Sessions Information

  • January 2, 2020
    1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
    Session Type: AALS Arc of Career Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
    Room: Delaware B
    Floor: Lobby Level
    This program explores the following questions:

    Is a social media presence necessary for the legal academic? If so, how does maintaining one's social media fit into an already busy calendar? Should social media presence factor in promotion and tenure decisions? If so, how? What special risks, if any, are involved for clinical faculty deciding to have a social media presence? Are there ethical issues related to live-client representation that should be considered? Is social media involvement helpful to teaching? If so, how? What social media platforms are best for which goals? What policies should one adopt when deciding to use social media for professional reasons? What do journalists look for in an academic’s social media presence, when seeking commentary on current events?
    The panel includes a current dean, other academics at various career levels and in various career paths, and a legal journalist.
Session Speakers
Columbia Law School

Rutgers Law School

University of Alabama School of Law

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

The Justice Collaborative

University of California College of the Law, San Francisco

Session Fees
  • [3030] AALS Arc of Career Program - Tweeting, Gramming: Social Media for the Legal Academic: $0.00