2018 Annual Conference – Orlando

2018 AACRAO Annual Meeting (March 25 – 28)

(Click on the session titles below for session notes and presentation materials)

Monday, March 26, 2018

Using SIS Systems for Law School Bar Certifications
The first gathering point of student data comes from your school’s Student Information System (SIS). How can Law School administrators use these information systems to help complete, track and submit all bar certifications for students and alumni? This panel discussion will provide ideas as to how Law School administrators may use their current information systems to help keep track of bar certification requests from students and alumni, as well as develop methods for tracking bar results.

Speakers: Melissa Mundt, Valparaiso University, Colleen Timmons, Tulane University Law School


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Roundtable: Law School Registrars & Admissions
Join in the roundtable 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.

Speakers: Jerri Cunningham, Baylor University, Colleen Timmons, Tulane University Law School

LL.M. Grading: Designing a system that works for students, faculty and YOU
Because grades are used as evaluations of student work, it’s important that grades accurately reflect the quality of student work and that student work is graded fairly. Grading with accuracy and fairness can take a lot of time, which is often in short supply for college instructors. Can Law Schools design a system that works for students, faculty and administrators, and can LLMs be incorporated into the JD grading system?

Speakers: Julie Sculli, Brooklyn Law School, Chris Bester, Brooklyn Law School


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Dealing with Complicated and Rigid Exam Processes
Examinations are an integral part of the law school academic process, but sometimes dealing with and developing exam schedules as well as adhering to ever changing demands can be a complicated process; especially when one has to factor in anonymous exam administration, use of secure exam software and keeping students in compliance. This session will help you understand law school exams, what you need to do, and how you can cope effectively.

Speakers: Ann Hurt, St. John’s University, New York, Denise Boessen, University of Missouri, Columbia