Law School Administration Committee

About the Committee

This committee supports associate/assistant deans of law schools and presents the Associate Deans Conference.

Committee Members

Larry Cunningham (Co-Chair)
Associate Dean for Assessment & Institutional Effectiveness; Director, Center for Trial and Appellate Advocacy; and Professor of Legal Writing
St. John's University School of Law

Sondra Tennessee (Co-Chair)
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
University of Houston Law Center

Adell Amos
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor
University of Oregon School of Law

Nancy Benavides
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Florida State University College of Law

Steven Todd Brown
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor
University at Buffalo Law School- SUNY

Susan Cancelosi
Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Law
Wayne State University Law School

Ruben Garcia
Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Development & Research
Co-Director, UNLV Workplace Law Program
University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law

2019 Associate Deans Conference

If you want to get something done in a law school, assign it to an associate dean! Associate deans are called upon to run the day-to-day functions of a school. As such, they must draw upon a number of different skills, most of which were not those for which they were hired as faculty members. In this conference, new and experienced associate deans will learn from seasoned leaders about how to improve their skill sets. Whether you are in academic affairs, faculty research and development, or student affairs, this conference will help you to become better in your role. Recognizing that none of us work in a vacuum, there will also be opportunities to examine ways that different associate deans at a school can work together.

To view a draft of the conference schedule, click here.

Hotel Arrangements
To make your hotel arrangements at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel you may call the hotel directly at 312-372-7200 and reference the ABA 2019 Associate Deans Conference. The room rate is $249 plus tax. You may also make your reservations online using this link. If you will need to reserve a room prior to the conference, or plan to stay after, please make your reservations as soon as possible as rooms will be limited.

Register online at:

We are offering group rates for organizations that have two or more individuals registering for the conference. You must use a promo code (see below).

A one day rate is being offered for Associate Deans of Research to attend the conference, lunch and networking reception on Wednesday, June 26. Specific breakouts for Associate Deans of Research will be offered. 

ABA Member
Regular: $675
Group: $625

ABA Non-Member
Regular: $700
Group: $650

One Day Rate
for Research Deans
Wednesday, June 26:   $225

To register for the group rate (you must have two or more registrants from the same organization), please enter the following Promo Codes in the Promo box on the registration page:

Member Group Rate Code: AD19MEMGRP
Non-Member Group Rate Code: AD19NMGRP

Please contact Section Director Erin Ruehrwein at or Senior Meeting Planner Adrienne Tucker at

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor
AccessLex Institute

Gold Sponsors
West Academic

Silver Sponsors
Themis Bar Review
ofCourse Scheduling
Wolters Kluwer

Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities? Contact Erin Ruehrwein at

Past Conferences

To view materials from past conferences, please visit this page.