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Fenton Named AALS Section Chair-elect

Howard Fenton, director of the LLM program and professor of law, has been named chair-elect of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Post Graduate Legal Education.

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

The association was formed in 1900 with 32 law schools as charter members, which represented about half the nation's law students. At the time, many lawyers entered the legal profession without a law school education. From the beginning, the AALS has worked to improve the quality of legal education.