D. Benjamin Barros
, the Harrisburg campus Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development, played an integral role in preparations for the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools that will be held January 2nd through the 5th at the Hilton Midtown in New York City. The theme of the 2014 meeting is “Looking Forward: Legal Education in the 21st Century.”
Barros, who served on the 2013 Committee on Special Programs for the Annual Meeting, will speak on Sunday, January 5th as part of the AALS Presidential Workshop on Tomorrow’s Law Schools: Economics, Governance, and Justice. His remarks will come during the Plenary Session scheduled to run from 9:00 to 10:30 AM titled “The Economic Context in Which Legal Education is Situated.”
In addition to his work on the special programs committee, Professor Barros also served on Planning Committee for 2013 Workshops and Conferences: Midyear Workshop on Poverty, Immigration and Property and is a member of the Committee on Professional Development
Several other members of Widener Law’s faculty are also schedule to speak or are involved with AALS committees:
- Associate Professor Michael R. Dimino, Sr. will speak at the session for the AALS Section of Legislation and Law of the Political Process titled “The Right to Vote: From Reynolds v. Sims to Shelby County and Beyond,” on Friday, January 3rd from 1:30 to 3:15 PM in the Madison Suite.
- Professor G. Randall Lee will speak at the AALS Section of Professional Responsibility’s “The Lost Lawyer and the Lawyer-Statesman Ideal: A Generation Later – the Shifting Sands of Professional Identity” on Saturday, January 4th from 2:00 to 3:45 PM in the Beekman Parlor.
- Professor Serena M. Williams currently serves as the Chair of the Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Minority Law Teachers and Students.
To learn more about the AALS Annual Meeting, visit the official website
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