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Dean Mark Alexander Chosen as President-Elect of Association of American Law Schools

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Mark C. Alexander, The Arthur J. Kania Dean of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, was recently elected as the President-Elect of The Association of American Law Schools (AALS).

As President-Elect, he will succeed Erwin Chermerinsky, Dean of University of California, Berkeley School of Law, as President next year. Dean Alexander joins Kevin Washburn, Dean of University of Iowa College of Law and Eloisa Rodriguez-Dod, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Florida International University College of Law on the Executive Committee.

“Being chosen as the President-Elect by my peers is one of the greatest honors of my career” said Dean Alexander. “I am looking forward to supporting Dean Chemerinsky this year and learning from him. Choosing to be a lawyer is to choose a path of service and I look forward to serving the legal education community and my fellow deans.”

The Association of American Law Schools (AALS), founded in 1900, is a nonprofit association of 176 member and 18 fee-paid 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 its many communities—local, national and international.