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U of I Law Faculty Present and Take on Leadership Roles at Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting

January 14, 2019

In early January 2019, College of Law faculty descended on New Orleans to attend the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting. At the meeting, faculty from around the world presented on issues of legal and academic interest. Faculty also engaged in leadership opportunities that further the mission of the organization and its sections. Read about law faculty who made a big impact at the meeting.

Wendy Couture was selected as the chair-elect of the Securities Regulation Section in 2019.

Benjamin Cover agreed to serve on the Executive Committee of the Election Law Section in 2019.

Associate Dean Jeffrey A. Dodge was elevated to chair of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues Section in 2019.

Kate Evans presented her paper,"Detainers, Discretion and State Law's Historical Constraints," forthcoming in the Brooklyn Law Review at the Immigration Law Section's Session, "New Voices in Immigration Law." She was selected to participate following a call for papers.

Following an open call for papers in the legal academy, Katherine Macfarlane's paper, "Modes of Resistance: Stakeholder Responses to Proposed ADA Amendments," was the sole selection for presentation at the Disability Law Section's panel. The panel was cosponsored by the Law, Medicine and Health Care Section as well as the Civil Rights Section. Macfarlane was also selected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Civil Rights Section in 2019.

John Rumel was reappointed to serve on the Executive Committee of the Education Law Section in 2019.

Shaakirrah Sanders served as chair of the Constitutional Law Section in 2018, moderated a panel celebrating the 18th Amendment's Centennial and organized a program that reflected on 100 years of incitement jurisprudence. The Constitutional Law Section also held a cocktail reception at the Louisiana Supreme Court. Sanders will also serve as secretary of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues Section in 2019.

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