Workshop for New Law School Teachers
At this annual workshop, new law teachers will have an invaluable opportunity to share their excitement, experience, and concerns with each other in a supportive environment. This workshop is designed for new law teachers regardless of subject area, as we recognize that law teachers enter the academy on different paths, including clinical and legal writing programs, but also have much in common as they begin their careers. Sessions will be led and facilitated by a group of inspirational senior and junior faculty chosen for their commitment to legal education, track record of success in their own careers, and diversity of scholarly and teaching approaches.
The workshop is intended to enhance the new law teacher’s long-term professional development and identity. Specifically, the workshop faculty will share invaluable advice on areas of great interest to new law teachers, including teaching and testing techniques, placing and promoting one’s scholarship, and managing the demands of institutional service and expectations of students and colleagues.
For new Legal Writing faculty, the Workshop offers additional specialized training sessions on designing legal writing course materials, establishing learning outcomes, and being successful in the classroom; quality scholarship while teaching legal writing; and students with valuable feedback on and fair assessment of their legal writing assignments.
Who Should Attend?
The workshop will benefit those within their first few years of teaching in any program in the law school, tenure track, contract, and visiting assistant professors.
Workshop for Pretenured People of Color Law School Teachers
AALS would like to thank and recognize the Law School Admission Council for their generous grant to support this workshop.
Minority law teachers face special challenges in the legal academy, starting from their first day of teaching. At this workshop, diverse panels of experienced and successful law professors will focus on these challenges as they arise in the context of scholarship, teaching, service, and the tenure process. The workshop dovetails with the AALS Workshop for New Law School Teachers by providing sustained emphasis on the distinctive situations faced by pretenured people of color law school teachers.
Who Should Attend?
The workshop will be of interest to newly appointed people of color law school teachers as well as junior professors who are navigating the tenure process and