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FIU Law is proud to be represented at the 111th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), happening January 3 – 7, 2017 in San Francisco, California. This year’s theme is “Why Law Matters” providing a “forum for novel thinking and fresh perspectives on the roe of law in society and the academy’s role in advancing respect for and understanding of the rule of law.”

FIU Law faculty are representing FIU on several panels, on a range of legal education topics:


  • Howard M. Wasserman, Speaker, Section on Women in Legal Education: Cultivating Empathy, on January 5, 2017
  • Eric R. Carpenter, Speaker, AALS Academy Program: Still Victims: Continuing the Trauma of Victims of Military Sexual Assault, on January 5, 2017
  • Louis N. Schulze, Jr., Speaker, Section on Academic Support: Why Academic Support Matters, January 6, 2017
  • Janewa Osei-Tutu, Speaker, Section on Intellectual Property: Intellectual Property in Conflict or Concert with Community Values, January 6, 2017
  • Janewa Osei-Tutu, Speaker, Section on New Law Professors: Getting By with a Little Help from My Friends: Mentorship in Teaching and Scholarship, January 6, 2017
  • Manuel A. Gómez, Speaker, Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution, co-sponsored by Comparative Law: Comparative Commercial Arbitration: U.S., Asia, Europe, and Latin America, January 6, 2017
  • Kalyani Robbins, Moderator, AALS Hot Topic Program: The Juliana v. U.S. Atmospheric Trust Litigation: Will the Children Save the Planet?, January 7, 2017

Additionally, Kerri L. Stone is the Section Chair for the AALS Women in Legal Education Section for 2017. Kalyani Robbins Is the Section Chair-Elect for the AALS Environmental Law section.

Prof. Carpenter joined FIU Law in 2013. His research interests are in military justice, sexual violence against women, and capital litigation. To read Prof. Carpenter’s works, visit his Selected Works gallery.

Prof. Gómez is the Associate Dean of International and Graduate Studies at FIU Law. His research and academic focus is on dispute resolution and governance, legal and institutional reform in Latin America, the globalization of the legal profession, and innovations in legal education. To read Dean Gómez’s works, visit his Selected Works gallery.

Prof. Osei-Tutu joined FIU Law after practicing over ten years as legal counsel to the Patent & Trademark Office and the Intellectual Property Policy Directorate at Industry Canada. Her scholarship focuses on the social and cultural impact of intellectual property rights on society. To read Prof. Osei-Tutu’s works, visit her Selected Works gallery.

Prof. Robbins joined FIU Law in 2014, and teaches Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Property, and seminars in Biodiversity and Climate Change. Her areas of expertise include Biodiversity & Ecosystem Management, Environmental Federalism, Environmental Policy, Agricultural Land Conservation, Climate Change, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Renewable Energy. To read Prof. Robbins’ works, visit her Selected Works gallery.

Prof. Schulze serves as the Assistant Dean and Professor of Academic Support, directing the Academic Excellence Program at FIU Law. He joined FIU Law in 2014. His areas of scholarly focus are in law school academic support, and has published on FFERPA, criminal law, and educational psychology in legal education. To read Prof. Schulze’s works, visit his Selected Works gallery.

Prof. Stone teaches Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Labor Law, and Contracts at FIU Law. Her research focuses on examining anti-discrimination jurisprudence. To read more about Prof. Stone, visit her faculty page.

Prof. Wasserman joined FIU Law in 2003 and teaches civil procedure, evidence, federal courts, civil rights, and First Amendment; his scholarship focuses on the freedom of speech and on the role of procedure and jurisdiction in public-law and civil-rights litigation. He blogs at PrawfsBlawg and at Sports-Law Blog and is the Section Editor for the Courts Law Section of JOTWELL. Professor Wasserman is a loyal Chicago Cubs fan. To read Prof. Wasserman’s works, visit his Selected Works gallery.