AUWCL Faculty Showcase Academic Excellence at AALS 2024

AUWCL Professors Cover a Wide Array of Topics in Multiple Sessions


At the 2024 Association of American Law Schools (AALS) annual conference, the American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) emerged as a key player, showcasing a wide array of academic excellence. More than a dozen faculty members covered diverse topics. From financial regulation to criminal law and cultural appropriation, AUWCL's contributions highlighted a commitment to excellence in legal education.

The four-day event, hosted in Washington, DC, focused on the central theme of ‘Defending Democracy’ and the role law schools have in combatting emerging threats to freedom and equality.

  • HILARY ALLEN: Jan 5, 2-3:40 pm – Financial Regulation
  • PRIYA BASKARAN: Jan 4, 3-4:40 pm – Organizer, Community Economic Development and State and Local Government Law Joint Program
  • SUSAN CARLE: Jan 6, 8-9:40 am – Empirical Study of Legal Education and the Legal Profession
  • BOB DINERSTEIN: Jan 5, 12-1:40 pm – Law Professors with Disabilities & Allies
  • ROGER A. FAIRFAX JR: Jan 5, 9:15-10:15 am – Moderating the opening plenary session on the Supreme Court and Diversity
  • CHRISTINE FARLEY: Jan 5, – 10-11:40 am – Art Law: Cultural Appropriation in Design
  • ANDREW FERGUSON: Jan 4, 8-9:40 am Criminal Law
  • LEWIS GROSSMAN: Jan 4, 4-5:40 pm Discussant, New Voices in Law, Medicine and Health Care
  • JEFF LUBBERS: Jan 6, 3-4:40 pm on Admin Law
  • FERNANDA NICOLA: Jan 3, 3-4:40 pm Comparative Law
  • JENNY ROBERTS: Jan 5, 12-1:40 pm Discussant, Clinical Legal Education Section Works-in-Progress
  • EZRA ROSSER: Jan 3, 10:00 am - 11:40 am – Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples – Reconsidering Johnson v. McIntosh and the Doctrine of Discovery
  • DAVID SNYDER: Jan 4, 3-4:15 pm Federalist Society Works in Progress Panel
  • LISA TAYLOR: Jan 3, 8-9:40 am Moderator, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Professionals
  • CAMILLE THOMPSON: Jan 3, 8-9:40 am Pipeline Programs as Key Responses to the Elimination of Affirmative Action in Admissions
  • BRANDON WEISS: Jan 3, 10-11:40 am Joint Program of the Sections on Property Law and Real Estate Transactions
  • PAUL WILLIAMS: Jan 5, 3:40-4:40 pm Symposium Program on Transitional Justice
  • JONI WIREDU: Jan 5, 2-3:40 pm Speaker, Section on Academic Support

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~Story by Brice Helms.