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2024 ALSB Centennial Conference

Washington, D.C.
August 7-11, 2024

It is with great excitement that I invite you to join us in Washington, DC this August to commemorate the ALSB’s centennial. From our humble beginnings in 1924, the ALSB has grown to become the global leader in creating and disseminating knowledge in the field of legal studies. This year’s conference is dedicated to celebrating our collective achievements and laying the foundation for a successful second century.
Alex Reed
President-Elect & 2024 Program Chair

Conference Registration

Use the link here to register for the 2024 ALSB Annual Conference.

Conference Hotel

Our conference venue, the illustrious Mayflower Hotel, stands as a testament to both grandeur and history. Opened in 1925, this iconic hotel has played host to presidents and prime ministers (John F. Kennedy and Winston Churchill, to name just two) as well as kings and celebrities (including Mohammed V of Morocco and Amelia Earhart, respectively). Its event spaces have served as the site of inaugural balls, state dinners, and diplomatic soirees. Owing to its impeccable reputation, President Truman famously described the Mayflower as “Washington’s second-best address.”

Call for Participation

All Conference Papers, including those submitted for all the awards, MUST be submitted via the online call-for-participation link found below.  This also includes student papers to be submitted. Deadline for all papers is May 1 for panel submission and award submission and June 5 for academic tracks only.

Conference Speakers

Each year, the ALSB hosts an array of speakers that present at various sessions.

Student Paper Presentations

Show the world how good your students are and give them a chance to show their stuff on a national stage. Consider sponsoring one or more of your students, helping them develop a paper to present at a student paper session at the 2024 Centennial ALSB meeting in Washington. It will be an experience that neither of you will ever forget.

Pedagogy and Teaching Research Colloquium

Inaugurated two years ago in Louisville, we are happy to repeat this new and exciting Opportunity for Scholars. The ALSB is pleased to announce this Colloquium for members who have research papers in development in the area of pedagogy and teaching.

Charles M. Hewitt McGraw-Hill Education 2024 Master Teacher Competition

Now in its 31st year, the Charles M. Hewitt Master Teacher Competition is always a highlight of the annual ALSB conference. The competition showcases the best classroom teaching, particularly the incorporation of new or evolving course subject matter, cultural contexts, pedagogy, and technology. The goal is deeper engagement of students in the learning process and of faculty in their guild.

Annual Conference Awards

The ALSB has multiple awards presented each year at the annual conference. For information about the awards and nomination processes, please follow the link.

ALSB Monuments Tour

Tour the monuments with your fellow ALSB members. Travel by open air trolley car for this 3 hour tour. There are 3 tour times available with up to 49 people per tour. Wednesday August 7th at 3:00pm and 7:30pm. Thursday August 8th at 7:30pm. $65 per person.

Six Iconic DC Attractions (Free)

Tickets, though free, need to be requested months ahead of time because of the demand during the summer months for these in particular Six iconic Washington, DC attractions – the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the National Archives Museum, the Washington Monument, the U.S. Capitol & Capitol Visitor Center, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and Ford’s Theatre– recommend or require advance passes or reservations for timely entry, especially during the busy spring and summer months.The website seems to indicate that one should be at the computer ready to reserve the first opportunity that they available.

DC Tourist Guide

Located in the heart of DC, the Mayflower provides easy access to the city’s many unique neighborhoods. Head south to see the White House and stroll the National Mall, west to visit the boutiques and restaurants of Georgetown, north to discover the artisan cafes and vibrant nightlife of Adams Morgan, or east to catch a show and explore the diverse dining options of Penn Quarter and Chinatown. Farther afield, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, and Old Town Alexandria lie just across the Potomac. Be sure to pace yourself though – it’s going to be warm.