SULC Recommended for AALS Full Membership
- Friday, November 19, 2010
The executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) recently voted to recommend that the Southern University Law Center be admitted to full membership in the association, Chancellor Freddie Pitcher Jr. announced in a November 19 release.
The vote came in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, November 11, following presentations by Chancellor Pitcher and SULC Professors Evelyn Wilson and Nadia Nedzel. AALS executive director Susan Prager advised that the committee will present its recommendation to the House of Representatives at the AALS Annual Meeting, January 5-8, 2011, in San Francisco.
"The AALS Executive Committee's vote and recommendation to the House of Representatives is an external validation of the quality of our program of legal education," Pitcher said.
The AALS, a non-profit educational association of 171 law schools representing more than 10,000 law faculty in the United States, is a resource for the improvement of the quality of legal education by networking law school faculty, professional staff, and deans to information and resources. It is also the principal representative of legal education to the federal government, other higher education organizations, learned societies, and international law schools.
The AALS serves as the academic society of law teachers with an annual meeting that constitutes the largest gathering of law faculty in the world.