Registration's now open for the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, themed "Academic Freedom and Academic Duty," to be held January 4 to 8, 2012, in Washington, D.C.
According to the draft program just received, headliners of interest include:
► Harold Hongju Koh, Legal Adviser to the U.S. Department of State. He'll take part in a panel on "Academic Duty and Public Service," along with Ohio State Law Professor Nancy Hardin Rogers, formerly the Attorney General of Ohio, at 2:15 p.m. on Friday, January 6.
► U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer. He's slated to engage in a "conversation" at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, January 7.
► Our colleague Sarah Cleveland, back at Columbia Law after a stint as Counselor to the State Department. She's part of an all-star lineup (another panelist is Yale Law Professor Judith Resnik) set to speak on "War, Terror, and the Federal Courts, Ten Years After 9/11" at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 7.
Pleased to see that many IntLawGrrls contributors are scheduled to speak as well:
►Laurel Terry (Pennsylvania State Law): panel on "Globalization," 10:45 a.m. Thursday, January 5.
► Kathleen Clark (Washington University Law): panel on "Government Lawyering," 10:45 a.m. Thursday, January 5.
► Betsy Baker (Vermont Law), Elizabeth Burleson (Pace Law), and Stephanie Farrior (Vermont Law): session on "North American Developments - 2011 and Beyond," 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, January 5. Elizabeth has also been chosen to present her paper entitled "Emerging Human Rights & Environmental Law in the Arctic" at a New Voices panel of the Section on International Human Rights, to take place at 8:30 a.m. Friday, January 6.
► Ruthann Robson (CUNY Law) will speak on a panel entitled "Minority Conservatives and Their Impact on Legal Theory," at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 6; Penelope Andrews (CUNY Law) will moderate.
► Michele Bratcher Goodwin (Minnesota Law) will moderate the AALS Scholarly Paper Presentation at 4 p.m. Friday, January 6.
► Yours truly, Diane Marie Amann (Georgia Law): panel on "The International Criminal Court and Its Focus on Africa: Helping or Hindering Peace on the Continent?," 4 p.m. Friday, January 6.
► Jennifer Kreder (Northern Kentucky Law): panel entitled "From Creation to Curation: The Law of Museums," 8:30 a.m. Saturday, January 7.
► Fionnuala Ní Aoláin (Minnesota Law and University of Ulster) and Jaya Ramji-Nogales (Temple Law) are among 2 of those who'll speak on the panel of the Section on Women in Legal Education, "Busting Out in Scholarship," 9 a.m. Sunday, January 7.
Lots more speakers and topics of interest. The full program is here; registration is here.
See you there.