May 2011


Dear Friends and Colleagues:


Our Annual Meeting in New Orleans at the Roosevelt Hotel, a Waldorf-Astoria property is fast approaching on August 10, 2011, and it is shaping up to be a wonderful event for our members, colleagues, and families.  Thanks to everyone who helped put this great program together and don't forget to register and book your hotel rooms early. (


On behalf of both sponsoring schools, Yale University and Tulane University, a special welcome to all newcomers.  Your Executive Committee looks forward to meeting you at the Newcomers Lunch on Wednesday, August 10.


For our plenary speaker at lunch on Thursday, August 11, we will welcome the Mayor of New Orleans, The Honorable Mitch Landrieu, or a member of his cabinet.  This will give us a first-hand look at the leadership of a great American city that not only has struggled with grace through adversity but has emerged all the stronger for it.  That morning, David Korn, a Tulane University graduate and partner in the New Orleans Law Firm Phelps Dunbar (and new ALSB member), will be the Employment Law breakfast guest speaker.  David specializes in employment law, representing private employers, insurance companies, and governmental entities in all facets of labor and employment law throughout the Gulf South.  On Thursday afternoon and evening, enjoy the Women's Tea and the GLB Cocktail Party.


Join us for a variety of cutting-edge and insightful paper presentations and panels throughout the conference.  Workshops include the Workshop on Empirical Legal Studies on the morning of August 10 and the Technology in Teaching Workshop: Matching the Medium to the Message that afternoon.  Later on Wednesday, stroll the Tulane campus at the Icebreaker Reception sponsored by our colleagues at Tulane University.  The by-invitation-only ABLJ Invited Scholars Paper Development Colloquium will be the afternoon of August 11.



St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans' Jackson Square, the heart of the French Quarter



On Friday morning August 12, hone your pedagogical skills at the Master Teacher Symposium.  Then enjoy lunch in the air-conditioned splendor of the Tea Room at the New Orleans Zoo and walk on the wild side among the rhinos, tigers, birds, and other beasts.  That evening, check out the fine arts scene with free wine and hors d'oeuvres (and discounted prices) at four local art galleries on Royal Street.


Professor Karen C. Sokol of Loyola University in New Orleans College of Law and Dr. Dean Moosavi of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will bring their first-hand experiences and research to bear on the BP oil spill in the Gulf at a lunch on Saturday August 13 sponsored by both the Environmental Law and Sustainability and Ethics Sections.  An optional field trip to a remediated beach will also be available.  Then, Saturday night, put on those fancy duds you've been saving for that special occasion and shimmer into the Blue Room for the Banquet.


Your Program Chair,

Constance E. Bagley

Professor in the Practice of Law and Management

Yale School of Management

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