January 15, 2010
McGeorge faculty members took leadership roles and were active participants at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, held January 7-10, 2010, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Professors Brian Landsberg, Paul Paton, Michael Malloy, Jarrod Wong and Miriam Cherry were presenters during the four-day conference. Landsberg spoke on "Educating Chinese Law Professors in Experiential Education Methods" at a joint program of the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research and the Section on Teaching Methods. Paton talked to the Section on Professional Responsibility about "Cooperation, Co-Option or Coercion? The FATF Lawyer Guidance and Regulation of the Legal Profession." Malloy deliver a paper, "Caught in the Cross-Currents: International Economic Sanctions in Contemporary Practice," at a joint session of the AALS Sections on National Security Law, International Human Rights, and International Law. John Sims was a commentator on another paper delivered at that session. Cherry and Wong were co-presenters of "Clawbacks: Prospective Contract Measures in an Era of Excessive Executive Compensation and Ponzi Schemes" for the Business Associations Section.
Professor Thom Main was elected Chair of the AALS Section on Civil Procedure, one of the oldest AALS sub-groups, and Professor Raquel Aldana was welcomed as incoming co-president of the Society of American Law Teachers, which held its annual dinner in conjunction with the convention.
Professor Michael Vitiello and the Center for Advocacy & Dispute Resolution hosted a breakfast for advocacy professors. Professor Frank Gevurtz and the Global Center for Business & Development hosted a breakfast for international law teachers, releasing results from a survey on experiential, bilingual and intercultural programs at American law schools to a gathering of more than 60 attendees.
In addition, Dean Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, managing editor Molly Pyle and co-editor Sims hosted a reception on behalf of the Journal of National Security of National Security Law & Policy.