SIU Law faculty actively engaged with legal education academy at AALS Annual Meeting

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SIU Law faculty actively engaged with legal education academy at AALS Annual Meeting

January 07, 2015

Several SIU Law faculty members were activley involved as presenters and organizers during the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS). The theme of this year's meeing, which took place in Washington, D.C., January 2-5, was "Legal Education at the Crossroads."

Assistant Professor JohnsonAssistant Professor Twinette Johnson was selected to present, from a call for papers, during the Education Law Section's session entitled "The Higher Education Act at 50."

Professor BuysProfessor Cindy Buys, who is the chair of the International Law Section, presented in two of its sessions:

"Adding Foreign and Comparative Law to Your Course: Guidelines, Materials, and Practical Advice for New Law Professors"; and "The Influence of International Law on Government Decisionmaking."

Professor BrobstAssistant Professor Jennifer Brobst presented in two sessions, and was elected to the board of the Balance in Legal Education Section.

For the Section on Balance in Legal Education, she presented in the session "Pedagogy Promoting Practice-Ready Law Students: Lessons Learned from Recent Practice."

For the Section on Part-Time Divison Programs, co-sponsored by the Section of Student Services, she presented in the session "Blowing Up Part Time Programs As We Know Them: Providing an Authentic Legal Education."

Cynthia FountaineDean Cynthia Fountaine, who is a member of the Executive Committee of the Section on Women in Legal Education, served as chair of the section's Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award Subcommittee. In that role, she organized the program at which Justice Ginsburg presented the award named in her honor to Herma Hill Kay of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Fountaine was elected treasurer of the section for the upcoming year.