Faculty join AALS leadership

Posted On January 17, 2013
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Faculty Elected Section Officers at AALS Annual Conference

Three Georgia State University College of Law faculty members, Lisa Radke Bliss, Emily Suski and Jonathan Todres, were elected officers for four American Association of Law Schools sections during the organization’s annual meeting Jan. 4-6 in New Orleans.

Bliss, associate clinical professor and co-director of the HeLP Legal Services Clinic, was re-elected to the executive committee of the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education.

Suski, assistant clinical professor, is the new chair-elect of the Section on Poverty Law. Todres, associate professor of law, was elected chair of the Section on Children and the Law and secretary of the Section on International Human Rights.

The Section on Clinical Legal Education organizes and hosts the annual conference on clinical legal education, supports the professional development and mentoring of clinicians as scholars, and works to help enhance clinical programs and law school curricula, Bliss said. Her term is for three years.

“Through participating in these governance activities, I have learned much about legal education and how different law schools are implementing the challenges set forth both in the Carnegie report and in Best Practices For Legal Education: A Vision and A Roadmap by Roy Stuckey and others,” Bliss said. “My teaching is enriched by what I have learned and by the mentoring and friendship I have received from colleagues at other law schools.”

Suski plans to support the new chair this year while working to help expand the focus on poverty law at the annual meetings and working “to organize a public service project and poverty law program at next year’s annual meeting.”

Todres agreed the sections provide a vehicle for professors with shared interests to pursue activities of common interests, including conferences, newsletters and mentoring programs for more junior faculty members.

“[The Sections on Children and the Law and International Human Rights] had very successful programs at the AALS annual meeting this year,” Todres said. “My hope is to continue to build on these successes.”


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