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Jan. 10, 2005

Hines Inaugurated As AALS President

University of Iowa law professor N. William Hines was inaugurated as president of the Association of American Law Schools on Friday during the organization's annual meeting in San Francisco.

Hines' term will last one year.

The AALS is the premiere organization working to strengthen and improve law schools and legal education in the United States. It is a non-profit association of 164 law schools organized for the purpose of improving the legal profession through legal education and scholarly research. It serves as the learned society for law teachers and is legal education's principal representative to the federal government and to other national and international higher education organizations and learned societies. Hines has served on several AALS committees including chair and a member of the Nominating Committee in 2000, chair of the AALS Section on Administration of Law Schools and two terms as chair of the Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure. He also served on the Committee on Professional Development, chaired several planning committees and was twice a Group Leader in AALS Law Teaching Clinics.

Hines has taught at the UI College of Law since 1962. He was dean of the school from 1976 to 2004.

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