Saturday, October 22, 2011

Go On! AALS annual meeting

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest)

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.



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