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 Registration information visit the AACRAO website.

2020 AACRAO Annual Meeting (April 5-8)

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA

National Network of Law School Officers Welcome Reception
Sunday, April 5 (afternoon)
This event is a casual meet-and-greet to connect or reconnect with colleagues. All are welcome! The venue is TBD.

National Network of Law School Officers Business Meeting
Monday, April 6 8:00am – 9:45am
Celebrate our 40th Anniversary in true New Orleans style! Hear about exciting updates to the NNLSO Organization.  Welcome new colleagues.  And as the saying goes, laissez les bons temps rouler! (Let the good times roll!)

Preparing Professional Students for Success – New Student Orientation for Professional Schools
Stop & Share
Amy Arntsen – University of Wisconsin Law School

Whose job is it anyway? The Role of the Registrar in Diversity & Inclusion
Monday, April 6 11:00am – 11:45am
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.

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 Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Roundtable: Law School Registrars & Admissions
Monday, April 6 1:15pm – 2:30pm
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.

First Generation Goes to Law School
Tuesday, April 7 9:00am – 9:45am
First generation students are finally beginning to get the support they need at the undergraduate level, though there is still work to be done. With these efforts underway, it is time to start looking at the transition of these trailblazing students to more advanced degrees.

Theresa Gallo – Drexel University School of Law

Everything You Need to Know for a Successful Law School Exam Period
Tuesday, April 7 5:15pm – 6:00pm
What makes law school exams so complicated? What role does the registrar play in a successful exam period each term? What are the best practices in exam software, exam policies, and dealing with unexpected exam issues? Join this interactive session to learn about all aspects of administering law school exams, hear from users of different exam software platforms, and share your exam-related expertise.

Heather Abbott – Yale Law School
Colleen Timmons – Tulane Law School

NNLSO Networking Event
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:00-9:00 pm.
Maison, 508 Frenchmen Street
This event has previously been titled the “NNLSO Social” and has allowed colleagues to network and be social while enjoying local food and fun. We have re-titled this event to the “NNLSO Networking Event” but the event is still a casual gathering and all are invited to attend.  This is sure to be a great event and I hope you are all able to attend and have some fun with your colleagues and friends! There will be a fee to attend this event.


The ABA Site Visit:  What the Law School Registrar’s Office Might Expect
Wednesday, April 8 9:00am – 9:45am
Law School professionals deal with a myriad of record keeping, recording, and compliance needs. Preparing for and participating in the ABA site visit can be demanding and intimidating, especially since every site visit is different. Hear from three experienced law school professionals about their recent experiences in preparing for their site visit, as well as their experiences during the visit.

Eddie Upton, Registrar – University of Mississippi School of Law
Judith Calvert, Registrar  – Yale Law School
Denise Boessen, Registrar – University of Missouri School of Law