IU Law – Indianapolis Professors Make Their Mark at the Annual AALS Meeting
When law professors from all over the country met in sunny Southern California in early January of this year for the Annual AALS meeting, several scholars from IU Law – Indianapolis presented papers and were elected to leadership positions in their sections.
Professor Lloyd T. (Tom) Wilson, Jr. was elected chair of the 101-member Section on Real Estate Transactions. As Chair one of his responsibilities is to organize the Section’s panel presentations and other activities for the 2010 annual meeting.
Andrew R. Klein, Paul E. Beam Professor of Law, was elected to the executive board of AALS’ Section on Torts & Compensation Systems.
Professor Jennifer Drobac presented her paper “’Minding’ the Sexual Harassment of Adolescent Workers” at the “Children, Sex, and the Law” session.
Frank Emmert, the John S. Grimes Professor of Law, spoke about the development of international alumni networks by medium sized law schools / LL.M. programs in the session organized by the Section on Post-graduate Legal Education, co-sponsored by the Sections on Graduate Programs for Foreign Lawyers and Institutional Advancement entitled "After the LL.M. - Career Options, Building Alumni Networks and Development Strategies.” He also spoke about his experience with the law school’s LL.M. program in Egypt in the session organized by the Section on Graduate Programs for Foreign Lawyers entitled "The Changing Role of U.S. Graduate Programs for Foreign Lawyers." Furthermore, in the session organized by the Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation entitled "Emerging Antitrust Regimes - Challenges and Approaches" Professor Emmert spoke about the introduction of antitrust or competition law in transitional economies in Central and Eastern Europe and lessons learned that could be beneficially applied in other parts of the world.
Eleanor DeArman Kinney, the Hall Render Killian Heath and Lyman Professor of Law
was on the Panel for the Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care. The panel was entitled “Comparative Health Law: What Can the U.S. Learn from Other Countries?” Her talk was entitled: “Realization of the Human Right to Health in an Economically Integrated North America.”
Professor María Pabón López presented a paper entitled “Grooming, Mentoring and Decision Making: Critical Times f María Pabón Lópezor Persons of Color in the Legal Academy” given at the “Hiring, Retaining and Promoting Law Professors of Color” panel sponsored by the Section of Minority Groups.
Allison Martin, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, presented a work entitled “A Study of Hope, Optimism, Academic Performance, and Psychological Well-Being in Law School” as part of the Balance in Legal Education section.
David Orentlicher, the Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law, presented his talk, “Discrimination Out of Dismissiveness: The Example of Infertility” at the session of the Section on Disability Law.