Thursday, January 16, 2020
AALS Section on North American Cooperation to be Redesignated as the AALS Section on Law in the Americas
The Association of American Law Schools Section.on North American Cooperation voted at its January business meeting to change the name and scope of the section. The new name -- the Section on Law in the Americas -- will expand the geographic focus of the section to North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean. The name change also signals a renewed focus on substantive legal issues in the Americas (as opposed to discussing topics such as educational exchanges).
The change is not yet official -- there are still several layers of approval needed from the AALS -- but it's a change to look out for if your research and teaching interests are in the Americas. The new section chair elected in January 2020 is Kim Nayyer of Cornell University School of Law.