Sales, Verret are Presenters at AALS Annual Meeting

Mason Law Professors Nathan Sales and J.W. Verret were participants in the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting, held in New Orleans from January 6–10. The theme of this year's annual meeting was Transformative Law.

Sales participated in a panel discussion entitled "The Transformation of U.S. Interrogation Policy" held on Saturday, January 9, in which panelists examined both the legal and policy questions raised by an August 2009 DOJ memorandum on interrogation policies and the policy change it completes under the Obama Administration. Additional panelists were Diane Marie Amann, University of California, Davis School of Law; Julian G. Ku, Hofstra University School of Law; and Sanford Levinson, University of Texas School of Law. Moderator for the event was Michael William Lewis of Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law. The event was presented as part of the Annual Meeting Hot Topics Program.

On Sunday, January 10, Verret presented "Treasury Inc.: How the Bailout Reshapes Corporate Theory and Practice" during an AALS Breakout Program for the Section on Business Associations entitled, "The Financial Collapse and Recovery Effort: What Does it Mean for Corporate Governance?"

2010 marks the first time since Hurricane Katrina that the AALS Annual Meeting has been held in its traditional venue of New Orleans, having been displaced in 2006 in the wake of the storm and its damage to the city.

The AALS is a non-profit educational association of 171 law schools representing over 10,000 law faculty in the United States. Its stated purpose is “the improvement of the legal profession through legal education.”