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Preparing for AALS 2014

By Sinead O’Connor

As 2013 draws to a close, we take the time to ask ourselves, “What does the coming year hold?” At this year’s Annual Meeting, the Association of American Law Schools asks attendees a similar question, “What does the future hold for legal education?”

old books gavelThe 2014 AALS Annual Meeting will take place 2-5 January 2014 at the New York Hilton Midtown, located in the heart of New York City. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Looking Forward: Legal Education in the 21st Century.”

The AALS is a non-profit educational association of 176 law schools representing over 10,000 law faculty in the United States. The largest gathering of law faculty in the world will come together at this year’s Annual Meeting.

Conference highlights include:

  • Presidential Program – a Joint Program of the AALS and European Law Faculty Association titled Developments and Trends in European Legal Education: What We Can Learn
  • Presidential Workshop on Tomorrow’s Law Schools: Economics, Governance, and Justice, a day-long follow-up program to the highly attended 2012 Annual Meeting Workshop The Future of the Legal Profession and Legal Education
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Surveys: The Committee on Research presents two intensive 10-hour courses on statistical analysis in the legal context. Choose between quantitative and qualitative.
  • Law and Film Series: Thursday, 2 January, at 7:30 p.m. a double feature of two classic films, The Wrong Man and Inherit the Wind. On Saturday, 4 January, at 8:00 p.m. a double feature of competitively selected documentaries Central Park Five and The Art of the Steal will be shown.

More program information can be found online.

We hope to see you at Oxford’s booth (#617) where you can take advantage of the following:

You can also order books online with our Conference Discount! Just visit oup.com/us and enter promo code 32383 in the top right-hand corner.

This year many OUP authors will be speaking on a number of different panels at AALS, including:

  • Mark A. Drumbl, Class of 1975 Alumni Professor at Washington & Lee University School of Law; author of Reimaging Child Soldiers in International Law and Policy (HB and PB, April 2012); and contributor to Tim Waters’ The Milosevic Trial: An Autopsy (Jan 2014) and Kevin Jon Heller & Gerry Simpson’s The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials (Dec 2013)
  • Mary L. Dudziak, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, Emory Law School; author of War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences (HB Feb 2012, PB Sept 2013)
  • Eleanor M. Fox, New York University School of Law; co-editor with Michael Trebilcock of The Design of Competition Law Institutions: Global Norms, Local Choices (Mar 2013)
  • Vicki C. Jackson, Thurgood Marshall Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School; author of Constitutional Engagement in a Transnational Era (HB Dec 2009, PB Mar 2013)
  • James Kraska, Mary Derrickson McCurdy Visiting Scholar, Division of Marine Science and Conservation at Duke Nicholas School of the Environment; author of Maritime Power and the Law of the Sea: Expeditionary Operations in World Politics (Jan 2011)
  • Jenny S. Martinez, Professor of Law and Justin M. Roach, Jr., Faculty Scholar at Stanford Law School; author of The Slave Trade and the Origins of International Human Rights Law (HB Jan 2012, PB Mar 2014); and contributor to the Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law (Dec 2013), and the Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law (HB Jul 2012, PB Dec 2013).
  • Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School; contributor to the upcoming book The “Long Decade”: How 9/11 Changed the Law (Apr 2014) edited by David Jenkins, Anders Henriksen, and Amanda Jacobsen.

In your downtime check out these spots as selected by Oxford’s NYC staff.

See you at the conference!

Sinead O’Connor is a Law Marketing Associate at Oxford University Press

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