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 2020 Institutional Advancement program will run from 8 am – 4:30 pm on Friday, January 3, with lunch at 12 pm. Attendees are invited to a reception immediately after the day’s programming concludes from 4:30 – 5:30 pm. On Saturday morning, January 4, programming will run from 9 am to 11:45 am.


Section on Institutional Advancement Program & Luncheon
Friday, January 3 – Saturday, January 4, 2020

Registration for the Institutional Advancement Program is separate from the full AALS Annual Meeting registration. It includes admission to Institutional Advancement sessions, the Institutional Advancement Luncheon on Friday, access to the Exhibit Hall, and morning and afternoon refreshment breaks.

This type of registration may only be used by professional staff. Ticketed events and Spouse/Partner registrations cannot be added to this rate. Full-time law school faculty are not eligible for this rate and should purchase a full meeting registration in order to attend Institutional Advancement sessions.

Institutional Advancement Program RatesBy Nov. 14After Nov. 14
Member & Fee-Paid Law Schools$430$465
Non-Member Law Schools$465$490

Planning Committee for the 2020 Section on Institutional Advancement Program

Matthew F. Calise, Senior Director, Alumni Affairs, Georgetown University Law Center
Shawn Gavin, Associate Dean, Alumni Affairs & Development, Cornell Law School
Janice Glander, Executive Director of Annual and Reunion Giving, The University of Michigan Law School
Darnell Hines, Senior Director of Alumni Engagement and Donor Relations, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Chair
Jini Jasti, Associate Dean for External Affairs and Alumni Relations, University of Wisconsin Law School
Alan Paberzs, Executive Director of Development, DePaul University College of Law
Tim Wortham, Director of Alumni Engagement, University of Pennsylvania Law School

AALS thanks the committee for their hard work and dedication.