October 21, 2014

The Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, 2015

From AALS:

Humanities, History and Social Science Programs
at the AALS Annual Meeting,
January 2-5, 2015
Washington, D.C.

The AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. will include sessions on intersection of law with the humanities, history and social sciences. Renowned legal scholars will lead discussions on the latest scholarship in these areas.  

The 2015 AALS Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C, from Friday, January 2 through Monday, January 5, 2015. Here is a sampling of programs being presented: 
  • Law and the Heroic
  • After the Monuments Men:  Nazi-Era Art, Modern Legal Problems
  • Legislating Belonging
  • Socio-Economics: Doing Good Research That Does Good
  • Extreme Empirical Methods
  • Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research Workshop
  • The Role of History in the Federal Courts Canon
  • How (Not to) Provide Statutory Accommodations for Religion
  • The Role Morality of the Legal Scholar
  • Transgender Equality: Prisons, Workplace, and Academic Institutions
  • The Future of Marriage
  • Working But Poor: Understanding and Confronting the Working Poor Phenomenon
  • Dead Upon Birth: The Inter-Generational Cycle of Thwarted Lives in America's Poorest Neighborhoods
The meeting will also feature screenings of films chosen for their cinematic and legal value. This year's selections are Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), Hot Coffee (2011) and Anita (2013). Professor Anita Hill (Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy and Management) will participate in a discussion of Anita and there will be commentary and discussion of all three films.

This year's Annual Meeting will feature a space for quiet contemplation.  The AALS Section on Balance in Legal Education plans on scheduling designated times for mindful movement. There will also be materials available on incorporating mindfulness into the classroom and other professional settings.

For more information on these new programs or to register for the Annual Meeting, please click here


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