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2018 AALS News 1 (2018)

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Presidentlal Address:

Bui   lding Bridges

By Wendy
Collins Perdue.
AA_LS  President


am   deeply
  honored to
assume the role of
president of this
organization and to
stand in front of so
many friends and
colleagues whom
I have known over
the years. Many
ofyou are people
with whom I have
worked th rough r . t SK
AALS, some are                       a sr.lc, oK t the
former colleagues                                or.
from Georgetown
or current
colleagues from Richmond, and still others I know only through
your scholarship and reputation. It is my hope that this year will
provide an opportunity for me to reconnect with many of you
as we pursue our shared interest in Further strengthening and
supporting our system of legal education.

I hope you will indulge me a brief set of thank-yous. First, to
the staff of the AALS. The work of this organization is made
possible by an exceptionally dedicated staff who work behind
the scenes. This year's annual meeting, for example, will have
over 250 sessions, with more than 1,000 moderators, speakers,
and discussion leaders. That means the number of things that

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2018 Annual Meeting

High I'lg hts


San  Diego's sunnv days and ocean breeze were host to 2,300 law
   faculty, deans, professional staff, and exhibitors who gathered
January 3-6 at the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting. The unifying
theme of the meeting, chosen last year by 2017 AALS President
Paul Marcus, was Access to Justice. He explained that law
schools have a story to tell about their participation in closing
gaps in both civil and criminal justice. Ours is a story less well-
publicized he said at the time, ...1 intend to tell our story to our
colleagues, our students, and to judges, lawyers, and the broader
community. It is quite some story.'
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Fir st Meetng of, the AA/'LS Hlouse
o--f Representatives

  By P;ul Ma r cus, 2 017 A ALS Presi d ent


  Ayear ago, I stood before you and expressed mly appreciation
  A for the op portunity to serve as AALS president. I al so
inuse.d about whether we would see any major changes develop
in the next 12 months. W~ell, I am happy to say that not much
has happened that is noteworthy since last January-----it).s really
been quite uneventfud everywhere. Just more of the same
old, samle old.

WVell, mnaybe not.
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2 AALS  Seeks
   Associate Director


7  Report of
   the AALS
   Executive Director


l   Spotlight on
    Sections: Taxation


0 2018 AALS
      Conference on Clinical
      Legal Education


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