21st Century Lawyer’s Evolving Duty of Competence—AALS 2015—Washington, DC

The AALS Section on Professional Responsibility invites submissions for its program at the 2015 AALS Annual Meeting (Jan. 2-5, 2015, Washington, DC). The theme is The 21st Century Lawyer’s Evolving Duty of Competence. The submission deadline is Aug. 31, 2014. mw

Call for Papers
AALS Section on Professional Responsibility

2015 AALS Annual Meeting
Washington, DC

The 21st Century Lawyer’s Evolving Duty of Competence

New technology and other innovations are revolutionizing the delivery of legal and law-related services in all practice areas.  This program will address the new competencies that lawyers should have in order to comply with their ethical obligations in the 21st century.  Panelists also will explore the implications of these developments for access to justice and for legal education, both in the professional responsibility classroom and beyond.

Only full-time faculty members of AALS member law schools are eligible to submit papers.  Foreign, visiting (without a full-time position at an AALS member law school) and adjunct faculty members; graduate students; fellows and non-law school faculty are not eligible to submit.  Faculty at fee-paid non-member schools are ineligible.

Registration fee and expenses:
The author of the paper selected for the program  will be responsible for paying his or her annual meeting registration fee and travel expenses.

How papers will be reviewed:
The paper will be selected after anonymous review by members of the 2015 Annual Meeting Program Committee listed below.  In order to facilitate anonymous review, please identify yourself and your institutional affiliation only in the cover letter accompanying your manuscript and not in the manuscript itself.

Members of the 2015 Professional Responsibility Section Program Committee:

Andrew Perlman (chair), Suffolk University Law School

Sande Buhai, Loyola Law School (Los Angeles)

Barbara Glesner Fines, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law

Sam Levine, Touro Law Center

Natasha Martin, Seattle University Law School

Jack Sahl, University of Akron School of  Law


The paper will be published by the ABA Journal of the Professional Lawyer.

Length of Submissions and Deadline:

Entries of 20 or more double-spaced pages in length should be submitted by August 31, 2014. Please submit as early as possible.

Contact for submission and inquiries:

Andrew Perlman
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108