Dean Nancy Rogers Elected President of Association of American Law Schools
Dean Nancy H. Rogers assumed the presidency of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) at its annual meeting in Washington, DC on January 4. The Association is comprised of more than 6,000 law faculty from 168 member schools, dedicated to improving the legal profession through legal education.
A national leader in dispute resolution, Dean Rogers is the Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution. She has co-authored three books in the field, including two that were honored with the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution Book Prize. She has served as chair of the Planning Committee for the ABA Seminar for New Deans and served on the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation.
The Executive Committee of AALS for 2007-2008: William B. Bates Distinguished Chair in Law Michael A. Olivas, University of Houston Law Center; David Boies Professor of Law Robert Post, Yale Law School; Paul Regis Dean Professor Judith C. Areen, Georgetown Law School, immediate past-president, AALS; Dean John Garvey, Boston College Law School; Carl C. Monk, executive vice president and executive director, AALS; Joseph F. Rosenfield Professor of Law William N. Hines, University of Iowa College of Law; Dean and Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution Nancy H. Rogers, president, AALS; Professor Stephanie M. Wildman, Santa Clara University School of Law
The AALS sponsors law teaching clinics, promotes programming to exchange new ideas about teaching and scholarship, and publishes the Journal of Legal Education, which addresses the issues confronting legal educators and serving as an outlet for emerging areas of scholarship. In addition, the AALS provides faculty recruitment services, and through its Resource Corps, assists schools in developing the capacity for collegial deliberation and decision making. The AALS is the legal education’s principal representative to the federal government and to other national higher education organizations and learned societies.
The only law schools to have contributed more presidents than Ohio State
during the 107-year history of AALS are Columbia University, Harvard University,
University of Pennsylvania and Yale University. Dean Rogers is the fifth
Ohio State faculty member to lead AALS.