National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals
National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals

Conference Schedule

We are excited to welcome you to Indianapolis, Indiana and to Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law!


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

  • 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - Early Check-in and Reception, Location TBA


Thursday, June 28, 2018

  • 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - Check-in and Networking (coffee and tea provided), Atrium
  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. - Welcome and Keynote Address, Wynne Courtroom
    • Welcome
      • Johnny Pryor, NALSAP President & Conference Host
      • Andrew Klein, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Dean and Paul E. Beam Professor of Law
      • Macey Edmondson, NALSAP Secretary & Conference Program Chair
    • Opening Keynote: Why Law Student Affairs Matters to Inclusive Legal Education
      • Kellye Testy, President and CEO of Law School Admission Council (LSAC)
  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. - Plenary Session I, Wynne Courtroom
    • National Task Force on Lawyer Wellbeing: Creating a Movement in our Law Schools to Improve Well-Being in the Legal Profession
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm. - Vendor Fair, Atrium
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Lunch: Sponsored by Themis, Atrium
  • 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. - Concurrent Session I, Various Classrooms
    • Session IA: It Begins with Admissions: The Impact of Admission Programs on Student Services
    • Session IB: Do You Know Your Title IX?: Best Practices for Addressing Issues Arising Under Title IX
    • Session IC: Finding Balance Outside of the Classroom: From the Under Involved to Over Involved Student
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. - Concurrent Session II, Various Classrooms
    • Session IIA: Online Orientation and Beyond: Beyond Leveraging Existing Technology to Deliver Content Online
    • Session IIB: Mindfulness in Law Schools: How it Can Help Students
    • Session IIC: Beyond the Academics: Student Support Programming
  • 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Plenary Session II, Wynne Courtroom
    • Planning a Goal-Driven Orientation
  • 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - NALSAP Welcome Reception Sponsored by LSAC, Atrium
    • Includes "Mentoring Match" opportunities


Friday, June 29, 2018

  • 7:15 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. - Walk/Run Around the Canal, Led by Macey Edmondson
    • Meet in SpringHill Suites Lobby
  • 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - Guided Morning Meditation, Location TBA
  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. - Plenary Session III, Wynne Courtroom
    • At the Corner of Privilege and Oppression: Strategies for Advising Students at the Intersection of Multiple Identities
  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. - Concurrent Session III, Various Classrooms
    • Session IIIA: Unexpected Tragedies: From the Death of Students to the Boston Marathon Bombing, How Student Affairs Professionals Manage a Crisis on Several Fronts
    • Session IIIB: The ABA and the ADA: How Law School Learning Outcomes Can Form the Basis for Assessing Reasonable Accommodation Requests
    • Session IIIC: Developing Your Brand Identity to Increase Buy-In for Your Student Life and Academic Support Programming
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Vendor Fair, Atrium
  • 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Lunch sponsored by Kaplan Bar Review, Atrium
  • 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. - NALSAP Business Meeting, Wynne Courtroom
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. - Concurrent Session IV, Various Classrooms
    • Session IVA: Learning from Bar Examiners: Strategies for Passing the Character and Fitness Standard for Bar Admission
    • Session IVB: Leadership Under Construction
    • Session IVC: Assessing Our Work and Informing the Future: An Introduction to AccessLex Institute’s Diversity Pipeline Grand and Bar Success Grant Programs
  • 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Concurrent Session V, Various Classrooms
    • Session VA: Self- Care for Student Services Professionals
    • Session VB: Best Practices in Implementation of Reasonable Accommodations in Times of Increased Demand for and Increased Complexity of Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
    • Session VC: Gaining Grit: Helping Law Students Building Resilience
  • 5:00 p.m. - Pre-Show Reception Sponsored by the Defamation Experience, Atrium
  • 5:30 p.m. - The Defamation Experience, A Play by Todd Logan, Wynne Courtroom
  • 7:00 p.m. - Dinner on Your Own


Saturday, June 30, 3018

  • 6:30 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. - Walk/Run Around the Canal, Led by Macey Edmondson
    • Meet in SpringHill Suites Lobby
  • 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - Concurrent Meetings:
    • Meeting #1: Deans of Students, Location TBD
    • Meeting #2: New Professionals, Location TBD
  • 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. - Concurrent Session VI, Various Classrooms
    • Session VIA: Please Don’t Make Me Manage! Creating Sustainable Working Relationships with Employees, Colleagues, Faculty and Bosses
    • Session VIB: Striking a Balance: Free Expression and Diversity & Inclusion
    • Session VIC: Mediation 101: How and Why Law School Student Affairs Professionals Should Cultivate a Personal Meditation Practice
  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. - Closing Plenary Session and NALSAP Traditions, Wynne Courtroom
    • Where's Help When You Need It?:  Legal Issues in Law School Student Affairs
  • 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Networking Lunch, Atrium             


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