Event Profile

2021 Annual Meeting

Date(s):
January 5 — 9, 2021
Venue:
Local
New Orleans, LA  
Website:
http://www.aals.org/am2021
Fee(s):
This event has a fee
Description:

 

AALS Core Educational Values: Guideposts for the Pursuit of Excellence in Challenging Times

The core values of the AALS, which are articulated in Bylaw 6-1, provide critically important guidance in the Association’s activities and to our member schools. The core values emphasize excellent class room teaching across a rigorous academic curriculum. They focus on the importance of faculty scholarship, academic freedom, and diversity of viewpoints. The core values also establish an expectation that member schools will value faculty governance and instill in our students commitments to justice and to public service in the legal community.  All of these objectives are to be supported in an environment free of discrimination and rich in diversity among faculty, staff, and student body.  These core values combine to provide an environment where students have opportunity to study law in an intellectually vibrant institution capable of preparing them for professional lives as lawyers instilled with a sense of justice and an obligation of public service.

Almost all of our member schools are dealing with extraordinary financial pressures as a result of the economic crisis in the country. Reductions in financial support from state legislatures and shrinking endowments have put unprecedented financial pressure on law schools in meeting their obligations to students and the profession. Almost all law schools are dealing with budget cuts, which have produced a variety of cost saving strategies including hiring freezes, travel restrictions, program and course-offering reductions, and even salary reductions and layoffs.

Other events, including review of ABA accreditation standards relating to student learning outcomes, law school governance, and academic freedom and security of position as well as the changing nature of the legal profession that our graduates will enter, raise additional, potentially challenging issues for the legal academy.

Our 2011 Annual Meeting in San Francisco provides us with an opportunity to discuss how the Association’s core values guide law schools as they address the issues confronting legal education.  It is precisely because law schools have pursued these values that legal education in the U.S. is the model and envy of the world. Especially in the face of daunting challenges,  it is important that law schools continue to be anchored in these values as we adapt to necessary changes in what we do and how we do it.

Because the core values focus on excellent teaching, a rich curriculum, high quality scholarship, academic freedom and faculty governance, nondiscrimination, and diversity, there will be much that can be highlighted. I am looking forward to meeting with you in San Francisco.

H. Reese Hansen,
AALS President and
Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School

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  • Individual Registration
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  • 11:00 am - 12:15 pm AALS Arc of Career Program: A Session for First Time Meeting Attendees
    Type: AALS Arc of Career Programs

    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
    Type: AALS Hot Topic Programs

    COVID-19 and Religious Free Exercise

  • 11:00 am - 12:15 pm Animal Law
    Type: Section Programs

    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
    Type: Section Programs

    Legal Responses to Street Art: A Comparative Analysis

  • 11:00 am - 12:15 pm Commercial and Consumer Law, Co-Sponsored by Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services
    Type: Section Programs

    Commercial Law in the 21st Century

  • 11:00 am - 12:15 pm Family and Juvenile Law
    Type: Section Programs

    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
    Type: Section Programs

    Federal Courts Employment Reforms

  • 11:00 am - 12:15 pm Teaching Methods, Co-Sponsored by Balance in Legal Education
    Type: Section Programs

    Mindfulness in Legal Pedagogy

  • 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Clinical Legal Education
    Type: Section Award Ceremony

    Award Presentation

  • 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Law Libraries and Legal Education
    Type: Section Award Ceremony

    Award Presentation

  • 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Section on Family and Juvenile Law Networking Session
    Type: AALS Programs

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Section on Property Law Networking Session
    Type: AALS Programs

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm AALS Awards Ceremony
    Type: AALS Programs

    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
    Type: AALS Discussion Groups

    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
    Type: Section Programs

    Comparing Data Protection Structures in the European Union and the United States

  • 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services, Co-Sponsored by Commercial and Consumer Law
    Type: Section Programs

    The Next Post-Crisis Financial Reform

  • 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Jurisprudence and Torts and Compensation Systems Joint Program
    Type: Section Programs

    From Personal Life to Private Law: A Celebration of John Gardner's Jurisprudence

  • 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm AALS Hot Topic Program
    Type: AALS Hot Topic Programs

    What the 2020 Election Means for the Movement to End the War on Drugs

  • 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm AALS Open Source Program
    Type: AALS Open Source Programs

    The Power of Supply Chains

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Ivana Isailovic
Organization: University of Amsterdam School of Law, The Netherlands
Session: European Law

Jasmine C. Abdel-Khalik
Organization: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

Jasmine C. Abdel-Khalik
Organization: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

Kinda Abdus-Saboor
Organization: Georgia State University College of Law

Christine Abely
Organization: New England Law | Boston

Heather R. Abraham
Organization: University at Buffalo School of Law, The State University of New York

Aviva Abramovsky
Organization: University at Buffalo School of Law, The State University of New York

Jamie Rene Abrams
Organization: University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Tabatha Abu El-Haj
Organization: Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Session: Election Law

William J. Aceves
Organization: California Western School of Law
Session: Civil Rights

William E. Adams
Organization: American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

William E. Adams
Organization: American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Bryan L. Adamson
Organization: Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Angela E. Addae
Organization: University of Oregon School of Law
Session: Civil Rights

Atinuke (Tinu) Adediran
Organization: Boston College Law School

Jonathan H. Adler
Organization: Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Ebrahim Afsah
Organization: University of Vienna Faculty of Law

Afra Afsharipour
Organization: University of California, Davis, School of Law

Afra Afsharipour
Organization: University of California, Davis, School of Law

Afra Afsharipour
Organization: University of California, Davis, School of Law