Friday, August 24, 2012


Earlier this past summer, I attended my first SEALS Conference. SEALS stands for South Eastern Association of Law Schools, although an increasing number of schools from around the country have joined. The conference, now really a national conference, was packed.

The Association of American Law Schools had better look to its laurels. Unlike the AALS conference, the SEALS conference was relatively inexpensive and held in the summer at a Florida hotel .  Instead of featuring talking heads, the session emphasized discussion groups lead by a variety of prominent and interesting professors. The level of informality was refreshing.

In these days of tight travel budgets, can foresee a great number of profs forsaking the moribund AALS Annual Meeting for some time in Florida.


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