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Faculty Take Leadership Roles, Present at AALS Annual Meeting

Faculty present at 2017 AALS Annual Meeting

January 12, 2017

Several members of the Kline School of Law faculty gave presentations at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting in San Francisco Jan. 3-7.

Dean Daniel Filler spoke on the “Role of Associate Deans in Shaping a Law School Identity,” a subject he knows through his decade serving as the law school’s senior associate dean for academic and faculty affairs prior to his appointment as dean in December.

Professor Anil Kalhan, who was named chair-elect of the AALS Section on Immigration, joined a panel on “Federal Power Over Immigration” and another hosted by the Section on Law and South Asian Studies concerning “Fundamental Rights and Constitutional Transitions in South Asia.” Previously, Kalhan co-founded and chaired the Section on Law and South Asian Studies.

Professor Karl Okamoto took part in panels on “Using Technology to Unlock Engagement and Learning,” “Why [Transactional] Law Matters” and “Transactional Law and Entrepreneurship: Training Entrepreneurial Counsel and Counsel to Entrepreneurs.” Okamoto directs the Business and Entrepreneurial Law program.

Associate Dean Susan L. Brooks, who oversees the law school’s experiential learning programs, presented at a panel on “Cultivating Empathy.”

Professor Norman Stein, an authority on pension benefit law, was a presenter at the panel, “Broken Contracts: How Secure is the Promise of Retirement Income?”

Professors David S. Cohen and Donald Tibbs, who were both promoted to full professor last year, spoke at a panel oriented toward career development for law professors who have received tenure.