Annual Conference

Each year, NNLSO hosts its annual meeting in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).  This provides our members the opportunity for professional development, not only through sessions slated by NNLSO, but also general interest AACRAO sessions.  For full details of the AACRAO Annual Meeting and Registration information visit the AACRAO website.

2017 AACRAO Annual Meeting (April 2 – 5)

NNLSO has many sessions planned for the AACRAO meeting that we hope will empower and motivate you to be an agent of positive change within your institution. You do make a difference! We want to help you be the best at whatever you do!  Please join NNLSO at the following sessions:


Sunday, April 2, 2017

NNLSO Welcome Reception
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Avenue
Room Marquette III
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Monday, April 3, 2017

National Network of Law School Officers Business Meeting and Breakfast
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room 205AB
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

The New York Bar and California Bar Requirements and Procedures
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room M101C
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Some state bar examiners are changing requirements for admission to the bar.  The Executive Director of the New York State Board of Law Examiners will discuss requirements for the New York bar exam, including the implementation of the Uniform Bar Exam and the new New York Law Exam.  The Senior Director of Admissions for The State Bar of California will also be available to discuss the possibility of new experiential learning requirements for the California bar.  Presenters:  John McAlary (New York Bar), Gayle Murphy (California Bar)


Best Practices:  Statistics and Reporting
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room M100C
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Many of us face mandates to collect, collate, analyze, and report statistical data while dealing with antiquated systems. Institutions struggle with rising costs to retain and produce data. Choosing from diverse approaches means taking into account not only the institution’s current needs but also trying to predict future requirements.  This session is meant to share ideas and develop best practices for statistics and reporting.  Presenters:  Pontus Niklasson and Kenneth Pokrowski


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Effective Communication in the Workplace
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room M101B
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Communicating successfully within and between departments can be a challenge for some institutions.  We will discuss techniques and practices that can help make communication more effective and efficient.  Presenter:  Kess Knight


Roundtable:  Law School Registrar and Admissions
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room 200G
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.


National Network of Law Schools Networking and Social Event
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Newsroom
990 Nicolette Mall
$35 per person (payable at the NNLSO Welcome and Business Meeting/Breakfast events)


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

How to Remain Sane While Pulling Together an Academic Schedule
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room M100H
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Learn how to build and organize an academic schedule, while maintaining balance between student needs and faculty demands. Topics will include faculty preferences, avoiding conflicts, and use of software.  Your colleagues will discuss their experiences and answer questions.  Presenter:  Suzanne Dennis


Finding Your Happy Place by Hiring & Training Efficient & Motivated Employees
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room M100A
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

We all know that having an efficient and motivated team is a key factor for a well-run office and less gray hairs, which help supervisors reach or maintain their happy place at work.  Session presenters will share some well-known leadership principles along with personal experiences to engage participants in a discussion around some best practices used in motivating individuals across small and large teams.  Presenters:  Theresa Gallo and Connie Shipman, Ed.D.