2018 AALS President Wendy Perdue (Dean, University of Richmond School of Law) gave her inaugural address at the Second House of Representatives meeting at the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego on January 5, 2018.
Dean Perdue selected "Building Bridges" as the theme of her presidency and the 2019 Annual Meeting.
“Lawyers are not social workers,” said Dean Perdue. “But they are, as Lon Fuller put it, architects of social structure. And in that role as architects, we can be enormously helpful in reconnecting a fractured world. That is to say, building bridges…”