honoring the Scholarship of Alan Wertheimer

10:15 am - 12:00 pm Law and Religion
Religious Responses to Same-Sex Marriage

10:15 am - 12:00 pm Law and Sports
The New Frontier in College Sports: The Professionalization of Amateurism

10:15 am - 12:00 pm Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research
Best Practices for Supervising Seminar Papers and Other Scholarly Writings

10:15 am - 12:00 pm Securities Regulation
The Future of Securities Regulation: Innovation, Regulation and Enforcement

10:15 am - 4:30 pm Student Services
It Takes a Village: Collaborative Ways to Promote Student Professionalism, Resiliency, and Leadership

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AALS President's Program
A Conversation with the Honorable Stephen Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court

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

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm East Asian Law & Society Luncheon and Business Meeting
Expectations for East Asian Legal Studies in the United States

1:30 PM - 3:15 PM AALS and European Law Faculty Association Program
Turmoil in the EU and Implications for Continental Law Schools: What We Can Learn

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm AALS Hot Topic Program
What Will and Should Happen to Affirmative Action after Fisher v Texas

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Africa, Co-Sponsored by International Human Rights and on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues
Successes and Challenges in the Struggle for LGBT Rights in Africa

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Aging and the Law
Challenging Assumptions About Caregiving

1:30 PM - 3:15 PM Arc of Career Program
Scholarly Engagement Post Tenure

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Art Law, Property Law, and State and Local Government Law Joint Program
Infraculture and Public-Private Partnerships: Legal Tools for Economic Recovery and Community Development

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Civil Rights
Civil Rights and Civil Movements in the 21st Century: Building Sustainable Movements for Social Change

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Commercial and Related Consumer Law, Co-Sponsored by Women in Legal Education
Female Perspectives in Commercial and Consumer Law

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Jewish Law
Is Analytical Jurisprudence Conceptually Relevant to, and Illuminating of, Jewish Law?

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Professional Responsibility, Co-Sponsored by Criminal Justice
Ethics in Criminal Practice -The Hardest Questions Today: A Conversation in Honor of Monroe Freedman

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm AALS Discussion Group
Introducing Professional Identity Development into the Law School Curriculum

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm AALS Discussion Group
The Ethics and Practice of Community Engagement

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm AALS House of Representatives
First Meeting

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Administrative Law
New Voices in Administrative Law

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Law, Medicine and Health Care
Works-In-Progress for New Law School Teachers

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research
Pedagogy for New Law School Teachers: What Every Law Professor Should Know About How Students Learn

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Transactional Law and Skills
Pedagogy for New Law School Teachers: Teaching Transactional Skills Using Interactive Methods in Doctrinal Classes: Flipped Class Rooms, Lab Courses, Drafting and More

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm AALS Opening Reception

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

7:00 am - 7:00 pm AALS Information Desk

7:00 am - 7:00 pm AALS Registration

7:00 am - 8:30 pm Baylor University School of Law and Stanford Center of the Legal Profession Breakfast
Topic: Leadership for Law Students and Lawyers

7:00 am - 8:30 am Federal Courts Breakfast

8:30 am - 10:15 am AALS Hot Topic Program
Let’s Talk About Trigger Warnings: Best Practices in Teaching Tough Topics

8:30 am - 10:15 am Antitrust and Economic Regulation
Antitrust and the State

8:30 am - 10:15 am Arc of Career Program
Impossible Realities, Infinite Loops and Movable Staircases: The Impact of Institutional Marginalization on the Tricky, Unpredictable, and Inconsistent Trajectory of the Non-Tenured Track Career

8:30 am - 10:15 am Conflict of Laws
Conflicts Codifications, Domestic and International: Implications for the Third Restatement?

8:30 am - 10:15 am Contracts
Braided Contracting and the Interplay of Formal and Informal Enforcement Strategies in Contract Relationships

8:30 am - 10:15 am Crosscutting Program
International Environmental Law and the North-South Divide: At the Crossroads of Economic, Environmental, Human Rights, Energy, Food, Climate, and Sustainable Development Law

8:30 am - 10:15 am Federal Courts
Honoring Daniel Meltzer

8:30 am - 10:15 am International Law, Co-Sponsored by Section European Law
States In/Of Emergency and International Law

8:30 am - 10:15 am Law and Mental Disability, Co-Sponsored by Disability Law
The ADA at 25: Implications for People with Mental Disabilities

8:30 am - 10:15 am Law Libraries and Legal Information
Law Library Innovation: How Law Libraries are Adapting to New Standards and Institutional Challenges

8:30 am - 10:15 am Law School Administration and Finance and Post-Graduate Legal Education Joint Program
The New Kids on the Block: Are you Equipped to Take Them on? Integrating Non-Traditional Populations into Law Schools

8:30 am - 10:15 am Pro-Bono & Public Service Opportunities
A First Report on New York's Pro Bono Scholars Program: Successes, Challenges and Suggestions for the Future

8:30 am - 10:15 am Real Estate Transactions
Regulation of Mortgage Lending

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Agricultural and Food Law, Environmental Law, and Natural Resources and Energy Law Joint Program
Engaging Students in Real-World Problem Solving: An Interactive Workshop

9:15 am - 4:00 pm AALS Deans Forum Program
Innovation and Evolution: Strategies and Insights for Deans in 2016

10:30 am - 12:15 pm AALS Hot Topic Program
Grappling With Campus Rape

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Administrative Law
Beyond Leg/Reg: Designing a Broader Regulatory Practice Curriculum

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Balance In Legal Education, Co-Sponsored by Academic Support
Finding Your Voice in the Legal Academy

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Civil Procedure, Co-Sponsored by Litigation
Discussion of Potential Class Action Reforms with the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Criminal Justice
Predicting Trouble: Risk, Technology, and a Data-Driven Criminal Justice System

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM Crosscutting Program
Reforming Law and Scholarship by Disciplinary Design

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Election Law
Election Law at the Local Level

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Labor Relations and Employment Law, Co-Sponsored by State and Local Government Law
Local Laboratories of Workplace Regulation

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Law, Medicine and Health Care, Co-Sponsored by Disability Law
Medicaid Challenges

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Minority Groups, Co-Sponsored by Employment Discrimination Law and Women in Legal Education
The Dodd-Frank Act's Fifth Anniversary: Diversity and Inclusion in the Leadership of the Financial Services Sector

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Poverty Law
New Directions in Poverty Law

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Law Libraries and Legal Information Boxed Luncheon
Preserving Digital Scholarship - Harvard Library Innovation Lab's Perma.cc Project

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

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Arc of Career Program
So You Want to Publish a Book?

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Biolaw, Co-Sponsored by Law, Medicine and Health Care
Next Generation Sequencing, Precision Medicine, and the Future of Health Care

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Business Associations and Law and Economics Joint Program
The Corporate Law and Economics Revolution 40 Years Later: The Impact of Economics and Finance Scholarship on Modern Corporate Law

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Clinical Legal Education
Examining the Value of Clinical Education: Thinking Beyond Cost

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Constitutional Law
On Resistance and Recognition

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Disability Law, Co-Sponsored by Law and Mental Disability, Law, Medicine and Health Care
The Wounded Warrior Comes Home: Exploring the Impact of Disabled Veterans on Disability, Health, and Other Law and Policy

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Education Law
Reconciling Education Law, Policy and Governance Under Changing Leadership

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers
Recruiting LL.M. Students: Promises, Expectations, Resources, and Realities

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Law and South Asian Studies
Environmental Futures: South Asia's Law and Policy Challenges

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Legislation & Law of the Political Process
Congress and the Courts: A Conversation with the Chief Judge Bob Katzmann and Senator Chuck Schumer on Modern Statutes and the Interbranch Relationship

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Taxation, Co-Sponsored by Professional Responsibility
Advising Taxpayers in the 21st Century: Ethical Challenges

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Teaching Methods, Co-Sponsored by Civil Procedure
The Pedagogy of Procedure: Using Civil Procedure to Showcase Innovative Teaching Methods

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Torts and Compensation Systems
MacPherson at 100: Perspectives on its Influence and Meaning

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Trusts and Estates and Women in Legal Education Joint Program
Sex and Death: Gender and Sexuality Matters in Trusts and Estates

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Twelve Step Meeting

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Stanford Law School Reception

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm AALS Law and Film Series
The Documentary Film Selection: The Hunting Ground (2015)

7:00 am - 7:00 pm AALS Information Desk

7:00 am - 7:00 pm AALS Registration

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Islamic Law Business Meeting

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

8:30 am - 10:15 am AALS Hot Topic Program
Beyond Cellphone Evidence: Video Advocacy in Criminal Proceedings

8:30 AM - 10:15 AM Arc of Career Program
The AALS In Spite of Itself: How to Use the AALS for Professional Development Even If It Sometimes Makes You Mad

8:30 am - 10:15 am Children and the Law
Childhood Trauma: the Roles of Law, Society, and Institutions in Identifying, Addressing and Reducing Childhood Trauma

8:30 am - 10:15 am Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Co-Sponsored by Law, Medicine and Health Care
The State of the ACA After King v. Burwell

8:30 am - 10:15 am European Law, Co-Sponsored by International Human Rights and International Law
Human Rights at the Margins: The Refugee Crisis and Other Emergencies in a Transatlantic Perspective

8:30 am - 10:15 am Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services
The Intersection of Politics and Financial Regulation

8:30 am - 10:15 am For The Law School Dean
Law School Rankings – Perspectives of US News, Princeton Review, and National Jurist

8:30 am - 10:15 am Law and Interpretation
The Empirics of Legal Interpretation

8:30 am - 10:15 am Law and the Social Sciences
Social Science Expertise in Law Schools: What is the Added Value?

8:30 am - 10:15 am Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law
The Philanthropic Sector and Radical Reform

8:30 am - 10:15 am Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues
What's Next For the LGBT Movement after the Marriage Cases: Defects in Anti-Discrimination Laws and Religious Freedom Challenges

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Alternative Dispute Resolution, Co-Sponsored by Law and Mental Disability
The Modern Problem-Solving Court Movement: Taking Stock After 25 Years

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Institutional Advancement

9:00 am - 10:15 am Institutional Advancement, Co-Sponsored by Prelegal Education and Admission to Law School
Expanding the Role of Alumni in Admissions Recruitment

9:00 am - 5:30 pm Socio-Economics
Broadening the Economic Debate

10:30 am - 12:15 pm AALS Hot Topic Program
Immigration and the 2016 Presidential Election: Campaign Rhetoric, Minority Voting, and Policy Possibilities

10:30 am - 12:15 pm AALS President’s Program
Preparing Professionals: Higher Education's Responses to the Demands of a Global Marketplace

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Academic Support
Raising the Bar

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Comparative Law and Defamation and Privacy Joint Program
Comparative Perspectives on Privacy Law

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM Crosscutting Program
Peer-to-Peer Consumption: Emerging Legal Issues in the New Sharing Economy

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Employment Discrimination Law, Co-Sponsored by Islamic Law, Minority Groups, and Women in Legal Education
Regulation of Appearance in the Workplace and the Meaning of Discrimination

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Evidence, Co-Sponsored by Litigation
Reforming the Hearsay Rule

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Insurance Law
Insurance and Litigation: Risk and Incentives

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Internet and Computer Law
Once More Unto the Breach: The Law & Policy of Data Breaches

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Law and the Humanities
Law and Images

10:30 am - 12:15 pm National Security Law, Co-Sponsored by ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security
National Security Law Challenges for the Next Administration

10:30 am - 12:15 pm New Law Professors, Co-Sponsored by Scholarship
Becoming a Legal Scholar

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Remedies
Equity in the Federal Courts

10:45 am - 12:15 pm Communications Track
Using Podcasts in the Media Mix to Increase Visibility of Faculty Members and Enhance the School Brand

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Socio-Economics Boxed Luncheon
Socio-Economics and Public Service

1:30 PM - 3:15 PM AALS Academy Program
Incorporating Medical-Legal Partnership Into Your Law School's Triple Aim: Education, Research, and Community Engagement

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm AALS Hot Topic Program
The Paris Agreement on Climate Change: A Roundtable on Its Significance and Implications for the Future

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm AALS Hot Topic Program
Responding to the Money Bail Crisis

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm AALS President's Hot Topic Program
Update on the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Animal Law
Animal Rights: From Why to How

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Creditors' and Debtors' Rights
Bankruptcy for the Ninety-Five Percent: Making the System Work for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Sole Proprietors

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Family and Juvenile Law
Private vs. Public Family Law

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Intellectual Property
Interpreting the Scope of IP Rights

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Islamic Law, Co-Sponsored by International Human Rights, International Law and National Security Law
Challenging Sovereignty: Exploring the Rise of ISIS and Boko Haram

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Legal History
800 Years of Comparative Constitutionalism: The Unique Legacy of Magna Charta

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Litigation, Co-Sponsored by Evidence
Does Evidence Still Matter?

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Mass Communication Law
Neither the Purse nor the Sword: Writing About the Court for the Public

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Scholarship, Co-Sponsored by New Law Professors
The State of the Art on Placing Legal Scholarship – and its Potential Consequences

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Transactional Law and Skills
Transactional Lawyering and Contractual Innovation

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm AALS Discussion Group
Fostering Entrepreneurial Lawyering in Curricular Design

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm AALS Discussion Group
Increasing Author Diversity in Legal Scholarship: Individual and Institutional Strategies

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm AALS House of Representatives
Second Meeting

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers
Pedagogy for New Law Teachers: Legal Research and Writing Classes for Non-U.S. Lawyers

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Intellectual Property
Pedagogy for New Law School Teachers: Teaching IP to Non-Law Students

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Legislation & Law of the Political Process
Legislation: New Voices

3:45 pm - 5:15 pm Communications Track
Preparing Law Faculty for Media Appearances: Focusing the Message and Avoiding Land Mines

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm The University of Richmond School of Law IP Law--Evil Twin Debate and Reception
Intellectual Property and Protection of Software -- Co-Sponsored by AALS Section on Intellectual Property

7:00 am - 12:00 pm AALS Information Desk

7:00 am - 10:00 am AALS Registration

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

8:30 AM - 10:15 AM Arc of Career Program
Joining the Administration: Law School and University Leadership for Law School Professors

8:30 am - 10:15 am Criminal Justice
The Supreme Court and the Future of Lethal Injection

8:30 am - 10:15 am Economic Globalization and Governance
The Future of Global Finance: A Roundtable

8:30 am - 10:15 am Law Libraries and Legal Information
Law Libraries and Data Assessment: Using Analytics to Promote Change That Matters to Our Law Schools

8:45 am - 3:45 pm Institutional Advancement

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Qualitative/Mixed Methods Workshop
Session V: Follow-up and Small-Group Feedback

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM AALS Academy Program
Creating & Publishing Teaching Materials – Navigating the IP Questions

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Art Law - CANCELLED
VARA At 25

10:30 am - 12:15 pm East Asian Law & Society
Research in Progress on East Asian Law and Society

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research
Reimagining the Curriculum to Address Student Needs and Bench and Bar Demands

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Minority Groups, Co-Sponsored by Employment Discrimination Law and Women in Legal Education
From Selma to Ferguson: Reflections on Police, Policing, and Protests

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Communications Track
Copyrights, Trademarks and Fair Use of Social Media Content: What's Fair Game and What's Off Limits for Communications Practitioners?

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