Mark C. Alexander, Arthur J. Kania Dean of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, was recently elected to join the Executive Committee of The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) for a three-year term.
He joins Vicki Jackson (President-Elect), the Thurgood Marshall Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School, and Gillian Lester, Dean and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, as the Committee’s most recently elected members.
“The law is a noble profession, one in which we lawyers dedicate our lives to serving others,” remarked Dean Alexander. “It is an honor to join the AALS Executive Committee, giving back to the profession I hold so dear and helping to shape the future of legal education in the U.S.”
The Association of American Law Schools (AALS), founded in 1900, is a nonprofit association of 179 law schools. Its members enroll most of the nation’s law students and produce the majority of the country’s lawyers and judges, as well as many of its lawmakers. The mission of AALS is to uphold and advance excellence in legal education. In support of this mission, AALS promotes the core values of excellence in teaching and scholarship, academic freedom, and diversity, including diversity of backgrounds and viewpoints, while seeking to improve the legal profession, to foster justice, and to serve our many communities—local, national and international.