Hot Topic Proposals at the AALS 2013 Annual Meeting – New Orleans, LA

“Faculty members at AALS member law schools who are interested in organizing a 1 ¾ hour panel on a late breaking legal issue or topic will have the opportunity to submit proposals until November 2, 2012, for the 2013 Annual Meeting in New Orleans.”

Proposals may be emailed to hottopic[@]         im

When developing the proposal, consider whether there are a diversity of presenters and whether there is junior and senior teacher involvement.

The proposed topic should not be one addressed elsewhere in the Annual Meeting program (please review the Annual Meeting website at for scheduled programs with titles, speakers and descriptions to make sure you are not duplicating an already existing program.) We want to make you aware of two programs already scheduled for the Annual Meeting. One is the AALS Committee on Professional Development Hot Topic Workshop on “Election Integrity and the Right to Vote: Lessons from the 2012 Election” and a Presidential Program on “Law Schools and their Critics”

Each proposal should contain the following information:

1) the title of the proposed program;

2) a brief description of the program;

3) a confirmed list of panel members; and

4.) an explanation as to why the topic is “hot” and could not be identified prior to March 15, 2012