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Program
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

9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Section Poster Display

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Academic Support and Balance in Legal Education Joint Program, Co-Sponsored by Student Services
Beyond Humanizing: Can – and Should – Law Schools Strive to Graduate Happy Students?

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Admiralty and Maritime Law - CANCELLED PROGRAM
What Can Scholars in Other Fields Learn from Maritime Law?

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Africa
U.S. Africa Policy at the Midpoint of President Obama’s First Term

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Agricultural Law and Property Law Joint Program
Changing Conceptions of Water in the Law

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Biolaw
Synthetic Biology Meets the Law

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Civil Rights
The Many Faces of Iqbal: Pleadings, Supervisory Liability and Bivens

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
International Legal Exchange
Regulatory and Liability Aspects of International Program Development

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Law and South Asian Studies
Lawyers as Social Change Agents in South Asia

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Law Libraries
New Directors Workshop – Managing Change: So Much To Do, So Little Time

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Open Program on Transactional Law and Skills
Gathering 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

7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Section Poster Display

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

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 Trip
Troubled Waters: Lessons from the Environmental and Development Conflicts on the San Francisco Bay Delta

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Employment Discrimination
Does Race-Consciousness Affect Diversity?

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Institutional Advancement
Advancement A to Z: Best Practices During Uncertain Times

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
International Law
International Law Year in Review

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jewish Law
Rabbinical Courts in American Law

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Law and Economics and Law and Social Sciences Joint Program
The Past, Present and Future of Interdisciplinary Legal Education

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research
How Legal Writing Faculty Can Contribute to Their Law School’s Assessment Plan

9:00 am - 1:45 pm
Poverty Law and Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities Joint Service Project
St. Anthony Foundation Community Service Project

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Student Services
Back to the Future: New Students, Enduring Challenges

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
AALS Committee on Research Luncheon - CANCELLED
Translating and Mistranslating Social Science for Law

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Joint Luncheon of Africa

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

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Socio-Economics Luncheon
Socio-Economics: Changing the Economic Debate

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Student Services Luncheon
Beyond Orientation: Creating a Culture of Civility

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Workshop on Criminal Justice Luncheon
Should 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 Program
The Importance of Student Assessment

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Committee on Research Program
Translating Research into Action: A Crucial Role for the Legal Academy

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Constitutional Law
American Constitutionalism in Global Perspective

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Contracts
Navigating Lombard Street in a Fog: Seeking (or Ignoring) Landmarks of Intent and Context

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
New Law Professors
Getting to No: Law Professors and the Work-Life Balance

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Real Estate Transactions and State and Local Government Joint Program
Climate Change, the “Green Building” Movement, and Renewable Energy Sources: Transactional and Policy Implications

2:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Socio-Economics
Socio-Economics in Teaching, Scholarship and Service

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taxation, Co-Sponsored by Islamic Law, Jewish Law, Law and Anthropology
Taxation in Developing Countries

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
First Meeting of AALS House of Representatives
Representatives 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
Africa Joint Breakfast

7:00 am - 8:30 am
Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services Breakfast
Beyond Financial Reform: Structure, Function, and Institutional Design in Financial Regulation

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

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

7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Section Poster Display

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

8:00 am - 4:00 pm
AALS Exhibit Hall Open House
"The Meeting Place"

8:30 am - 10:15 am
AALS Site Evaluators Workshop

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Agency, Partnership, LLC's and Unincorporated Associations
Variation and Competition in the Law Governing Unincorporated Entities

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Connecting Doctrinal and Practical Problem-Solving Instruction to Enhance Legal Education

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Antitrust and Economic Regulation
Drug Wars: The Battle Over Generic Pharmaceuticals

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Disability Law, Co-Sponsored by Remedies
Disability and Tort Law

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
Lessons from Other Countries: Comparative Pension Law

8:30 am - 10:15 am
For the Law School Dean
The Dean’s Role Regarding Diversity in Legal Education

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

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Legal History
Union, States' Rights, and Secession

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Natural Resources Law, Co-Sponsored by Environmental Law
New Voices on Cutting Edge Issues in Natural Resources and Environmental Law

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Business Associations, Co-Sponsored by Constitutional Law
Corporate Political Speech and Dueling Conceptions of the Corporation in Supreme Court Jurisprudence

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Education Law, Co-Sponsored by Immigration Law
Immigration and Higher Education

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Graduate Programs for Non-US Lawyers and Post-Graduate Legal Education Joint Program
Exploring 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 Peoples
Tribal-State Court Cooperative Models and Agreements

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Internet and Computer Law
Customs and Social Norms in a Networked Era

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Law and Mental Disability
New Perspectives on Guardianship: Guardianship and Mental Illness

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Law Libraries
Legal Research and Information Literacy: The Intersection of Intellectual and Practical Skills

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Professional Responsibility
Lawyers’ Special Responsibilities as Public Citizens in a Rapidly Changing World

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues
Roundtable: Uncovering Heterosexuality in the Law

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Trusts and Estates
Resolved: The Trust is Dead

2:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting Theme
AALS Core Educational Values: Guideposts for the Pursuit of Excellence in Challenging Times

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Art Law
Art, Law and the Public Space: An Uneasy Union at Best

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Children and the Law, Co-Sponsored by Family and Juvenile Law, Immigration Law and International Law
Our Children – The World’s Children: The Effect of Globalization on Children

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Environmental Law, Co-Sponsored by Natural Resources
Raising a New Green Bar: Preparing Our Students for the Transforming Environmental Law Profession

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services
Beyond Financial Reform: Mapping Regulatory Objectives, Institutional Forms, and Accountability in the Post-Crisis Landscape

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Jurisprudence
Choice of Evils

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Labor Relations and Employment Law
Author Meets Reader: Restoring the Power of Unions

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Law, Medicine and Health Care, Co-Sponsored by Women in Legal Education
Women’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 Procedure
Current 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 Groups
What Is Economic Development After Crisis and Disaster?

5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Second Meeting of AALS House of Representatives
Representatives 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 Members
This 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

7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Section Poster Display

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Animal Law
The Treatment and Impact of Farmed Animals

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Continuing Legal Education, Co-Sponsored by For the Law School Dean
Exploring the Options for the Future of Legal Education

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Creditors' and Debtors' Rights
Roundtable Discussions on Consumer and Business Bankruptcy

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Federal Courts
The Roberts Court and Official Immunity Doctrines

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Immigration Law
Due Process in the Era of Mass Immigration Detention

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

8:30 am - 10:15 am
International Association of Law Schools Program - Part I
Core Values in Challenging Times – Transnational Perspectives, Part I: AALS Core Values - Universal?

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Law and Humanities, Co-Sponsored by Minority Groups and Women in Legal Education
Law Professors, Storytelling, and the Academy

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Law and Religion
Law and Religion in a (Post-) Secular Age

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Remedies
Rebirth of the Irreparable Injury Rule?

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Scholarship
The Challenges of Empirical Work in Law

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Aging and the Law
Arbitration and the Older Client

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Committee on Research Program
Book Publishing Workshop for the Aspiring Legal Scholar

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Conflict of Laws
Choice of Law and Complex Litigation

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Evidence
The Future of Statistics in Evidence Law

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Insurance Law
Behavioral Economics and the Regulation of Insurance Markets

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
International Association of Law Schools Program - Part II
Core 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 Justice
Islamic Law and Crime in Contemporary Courts

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Mass Communication Law
The First Amendment Politics of the Roberts Court

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law
The Federalization of Nonprofit and Charity Law

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Part-Time Division Programs
Reverse Engineering: Back to the Drawing Board on Designing Effective Part-Time Programs

10:30 am - 12:15pm
Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities
Best Practices Beyond Externships and Clinics for Integrating Access to Justice Education

10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Securities Regulation
Current 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 Education
New Voices in Gender Studies

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
National Security Law Luncheon

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Securities Regulation Luncheon

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Administrative Law
Administrative Law and Emergency Governance

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Civil Procedure
Impact of Electronic Revolution on Litigation

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Clinical Legal Education and Poverty Law Joint Program
Fostering 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 Law
Roundtable Discussion of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act (CARD Act) of 2009

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Comparative Law
Beyond the State? Comparative Approaches to Group Political Identity in the Age of the Transnational

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Intellectual Property Law
Creativity and Creation in Intellectual Property

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Legislation and the Law of the Political Process
Justice Scalia’s Twenty-Five Years on the Court: How Much Work Does Statutory Language Do?

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
National Security Law
The Relationship Between Military Justice, Civil/Military Relations, and National Security Law

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Prelegal Education and Admission to Law School
It 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 Methods
Velvet Hammers, Oral Skills, and Grades: Teaching Methods for a Rigorous and Dynamic Law School Experience

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Torts and Compensation Systems
Vaccines and Drugs: A Brave New Tort World

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice and the Roberts Court

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Defamation and Privacy
Online Defamation, Gender and Race

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
International Law
Was Medellin Wrongly Decided?

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Law and Anthropology
The 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 Sports
American 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 Research
The Substance of Legal Writing and Reasoning: Rhetoric and Persuasion

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Minority Groups
Diversity in Faculty Hiring and Recruitment: A Candid Discussion from the Front Lines

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
North American Cooperation
North 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.

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

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