2019 AALS President Vicki Jackson (Thurgood Marshall Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School) gave her inaugural address at the Second House of Representatives meeting at the 2019 AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans on January 4, 2019.
Professor Jackson selected "Pillars of Democracy: Law, Representation, and Knowledge" as the theme of her presidency and the 2020 Annual Meeting. Her presidential theme will explore three of these pillars: law and its institutions, elections and representation, and the knowledge institutions of which law faculty are a part.
“What courage and integrity require of lawyers in different contexts is subject to good faith disagreement. Law schools are great places to have these debates. If not there, where?” said Professor Jackson.