Dear SEALS Deans, Program Committee members, and attendees:
It is now possible to submit panels and discussion groups for SEALS’ 2020. The submission link can be found here: https://sealslawschools.org/index.php/conference-submissions/
Every year, on the SEALS survey, we see comments such as “I wish that SEALS would offer more programming in my area.” Please bear in mind that SEALS functions in a very egalitarian and democratic manner. There are no “sections” which control the programming in particular subject areas. ANYONE is free to put together a panel or discussion group and submit it through the submission portal. So, if you want to see more programming in a particular subject area, please organize and submit a proposal. We will do our best to accommodate.
SEALS does have “resource groups” which are designed to stimulate and create programming in particular subject areas. However, even when a resource group exists, you are free to submit additional programming in the same subject area. In other words, the resource groups do not have a monopoly.
SEALS’ Deputy Executive Director, Caprice Roberts, also serves as vice-chair for programming, is more than happy to help you organize/put together programs if you need help. If you think that we should create an additional resource group in your area, please talk with Caprice.
Looking forward to another great SEALS meeting next year.
Russell L. Weaver
Professor of Law & Distinguished University Scholar
University of Louisville
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law