Widener Law Professors to Speak at Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting
Web Editor - Published: December 21, 2012
AALSJanuary2013 2012 PromoWidener Law will have a strong presence at the 2013 Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, which runs from Friday, January 4th through Monday, January 7th at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The theme for the 2013 Annual Meeting is Global Engagement and the Legal Academy. Highlights of the program include United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia serving as a panelist for two separate programs, “75th Anniversary of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Looking Back, Looking Ahead” and “Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts.” Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State, Harold Hongju Koh, will serve as the keynote speaker at the Association’s Luncheon on Sunday, January 6th.

Harrisburg campus Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development D. Benjamin Barros – who will speak at the Workshop and Continental Breakfast and Meeting for 2012 and 2013 Section Officers on Monday the 7th – is also serving as the Chair for the Committee on Sections and Annual Meeting. The AALS has announced a new Academic Symposium track beginning at the 2014 Annual Meeting in New York City that will provide time and space for open-source programs that are structured as academic symposia.

Other Widener Law faculty to speak include:
  • Distinguished Professor Louise L. Hill, who will speak at a session on Professional Responsibility that will examine the importance of attorney-client privilege on Saturday, January 5th at 10:30 a.m.

  • Professor Juliet M. Moringiello will present a paper at the Transactional Law and Skills session to be held on Saturday the 5th at 1:30 p.m.

  • Associate Professor of Legal Methods Rebecca L. Scalio will speak at the Part-Time Division Programs panel on Sunday the 6th at 4:00 p.m.

  • Serena M. Williams will serve as the facilitator at a breakout session on the Relationship Between a Diverse Faculty and Diverse Student Body in Furthering Statement Goals that will take place on Sunday the 6th at 4:50 p.m.