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Number 93-1

February 1993

                                          The President's Message

The challenges we face
by Curtis J. Berger

       Thirty-four years ago, I
spent several bleak December
days at Chicago's snow-bound
Edgewater Beach Hotel, for years
the site of the AALS Annual
Meeting, at the cusp of a teaching
career that has led to this day. I
little dreamed that I would ever
be standing here, ready to accept
the reins which, in that era, Erwin
Griswold, Bill Prosser, Frank
Strong, Page Keeton, Sam Thur-
man, and my colleague since 1962,
Walter Gellhorn, would hold in
their distinguished hands. Honored
by that tradition, and privileged as  A    President Curtis L Berer,
a member of the Executive Com-    Columbia. His address to the
mittee by my association with our  House of Representatives is printed
contemporary leaders, Emma        here in its entirety.
Jordan, Bob Gorman, and Tom
Morgan, I accept your presidency with pride and gratitude, and
with the resolve to be worthy of your trust.

Changes in
legal education

       I should like to use this occasion to recall some of the
changes that the AALS and legal education have seen during my
teaching lifetime, to discuss the issues that face the Association
and our member schools today, and to set forth my presidential
goals. All of that, you will happily hear, I intend to do in less than
20 minutes.
       The Association had 109 member schools in 1958; today,
we have 158. The 1958 meetings, which included the meat mar-
ket, drew about 900 persons; but many of those, like myself, were
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House passes
one of two
bylaw amendments

    During the 1993 Annual
Meeting, the House of Repre-
sentatives had before it proposed
revisions to Bylaw Sections 7-2(b)
and 7-3(b) concerning sanctions
and Bylaw Section 6-3(a), Dura-
tion of the J.D. Program. The
House adopted the proposed
changes concerning sanctions but
tabled consideration of the pro-
posed changes in Bylaw Section
6-3(a) pending further discussion
of concerns raised about the pro-
posed changes at the House
meeting. Those concerns related
primarily to the amount of credit
schools should be permitted to
award towards the J.D. degree for
credits earned at a foreign law
school.                     0

What's Inside...

Berger testifies before
Legal Services
Corporation ............. 5

AALS seeks
visiting fellow  ...........  6

Association adopts
contracting policy

AALS Conferences
and Workshops ...

Annual Meeting
'93 Photos .......

...... 11

.... 12-13

.... 14-16

AALS Dates to Note ...... 20

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