Institutional Advancement - Annual Meeting

AALS welcomes professional staff who support and advance the mission of our law schools via alumni relations, communications, development, external affairs, government relations, and public relations. The Institutional Advancement Program provides professional development specifically for staff and faculty involved in these activities at a variety of career levels. The schedule also provides ample time and opportunities to network with your peers, both formally and informally.


The 2021 Institutional Advancement program will run from Wednesday, January 6 to Friday, January 8 starting at 1:00 pm . Attendees are invited to a reception immediately after the day’s programming concludes on Thursday, from 5:00 – 5:30 pm.


Section on Institutional Advancement Program
Thursday, January 6 – Friday, January 8, 2021

For 2021 only, AALS offered a school registration rate that allows all faculty and administrators (excluding adjuncts) from participating schools to attend meeting sessions. More information can be found on the Registration page.

Planning Committee for the 2021 Section on Institutional Advancement Program

Ryan Cairns, Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations, Columbia Law School
Emily Cherry, Assistant Dean for Communications & Strategic Initiatives, The University of Richmond School of Law
Jenni Cushman, Senior Executive Director of Development, University of Iowa College of Law
Heather Foss, Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Co-Chair
Alex Shapiro, Executive Director of Communications, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Co-Chair

AALS thanks the committee for their hard work and dedication.