Program

2021 AALS Annual Meeting

Date:
January 5 – 9, 2021
Location: Virtual


 

Extended Programs


Sessions by Date & Time

11:00 am - 12:15 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

11:00 am - 12:15 pm AALS Hot Topic Program
COVID-19 and Religious Free Exercise

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Animal Law
Animal Law in a Time of Crisis

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Art Law, Co-Sponsored by Comparative Law, Intellectual Property, and Property Law
Legal Responses to Street Art: A Comparative Analysis

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Family and Juvenile Law
Opting In and Opting Out, Trapped In and Locked Out of Family Law

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Federal Courts, Co-Sponsored by Employment Discrimination Law
Federal Courts Employment Reforms

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Teaching Methods, Co-Sponsored by Balance in Legal Education
Mindfulness in Legal Pedagogy

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Clinical Legal Education
Award Presentation

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Law Libraries and Legal Education
Award Presentation

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm AALS Awards Ceremony
Honoring AALS Impact Award Winners, Scholarly Paper Winners, Section Award Winners and Teachers of the Year

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm AALS Discussion Group
Post COVID-19 Online & Hybrid Learning Pedagogy Best Practices and Standards Development

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm European Law and Defamation and Privacy Joint Program
Comparing Data Protection Structures in the European Union and the United States

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Jurisprudence and Torts and Compensation Systems Joint Program
From Personal Life to Private Law: A Celebration of John Gardner's Jurisprudence

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm AALS Hot Topic Program
What the 2020 Election Means for the Movement to End the War on Drugs

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm AALS Open Source Program
The Power of Supply Chains

2:45 pm - 5:30 pm Clinical Legal Education, Community Economic Development and Property Law Joint Program
A Right to Housing! Law and Activism to Eradicate Homelessness

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Criminal Justice
Rescuing Law: On Fetal Harms, Moms, Migrants, and #MeToo

2:45 pm - 5:30 pm Environmental Law and Securities Regulation Joint Program, Co-Sponsored by Business Associations and Natural Resources and Energy Law
What Can Securities Regulation Contribute to Environmental Law, and Vice Versa?

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm International Human Rights, Co-Sponsored by Comparative Law and Law and Religion
Building Bridges between Secular and Religious Human Rights Communities

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Law in the Americas, Co-Sponsored by Constitutional Law and State and Local Government Law - CANCELLED
Responses to COVID-19 in the Americas: Questions of Federalism and Governance

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Litigation, Co-Sponsored by Professional Responsibility
The Growth of Third-Party Litigation Finance: Opportunities and Challenges

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Art Law
New Voices in Art Law Scholarship: Art Law Works-in-Progress

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Business Associations
New Voices in Business Law

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Civil Rights Co-Sponsored with Criminal Justice
Teaching about Civil Rights During Incarceration

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm East Asian Law & Society, Co-Sponsored by, Law and South Asian Studies Studies
East Asian Responses to Crises - Pandemics, Trade, Climate, and Beyond

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Intellectual Property
Communicating Intellectual Property Law

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Professional Responsibility
Bright Ideas and Best Practices for Online Teaching in Professional Responsibility Courses

11:00 am - 12:15 pm AALS Discussion Group
Low-Tech Works: Teaching Data, Teaching Justice

11:00 am - 12:15 pm AALS Hot Topic Program
States of Emergency: Executive Orders and Separation of Powers During the Covid-19 Pandemic

11:00 am - 12:15 pm AALS Site Evaluation Workshop

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Contracts
Contracting for Effort: The Law and Economics of Best and Reasonable Effort Clauses

11:00 am - 12:15 pm East Asian Law and Society, Co-Sponsored by Comparative Law
Bridging East-West Divides - The Role of Experts in an Age of Misinformation

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Election Law
Voting During a Pandemic: Lessons from 2020

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Minority Groups, Co-Sponsored by Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Law and the Social Sciences, Legal History, National Security Law and Socio-Economics
White Terror, Then and Now: The Future of Race and Racism in Light of the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 and Twenty-First Century “Alt-Right” “White Nationalism

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Pro Bono & Public Service Opportunities, Co-Sponsored by Clinical Legal Education, Leadership, and Poverty Law
Calling Out and Leaning In to Racial and Class Inequities in Experiential Learning Opportunities

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Technology, Law and Legal Education
Access to Justice: Bar Exam and Alternative Licensing

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research
Award Presentation

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Pro Bono & Public Service Opportunities
Award Presentation

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm AALS Arc of Career Program
The Lateral Experience - Deans and Hiring Committee Chairs

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Communication, Media & Information Law
The Press and the Separation of Powers: The News Media’s Relationships with Public and Private Power

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Comparative Law, Co-Sponsored by Africa, Constitutional Law, and International Human Rights
Socio-Economic Rights From a Global Perspective

1:15 pm - 5:30 pm Institutional Advancement

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research Co-Sponsored by Technology, Law and Legal Education, and Law Libraries and Legal Information
The Future Has Arrived: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Legal Writing and Research

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Remedies
Remedies in Uncertain Times

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Women in Legal Education
Gender and Intersectionality In Times of Crisis

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm Institutional Advancement Opening Plenary
True Colors

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm AALS Open Source Program, Co-Sponsored by Sections on Minority Groups and Women in Legal Education
Presumed Incompetent II: Documenting the Struggles (and Victories) of Women of Color in Academia

2:45 pm - 5:30 pm Academic Support and Real Estate Transactions Joint Program
The Changing Architecture of Legal Education: Real Estate Transactions as a Case Study

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Global Engagement, Co-Sponsored by Teaching Methods, Technology and Law and Legal Education
Virtual Mobility: Innovating and Promoting Global Legal Education in Times of Crisis

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Legislation & Law of the Political Process
Is Congress Legitimate?

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm State and Local Government Law and Natural Resources and Energy Law Joint Program, Co-Sponsored by Agricultural and Food Law and Environmental Law
Part 1: Exploring the Role of State and Local Government Laws in Environmental Sustainability

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Institutional Advancement Concurrent Sessions
The New (Virtual) Journalism: Leveraging Technology to Expand the Reach of Your Professors and Programs and Help Reporters

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Institutional Advancement Concurrent Sessions
Engaging Alumni in a Virtual World

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm State and Local Government Law and Natural Resources and Energy Law Joint Program, Co-Sponsored by Agricultural and Food Law and Environmental Law
Part 2: Considering Obstacles to State and Local Laws about Environmental Sustainability.

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Civil Rights
Works in Progress

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Commercial and Consumer Law
Works-in-Progress for Junior Consumer Law Scholars

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Contracts
Drafting "Best Efforts" and Related Contract Clauses

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Criminal Justice
Beyond 2020: Decarceral, Anti-Racist and Non-Traditional Teaching

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Employment Discrimination Law, Co-Sponsored by Labor Relations and Employment Law
New & Emerging Voices in Labor and Employment Law

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm European Law
Works-in-Progress Panel in European Law

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Immigration Law
Works-in-Progress

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Intellectual Property
New Voices in Intellectual Property Scholarship

11:00 am - 12:15 pm AALS Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Minority Law Teachers and Students
Legal Education in the Wake of George Floyd and Covid-19: A Conversation with Law School Deans and Faculty on Race, Inequality, and the Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

11:00 am - 12:15 pm AALS Open Source Program
Emerging Legal Challenges to Reproductive Rights and Justice

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Balance in Legal Education
The Growth Mindset: A New Vision for Legal Education and Resiliency in the Legal Profession

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Employment Discrimination Law, Co-Sponsored by Labor Relations and Employment Law
How Trump's Divisive & Derogatory Rhetoric Has Affected Workplace Anti-Discrimination Enforcement

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property and Culture

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Leadership, Co-Sponsored by Professional Responsibility and Pro Bono & Public Service Opportunities
Never Let A Good Crisis Go To Waste: The Pedagogy of Leadership During Crisis—Student Engagement

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Transactional Law and Skills, Co-Sponsored by Business Associations
The New Public Interest in Private Markets: Transactional Innovation for Promoting Inclusion

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Women in Legal Education
Award Presentation

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm AALS Hot Topic Program
Breaking News in U.S. Legal Regulatory Reform

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm AALS Open Source Program
The Political Question Doctrine, Departmentalism, and the Limits of Justiciability

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Agency, Partnership, LLC's and Unincorporated Associations
Entrepreneurship and the Entity

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Alternative Dispute Resolution
Effective Twitter Advocacy: Is it Possible?

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Immigration Law
Outsourced Borders and Invisible Walls

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples
Language of Traditional Power and Words of Colonization

1:15 pm - 5:30 pm Institutional Advancement

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Law and Mental Disability
The Counselor is Not In: Providing Mental Health Services in the Pandemic Era

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Law School Admission Council Program
The Future of Assessment in Legal Education: New Tools that Advance Learning in Law

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm Institutional Advancement Plenary Session
Campaigns in Two Parts: Fundraising and Brand Raising Campaign

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm AALS Discussion Group
How the Pandemic Made Me a Better Teacher: Lessons Learned and Plans for Change

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm AALS Open Source Program
Rhetoric, Justice and the Construction of Law

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm AALS Open Source Program
Author Meets Reader: Paving the Way: The First American Women Law Professors: A Discussion of Herma Hill Kay’s Forthcoming Book

2:45 pm - 5:30 pm Associate Deans for Academic Affairs and Research
Classroom, Climate, and Community: How Associate Deans Accommodate and Support Diverse Stakeholders

2:45 pm - 4:20 pm Associate Deans for Academic Affairs and Research
Welcome and Panel

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Constitutional Law and Law and Religion Joint Program
Continuity, Change, and the Free Exercise Clause

2:45 pm - 5:30 pm Constitutional Law and Law and Religion Joint Program
Continuity, Change, and the Religion Clauses

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Creditors' and Debtors' Rights
Bankruptcy Law and the Problems of Democracy

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Empirical Study of Legal Education and the Legal Profession, Co-Sponsored by Academic Support, PreLegal Education and Admission to Law School, and Student Services
Disrupted Gatekeeping: An Empirical Look at Influences on Access to Legal Education & the Profession

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Law, Medicine and Health Care, Co-Sponsored by Employee Benefits and Executive Compenation and Poverty Law
Health Care Coverage Reform in the Shadow of COVID-19

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Institutional Advancement Concurrent Sessions
Strategize the Case for Support: Not Just About Raising Money

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Institutional Advancement Concurrent Sessions
Meeting the Moment

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm AALS Open Source Program
Author Meets Reader Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows Of the Supreme Court

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Civil Rights
New Voices Panel

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Constitutional Law and Law and Religion Joint Program
Continuity, Change, and the Establishment Clause

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Environmental Law, Co-Sponsored by Animal Law, Agricultural and Food Law, and Natural Resources and Energy Law
New Scholarship in Environmental, Energy, Natural Resources, Agricultural, Food, and Animal Law

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Family and Juvenile Law
Family Law: Creative and Experiential Teaching Tips

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm International Law
Pedagogy Session: How to Pick an International Law Casebook

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Real Estate Transactions - CANCELLED
Real Estate Law 2020: Hindsight and Foresight

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues
New Voices on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Socio-Economics
New Developments in Socio-Economics: Does Shareholder Primacy Exacerbate Racial, Gender, and Economic Inequality?

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Associate Deans for Academic Affairs and Research
Alumni/Donors

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Associate Deans for Academic Affairs and Research
Bringing Speakers to the Community

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Associate Deans for Academic Affairs and Research
University Policies

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Associate Deans for Academic Affairs and Research
Faculty Scholarship

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Associate Deans for Academic Affairs and Research
Breakout Discussions

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Section on Institutional Advancement Reception
Virtual Happy Hour with Captain Scott Smith

11:00 am - 12:15 pm AALS Discussion Group
Race, Racism & the Language of Law School: Power of Words in Shaping Professional Identity

11:00 am - 12:15 pm AALS Hot Topic Program
Eviction Before, During, and After the Pandemic

11:00 am - 7:00 pm AALS Law School Deans Forum

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Africa - CANCELLED
Responsible Governance in Times of Crisis: African Perspectives

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Biolaw, Co-Sponsored by Intellectual Property
Science Fiction and the Law

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Civil Procedure
Integrating Critical Legal Perspectives

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Islamic Law, Co-Sponsored by International Law and Law and Religion
Islam and the Modern International Legal Order

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Trusts and Estates
New Developments in Trusts and Estates

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Conflict of Laws
Corporations and Conflict of Laws

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Education Law, Co-Sponsored by Immigration
The Future of Plyer v. Doe on its 40th Anniversary

1:15 pm - 5:30 pm Institutional Advancement

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm International Law
The United Nations at 75 and the Challenges Facing International Law

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Jewish Law
Jewish Law Programs and Courses in American Law Schools

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Labor Relations and Employment Law, Co-Sponsored by Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
Responding to the Pandemic at Work: Organizing, Litigation, and Enforcement

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Socio-Economics, Co-Sponsored by Business Associations, Minority Groups and Securities Regulation
For Whose Benefit Public Corporations? Perspectives on Shareholder and Stakeholder Primacy

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Taxation
Tax Law in an Age of COVID

1:20 pm - 1:45 pm AALS Workshop for Pretenured Law School Teachers of Color: Session One
On Being an “Other” in the Classroom, Law School, and University

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm Institutional Advancement Plenary Session
Speaking Each Other’s Language: Identifying How We Overcome Challenges and Collaborate as Distinct Professional Groups

2:00 pm - 2:25 pm AALS Workshop for Pretenured Law School Teachers of Color: Session Two
Navigating the Path to Tenure and Promotion

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm AALS Hot Topic Program
Disability and COVID-19: Lessons from Disability, Lessons from the Pandemic

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Agricultural and Food Law
Law and Policy Measures to Achieve Equality in the Agricultural and Food System

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Co-Sponsored by Labor Relations and Employment Law, and Law, Medicine and Health Care
Working in a New World: Employee and Worker Benefits Re-examined in a Time of Crisis

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Law and Economics
Economic Analysis of Law and Policy in the COVID-19 Pandemic

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Law and the Humanities, Co-Sponsored by Section on Criminal Justice and Section on Minority Groups
Encountering the State’s Punitive Powers: Seeing, Building, Reading, and Understanding the Impact of the Carceral State

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Law Libraries and Legal Information
What Does the Modern Law Library Look Like?

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm New Law Professors
Spreading the Word: Law Professors as Teachers, Scholars, and Legal Influencers

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm Breakout Session 4, The Future of Legal Education
Protecting Your Law School from Cyber Attack

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Criminal Justice
Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Works-in-Progress

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm International Human Rights, Co-Sponsored by Comparitive Law
New Voices in International Human Rights

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Law in the Americas - CANCELLED
Issues in Law in the Americas

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Law, Medicine and Health Care
New Voices in Law, Medicine and Health Care

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research
New Scholars Showcase

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Teaching Methods
Best Practices for Creating and Administering Mid-term Exams

11:00 am - 12:15 pm AALS Open Source Program
Critical Legal Research: The Next Wave (A Panel Honoring Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic)

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Administrative Law, Co-Sponsored by Constitutional Law
The Future—and Past—of the Nondelegation Doctrine

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Antitrust and Economic Regulation
Antitrust In--And After--A Time of Crisis

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Insurance Law, Co-Sponsored by Environmental Law and Business Associations
Climate Change and the Insurance Industry

11:00 am - 12:15 pm National Security Law
National Security Implications of COVID-19

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Section on Law and South Asian Studies, Co-Sponsored by East Asian Law & Society
Role of Public Health in Trade after the COVID Crisis

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues
Implications of the 2020 Supreme Court Title VII Decision in Bostock v. Clayton County

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Minority Groups
Award Presentation

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm AALS Arc of Career Program
Opportunities and Challenges for LGBTQ+ Persons in Leadership in Law Schools

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm For the Law School Dean, Co-Sponsored by Academic Support
COVID-19 and the Bar Exam: Supporting Our Graduates

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm National Conference of Bar Examiners Program
A Conversation With the Bar Examiners

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law
Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law Works in Progress

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm PreLegal Education and Admission to Law School
Recognizing and Addressing Mental Health Issues in Prospective and Incoming Law Students

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Scholarship, Co-Sponsored by Constitutional Law, Comparative Law, and Law and Anthropology
Defining Scholarship in the Twenty-First Century

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Socio-Economics, Co-Sponsored by Law, Medicine and Health Care and Minority Groups
Incorporating the Socio-Economics of Race, Poverty, Gender, and Economic Inequality, into Health Law Pedagogy

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm AALS Hot Topic Program
Actions Speak Louder than Words: Anti-Racism in Law Schools

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Balance in Legal Education, Clinical Legal Education, and Leadership Joint Pedagogy
Teaching Leadership Skills in a Time of Crisis

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Economic Globalization and Governance
COVID-19 and Corporate Governance

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Law and Anthropology
Re-presenting Qualitative Scholarship

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Law and Sports
Amateurism and College Sports

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Law School Administration and Finance
Business Update: Economic, Admissions, and Placement

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm National Conference of Bar Examiners Program
Testing Task Force Update

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Administrative Law, Co-Sponsored by Legislation and Law of the Political Process
New Voices in Administrative Law and Legislation

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Election Law
Election Law Works-in-Progress, New Voices in Election Law

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm International Law
New Voices in International Law and International Legal Research Update

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm National Security Law
Works-in-Progress

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Poverty Law
New Voices in Poverty Law

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Professional Responsibility
Professional Responsibility 2021 Works In Progress Workshop

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Property Law
New Voices Property Law

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Taxation
New Voices in Taxation

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Women in Legal Education - CANCELLED
New Voices in Women in Legal Education

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