Mercer Law Professor Linda D. Jellum has been selected as the next Associate Director of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) for an 18-month term beginning January, 2012. The AALS is a membership organization of 172 law schools that serves as the learned society for legal education. It conducts professional development programs and membership reviews, and represents legal education to the federal government as well as other national higher education associations and societies. The position of AALS Associate Director is held by experienced law professors from member schools and rotates every two years. Professor Jellum has previously served the AALS as chair of its New Law Professors’ Section, Treasurer of the Women in Legal Education Section, and as a committee member on the Committee on Bar Admission and Lawyer Performance, among others.
Last year, Professor Jellum served as Associate Executive Director of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools, where she was a board member for more than three years. She is also a council member for the American Bar Association’s Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice.
Professor Jellum joined Mercer Law School faculty in the fall of 2004 as an assistant professor and was recently promoted to full professor. Specializing in administrative law and statutory interpretation, she is a noted scholar in these areas, having authored more than 10 articles and two books. She teaches administrative law, statutory interpretation, comparative administrative law of the EU and US, and property. Before coming to the law school, Professor Jellum was lead council for the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and her Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School.
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