Friday, August 16, 2019

AASE Bi-Annual Diversity Conference Information

2019 AASE Bi-Annual Diversity Conference

DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois

Thursday, October 3, 2019 through Friday, October 4, 2019



To register for the conference, please use this link:

Registration fee:                 $50

Registration Deadline:      Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 11:59 PM



There are 2 hotel choices.  They are listed below with instructions for reserving your room.  The room rates are available for October 2 – 5.  The hotels are 1 ½ blocks from the conference.


Palmer House Hilton

Below is the hotel booking information for the Palmer House Hilton.  Reservations can be made today online at the Palmer House Hilton booking website link below or guests can call referencing the conference hotel block code “DLU” . Reservations can be made until September 11th, 2019 at 4:00pm CT.  The rate is 199.00 per night excluding tax. After September 11th the room block will be released and regular room rates will be apply. 

Palmer House Hilton




Union League Club of Chicago

All participants in this year’s Academic Support Conference will also be housed at the Union League Club of Chicago. All reservations must be made by calling the Union League Club's reservation line: 800-443-0578. They  will need to refer to the code, DePaul University College of Law: Annual Academic Support Conference.  The room rate at the ULCC is 179.00 per night excluding surcharge. Reservations must be made no later than Monday September 2, 2019 after this date regular room rates will apply. The reservation line is open today.


Union League Club of Chicago



If you have any issues reserving a hotel room before the rate cut-off date, please contact Jamie Kleppetsch at



Travel Scholarships

AASE is pleased to announce that we will be awarding a limited number of scholarships up to $800.00 per award recipient to attend the AASE Bi-Annual Diversity Conference on Thursday, October 3, 2019 through Friday, October 4, 2019, at DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois to cover the costs of airfare to the conference and hotel for two nights.

If awarded a travel scholarship, upon the presentation of travel cost receipts within thirty days of the end of the conference, ASSE will reimburse travel costs up to the amount awarded.  Reimbursement will be paid via check or Paypal deposit, at the discretion of the scholarship recipient

Further information about the conference can be found at

AASE is aware that law school travel budgets are shrinking. In some cases, academic support professionals may not even have a travel budget at all. The purpose of the AASE Bi-Annual Diversity Conference is to further the professional development of the academic support community. To do this we need “you” at the conference.

To help subsidize some of the costs of attending the AASE Bi-Annual Diversity Conference, we will be awarding need-based travel scholarships. AASE members will be given preference when awarding travel scholarships. To become an AASE member, please go to

If you wish to apply for a travel scholarship, please submit the following information to by September 3, 2019:



School Affiliation;

Email and phone number;

Describe your academic support responsibilities at your school;

State whether you are an AASE member;

Describe the circumstances evidencing a need for a travel scholarship;

State the amount of financial assistance being requested (please provide actual estimates [as close as possible] for airfare and hotesl; and

Provide any additional information you feel is relevant to your application.



If you have any questions regarding the above information, please contact:


Marla Dickerson, M.S., J.D.

Director of Prelaw, Academic Counselor, Instructor of Law, & ADA Coordinator

Office of Academic Support, Counseling, and Bar Preparations

Southern University Law Center

PO Box 9294

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70813

Phone:  (225) 771-4913


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