2012 Annual Conference – Philadelphia

The 2012 NNLSO Annual Meeting was held in Philadelphia, PA in conjunction with the 98th AACRAO Annual Meeting. To get things started in true Philly fashion, special guest Ben Franklin welcomed the attendees at the NNLSO Opening Session and entertained the crowd with personal stories.

The NNLSO Social was a heavy hors d’oeuvre reception provided by Three Rivers Systems, at The Plough and the Stars Restaurant & Pub. As always we were grateful for the opportunity to socialize and catch-up with good friends.

A lively crowd of familiar faces and dear colleagues was in attendance at the NNLSO Business Luncheon. We were also pleased to greet new colleagues to the annual meeting through funding provided by the First-Time Attendee Grants. The recipients were: Marilyn Labadie, Vermont Law; Aida Ten, Boston University; and Eddie Upton, The University of Mississippi.

This year also marked the awarding of the inaugural Vanguard Prize award.  According to Executive Director Roberto Koch, the board received several qualified nominations and the selection process was difficult.  The recipient was Judith Calvert from Yale Law School.    The award was presented by Tom Maher from AppointLink, sponsor of this year’s award. And, Lylene Pilkenton was recognized for her years of service and was awarded a lifetime membership.

Finally, in addition to the sessions provided by AACRAO, NNLSO sponsored several educational sessions aimed at the law school professional. These sessions, along with the Registrar and Admission Roundtables, provided everyone with much needed professional development and new ideas. In case you missed it:

NNLSO Sponsored Sessions

  • The History and Future of the Law School Admissions Test
  • Assessing Factors Influencing Student Academic Success in Law School
    [presentation]
  • Law School Staffing: Survey Results & Discussion
    [presentation] [handout]
  • Law School Graduation: Handling the Details and Making it Special!
    [presentation] [task list] [budget] [checklist]
  • Law School Exams: Can’t Live With ‘Em, Can’t Live Without ‘Em