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.


2015 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

Sunday, April 12, 2015
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
Federal Hill Room

Light Refreshments

NNLSO – Opening Session

Speaker: Judith Calvert, Yale Law School

The Executive Director of the National Network of Law School Officers will welcome attendees and discuss current meetings.

As we always seems to need more time for round-table conversations, we will also open the floor to all attendees for discussion this first morning, then continue the conversation at the official round-table on Wednesday before the close of the annual meeting. Topics for discussion may be sent to Jodie Needham ( for the opening session, or to Colleen Timmons ( for the Wednesday closing session.

Session 3129

Monday, April 13, 2015
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Ballroom I-IV

NNLSO Social

Chiapparelli’s Restaurant in Baltimore’s Little Italy

237 S. High Street, Baltimore, MD  21202

7:00 pm

More information to follow for Social!

Navigating Department Relationships with the University Registrar

Speakers: Sarah Reed, University of San Francisco, Felisha McCaster, Stetson University

It can be difficult navigating the relationship with the Main Campus Registrar in getting them to understand why you need access to get what you need. This session will focus on how one campus successfully managed that relationship and shared access, as well as individuals/school facilitators who were able to strategically and successfully maneuver to get what they needed. They will identify how they accomplished what they needed, despite their main campus Registrar and ITS, among others, not being open or especially willing to assist them.

Session 3146

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Room 339

NNLSO Business Meeting & Luncheon

Presenter:  Judith Calvert, Yale Law School

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Room: 349/350

Developing an Effective Law School Orientation Program

Speaker: Theresa Gallo, Drexel University

Much has been made of the law school “culture” and how jarring it can be for many students – academically, mentally, socially, and physically. While legal education reform slowly gains traction, there is very little discussion about how to use new student orientation – a built-in preparatory opportunity – to better educate students about the current reality of law school beyond administrative hurdles. The presenter took a long-term reflective approach to evaluating the orientation program and its utility in shaping the law school experience, and used the findings, along with research, to create holistic recommendations for improving the law school transition. This session will be structured as part presentation, part roundtable.

Session 3134

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Room 342

Invisibility and Critical Mass: Ensuring the Success of Minority Law Students

Speaker: Kent Lollis, Law School Admission Council

Being a minority law student today and the challenges these students face.
Discuss minority law student challenges in law school.
Hear from LSAC about how we can better prepare our minority students
Discuss current methods and models

Session 3137

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Room 327

There’s a New Sheriff in Town: How to Handle (Or Be Handled By) a New Boss

Speakers: Sondra Tennessee, University of Houston Law Center, Linda Sims, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Change in upper administration is inevitable.  Whether you have just received news that your boss is leaving or you have decided to make a move yourself, each of us will probably come face to face with a new “sheriff”.  Will she be a micromanager?  Will he bring in his own posse?  Will she appreciate my level of expertise?  Will he even like me?    The questions are endless.  Panelists will discuss ways to understand and adjust to the new top administrator.  Knowing how your life might change can help you adjust to the new leadership while allowing you the opportunity to enhance your department’s reputation.

Session 3140

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Room 327

Law School Registrars & Admissions Round Table

Facilitator:  Colleen Timmons, Tulane University, School of Law

Sharing ideas, learning helpful tips from others in the same profession, finding solutions for specific issues.

Session 3144

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM,
Room 326