AALS.ORG | AM Program

112th AALS Annual Meeting
Date: Wednesday, January 3 – Saturday, January 6
Location: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
 
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Extended Programs:

Sessions by Date & Time:
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm AALS Discussion Group
What is Fraud Anyway?

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Admiralty and Maritime Law, Co-Sponsored by Art Law and International Law
Sunken Treasure: Recovery of Cultural Property from Historic Shipwrecks

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Agricultural and Food Law
Legal and Policy Tools for Dairy in a Changing Climate

1:30pm - 3:00pm Coffee with Colleagues

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Defamation and Privacy and Mass Communication Law Joint Program
Fake News, Alternative Facts, and the Future of Journalism

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Economic Globalization and Governance
Committed Scholarship: The Role of the Academy When Globalization and Corporate Responsibility are Under Assault from Narrow-Minded Populace

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples
150 Years Later: The 1868 Treaties and Modern Sovereignty

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm International Legal Exchange, Co-Sponsored by North American Cooperation
A Global Guide to International Legal Exchange: Practical Secrets of Success and What to Do When Things Go Horribly Wrong

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Jewish Law, Co-Sponsored by Intellectual Property
Copyright and Jewish Law

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Minority Groups
Structural and Procedural Hurdles to Justice Affecting Minorities

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Transactional Law and Skills
Access to Justice and Transactional Law

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Associate Deans for Academic Affairs and Research
Distance Education in Law Schools: Exploring Issues and Best Practices

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Law and Economics
Law and Economics

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm AALS Discussion Group
Access to Justice in the Age of Technology, Television, and Trump

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Administrative Law
The Never-Ending Assault on the Administrative State?

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Disability Law, Co-Sponsored by Election Law, Law and Mental Disability, and Legislation and Law of the Political Process
Could We Pass the ADA Today? Disability Rights in an Age of Partisan Polarization

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Empirical Study of Legal Education and the Legal Profession
Framing an Agenda for the Work to Come

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm International Law, Co-Sponsored by International Human Rights
The Relevance of Borders to International Law

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Law and Religion
Governance, Resistance, and Rejection: Religion and Politics Now

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Natural Resources and Energy Law, Co-Sponsored by Environmental Law and State and Local Government Law
Clean Energy Policies: International, Federal, State, and Local Conflicts, Opportunities, and Constraints

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm New Law Professors
Enhancing Your Teaching Before, During, and After Class

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Pre-Legal Education and Admission to Law School
How to Adapt Your Outreach Efforts, Admissions Process and Law School Community to Ensure Your Culture is Welcoming to Transgender and Gender Fluid Students

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Pro-Bono and Public Service Opportunities
Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders: Mobilizing Students and Community Partner Collaboration to Respond to the Unexpected

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm AALS Arc of Career Program: 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?

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm AALS Law and Film Series
The Feature Film Selection: My Cousin Vinny (1992)

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

7:30am - 9:00am Coffee with Colleagues

7:30 am - 8:45 am Conflict of Laws Breakfast

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

8:30 am - 10:15 am AALS Opening Plenary Session
Access to Justice

8:30 am - 5:00 pm Environmental Law, Natural Resources & Energy Law Joint Field Trip
The Transnational Ecosystem of California’s Southwestern Corner

9:00am - 10:30am Coffee with Colleagues

10:30 am - 12:15 pm AALS Arc of Career Program
Design Thinking for Law Professors

10:30 am - 12:15 pm AALS Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Minority Law Teachers and Students
On the Front Line: The Role and Position of Clinical Faculty of Color in Challenging Times

10:30 am - 12:15 pm AALS Open Source Program
Mainstreaming Feminism

10:30 am - 12:15 pm AALS Site Evaluation Workshop

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Animal Law
Corporate Transparency, Accountability, and Animal Welfare

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Conflict of Laws
Crossing Borders: Mapping the Future of Conflict of Laws Scholarship

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Election Law
The Legacy of Shaw v. Reno: A Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Retrospective

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers, Co-Sponsored by International Legal Exchange and North American Cooperation
Focus on the Facts: Teaching Civil-Law Trained Lawyers to Work with Facts in U.S. Legal Writing

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Law and Sports
Legal Implications of Social and Political Activism in Sports

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research, Co-Sponsored by Clinical Legal Education
Tips from the Trenches: Teaching Students to Help Social Justice Practitioners From First Year to Graduation

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Property Law
Structural Facilitation of Property Markets

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Scholarship
The Role of AALS in Legal Scholarship

10:30 am - 4:00 pm Student Services
Advancing Excellence for Our Students and Ourselves

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

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

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm AALS Open Source Program
Visual and Popular Culture Imagery in Legal Education

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Africa
Children's Rights and Responsibilities in Africa

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Alternative Dispute Resolution, Co-Sponsored by Litigation
ADR and Access to Justice: Current Perspectives

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Antitrust and Economic Regulation
Politics in Antitrust

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Balance in Legal Education
Strengths-Based Access to Justice, Lawyering, and Legal Education

1:30pm - 3:00pm Coffee with Colleagues

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Commercial and Related Consumer Law and Real Estate Transactions Joint Program
Exploring New Frontiers in Real Estate Development

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Comparative Law and Law and South Asian Studies Joint Program
Global Trends in Election Law: Comparative Perspectives

1:30pm - 3:00pm Comparative Law and Law and South Asian Studies Joint Program
Panel 1: Global Trends in Election Law and Reform

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Constitutional Law and Legal History Joint Program
Reconstruction: The Second Founding

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Education Law, Co-Sponsored by Constitutional Law and State and Local Government Law
Law, Politics, and the Public University

1:30 pm - 4:45 pm Institutional Advancement

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm International Human Rights, Co-Sponsored by Immigration Law
Immigrant Rights Under the Trump Administration

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Post-Graduate Legal Education
Beyond the JD: The Evolution of Law School Post-JD & Non-JD Programs

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Teaching Methods
Something Borrowed: Using Cooperative Learning Strategies in Legal Education

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Trusts and Estates
Historical and Empirical Evidence and the Law of Trusts and Estates: What Really Happened?

3:00pm - 4:30pm Coffee with Colleagues

3:00pm - 4:30pm Comparative Law and Law and South Asian Studies Joint Program
Panel 2: Global Trends in Election Law and Reform

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

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Labor Relations and Employment Law, Co-Sponsored by Employment Discrimination Law
New and Emerging Voices in Workplace Law

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research
New Scholars' Showcase

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Legislation and Law of the Political Process
New Voices in Legislation

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Minority Groups
Strategies and Support for Persons of Color in New Law Teaching

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Securities Regulation
Emerging Voices in Securities Regulation

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Socio-Economics
Teaching and Scholarship in a Polarized Society: A Roundtable on Pedagogy for New Law Teachers

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Teaching Methods
Learning Together: Diverse Models of Collaborative Learning in Law School

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Technology, Law, and Legal Education
Teaching Through Technology

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm AALS Opening Reception

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University Reception
Cocktail reception to introduce our new Diversity and Inclusion programs.

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Twelve Step Meeting

7:30am - 9:00am Coffee with Colleagues

8:00 am - 4:00 pm AALS Deans Forum Program
Effective Deaning

8:30 am - 10:15 am AALS Arc of Career Program
Opportunities and Challenges for Faculty of Color in Skills-Focused Law Teaching and Law Administration

8:30 am - 10:15 am AALS Discussion Group
Community Economic Development is Access to Justice

8:30 am - 10:15 am AALS Open Source Program
Innovations in Teaching Access to Justice Across the Law School Curriculum

8:30 am - 10:15 am Agency, Partnership, LLC’s, and Unincorporated Associations, Co-Sponsored by Securities Regulation and Taxation
The Challenges and Opportunities of Exotic Hybrids: Series LLC’s, Up-C’s, and Master Limited Partnerships

8:30 am - 10:15 am Civil Procedure, Co-Sponsored by Litigation
Procedure as Technology/Technology as Procedure

8:30 am - 10:15 am Employment Discrimination Law, Co-Sponsored by Labor Relations and Employment Law
Relationships in Employment Discrimination Law

8:30 am - 10:15 am Environmental Law, Co-Sponsored by Natural Resources and Energy Law
The Peril and Potential of Empirical Research for Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law Professors

8:30 am - 10:15 am Insurance Law
Emerging Issues in Insurance Law

8:30 am - 10:15 am Intellectual Property
International IP Law in a Post-TPP/TTIP, Post-Brexit World

8:30 am - 10:15 am Islamic Law, Co-Sponsored by Comparative Law
Islamic Jurisprudence, Civil Rights, and Social Justice

8:30 am - 10:15 am Legislation & Law of the Political Process
Congressional Procedure, Politics, and Power

8:45 am - 5:00 pm Institutional Advancement

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Aging and the Law, Children and the Law, and Family and Juvenile Law Joint Program
Keeping Up with the Changing Face of the American Family

9:00am - 10:30am Coffee with Colleagues

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Technology, Law and Legal Education
Technology Matters

10:30 am - 12:15 pm AALS Discussion Group
Professional Identity Development Tools to Help Law Students Meet the Needs of Today’s Clients

10:30 am - 12:15 pm AALS Open Source Program
The Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) at 10 Years

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Art Law, Co-Sponsored by Intellectual Property
Pop Culture and Fan Art

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Business Associations, Co-Sponsored by Securities Regulation
Institutional Investors and Corporate Governance

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Clinical Legal Education and Poverty Law Joint Program
Reconsidering the Roles and Responsibilities of the Law School as Advocate in the New Normal of Federal Policy

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Law Libraries and Legal Information
Using Leadership Skills to Innovate, Motivate, and Collaborate

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Litigation
American-Style Litigation: A Force for Good or Ill?

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Minority Groups, Co-Sponsored by National Security Law
Technology as a Sword and a Shield: Law at the Intersection of Civil Rights and Surveillance

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law, Co-Sponsored by Election Law
The Use of Nonprofit Organizations in Political Campaigns

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Taxation
Tax Legislation in the 116th Congress

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

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Socio-Economics Luncheon
Socio-Economics in the Age of Robots

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm AALS Discussion Group
A Unique Approach to Access to Justice: Training Lawyers Ready to Serve

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm AALS Open Source Program
Civil Rights Enforcement and Administrative Law

1:30pm - 3:00pm Coffee with Colleagues

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Criminal Justice
Juveniles, Incarceration, and the Constitution: A Conversation

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm East Asian Law & Society
Call for Papers: Research in Progress on East Asian Law & Society

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Federal Courts and Remedies Joint Program
Federal Court Remedies Against the Executive

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Law and Mental Disability, Co-Sponsored by Disability Law, Family and Juvenile Law, and Law, Medicine, and Health Care
Legal Capacity at the Crossroads: Mental Disability and Family Law

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm National Security Law
National Security in a Time of Trump

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Part-Time Division Programs, Co-Sponsored by Pre-Legal Education and Admission to Law School
Experiential Learning - ABA Standards 303 and 304: How to Effectively Offer Clinical Education to Evening Students

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Torts and Compensation Systems
The Role of History in Tort Theory

3:00pm - 4:30pm Coffee with Colleagues

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

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm AALS Law and Film Series
The Documentary Film Selection: Gideon’s Army (2013)

7:00 am - 8:00 am Twelve Step Meeting

7:30am - 9:00am Coffee with Colleagues

8:30 am - 12:00 pm AALS Arc of Career Program
Leadership Development in Law Schools

8:30 am - 10:15 am AALS Discussion Group
A New Era for Business Regulation?

8:30 am - 10:15 am AALS Open Source Program
Empirical Research Methods and the Experiential Curriculum: “New” Tools for Securing Justice in a Post-Fact Era?

8:30 am - 10:15 am Biolaw
Legal Challenges of Editing the Genome: Coming to Terms with CRISPR Technology

8:30 am - 10:15 am Contracts
Liability Without Assent: When Contract Occurs Without Assent, What Grounds Liability and Remedy? Seeking Positive Premises

8:30 am - 10:15 am Creditors' and Debtors' Rights
The ABI Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy: How Can Academic Research Inform the Commission's Deliberations?

8:30 am - 10:15 am Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers, Co-Sponsored by International Legal Exchange and North American Cooperation
Added Value: Programming for International LL.M. Professional and Personal Development

8:30 am - 10:15 am Jurisprudence
Philosophy, Criminal Law, and the Present Crisis

8:30 am - 10:15 am Law and the Humanities
Blade Runners, Hosts, and Lawyers: Communicating Images of Access to Rights and Justice for Robots and Other Artificial Intelligence

8:30 am - 10:15 am Professional Responsibility
The Ethics of Legal Education

8:30 am - 10:15 am State and Local Government Law
Intergovernmental Relations During the Trump Administration

8:45 am - 5:30 pm Socio-Economics
Access to Socio-Economic Justice

9:00 am - 12:00 pm AALS Symposium
Why Intellectual Diversity Matters (and What Is To Be Done)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Academic Support
Equal Access to Justice: Supporting Law Students from Diverse Backgrounds from Admission Through the Bar Exam

9:00am - 10:30am Coffee with Colleagues

9:00 am - 12:00 pm European Law
The European Union and the Rise of Populist Nationalism

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Poverty Law Field Trip
A Visit to Chicano Park

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Women in Legal Education
Whispered Conversations Amplified

10:30 am - 12:15 pm AALS Discussion Group
Foreign Interference in Elections

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Evidence
Daubert After 25 Years: A Prospective Look at the Next Great Challenges in Expert Reliability

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services
The Future of Money: Exploring Innovative Technology and Design in Banking

10:30 am - 12:15 pm For the Law School Dean
Crisis Communication: You Need a Plan

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Law and Anthropology
Critical Inquiry for Critical Times: Cutting-Edge Works in Anthropology of Law

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Law and the Social Sciences
Psychology, Assassins and Justice

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Law Libraries and Legal Information
Effective Assessment: Measuring Your Law Library's Impact

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues
Relationships Between Religious Exemptions and Principles of Equality and Inclusion

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm AALS and European Law Faculties Association Joint Program
Access to Justice in the European Union: Its Consolidation and Its Future

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Children and the Law
Contemporary Legal and Political Change: A Child-Centered Analysis

1:30pm - 3:00pm Coffee with Colleagues

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Continuing Legal Education
The Value of CLE in Fostering Alumni Relations

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Criminal Justice
Terry at Fifty: On the Books and On the Ground

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Immigration Law
Immigration Adjudication in an Era of Mass Deportation

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Internet and Computer Law
Influencing Information in the Internet Age

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research
Designing Legal Writing Problems Incorporating “Access to Justice”

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Women in Legal Education
Speed Mentoring

3:00pm - 4:30pm Coffee with Colleagues

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Balance in Legal Education
Applying Positive Psychology and Strengths-Oriented Approaches in Teaching

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Criminal Justice
Criminal Law and Procedure Works in Progress

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Immigration Law
Immigration Law Works in Progress

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Law, Medicine, and Health Care
Works in Progress Session for New Law and Medicine Scholars

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm National Security Law
New Voices in National Security Scholarship Works-in-Progress

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Professional Responsibility
Professional Responsibility Works in Progress for Junior Professors

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Property Law
New Voices in Property Law: Junior Scholars Works-in-Progress Panel

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