AALS: A Modest Dissent

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3 Responses

  1. Frank says:

    Not only an eminently reasonable defense of AALS meetings, but great links! Gov Exec is an underrated magazine.

    Also, if you’re working on projects involving people from around the country, AALS is a nice place to finally meet. I met many bloggers and scholars I admired. Perhaps to solidify this “hub” function, it should be held in the middle of the country more often. And in a warmer place! I’m looking forward to New Orleans.

  2. Orin Kerr says:


    I agree that the diverse content is good. In general, though, the quality of those contents at the AALS has been underwhelming. As I suggested in my post, though, I thought this AALS was an exception; the panels were unusually good, I thought.

  3. Robert Ahdieh says:


    The question, though, is whether the criminal procedure panel that underwhelms you might be right at my level, while the corporate panel that bores me raises interesting questions for you.