Two law professors speak at principal conference for legal educators

January 13, 2014 | News, UToday, Law
By Rachel Phipps

Two UT College of Law professors presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools in New York City Jan. 2-5.

The association’s annual meeting is the largest gathering of law faculty in the world and the premiere academic conference for law school faculty.

Rebecca Zietlow, the Charles W. Fornoff Professor of Law and Values and an expert in the area of constitutional history and politics, presented at a panel on constitutional law during the three-day event. The other panelists teach at Georgetown University, Princeton University and Yale University.

Nicole Porter, professor of law and a disability law scholar, presented during a section titled “The Persistent Societal Habits of Bullying, Harassing and Excluding: Exploring the Current Legal and Public Policy Issues at the Forefront of Efforts Combating Such Discrimination.”

“Professors Porter and Zietlow represented us well,” said Daniel J. Steinbock, dean of the College of Law. “UT law faculty members present regularly at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting — yet another indication of the high quality of our faculty’s scholarship and scholarly reputations.”

This year’s meeting was titled “Looking Forward: Legal Education in the 21st Century” and sought to address the challenges and criticisms facing law schools and legal education. More than 3,500 law teachers, librarians and law school administrators from association-member schools, non-member schools and law schools of other nations attended.

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