The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Nominating Committee for 2018 Officers and Members of the Executive Committee recently announced that Mark C. Alexander, Arthur J. Kania Dean of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, is one of three individuals nominated to join the AALS Executive Committee.
Vicki Jackson (President-Elect), the Thurgood Marshall Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School, and Gillian Lester, Dean and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, were also nominated. The committee will present the nominations at the second meeting of the AALS House of Representatives on January 5.
In announcing the candidates, the AALS Nominating Committee stated that it was “proud to recommend three individuals whose careers exemplify dedication to teaching, scholarship and service to AALS and to legal education.”
The Association of American Law Schools (AALS), founded in 1900, is a nonprofit association of 179 law schools. Its members enroll most of the nation’s law students and produce the majority of the country’s lawyers and judges, as well as many of its lawmakers. The mission of AALS is to uphold and advance excellence in legal education. In support of this mission, AALS promotes the core values of excellence in teaching and scholarship, academic freedom, and diversity, including diversity of backgrounds and viewpoints, while seeking to improve the legal profession, to foster justice, and to serve our many communities—local, national and international.