January 01, 2016

From the Section Director

The Section Welcomes a New Committee and Announces the Return of the Law School Development and Associate Deans Conferences

Erin Ruehrwein
Section Director

The Section is excited to announce the appointment of a Conferences and Programming Committee, as well as the return of the Law School Development and Associate Deans Conferences in 2016. We look forward to developing new and innovative programming and content, while providing you with new and valuable opportunities to learn and network.

The Conferences and Programming Committee, chaired by Leslie Cooney, professor at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, is charged with identifying topics for new Section conferences and other educational programs and webinars in order to meet the changing needs and interests of the Section’s membership and legal education professionals. The committee will also identify opportunities to repurpose program content and review co-sponsorship opportunities with other ABA and non-ABA entities.

Law School Development Conference

The 2016 Law School Development Conference is scheduled for May 31 – June 3 at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Hotel. The theme of the conference is Fostering Engagement and Investment in a Time of Change and will bring together law school deans and development professionals to learn, collaborate and discuss the changing philanthropic landscape, new development approaches and best practices.

Associate Deans Conference

The 2016 Associate Deans Conference will be held June 16-19 at the Loews Minneapolis Hotel in Minneapolis. With a theme of Adapting to a Changing Landscape, the conference will focus on current issues that associate deans are dealing with including how law schools are responding to the new accreditation requirements, innovation in curricular design with decreasing resources, educating a changing student population, and managing the shifting demands of academic programs, student services, and faculty research.

The Section is currently soliciting sponsors for these conferences and registration will open in mid-January.

We Want to Hear From You

We welcome your comments and suggestions. If you would like to submit a suggestion regarding upcoming and prospective programs and conferences, or any matter related to our programming, please contact me at Erin.Ruehrwein@americanbar.org.