Sunday, August 21, 2022

AALS Section on Balance & Well-Being in Legal Education

The Association of American Law Schools Section on Balance & Well-being in Legal Education invites nominations for its annual award to be presented at the 2023 AALS Annual Meeting & Conference. The nominations deadline has been extended to September 2.

The award is designed to honor an individual for outstanding contributions to the promotion of well-being in legal education. The awardee serves as a model of Balance & Well-being Section ideals, develops innovative programming that integrates this work into curricular or co-curricular offerings, contributes to academic scholarship in the field, and regularly serves the Section, their law school and greater legal community by providing access to well-being programming and/or services.


  • 1. Modeling: Serves as a model of Balance & Well-being Section ideals (integrates this work into teaching, scholarship or service);
  • 2. Innovation: Develops or proposes innovative curricular offerings designed to showcase the importance of health, compassion, integrity, and ethics to the effective study and practice of law;
  • 3. Scholarship: Recent publications (scholarship related to the work of the section);
  • 4. Section Contributions: Contributions to the Section through service/volunteer work; and
  • 5. Service: Service to the law school and the greater legal community – providing access to well-being programming and/or services across multiple communities and platforms.

Nominations should address the following questions:

  • 1. In what ways has this nominee made outstanding contributions to the promotion of well-being in legal education?
  • 2. How has the nominee served as a model for balance and well-being in legal education?
  • 3. How has the nominee inspired others to act or created opportunities for others to serve?
  • 4. How has the nominee advanced or spread discourse on the importance of well-being in legal education?
  • 5. How has the nominee enhanced or changed the way legal education is taught based upon humanistic or holistic models of legal practice?
  • 6. How has the nominee impacted the professional identity formation and/or development of law students and legal educators through this work?

Submit nominations via webform here: 

Deadline for nominations: September 2, 2022.

Hat tips to Professors Tamar Schwartz and Rebecca Scharf, Co-Chairs of the AALS Balance & Well-being Nominations Committee


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