2017 Annual Meeting – Minneapolis

2017 AACRAO Annual Meeting (April 2 – 5)

NNLSO held the following sessions at the AACRAO Annual Meeting.  For session write-ups and presentation slides (if available), click on the session headings below.


Monday, April 3, 2017

National Network of Law School Officers Business Meeting and Breakfast

The New York Bar and California Bar Requirements and Procedures
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
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 (notes not available for this presentation)


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Effective Communication in the Workplace
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


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

How to Remain Sane While Pulling Together an Academic Schedule
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
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.