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December 19, 2003
Press contacts: Kirston Fortune, UT Law Communications, (512) 471.7330.

Prof. Torres Will Address AALS as New President at Atlanta Annual Meeting, Jan. 5

AUSTIN, Texas—University of Texas School of Law Professor Gerald Torres will address the American Association of Law Schools as its incoming president on Monday, Jan. 5, at the organization’s 2004 annual meeting in Atlanta. Currently Torres is president-elect of the AALS, a non-profit organization of 164 law schools.

Torres will give his address at the second meeting of the AALS House of Representatives in the Hilton Atlanta, Grand Ballroom A, Second Floor, from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Representatives of member law schools will attend this meeting.

In addition, Torres will be the honored guest at a “Texas Party” at the AALS Convention on Saturday, Jan. 3, from 10 p.m. to 12: 30 a.m. in the Zurich Room of the Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Avenue, in Atlanta. The annual meeting of the AALS begins on Friday, Jan. 2 and ends on Tuesday, Jan. 6.

A leading figure in critical race theory, Torres is also an expert in agricultural and environmental law. Torres, the H.O. Head Centennial Professor in Real Property Law, is the fifth law professor from the University of Texas to be selected for this position. The association serves as the learned society for law teachers and is legal education's principal representative to the legal profession, federal and state governments and other national higher education organizations.

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Professor Torres Named 2003 President-Elect of the Association of American Law Schools