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 to register, visit the AACRAO Annual Meeting site.

2022 AACRAO Annual Meeting (April 3 – 6, 2022)

Venue: Oregon Convention Center – Portland, Oregon

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Link to AACRAO Event Page.

107th AACRAO Annual Meeting. April 3-6, 2022. Portland, OR. Oregon Convention Center.
Silhouette of cyclist in front of Portland skyline. Banner for 107th AACRAO Annual Meeting. April 3-6, 2022. Portland, OR. Oregon Convention Center. www.aacrao.org

NNLSO featured sessions and events listed below (all times Pacific). Days and Times subject to change until final determination by AACRAO Programming Committee. Click on title link to ensure correct time/room listed.

NNLSO Welcome Reception
Sunday, April 3, 3:00pm – 4:30pm F150
3:00pm-3:30pm First-Timers & Mentorship Program Mingle
3:30pm-4:00pm Main Welcome Reception with Games
4:00pm-4:30pm Informal Socializing then head over to Experience AACRAO

National Network of Law School Officers Business Meeting
Monday, April 4, 7:30am – 8:45am E145
Hear about exciting updates to the NNLSO Organization, and welcome new colleagues.

18842- Anonymous Grading & Mandatory Curves: A Burdensome Blind Spot for Law Schools Or A Means Towards Equity & More Clarity?
Monday, April 4, 1:15pm – 2:00pm E141
Sarah Sweetman, University of Denver-Sturm College of Law
This session explores the process by which two different law schools implement blind grading & mandatory curves. Both presenters have significant Registrar experience, with much of that experience preceding their current law school roles. In discussing the pros/cons of anonymous grading and mandatory curves from both the law school & non-law school perspectives, we will explore how implementing similar policies in non-law schools might help to mitigate grade inflation and reduce bias in grading.

18973 – The Ever-Expanding Role of the Law Registrar
Tuesday, April 5, 1:15pm – 2:00pm C125-126P
Theresa Gallo, Drexel University Kline School of Law
Pontus Niklasson, University of Washington – Seattle Campus
Simone Woung, Georgetown University
The role of the registrar is to be the steward of academic records and curricular data. So, how did we end up with all this… stuff? For law registrars, in particular, it can often feel like you’re playing the part of five offices in a mini-university. How does this happen, what does it look like, and how can we keep it manageable?

19280 – Successful Collaborations in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives
Tuesday, April 5, 5:15pm – 6:00pm C125-126P
Danielle Boardley, Drexel University
Theresa Gallo, Drexel University
Tiffany Partlowe, Reed Smith LLP
Michelle Tsigaridas Weller, New York Law School
In this interactive session, panelists will reflect on initiatives that required collaboration across departments and reflect on the challenges and lessons learned throughout the process. Focus areas will include access and affordability, recruitment and retention of underrepresented populations, and coalition building.

NNLSO Networking & Social Event (Ticketed)
Tuesday, April 5, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Open to all NNLSO members or prospective members, regardless of your participation in the AACRAO Conference. See you there! More information will be provided at the Business Meeting and those who registered. Guests are welcome.

19009 – Passion and Purpose: Discovering Your Why
Wednesday, April 6, 9:00am – 9:45am B113-114P
Connie Newsome, Campbell University
“If your dreams don’t keep you up at night, go back to sleep.” The phrase hails from a motivational source and aligns perfectly with the intent of our time together. This session focuses on personal development, specifically conversing around unrealized or not yet fully realized dreams for your volunteer, professional, or personal pursuits that lie OUTSIDE of your day job.

Roundtable: Law School Registrars & Admissions
Wednesday, April 6, 10:00am – 10:45am B115-116RP
This is a roundtable discussion for Admissions Officers, Registrars, Financial Aid Officers, and anyone who works in a law school environment. Join in the discussion and learn how colleagues at other institutions deal with challenges similar to what you may be dealing with and gain ideas on how you might change or make improvement to your processes.

 

Past meeting info:


2021 AACRAO Annual Meeting (March 29 – April 1, 2021)

Venue: Virtual Meeting. All times are in Eastern Daylight Time.

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Whose job is it anyway? The Role of the Registrar in Diversity & Inclusion
Monday, March 29, 1:00pm – 1:50pm
In this interactive session, a panel of academic services professionals (research university, law school, multi-city, graduate school) will reflect on the last three years of experiences serving on a diversity and inclusion committee in various capacities. Areas of focus will include: access and affordability, recruitment and retention of underrepresented populations, services to specific populations (e.g. veterans, native populations, students with disabilities), and coalition building.

Panel:
Michelle Weller, New York Law School (Moderator)
Tracy Kurzy, The Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences
Roslyn Perry, The Ohio State University
Jill Rodgers-Lash, University of the Pacific
Maria Mangold, The University of Montana – Missoula
Valerie Harper, Duquesne University
Danielle Boardley, Drexel University

National Network of Law School Officers Business Meeting
Tuesday, March 30, 10:00am – 11:50am
Hear about exciting updates to the NNLSO Organization, and welcome new colleagues.

NNLSO Virtual Networking Event
Wednesday, March 31, 5:45pm – 6:30pm
This will be our time to chat and connect. To mimic our usual in-person gatherings, feel free to bring your favorite snack and beverage! The networking event is open to all NNLSO members or prospective members, regardless of your participation in the AACRAO Conference. See you there!

Some inspired drink recipes:

  • Fancy: The “RedGinStraw” – recipe
  • Simple: The “ABA” – Amaretto, Bourbon, and Angostura bitters
  • Open: The “Other Duties as Assigned” – any drink you’ve never had before
  • Mocktail: The “Cold Call” – Dr. Pepper, 2 dashes of peach syrup, 2 dashes of coconut syrup

Roundtable: Law School Registrars & Admissions
Thursday, April 1, 11:00am – 11:50am
Join in the discussion and learn how colleagues at other institutions deal with challenges similar to what you may be dealing with and gain ideas on how you might change or make improvement to your processes.