2011 Annual Meeting
Date: January 5 8, 2011
Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm AALS Exhibit Hall Open House"The Meeting Place"
9:00 am - 7:00 pm AALS Registration
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Academic Support and Balance in Legal Education Joint Program, Co-Sponsored by Student ServicesBeyond Humanizing: Can – and Should – Law Schools Strive to Graduate Happy Students?
2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Admiralty and Maritime Law - CANCELLED PROGRAMWhat Can Scholars in Other Fields Learn from Maritime Law?
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm AfricaU.S. Africa Policy at the Midpoint of President Obama’s First Term
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Agricultural Law and Property Law Joint ProgramChanging Conceptions of Water in the Law
2:00 pm - 3:45 pm BiolawSynthetic Biology Meets the Law
2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Civil RightsThe Many Faces of Iqbal: Pleadings, Supervisory Liability and Bivens
2:00 pm - 3:45 pm International Legal ExchangeRegulatory and Liability Aspects of International Program Development
2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Law and South Asian StudiesLawyers as Social Change Agents in South Asia
2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Law LibrariesNew Directors Workshop – Managing Change: So Much To Do, So Little Time
2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Open Program on Transactional Law and SkillsGathering to Consider Formation as an AALS Section
2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Women in Legal Education, Co-Sponsored by Teaching Methods“Sex” in the Classroom: Teaching Gender as a Core Value
7:00 am - 7:00 pm AALS Registration
8:00 am - 5:00 pm AALS Exhibit Hall Open House"The Meeting Place"
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Environmental Law and Natural Resources Law Field TripTroubled Waters: Lessons from the Environmental and Development Conflicts on the San Francisco Bay Delta
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Employment DiscriminationDoes Race-Consciousness Affect Diversity?
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Institutional AdvancementAdvancement A to Z: Best Practices During Uncertain Times
9:00 am - 5:00 pm International LawInternational Law Year in Review
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Jewish LawRabbinical Courts in American Law
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Law and Economics and Law and Social Sciences Joint ProgramThe Past, Present and Future of Interdisciplinary Legal Education
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Legal Writing, Reasoning and ResearchHow Legal Writing Faculty Can Contribute to Their Law School’s Assessment Plan
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Student ServicesBack to the Future: New Students, Enduring Challenges
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm AALS Committee on Research Luncheon - CANCELLEDTranslating and Mistranslating Social Science for Law
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Socio-Economics LuncheonSocio-Economics: Changing the Economic Debate
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Student Services LuncheonBeyond Orientation: Creating a Culture of Civility
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Workshop on Criminal Justice LuncheonShould Good People Be Prosecutors?: A Debate between Paul Butler and State's Attorney Glenn Ivey
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Committee on Curriculum Issues ProgramThe Importance of Student Assessment
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Committee on Research ProgramTranslating Research into Action: A Crucial Role for the Legal Academy
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Constitutional LawAmerican Constitutionalism in Global Perspective
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm ContractsNavigating Lombard Street in a Fog: Seeking (or Ignoring) Landmarks of Intent and Context
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm New Law ProfessorsGetting to No: Law Professors and the Work-Life Balance
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Real Estate Transactions and State and Local Government Joint ProgramClimate Change, the “Green Building” Movement, and Renewable Energy Sources: Transactional and Policy Implications
2:00 pm - 5:15 pm Socio-EconomicsSocio-Economics in Teaching, Scholarship and Service
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm First Meeting of AALS House of RepresentativesRepresentatives from all member schools are expected to attend this meeting of the House of Representatives. All law school teachers are invited to attend.
7:00 am - 7:00 pm AALS Registration
7:00 am - 8:30 am Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services BreakfastBeyond Financial Reform: Structure, Function, and Institutional Design in Financial Regulation
8:00 am - 4:00 pm AALS Exhibit Hall Open House"The Meeting Place"
8:30 am - 10:15 am Agency, Partnership, LLC's and Unincorporated AssociationsVariation and Competition in the Law Governing Unincorporated Entities
8:30 am - 10:15 am Alternative Dispute ResolutionConnecting Doctrinal and Practical Problem-Solving Instruction to Enhance Legal Education
8:30 am - 10:15 am Antitrust and Economic RegulationDrug Wars: The Battle Over Generic Pharmaceuticals
8:30 am - 10:15 am Disability Law, Co-Sponsored by RemediesDisability and Tort Law
8:30 am - 10:15 am Employee Benefits and Executive CompensationLessons from Other Countries: Comparative Pension Law
8:30 am - 10:15 am For the Law School DeanThe Dean’s Role Regarding Diversity in Legal Education
8:30 am - 10:15 am International Human RightsNew Voices in Human Rights
8:30 am - 10:15 am Legal HistoryUnion, States' Rights, and Secession
8:30 am - 10:15 am Natural Resources Law, Co-Sponsored by Environmental LawNew Voices on Cutting Edge Issues in Natural Resources and Environmental Law
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Business Associations, Co-Sponsored by Constitutional LawCorporate Political Speech and Dueling Conceptions of the Corporation in Supreme Court Jurisprudence
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Education Law, Co-Sponsored by Immigration LawImmigration and Higher Education
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Graduate Programs for Non-US Lawyers and Post-Graduate Legal Education Joint ProgramExploring Alternative LL.M. Programs: Executive, Mixed Delivery, and Dual Degrees (Non-U.S. or Cross-Discipline)
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Indian Nations and Indigenous PeoplesTribal-State Court Cooperative Models and Agreements
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Internet and Computer LawCustoms and Social Norms in a Networked Era
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Law and Mental DisabilityNew Perspectives on Guardianship: Guardianship and Mental Illness
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Law LibrariesLegal Research and Information Literacy: The Intersection of Intellectual and Practical Skills
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Professional ResponsibilityLawyers’ Special Responsibilities as Public Citizens in a Rapidly Changing World
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity IssuesRoundtable: Uncovering Heterosexuality in the Law
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Trusts and EstatesResolved: The Trust is Dead
2:15 pm - 4:00 pm Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting ThemeAALS Core Educational Values: Guideposts for the Pursuit of Excellence in Challenging Times
4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Art LawArt, Law and the Public Space: An Uneasy Union at Best
4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Environmental Law, Co-Sponsored by Natural ResourcesRaising a New Green Bar: Preparing Our Students for the Transforming Environmental Law Profession
4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial ServicesBeyond Financial Reform: Mapping Regulatory Objectives, Institutional Forms, and Accountability in the Post-Crisis Landscape
4:00 pm - 5:45 pm JurisprudenceChoice of Evils
4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Labor Relations and Employment LawAuthor Meets Reader: Restoring the Power of Unions
4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Law, Medicine and Health Care, Co-Sponsored by Women in Legal EducationWomen’s Choices, Women’s Voices: Legal Regimes and Women’s Health
4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Litigation, Co-Sponsored by Professional Responsibility and Civil ProcedureCurrent Issues in Judicial Disqualification: Assessing the Landscape Post-Caperton, Citizens United and the 2007 ABA Model Code for Judicial Conduct
4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Minority GroupsWhat Is Economic Development After Crisis and Disaster?
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm Second Meeting of AALS House of RepresentativesRepresentatives from all member schools are expected to attend this meeting of the House of Representatives. All law school teachers are invited to attend.
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AALS Reception for Law School Teachers of the Year and Emeriti Faculty MembersThis reception recognizes those professors and Emeriti faculty members who have been honored by their schools as Teachers of the Year.
7:00 am - 5:00 pm AALS Registration
8:30 am - 10:15 am Animal LawThe Treatment and Impact of Farmed Animals
8:30 am - 10:15 am Continuing Legal Education, Co-Sponsored by For the Law School DeanExploring the Options for the Future of Legal Education
8:30 am - 10:15 am Creditors' and Debtors' RightsRoundtable Discussions on Consumer and Business Bankruptcy
8:30 am - 10:15 am Federal CourtsThe Roberts Court and Official Immunity Doctrines
8:30 am - 10:15 am Immigration LawDue Process in the Era of Mass Immigration Detention
8:30 am - 10:15 am International Association of Law Schools Program - Part ICore Values in Challenging Times – Transnational Perspectives, Part I: AALS Core Values - Universal?
8:30 am - 10:15 am Law and ReligionLaw and Religion in a (Post-) Secular Age
8:30 am - 10:15 am RemediesRebirth of the Irreparable Injury Rule?
8:30 am - 10:15 am ScholarshipThe Challenges of Empirical Work in Law
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Aging and the LawArbitration and the Older Client
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Committee on Research ProgramBook Publishing Workshop for the Aspiring Legal Scholar
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Conflict of LawsChoice of Law and Complex Litigation
10:30 am - 12:15 pm EvidenceThe Future of Statistics in Evidence Law
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Insurance LawBehavioral Economics and the Regulation of Insurance Markets
10:30 am - 12:15 pm International Association of Law Schools Program - Part IICore Values in Challenging Times – Transnational Perspectives, Part II: Legal Core Values - Judicial Review and Independence - Universal?
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Islamic Law, Co-Sponsored by Criminal JusticeIslamic Law and Crime in Contemporary Courts
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Mass Communication LawThe First Amendment Politics of the Roberts Court
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Nonprofit and Philanthropy LawThe Federalization of Nonprofit and Charity Law
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Part-Time Division ProgramsReverse Engineering: Back to the Drawing Board on Designing Effective Part-Time Programs
10:30 am - 12:15pm Pro Bono and Public Service OpportunitiesBest Practices Beyond Externships and Clinics for Integrating Access to Justice Education
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Securities RegulationCurrent Issues in Securities and Corporate Law: Fraud, Gatekeeping, the Economic Crisis, Reforming Reform, and "Where Were the Lawyers?"
10:30 am - 12:15 pm Women In Legal EducationNew Voices in Gender Studies
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Administrative LawAdministrative Law and Emergency Governance
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Civil ProcedureImpact of Electronic Revolution on Litigation
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Clinical Legal Education and Poverty Law Joint ProgramFostering Justice and Public Service: Preparing Students to be Active Participants in Developing the Law, Legal Processes, and Legal Systems
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Commercial and Related Consumer LawRoundtable Discussion of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act (CARD Act) of 2009
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Comparative LawBeyond the State? Comparative Approaches to Group Political Identity in the Age of the Transnational
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Intellectual Property LawCreativity and Creation in Intellectual Property
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Legislation and the Law of the Political ProcessJustice Scalia’s Twenty-Five Years on the Court: How Much Work Does Statutory Language Do?
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm National Security LawThe Relationship Between Military Justice, Civil/Military Relations, and National Security Law
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Prelegal Education and Admission to Law SchoolIt Takes a Village: Institutional Collaboration to Meet the Ever Increasing Demands of Millennials. Where Do We Draw the Line?
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Teaching MethodsVelvet Hammers, Oral Skills, and Grades: Teaching Methods for a Rigorous and Dynamic Law School Experience
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Torts and Compensation SystemsVaccines and Drugs: A Brave New Tort World
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Criminal JusticeCriminal Justice and the Roberts Court
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Defamation and PrivacyOnline Defamation, Gender and Race
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm International LawWas Medellin Wrongly Decided?
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Law and AnthropologyThe Role of Cultural Property Across Cultures and Legal Regimes
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Law and Interpretation Program - CANCELLED This program has been cancelled; a business meeting will be held on Friday, January 7 at 7:00 pm.
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Law and SportsAmerican Needle v. NFL and the Single Entity Defense: A New Frontier for Sports and Antitrust Law
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Legal Writing, Reasoning and ResearchThe Substance of Legal Writing and Reasoning: Rhetoric and Persuasion
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Minority GroupsDiversity in Faculty Hiring and Recruitment: A Candid Discussion from the Front Lines
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm North American CooperationNorth American Border Issues
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Reception for Legal Educators from Law Schools Outside the United States (new time)Legal educators from outside the United States are invited to attend this reception held in their honor.