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Some Conferences, Calls for Papers, and Calls for Panelists
The 2018 Annual Meeting of the the Association of American Law Schools takes place in San Diego from January 3 to January 6, 2018. As always, there are sessions of interest to law and humanities folks. Here are a few.
January 3, 2018
1:30-3:15 Admiralty and Maritime Law, Co-sponsored by the Art Law and International Law sections. “Sunken Treasure: Recovery of Cultural Property from Historic Shipwrecks.”
6:30-9 p.m. AALS Law and Film Series. The feature film selection this year is “My Cousin Vinny” (1992). This well-known film stars Joe Pesci as the cousin Vinny of the title, called on to defend his young cousin from a murder charge in rural Alabama. Although Vinny has just passed the bar (after 6 tries), and has never represented anyone in court, he takes on the case, with the help of his girlfriend Mona Lisa Vito (Marisa Tomei). Fred Gwynne is the bemused judge (“What was that word? Did you say ‘yutes’?”) The movie is well known among law professors, lawyers, judges, and the public for its depiction of attorneys, trial tactics, legal ethics, and the legal system.
January 4, 2018
12:15-1:30 Constitutional Law and Legal History Joint Luncheon. Ticket price $75 per person.
1:30-3:15 AALS Open Source Program: Visual and Popular Culture Imagery in Legal Education. Six professors discuss the place of law and popular culture courses in the law school curriculum.
January 5, 2018
6:30-9 p.m. AALS Law and Film Series. The documentary film selection this year is “Gideon’s Army” (2013). This film follows the journeys of 3 young public defenders in the deep South as they attempt to provide representation to the underserved. Anong those spotlighted: Jonathan Rapping, now a professor at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.
January 6, 2018
8:30-10:15 Jurisprudence: Philosophy, Criminal Law, and the Present Crisis
8:30-10:15 Law and the Humanities: Blade Runners, Hosts, and Lawyers: Communicating Images of Access to Rights and Justice for Robots and Other Artificial Intelligence
Link to the program at-a-glance here.