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Northwestern Law Faculty to Present at Association for American Law Schools 2019 Annual Conference

December 19, 2018

AALS annual conference

In early January, a number of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law faculty will be presenting at the 2019 Association for American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, serving as both panel participants and moderators. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Building Bridges.”

Below is a schedule of when attendees can hear from Northwestern Law faculty. In addition to the speakers noted, James Pfander, Owen L. Coon Professor of Law, chaired the AALS program committee and served on the executive committee of the Federal Court section.     

Thursday, January 3 

1:30-3:15

“Women Trailblazers in the Law” organized by the American Bar Foundation
Ajay Mehrotra, professor of law and executive director and research professor at the American Bar Foundation, will serve as moderator.

Saturday January 5 

9:00 – 12:00

“Promise and Pitfalls of Technology in Dispute Resolution” organized by the Alternative Dispute Resolution section, co-sponsored by Litigation and Technology, Law and Legal Education
Alyson Carrel, clinical associate professor of law and associate dean of law and technology, will serve as a speaker.

9:00 - 10:25

“Specific Jurisprudence: Philosophy Within the Departments of Law” organized by the Jurisprudence section
Joshua Kleinfeld, professor of law and chair of the AALS Jurisprudence section, will serve as a speaker.

10:30 - 12:00

Recognizing Wrongs: Philosophy of Tort Law” organized by the Jurisprudence section
Professor Kleinfeld will serve as moderator. 

10:30-12:15

“The 2017 Tax Changes - One Year Later” organized by the Taxation section, co-sponsored by Legislation & Law of the Political Process, and Trust and Estates 
Professor Mehrotra will serve as a speaker.

1:30 - 3:15

“Comparative Constitutional Law, Judicial Politics and the Evolving Role of Constitutional Courts” organized by the Comparative Law section
Erin Delaney, professor of law and associate dean of faculty and research, will serve as a speaker.

3:30-5:15

“European Law – Works-in-Progress” organized by the European Law section
Professor Delaney, chair-elect of the European Law section, will serve as commentator.

Sunday, January 6

8:30-10:15

“Problems of Proof: #MeToo and ‘Who Me?’” organized by the Evidence section
Deborah Tuerkheimer, Class of 1940 Research Professor of Law, will serve as a speaker.

For a full schedule of events, please visit the AALS website