Thursday, January 1, 2015

UW Law Goes to AALS

Early each January, faculty and other law school professionals gather for the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools. This year the AALS meeting is Friday, January 2 through Monday, January 5, in Washington, DC.

banner from AALS website

Here's where some of your professors are up to:

  • Associate Dean Penny A. Hazelton speaks at a workshop for new law library directors, "Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide: The Reality of Being a Law Library Director in Times of Great Opportunity and Significant Challenges."
  • Vice Dean Patricia Kuszler speaks on a panel sponsored by the section on Post-Graduate Legal Education: "The Exploding Post-Graduate Degree: Alternative Degrees, Online Degrees and Economics."
  • Dean Kellye Y. Testy is a co-moderator of the Academic Leadership Program's session, "The Opportunities of Law School Leadership: Nurturing the Diverse Leaders Our Schools Need for the 21st Century."
  • Prof. Jane K. Winn is speaking to a program sponsored by the Section on Contracts, "Mind the Gap: Contracts, Technology, and Legal Gaps."
UW Law professors are also active in organizational work:

  • Prof. Sean O'Connor is the chair-elect of the Art Law section.
  • Prof. Zahr Said is the chair-elect of the Intellectual Property section.
  • Dean Kellye Testy is completing a term on the executive board and will soon begin her service as president-elect.
The program is packed with interesting topics addressing a wide range of issues in the law and legal education. For example, I plan to attend a panel sponsored by the sections on Legal History, Women in Legal Education, and Constitutional Law: "Engendering Equality: A Conversation with The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States, and New Voices in Women's Legal History."

You can see more about the meeting--including the full program--here.

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