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.


2016 AACRAO Annual Meeting

For full details of the AACRAO Annual Meeting and Registration information visit the AACRAO website at:

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! Below is information about the NNLSO sessions that we have planned and hope you will find of interest to you.

NNLSO – Welcome Reception

Date: Sunday, March 20
Time: 3:30—4:30 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Grand Phoenix;  Estrella Room
340 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ
Please come by the NNLSO Welcome Reception to enjoy refreshments, make new friends or catch up with old ones!
Light Refreshments

ABA Standards Updates & Experiential Learning Requirements

Session: 4420
Date: Monday, March 21
Time: 8:00 – 9:15am
Room: North 132A
Presenter: Bill Adams, Deputy Managing Director of the American Bar Association

Bill Adams will update us on experiential learning requirements, ABA deadlines for implementation, and other related issues. Bring your questions!

NNLSO Social

Date: Monday, March 21
Time: 7:00pm
Place: Canyon Café
455 N. 3rd St. #114
Phoenix, AZ

Come join us for a fun time of getting to know new friends and catching up with old ones!

More information to follow for Social!

Law School Registrar & Admissions Roundtable

Session: 4421
Date: Tuesday, March 22
Time: 8:00 – 9:15am
Room: North 127B
Presenter: Jerri Cunningham, Registrar, Baylor Law School

Join us for a time of sharing ideas and war stories at the Law School Roundtable.


NNLSO Business Meeting & Luncheon

Session: 4521
Date: Tuesday, March 22
Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
Room: North 124A
Presenter: Judith Calvert, NNLSO Executive Director and Assistant Dean and Registrar, Yale Law School

Join us to discuss the state of NNLSO affairs and to recognize the Vanguard Prize recipient. This is a ticketed event. Purchase your ticket when you register for the AACRAO Conference.

Dealing with Tragedy in the Law School

Session: 4516
Date: Tuesday, March 22
Time: 3:45-4:45pm
Room: North 131B
Presenter: Terese Chenier, Registrar, Western New England University School of Law

It is difficult to prepare for the aftermath of a tragedy within the law school community. Ideas will be shared on how we can help those in our community and/or ourselves cope with a tragic experience within the community.

Best Practice & Innovations: Replacing a Veteran Law Registrar and Old Processes

Session: 4423
Date: Tuesday, March 22
Time: 5:00-6:00pm
Room: North 122A
Presenter: Amy Arntsen, Registrar, University of Wisconsin School of Law
                      Connie Shipman, Registrar,  Chapman University School of Law

Amy Arntsen and Connie Shipman will discuss their experiences in updating a law school registrar’s office with the goal of improving service to students, faculty and staff in these financially restrictive times.

Course Advising for the Electronic Age

Session: 4422
Date: Wednesday, March 23
Time: 9:15-10:15
Room: North 121A
Presenter: Jodie Needham, Assistant Dean for Academic Services, John Marshall Law School

We all have Academic Advising for Law students in academic difficulty but what about curricular advising for different practice areas of the law. Who is doing this advising in our schools, how are we presenting this information on our web sites, and are we doing a proper job? Jodie Needham will discuss her experiences in advising students that will help us as we consider how we can improve advising within our institutions.