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Daniel M. Filler, Kline Law Dean, Appointed to AALS Executive Committee

Faculty Participated in Several Sessions at AALS Annual Meeting

Dean Daniel M. Filler

January 11, 2021

On January 9, Dean Daniel M. Filler was one of two members elected to the six-member Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).

“AALS plays a critical role in advancing legal education and the values that underpin the legal profession. It is a privilege to join the Executive Committee and have an opportunity to help support the association’s important mission,” said Filler, who will serve a three-year term on the Committee.

Filler, who has been dean since January 2017, was an inaugural faculty member of the Kline School of Law and was part of the team of faculty who designed and implemented the distinctive vision that drives the law school. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute.

The AALS election was part of the organization’s Annual Meeting, which was held virtually January 5-9. Kline School of Law professors gave presentations, facilitated panels and participated in events throughout the week.

  • Dean Daniel Filler facilitated the breakout session titled “Financial Issues: Navigating Tuition Issues in the COVID and post-COVID Eras.”
  • Professor Tabatha Abu El-Haj was a commentator on the “Election Law: Election Law Works-in-Progress, New Voices in Election Law” session.
  • Professor David S. Cohen was the moderator and a speaker on the AALS Open Source Program titled “Emerging Legal Challenges to Reproductive Rights and Justice.”
  • Assistant Professor Nicole Iannarone presented a paper in the section on “Business Associations: New Voices in Business Law.”
  • Associate Professor Rachel E. López moderated the section on “Civil Rights: New Voices Panel.”
  • Professor Norman P. Stein was a speaker in the section on “Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Co-Sponsored by Labor Relations and Employment Law, and Law, Medicine and Health Care: Working in a New World - Employee and Worker Benefits Re-examined in a Time of Crisis.”
  • Associate Dean For Faculty Development and Research Alex Geisinger commented on two papers that were presented during the section title “Law, Agricultural and Food Law, and Natural Resources and Energy Law: New Scholarship in Environmental, Energy, Natural Resources, Agricultural, Food, and Animal Law.”