About Us

The purpose of this Section of the AALS is to promote scholarship, teaching, and related activities that will help prepare lawyers and law students to serve in leadership roles. The Section also will make recommendations to the Association on matters of interest with respect to the research and teaching concerning leadership development in the legal profession. The Section will work to develop a community of faculty, practitioners and students to exchange ideas and develop courses and programs to promote leadership development for the legal profession.

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Section Officers

Chair Douglas A. Blaze
Professor of Law / Director of Institute for Professional Leadership
University of Tennessee College of Law
Phone: (865) 974-6820 • E-mail: [email protected]

Chair-ElectDonald J. Polden
Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law
Santa Clara University School of Law
Phone: (408) 554-4768 • E-mail: [email protected]

Past Chair • Leah Teague
Associate Dean and Professor of Law
Baylor Law 
Phone: (254) 710-1911 • E-mail: [email protected]

Executive Council

April M. Barton
Duquesne University School of Law
Phone: (412) 396-6281 • E-mail: [email protected]

Garry W. Jenkins
University of Minnesota Law School
Phone: (612) 625-4841 • E-mail: [email protected]

Susan R. Jones
The George Washington University Law School
Phone: (202) 994-7463 • E-mail: [email protected]

Hillary A. Sale
Georgetown University Law Center
Phone: (202) 662-4222 • E-mail: [email protected]

Deborah L. Rhode
Stanford Law School
Phone: (650) 723-0319 • E-mail: [email protected]

Hillary A. Sale
Georgetown University Law Center
Phone: (202) 661-6637 • E-mail: [email protected]

Leah Teague
Associate Dean and Professor of Law
Baylor Law
Phone: (254) 710-1911 • E-mail: [email protected]

Ellen Yaroshefsky
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Phone: (516) 463-5882 • E-mail: [email protected]