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Dean Nancy H. Rogers Assumes AALS Presidency
She is the 107th president and fifth Ohio State faculty member to lead the organization
January 8, 2007
Dean Nancy H. Rogers
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. She is the 107th president and fifth Ohio State faculty member to lead the organization of more than 6,000 law faculty from 168 member schools dedicated to improving the legal profession through legal education.
As president, she will invite legal scholars and practitioners to look at the engagement of law schools with the bench and bar. Dean Rogers holds the Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution at Ohio State.
A national leader in dispute resolution, Dean Rogers 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 AALS sponsors law teaching clinics, promotes programming to exchange new ideas about teaching and scholarship, publishes the Journal of Legal Education addressing the issues confronting legal educators and serving as an outlet for emerging areas of scholarship, 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 educationís 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.