Registration FAQ – Annual Meeting

Most of the questions we receive about the Annual Meeting are answered in these FAQs. If you read them carefully and still can’t find what you need, contact us.

What are the registration deadlines?

  • Early Bird: November 14
  • Advanced: January 1, 2019
  • Onsite: January 6, 2019

All registrations submitted by regular mail or fax must be received by AALS no later than December 14. If you miss the advanced deadline, you may register online at the onsite rate or in person when the onsite registration desk opens on January 2.

What is the Institutional Advancement registration type?

Institutional Advancement is only for professional staff attending the two-day Section on Institutional Advancement program. It does not include other Annual Meeting programs or events. Law school faculty who want to attend IA sessions should purchase a full meeting registration.

May my spouse or partner attend the Annual Meeting?

If you will be attending the full meeting and your spouse or partner is not faculty or staff of a law school, you may purchase a $35 spouse/partner registration at the same time as your own full meeting registration. You may also add it to your registration onsite at the meeting. If your spouse/partner is a law school faculty/staff member, they may not attend using this registration and should instead purchase their own full meeting registration.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellations must be made in writing and submitted by no later than December 14, 2018. A refund of all registration fees, minus a $50 processing fee, will be issued to these requests. Cancellations received after this date, as well as no-shows to the Annual Meeting, are not eligible to receive refunds of registration fees. Cancellation requests can be made by email or by regular mail to:

AALS Registration
c/o Erick Brown
1614 20th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Do you offer a one-day or per-session/event registration rate?

No. Registration is for the entire Annual Meeting.

Can I transfer my registration to another member of my law school if I’m unable to attend?

Yes. There is no charge to transfer a registration to another faculty/staff member of the same law school. Requests can be submitted until January 1, 2019.

How do I submit a registration transfer?

The person currently registered must send a transfer request in writing via email to AALS Registration, fax to (202) 872-1829, or mail to:

AALS Registration
1614 20th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Requests must arrive at AALS by January 1, 2019, and must include a written authorization asking to cancel and transfer your registration. Include the name of the individual who will receive the registration in your place. The substitute registrant must fill out a registration form (submit form by fax or mail if including credit card payment information).

What is my AALS username and password?

To register for the event, you will need a username and password. Your username is typically your school-affiliated email address. If you have never used our online registration before, check to see if you are in the AALS database by entering your email address into the Password Center If you are in the database, the portal will send you login instructions for creating or resetting a password. If you are not in the database, please contact AALS support.

How do I register if I do not want to pay by credit card online?

Online registration using our secure website is strongly encouraged. We also offer the option to submit a    paper registration form by fax to (202) 872-1829, or by regular mail (using check or credit card payment options). We do not accept registration forms by email.

Does AALS accept payment by electronic direct deposit or wire transfer?


How can I request Access-Related Accommodations for the Annual Meeting?

Please visit the Accessibility page. Contact AALS for assistance.