Sunday, January 8, 2017
Professor John B. Thornton of the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law has been elected Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers. He succeeds Lauren Fielder, the Assistant Dean for Graduate and International Programs at the University of Texas School of Law, who now joins the Section's Executive Committee as Immediate Past President.
The Section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers was founded in 1987. It promotes the communication of ideas, interests, and activities among Section members and makes recommendations to the Association on matters concerning graduate degress programs and other educational opportunities for graduates of non-U.S. law schools.
Professor William H. Byrnes of the Texas A&M University School of Law is the new Section Chair-Elect and will assume office in January 2018 when the Association of American Law School will meet in San Diego. The other section officers elected were the Section Secretary, Professor Aaron Ghirardelli (Loyola Law School, Los Angeles), and Section Treasurer, Lawrence M. Solan (Brooklyn Law School).
Members of the Section's Executive Committee include Professors David W. Austin (California Western School of Law), George E. Edwards (Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law), Gabrielle L Goodwin (Indiana University Maurer School of Law), Khary Hornsby (Director of International Programs at the University of Minnesota), Hether C. Macfarlane (University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law), and John Smagula (Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law). Lauren Fielder is also on the Executive Committee as Immediate Past Section Chair.