2024 AALS Annual Meeting Features LLS Faculty on Range of Issues

LMU Loyola Law School professors participated in a range of panels during the 2024 Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting held in Washington, D.C. from Jan. 3-6, 2024. The largest annual gathering of law faculty, the meeting convened legal scholars and law school administrators to discuss critical legal issues and innovations in legal education. This year’s theme, “Defending Democracy,” focused on attendees’ responsibility as educators of future lawyers and the role they play in helping to ensure that our democracy endures.

Loyola Law School presenters at the 2024 AALS Annual Meeting included:

  • Professor Robert Brain was a speaker at a Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research section meeting on the ABA’s proposal to improve the status of legal writing faculty.
  • Associate Dean for Finance and Administration Marianne Carlton was a speaker at a Law School Administration and Finance session that discussed trends such as university structures, admissions and revenue, governance, software/systems, space, and operations, and connected audience members to colleagues with similar experiences and situations.
  • Professor and John T. Gurash Fellow in Corporate Law & Business Michael Guttentag, incoming chair of AALS’ Securities Regulation section, moderated two sessions: one with former SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson (2018-2020) and current SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce to discuss the ways in which current SEC Chair Gary Gensler’s record at the SEC represents wins or fails; and the Securities Regulation New Voices session featuring presentations of five papers in progress.
  • Associate Professor Jonathan Harris spoke on the panel "Structural Barriers and Systemic Interventions for Economic and Social Mobility" and moderated "Are Antitrust and Consumer Law the New Work Law?"
  • Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion Patricia Winograd, Professor Jazzirelle Hill, and Professor Yan Slavinskiy were all speakers at a Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research session that explored how educators can best prepare students to be zealous but civil advocates.
  • Professor Winograd also moderated two panels about disability rights protections in the law school setting and the role legal education plays in defending democracy.