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Program
2013 Annual Meeting
Date: January 4 — 7, 2013
Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside
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Daylong Section Programs and AALS Workshops:

Sessions by Date & Time:
9:00 am - 7:00 pm AALS Registration

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Admiralty and Maritime Law
Thirty Years of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Balance in Legal Education
Improving Student Well-Being Inside and Outside the Classroom

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Biolaw, Co-Sponsored by Section on Minority Groups
The Genes Speak: Reifying Race, Gender and Sex in the New Biopolitics

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Committee on Professional Development - Hot Topic Workshop on Democracy and the Public Trust: Equality, Integrity, and Suppression in the 2012 Election
Democracy and the Public Trust: Equality, Integrity, and Suppression in the 2012 Election

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Committee on Research - Qualitative Empirical Research
Qualitative Empirical Research Workshop ( Fri 2-5 pm-Sat 9am-5:15 pm. Addtl registration fee $100, includes box lunch. Advance registration required; optional homework to be assigned.)

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Committee on Research Workshop - Quantitative Workshop #1
Quantitative Empirical Training Workshop (Fri 2-5 pm-Sat 9am-5:15 pm. Addt'l reg fee of $100, includes box lunch. Advance registration required and homework will be given.)

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Comparative Law and Labor Relations and Employment Law Joint Program
Workers After the Ascendancy of Global Financial Capital

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Constitutional Law and Education Law Joint Program, Co-Sponsored by Sections on Children and the Law, Minority Groups, and State and Local Government
40 Years After Rodriguez, 35 Years After Bakke: Education, Equality and Fundamental Rights

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services and Securities Regulation Joint Program
The Regulation of Financial Markets Intermediaries: The Making and Un-Making of Markets

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Institutional Advancement
Challenges, Uncertainty, and Change: Best Practices Collaboration for Development, Alumni Services, and Communications Professionals

2:00 pm - 5:15 pm Socio-Economics
Socio-Economic Strategies for Economic Prosperity

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

8:00 pm - 12:00 am Law and Film Series
Classic Film Night

7:00 am - 7:00 pm AALS Registration

7:00 am - 8:30 am Constitutional Law Breakfast
Presidential Power Under the George W. Bush and Barack Obama Administrations

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

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

8:15 am - 5:30 pm Environmental Law and Natural Resources and Energy Law Joint Field Trip
Field Trip to the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) at Chauvin, Louisiana

8:30 am - 10:15 am Administrative Law
Congress and the Modern Administrative State

8:30 am - 10:15 am Alternative Dispute Resolution Co-Sponsored by Section on Litigation
Environmental Law Conflict Resolution (ECR): A Report Card

8:30 am - 10:15 am Animal Law
A Global Perspective of Animal Law

8:30 am - 10:15 am Children and the Law, Co-Sponsored by International Human Rights
Evolving Responsibilities: The Impact of Recent Global Trends on Children and Families

8:30 am - 10:15 am Continuing Legal Education
iBooks, eBooks, ePubs, Oh My! The Emerging Role of Electronic Books in Legal Education

8:30 am - 10:15 am Contracts
The Law of Contract or Laws of Contracts?

8:30 am - 10:15 am Defamation and Privacy
Me @ the Zoo: Privacy, Celebrity, and Modern Media

8:30 am - 5:15 pm Institutional Advancement
Challenges, Uncertainty, and Change: Best Practices Collaboration for Development, Alumni Services, and Communications Professionals

8:30 am - 10:15 am Law, Medicine, and Health Care, Co-Sponsored by Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
American Exceptionalism, Health Reform and the Persistence of Employer-Based Benefits

8:30 am - 10:15 am Remedies
Racial and Gender Bias in Legal and Equitable Remedies: At the Crossroads of Doctrine and Social Science

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Committee on Research Workshop - Qualitative Empirical Workshop
Qualitative Empirical Methods (Addtl registration fee for 1½ day program)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Committee on Research Workshop - Quantitative Workshop #1
Empirical Training Workshop (Part II and Part II) (Additional registration fee for this 1½ day program)

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Administrative Law
New Voices in Administrative Law

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Aging and the Law and Trusts and Estates Joint Program
Trusts and Estates, and an Aging Population: What We Need to Know and Teach

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Antitrust and Economic Regulation
Google and Antitrust

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Civil Rights and Immigration Law Joint Program
The Civil Rights Consequences of State and Local Responses to Immigration and Immigrants

10:30 am - 12:15 am Clinical Legal Education and Poverty Law Joint Program
The Debt Crisis and the National Response: Big Changes or Tinkering at the Edges?

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Family and Juvenile Law
Defining and Supporting the Parent-Child Relationship: Comparative and International Perspectives

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Jurisprudence
Social Welfare Functions: A Roundtable on Matthew Adler’s Well-Being and Fair Distribution

10:30 am - 12:15 am Law and Religion
Freedom of the Church

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Litigation, Co-Sponsored by Sections on Civil Procedure and Federal Courts
The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005: Perspectives and Predictions

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Professional Responsibility
New Developments in Attorney-Client Privilege

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Civil Procedure Luncheon

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Conflict of Laws Luncheon

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Law Libraries and Legal Information Luncheon
iPad and iPhone Apps for Legal Practice

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Minority Groups Luncheon

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Socio Economics Luncheon
Structural Reform in the Political Process: Getting Beyond Deadlock

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Agricultural and Food Law, Co-Sponsored by Section on Law, Medicine, and Health Care
Exploring the Links Between Food and Agriculture Policy and Obesity

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Art Law
Art in an Age of Digital Convergence

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Civil Procedure
75th Anniversary of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Committee on Libraries and Technology
"The Times They Are A’Changin:” Leveraging Library Services and Resources to Respond to Evolving Faculty Scholarly and Curricular Needs

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Criminal Justice
Technology and Crime: The Future of the Fourth Amendment in Public

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Law and Economics and Law and Interpretation Joint Program
Interpretation and Uncertainty

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities, Co-Sponsored by Section on International Human Rights
Pro Bono Without Borders: Public Service Projects in an International Context

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm State and Local Government Law
Cities in Recession

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Transactional Law and Skills
Researching and Teaching Transactional Law and Skills in an Increasingly Global World

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Business Associations
Business Associations and Governance in Emerging Economies

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Creditors’ and Debtors’ Rights
The Great Deleveraging: Bankruptcy After the Crisis, Formal and Informal

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Employment Discrimination
The Future of Frameworks

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Internet and Computer Law and Mass Communication Law Joint Program
Politics and the Media, New and Old

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Law and the Humanities, Co-Sponsored by Section on Family and Juvenile Law
Law, Humanities and the Vulnerable Subject

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Legislation and the Law of the Political Process
Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Minority Groups, Co-Sponsored by Section on Women in Legal Education
Beyond “Diversity”: Negotiating Racial and Gender Identities on the Path to Tenure

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Teaching Methods
Sharing Methods and Materials for Collaborative Teaching Methods

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AALS Gala Reception

8:00 pm - 12:00 am Law and Film Series
Documentary Film Night

7:00 am - 7:00 pm AALS Registration

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

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

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

8:30 am - 10:15 am AALS Advisory Committee on Global Engagement
Open Session on Global Engagement: How Can We Help?

8:30 am - 12:15 pm AALS Site Evaluators Workshop

8:30 am - 10:15 am Commercial and Related Consumer Law
Aberrant Contracts: Fringe Economy Lending and Other Atypical Consumer Agreements

8:30 AM - 5:45 PM Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Minority Law Teachers and Students Program
AALS Statement of Good Practices for the Recruitment and Retention of Minority Law Faculty Members and Ways of Enhancing Diversity in Legal Education

8:30 am - 10:15 am Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
Retirement Planning After the Election

8:30 am - 10:15 am Environmental Law and North American Cooperation Joint Program
40 Years of Environmental Law and Natural Resources Law – A Retrospective Look

8:30 am - 10:15 am Evidence
Neuroscience and Law: The Science, the Scholarship, the Courtroom, and the Classroom

8:30 am - 10:15 am Federal Courts
Non-Article III Courts: Problems of Principle and Practice

8:30 am - 10:15 am for the Law School Dean
Deaning in the “New Normal”

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

8:30 am - 12:15 pm Institutional Advancement
Challenges, Uncertainty, and Change: Best Practices Collaboration for Development, Alumni Services, and Communications Professionals

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

8:30 am - 10:15 am Law and Mental Disability, Co-Sponsored by Section on Disability Law
Mental Health Courts and Their Uses of Therapeutic Jurisprudence: International Perspectives

10:30 am - 12:15 pm AALS Roundtable for Research Deans
Reconsidering the Institutional Role and Purpose of the Research Dean (or "Who Are We, and Why are We Here?")

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Africa
Lesson from Africa on Legal Pluralism: Customary Law, Constitutional Provisions and International Norms

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Committee on Curriculum
Capstone Courses

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers and Law and South Asian Studies Joint Program
Legal Education and Legal Reform in South Asia

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Hot Topic Program - “Jobs,” the JOBS Act, and the Future of Small Business Finance and the U.S. Equity Markets
“Jobs,” the JOBS Act, and the Future of Small Business Finance and the U.S. Equity Markets

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples
Indian Gaming and the Future of Tribal Sovereignty

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Insurance Law
Insurance and Consumer Protection

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Jewish Law
Exploring Paradoxes and Anomalies in Jewish and Comparative Law

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Law and the Social Sciences
Social Science Approaches to Legal Scholarship

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Law Libraries and Legal Information
Understanding Search Engine Algorithms: Can We Effectively Teach Research Without Them?

10:30 am - 12:15 pm National Security Law
Law for the End of the World as We Know It: Planning for Dystopia

10:30 am - 12:15 pm New Law Professors
Continuity and Change in Legal Scholarship: Plain Talk for New Law Professors

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Association Luncheon
Advance ticket purchase is necessary. Tickets may be purchased at On-site Registration until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 5.

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Agency, Partnerships, LLCs and Unincorporated Associations
The Scholarship of Professor Larry Ribstein

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm International Law
Global Corporate Rights and Responsibilities: Reflections on Kiobel and Citizens United

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Law and Sports
The Concussion Crisis in American Sport

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Legal History
New Directions in Southern Legal History

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research
The Past, Present, and Future of Appellate Briefs

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Post-Graduate Legal Education
Best Practices in Online LL.M. Programs

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Prelegal Education and Admission to Law School
Reignite and Renew: How to Rebuild Your Brand in a Down Economy and Bad Press

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Scholarly Paper Presentation

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues
Straight Supremacy in the Name of God: Examining Religious Liberty from the Standpoint of Its Victims

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Taxation
Does the U.S. Need a VAT?

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Torts and Compensation Systems
Tort and Compensation Principles in Related Fields

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Academic Support
Assessing Our Students, Our Successes, and Ourselves

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm CANCELLED - Open Program on Global Finance, Multinationals and Social Cost - CANCELLED
Gathering to Consider Formation as an AALS Section

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Conflict of Laws
In Memoriam: Choice of Law Methodology and the Work of Larry Ribstein

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Disability Law, Co-Sponsored by Section on Law and Mental Disability
Rethinking Alexander v. Choate in the Wake of the Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property and Social Media

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Islamic Law, Co-Sponsored by Section on Law and Religion
Remaking the Islamic State after the Arab Spring

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Law and Anthropology
Human Rights, Culture and Indigenous Development

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Nonprofit Law and Philanthropy
Nonprofits and Social Enterprise

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Open Program on European Law
The Globalization of European Privacy Law? and Gathering to Consider Formation as an AALS Section

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Open Program on Law School Administration and Finance
Gathering to Consider Formation as an AALS Section

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Part-Time Division Programs
Unbundling Part-Time Programs from Full-Time Programs

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Real Estate Transactions
Keeping It Real: Lessons in the Structuring, Handling and Teaching of Real Estate Transactions in the Wake of the Great Real Estate Recession

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Scholarship
How Can Legal Scholarship Be More Policy Relevant?

7:00 am - 12:00 pm AALS Registration

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

8:15 am - 12:30 pm Joint Service Project of Sections on Poverty Law and Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities
A Current Project in the Lower 9th Ward, hosted by the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement & Development (L9 CSED).

9:00 am - 10:45 am Criminal Justice, Co-Sponsored by Section on Family and Juvenile Law, and Women in Legal Education
Rethinking State Intervention in Intimate-Partner Violence

9:00 am - 12:00 pm International Legal Exchange
Outcomes, Measures and Assessment in International Legal Exchange

9:00 am - 10:45 am Law and the Social Sciences, Co-Sponsored by Section on Law and Anthropology
Law from the Outside-In: In Honor of Jane Larson

9:00 am - 10:45 am Law Libraries and Legal Information
Law Libraries of the 21st Century: Butterflies, Phoenixes, or the Same Old Thing?

9:00 am - 10:45 am Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research
The Bench, the Bar, and the Academy Unite to Discuss Legal Education

9:00 am - 10:45 am Minority Groups
Food as “Multi-Plate Entrée” to Social Justice: Law’s Role in Access to Food in New Orleans and Beyond

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Natural Resources and Energy Law and Property Law Joint Program
40 Years of Environmental Law and Natural Resources Law – A Prospective Look

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Student Services
Redefining the Student Affairs’ Role in Designing Structures to Address Current Global and Emerging Societal Changes Impacting Legal Education

9:00 am - 10:45 am Women in Legal Education, Co-Sponsored by Sections on Employment Discrimination Law, Torts and Compensation Systems
Institutional Responsibility for Sex and Gender Exploitation