Registration - Annual Meeting

Thank you for your interest in the upcoming AALS Annual Meeting January 2–5, 2020 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC.

Learn more about this year’s program and official housing.

Registration Rates

Full Meeting

Thursday, January 2 – Sunday, January 5, 2020

The registration rate includes three and half days of interactive sessions organized by 103 Sections and AALS programs such as Arc of Career, Discussion Groups, Open Source, Symposium, and Hot Topic sessions.

Your registration also includes the AALS Opening Plenary session with featured speakers, the AALS Opening Reception, the AALS Exhibit Hall, along with morning and afternoon refreshment breaks.

Tickets for meal events and field trips sponsored by Sections are sold separately.

Full MeetingBy
Nov. 18
Nov. 18
Member & Fee-Paid Law Schools: Faculty/Staff $525 $575
Member & Fee-Paid Law Schools: New Law School Faculty (0-3 yrs) $265 $315
Member & Fee-Paid Law Schools: Emeritus/Retired Faculty $265 $315
Non-Member Law Schools: Faculty/Staff $575 $625
International Law Schools: Faculty $525 $575
Non-Law Faculty Spouse/Partner $35 $35

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 and includes admission to Institutional Advancement sessions only, the Institutional Advancement Luncheon on Friday, access to the Exhibit Hall, and morning and afternoon refreshment breaks.

The Institutional Advancement rate 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 AdvancementBy
Nov. 18
Nov. 18
Member & Fee-Paid Law Schools: Institutional Advancement $430 $465
Non-Member Law Schools: Institutional Advancement $465 $490

Ticketed Events

Add-ons and extras can be purchased at the same time as your registration, and include:

 Friday, January 3  
Breakfasts International Legal Exchange, Law and South Asian Studies, and Leadership$45
Luncheon Clinical Legal Education, Criminal Justice and Evidence (Joint), Institutional Advancement, Law and Mental Disability, and Women in Legal Education$65
 Saturday, January 4  
Breakfasts Employment Discrimination Law and Labor Relations and Employment Law (Joint), Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law, Property Law, and State and Local Government Law$45
Field Trip Agricultural & Food Law, Environmental Law, and Natural Resources & Energy Law (Joint) $50
Luncheons Law Libraries and Legal Information, Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research, Minority Groups, and Professional Responsibility$65
 Sunday, January 5  
Luncheons Graduate Programs for Non-US Lawyers, Law School Administration and Finance, and Socio-Economics$65

General Meeting Information


AALS does not provide childcare services at the conference. Consult with the hotel concierge for information.

Consent to Use of Photographic, Video, and Audio Materials

AALS will have a photographer and videographer at special events, sessions, exhibits, and throughout the hotel common areas used for the Annual Meeting. Photos and videos taken during the Annual Meeting will remain the property of AALS and may be distributed or used in future marketing materials. Your attendance at the Annual Meeting indicates your acceptance to be photographed, filmed, or recorded, and to AALS’s use of your image, without payment of any kind, in program(s) and for other purposes designated by AALS in the future.

Continuing Education Credit

AALS has not received certification as a CLE provider for the 2020 Annual Meeting. CLE sign-in sheets will be available in the rear of each session’s meeting room. AALS can provide verification that you attended the session if you sign the CLE sign-in sheet. You may request letters of attendance by writing to   AALS CLE after the meeting.

Mobile App

The AALS Annual Meeting app, available starting in the fall, will allow you to easily view program details, speakers, hotel floorplans, exhibitor lists, and social features on your phone or tablet. You will also be able to create a personalized schedule of sessions to attend. The mobile app will contain the most current information, including all the late changes not included in the printed program.

Audio Recordings

AALS will record, when possible, AALS special events and section programs. These audio recordings will be made available at no charge to faculty and professional staff from AALS member and fee-paid schools on the Annual Meeting website late in January. The recordings may be distributed to the media, including comments from both the speakers and the audience. Speakers who have signed a refusal to record will still be recorded but will be edited out prior to posting or distribution. For questions related to audio recording please visit the AALS Information Desk onsite.

Private Room for Nursing

AALS will provide a room for nursing parents each day of the meeting with electrical power, a refrigerator, and a locking door. Please visit the AALS Information Desk located in the Marriott Wardman Park to request a key.

Social Media

We encourage you to follow AALS on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Please tweet about the conference using the hashtag #AALS2020.


In January, Washington DC daytime high temperatures tend to be mostly in the low to mid-40s while overnight lows tend to average in the mid-20s. Skies tend to be sunny or at least partly sunny. Rain or snow in January is always a possibility, so have an umbrella, warm coat, and gloves available. Attendees are encouraged to check the forecast for rain/snow or unusual temperature drops/spikes prior to travel.