Institutional Advancement at the Annual Meeting - Annual Meeting

The annual meeting offers plenty of opportunities for law school alumni relations, communications, and development professionals to learn, connect, and recharge. Institutional advancement employees should purchase a full meeting registration, which includes access to the complete schedule of sessions and events in addition to those offered by the Section on Institutional Advancement.

Register before the November 21 early bird deadline to receive the best rate.

Section on Institutional Advancement Sessions and Events

Wednesday, January 3

  • Developing a Major Gift Program & Creating Transformational Giving Culture | 8 am – 9:40 am
  • Engaging Alumni Across Different Generations, Experiences, and Affinities | 10 am – 11:40 am, Co-Sponsored by Student Services
  • Institutional Advancement Awards Ceremony | 12 pm – 1 pm

Thursday, January 4

  • Section Business Meeting | 7 am – 8 am
  • What Administrators and Faculty Members Need to Know About Working with the Media | 8 am – 9:40 am

Friday, January 5

  • Fostering Diversity in Legal Education: From Recruitment to Graduation & Beyond | 10 am – 11:40 am
  • Sustaining your Community Through National or Global Issues | 2 pm – 3:40 pm, Co-Sponsored by Balance & Well-Being Legal Education, Law School Deans, and Student Services

As a registrant for the full meeting, you will have access to every session on the schedule. Here are some programs from AALS and other sections that may be of interest to institutional advancement professionals:

Wednesday, January 3

  • The Pandemics Era’s Impact on Law Students, the Classroom, and the Legal Academy | 1 pm – 2:40 pm, Student Services
  • Diversity, Accreditation, and ABA Standard 206: A Discussion on Compliance | 1 pm – 2:40 pm, Dean, For the Law School, Co-Sponsored by Minority Groups
  • Collaborating to Defend Democracy in Communities Under Attack | 1 pm – 4:40 pm, Clinical Legal Education, Co-Sponsored by Communications, Media and Information Law, Pro-Bono & Access to Justice, Technology, Law and Legal Education; and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues, and Women in Legal Education
  • A Session for First Time Meeting Attendees: What is AALS and Why Does It Matter for My Career? And How Do I Get the Most Out of the Annual Meeting? | 5 pm – 6 pm, AALS Arc of Career Program

Thursday, January 4

  • AALS Presidential Opening Plenary Session: A Conversation with Jocelyn Benson, Michigan’s 43rd Secretary of State | 10 am – 11:40 am
  • How Do We Teach the Rule of Law? Making the Rule of Law an Essential Dimension of Law School Education | 3 pm – 4:40 pm, AALS Open Source Program
  • Difficult Conversations in Polarized Times: The Dining Room, Conference Room, or Town Square | 3 pm – 4:40 pm, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Co-Sponsored by Legislative & Law of the Political Process and Professional Responsibility
  • Academic Integrity and Technology: What to Do About AI | 3 pm – 4:40 pm, Associate Deans for Academic Affairs and Research, Co-Sponsored by Education Law
  • AALS Opening Reception | 5 pm – 6:30 pm

Friday, January 5

  • The Connection Between Well-Being, Antiracism, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging | 8 am – 9:40 am, Balance & Well-Being in Legal Education, Co-Sponsored by Clinical Legal Education, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Professionals, Student Services, and Teaching Methods
  • Best Practices for the Law Student with a Disability Experience | 12 pm – 1:40 pm, Law Professors with Disabilities and Allies, Co-Sponsored by Disability Law and Student Services
  • Innovations in Technology Across the Curriculum: Ideas, Implementations, Opportunities for Change | 4 pm – 5:40 pm, Technology, Law and Legal Education, Co-Sponsored by Clinical Legal Education and Teaching Methods

Saturday, January 6

  • Higher Education Access and the Future of Student Debt Relief | 8 am – 9:40 am, AALS Open Source Program
  • Administration & Finance Bootcamp | 8:00 am – 11:40 am, Law School Administration and Finance, Co-Sponsored by Associate Deans for Academic Affairs and Research
  • Discussing Polarizing Topics in a Polarizing Time: Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? | 8:00 am – 9:40 am, AALS Discussion Group
  • Higher Education Access and the Future of Student Debt Relief | 8:00 am – 9:40 am, AALS Open Source Program
  • Defending Democracy in the Law School | 10:00 am – 11:40 am, Scholarship

To see session descriptions and the complete program, follow the link below.