Professor Jackson Appointed as Co-Chair of AALS Section Committee

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Margaret Moore Jackson, Kenneth & Frances Swenson Professor of Law, has been appointed as Co-Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Clinical Legal Education.

The AALS serves as the learned society for the more than 9,000 law faculty at member schools nationwide. Its members enroll most of the nation’s law students. The AALS promotes the core values of excellence in teaching and scholarship, academic freedom, and diversity, while seeking to improve the legal profession and foster justice in our communities.

The Nominating Committee is charged with vetting and recommending candidates for leadership positions within the larger AALS structure and for the Section on Clinical Legal Education Professor Jackson’s continued work on this committee complements her other contributions, such as her role in the planning committee for the 2017 AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education and the Best Practices for Legal Education blawg

Jackson is a member of the Bar in the states of California, North Dakota, and Minnesota. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1992, where she was recognized for her achievements on law review, moot court, and law clinic. She clerked at Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) in Berkeley, California, and with the Redevelopment Agency of San Francisco. She then practiced employment, housing, and civil rights law in the Bay Area, before joining academia.