Faculty to Present at AALS 2021 Meeting

Touro Faculty Presented at 2021 AALS Meeting

Four Touro Law professors kicked off the new year as presenters, speakers, and moderators at the 2021 AALS Annual Meeting. This year's conference, "The Power of Words,” is was held virtually from January 5-9. The annual meeting is the largest gathering of law faculty in the world.

Samuel J. Levine
Director of the Jewish Law Institute and Professor of Law

  • Presenter: Section on International Human Rights, Co-Sponsored by Sections on Comparative Law and Law and Religion, Building Bridges between Secular and Religious Human Rights Communities.
  • Presenter: Section on Law and Mental Disability, Co-Sponsored by Disability Law, Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples, and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues, Mental Health and Vulnerable Populations in the Era of COVID-19.
  • Presenter: Section on Professional Responsibility, Co-Sponsored by Sections on Civil Rights, Minority Groups, and Employment Discrimination Law, Legal and Judicial Ethics in the Post-#MeToo World.
  • Presenter: Section on Jewish Law, Jewish Law Programs and Courses in American Law Schools (moderator).
  • Outgoing Chair of the Section on Jewish Law, remains on the Executive Committee.
  • Continues to serve as Chair of the annual Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize for Scholarship in Professional Responsibility.
  • Named to the Executive Committee of the Section on Professional Responsibility


Rodger Citron
Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship and Professor of Law

  • Presenter: AALS Discussion Group, How the Pandemic Made Me at Better Teacher: Lessons Learned and Plans for Change.
  • Member: Executive Committee, Section on Law and Humanities.


Michael Lewyn
Director of Institute on Land Use and Sustainable Development and Professor of Law

  • Presenter: Section on State and Local Government Law, Joint Program with Natural Resources and Energy Law, Exploring the Role of State and Local Government Laws in Environmental Sustainability. Hosting a breakout room following presentation.


Michelle Zakarin
Associate Professor of Legal Process

  • Presenter: Teaching Methods Section, Best Practices for Creating and Administering Mid-term Exams. The title of her presentation is “How Technology can Assist the Professor in Administering Mid-term Assessments and How it can be Used to help Prevent Cheating.”


Joan Foley
Kermit Gitenstein Distinguished Professor of Health Law & Policy and Professor of Legal Process

  • Member: Executive Committee, Section on Aging and the Law (2016-Present)

Richard Klein
Bruce K. Gould Distinguished Professor of Law

  • Member: Executive Committee, Section on International Human Rights Law

John Linarelli
Professor of Law

  • Member: Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Scholarship




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