A.A.L.S. Executive Director to Address Faculty at Willamette University College of Law

SALEM - Carl C. Monk, Executive Director of the Association of American Law Schools (A.A.L.S.), will visit Willamette University College of Law on Wednesday, October 31, 2001. His address to the Willamette law faculty will focus on current issues in legal education. Professor Monk is Distinguished Professor of Law at Washburn Law School in Kansas. He has written in the field of Constitutional Law, with an emphasis on the First Amendment, and has lectured throughout Asia, South America, and Europe. Professor Monk earned his J.D. at Howard University School of Law and received his B.A. from Oklahoma State University. He has served as Executive Director of the Washington, D.C.-based A.A.L.S. for more than a decade.

Founded in 1900, the Association of American Law Schools serves as the learned society for law teachers and is legal education's principal representative to the federal government and to other national higher education organizations and learned societies. Its goal is "the improvement of legal profession through legal education." Of the 185 American Bar Association accredited law schools, 164 hold membership in A.A.L.S. Willamette University College of Law was approved as a member in 1946.