Sunday, August 20, 2006

research discussion at AALS

If you're starting to fill up your dance card for the AALS annual meeting, to be held in Washington, D.C., in January, here's an event that sounds interesting:

The session titled "AALS Committee on Research" will be held on January 4, 2007, at 8:30.  (This is a new standing committee of AALS, charged with encouraging research about the legal academy itself and legal education.)
"This program will explore ideas and topics for needed research; existing databases; sources for funding research; and skills needed to conduct empirical research well.  Possible research topics include, among others, the shape and arc of an academic legal career; the J.D. as an entry degree for non-traditional careers; factors that predict bar passage, and the use of learning theory in law school teaching.  There will be time to solicit and discuss other possible topics for research."

hat tip:  Professor Linda Edwards, Mercer University School of Law


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