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2007 AALS News 1 (2007)

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  T he leadership of the AALS
rests with an able and dedicated
Exe cutive Committee, Juditlh
Areen will remain on h~e commrit
tee, as did Bill Hines last yeari We
are pleased to welcome Joe Knight
ai d Laurer Robel to a comm it
tee that also includes Piesident-
Elect John (iarvey Robert
Post, Michael Olivas, Stephanie
Wilder, and Reese Hanson.
  T he leadership also includes
the able executive leader of the
Association C arl Monk, and his
outstanding colleagues, Elizabeth
Patterson and Jane LaBarbera.
Whencver you see a volunteer
doing something well, you would
be right to assume tat the proj
ect stemmed from or was ima-
proved up on or implemented by
these three and thenr colleagues.
   The Executive Committee is
regularly in touch with thc sections
aiid comrmittees. As 1 called many
of you this fa 1, 1 was heartened
by the wil rngness of so many to
take on volumter iroles orn ehalf
of lega1 education as a whole.
   I et me move to the topic o~f
change and its implicatious fo
our ioce as pro esors andlaw
schools. We anc especially goo as
law prolessores, a examininug hanige
and proposing mod i:[ication s in iv
to meet that change_ -We arc uitc
wilmg, at ilmes todo tles sa
thing wth respect t  ii, cv rle


as protessors and those ot our law
scho ls. As T'odd Rak LI men-
tuoned carlier today, i1 we laugh
at ourselves for jsammnw
wonld say that wc think rothirg
of recomrmending a change in law
that wil1 have reverberatiorns inr a
portlo u of the natio is economy
but when the questior is raised
whether we can lap cone hour off
one of our courses, we see this as a
serious matte. his iso oly to say
that we are umanrr inoi surgery i~
surgery tha somreone else is haviug.
   Bu . our rccord of modifying
   ou oles effect vely in th Iae of
e ci rnal changes has becn cxce
lent when we take the tie to d
the same araym a a d creave
thinking abo it our ow r oles as ve
do iegularly regirdig la vn rits
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