Event Profile

2017 Annual Meeting

Date(s):
January 3 — 7, 2017
Venue:
Parc 55 San Francisco
55 Cyril Magnin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 
Website:
http://www.aals.org/am2017
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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  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Society of Socio-Economists (SOS) Annual Meeting
    Type: Other Organization Events

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm AALS Information Desk
    Type: AALS Office

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm AALS Operations Office
    Type: AALS Office

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm AALS Registration
    Type: AALS Registration

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm A Session for First Time Meeting Attendees
    Type: AALS Programs

    What is AALS and Why Does It Matter for My Career? And How Do I Get the Most Out of the Annual Meeting?

  • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Balance in Legal Education Business Meeting
    Type: Section Business Meetings

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Environmental Law Business Meeting
    Type: Section Business Meetings

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Natural Resources and Energy Law Business Meeting
    Type: Section Business Meetings

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 7:00 pm - 10:15 pm AALS Law and Film Series
    Type: AALS Programs

    The Feature Film Selection: Anatomy of a Murder

  • 7:00 am - 8:30 am Wolters Kluwer Breakfast for Law School Leadership (Invitation Only)
    Type: Other Organization Events

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 7:00 am - 7:00 pm AALS Information Desk
    Type: AALS Office

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 7:00 am - 7:00 pm AALS Operations Office
    Type: AALS Office

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 7:00 am - 7:00 pm AALS Registration
    Type: AALS Registration

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 7:30 am - 8:30 am Education Law Business Meeting
    Type: Section Business Meetings

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am Attendee Refreshment Break
    Type: AALS Office

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 7:30 am - 5:00 pm AALS Speaker Ready Room
    Type: AALS Office

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 8:00 am - 5:30 pm Contemplative Space for Registrants
    Type: AALS Programs

    Short description is not available at this time.

  • 8:30 am - 10:15 am AALS Discussion Group
    Type: AALS Discussion Groups

    The Central American Refugee Crisis: A Discussion of the Current Response and Evaluation of U.S. Legal Obligations under Domestic and International Law

  • 8:30 am - 10:15 am Associate Deans for Academic Affairs and Research
    Type: Section Programs

    Role of the Associate Deans in Shaping a Law School Identity, With Breakouts (Academic Deans on "Managing People" and Research Deans on "Post-Tenure Scholarship")

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Gregory Ablavsky
Organization: Stanford Law School
Session: Property Law

Kerry Abrams
Organization: University of Virginia School of Law

Deepa Acevedo
Organization: University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Deepa Acevedo
Organization: University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Upendra D. Acharya
Organization: Gonzaga University School of Law

Bradford Adams
Organization: Swords to Plowshares

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

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

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

Anat Admati
Organization: Stanford Graduate School of Business

Walter Edward Afield
Organization: Georgia State University College of Law

Robert B. Ahdieh
Organization: Emory University School of Law

Robert B. Ahdieh
Organization: Emory University School of Law

Nadia Ahmad
Organization: Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

Nadia Ahmad
Organization: Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

Ann Aiken
Organization: U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
Session: Biolaw

Susan Musarrat Akram
Organization: Boston University School of Law

Richard Albert
Organization: Boston College Law School

Raquel E. Aldana
Organization: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law