Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Prof. William Byrnes Finishes Term as Chair of AALS Section on International Legal Exchange

William ByrnesExecutive Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Special Projects William H. Byrnes of the Texas A&M University School of Law completed his term as Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on International Legal Exchange.

Wojcik-markThe new Section Chair is Professor Mark E. Wojcik of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, who previously chaired the Section in 1998-99. His election as Chair marks the 10th time he has chaired a Section of the American Association of Law Schools.

The AALS Section on International Legal Exchange was chartered in 1974. The Section promotes international communication and understanding, principally through the transnational movement of law faculty and students, both through assisting in placing U.S. law faculty and students in foreign nations and in bringing to U.S. law schools foreign faculty and students. The Section seeks to obtain and exchange ideas and information relating to exchanges and assists law schools in the development of exchange programs.

The new Section Chair-Elect of the AALS Section on International Legal Exchange is Assistant Dean for International Affairs Theresa K. Kaiser-Jarvis (The University of Michigan Law School). She will become Chair in January 2018 when the AALS will hold its Annual Meeting in New Orleans.  Elected as Section Secretary was Gabrielle Goodwin (Director of Graduate Legal Studies at the Indiana Mauer School of Law). Elected as Section Treasurer was John Smagula (Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law).

Members of the Section's Executive Committee include George Edwards (Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law), Charolette Ku (Associate Dean for Global Programs at Texas A&M University School of Law), and Jeffrey Ellis Thomas (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law). William Byrnes will also be on the Executive Committee as Immediate Past Section Chair.



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