Ever wonder what law faculty talk about when they’re not teaching?

Find out by volunteering for AALS at our 2019 Annual Meeting in January!


AALS, an association of almost 200 member and fee-paid law schools, is seeking approximately 50 law students in the New Orleans area to volunteer at our Annual Meeting.

The event will draw over two thousand law faculty, deans, and administrators to the city from January 2-6, 2019.

Law student volunteers will be paid a stipend of $15/hour. Coffee, tea, and breakfast pastries will be provided each morning, and a lunch buffet will be provided each day.

The Annual Meeting is the place where faculty and deans come to connect and collaborate, discuss critical and emerging legal issues, and attend programs focused on legal education. The schedule includes more than 250 programs spanning most law disciplines, delivered by over 800 speakers from inside and outside the academy. Past presenters from outside the academy have included Supreme Court Justices, District Court Judges, partners from law firms, and a former Mayor of New York City.

Law students are a vital part of the onsite team that coordinates the Annual Meeting sessions. Tasks asked of law students may include: liaise with session moderators, place signs, check badges, and collect attendee headcounts.

Law students assigned to a particular session will be able to attend and hear that session. Law students will have the opportunity to interact with professors, lawyers, and experts in different fields. Please note, however, that sessions are assigned by need and availability, not by interest.

Law student volunteers may be asked to volunteer for up to 36 hours over the course of the meeting during the following time frames:

Required Orientation

Wednesday, January 2 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Volunteer Timeframes

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
8 am – 5 pm
Orientation: 8 am – 12 pm

Thursday, January 3, 2019
7 am – 6:30 pm

Friday, January 4, 2019
7 am – 5 pm

Saturday, January 5, 2019
7 am – 5:15 pm

Sunday, January 6, 2019
7:30 am – 12:15 pm

If you are interested in volunteering at the meeting, please complete the online application by Friday, November 30. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

International students are welcome to apply but will need to confirm their eligibility with their international student advisor.

To learn more about the AALS Annual Meeting and to view the program, visit our website. If you have any questions, connect with us via email at AALS Students.