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SEALS 2017 Registration Opens Feb. 1

Dear SEALS Deans, Program Committee members, and Attendees:

SEALS will open its registration and room block on Feb. 1 at noon.  Like last year, the process will work as follows: 1) you must register for the SEALS meeting; 2) you do this through the SEALS website sealslawschools.org 3) Once you do, you will be given a SEALS registration # and be directed to a special room booking page; 4) at that page, you must enter the SEALS registration #; 5) you will then be given a range of room options to book; 5) the booking is done online and you must provide a credit card of paypal authorization to secure your room and the room deposit.

As with two years ago, SEALS is offering attendees a range of room options.  For families, there are bungalows with kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms and dining rooms.  For those who want to be right on the beach, there is the Beach Club with the “Ocean Vista” rooms being oceanfront.  Attendees will also be offered rooms and suites in the Cloisters (the main and oldest part of the hotel (although it has been recently updated)), as well as in The Tower.  So, hopefully, everyone will be able to find something that suits his/her needs/interests.  I have asked Boca Resort to be “accommodating” in terms of allowing us to exceed our room block, if necessary.  So, we HOPE that everyone will be able to book a room now.

FYI, we expect a high attendance level at the upcoming meeting.  For those who have reviewed the program, it is much larger and more diverse than in prior years (again, see sealslawschools.org ) and offers something for everyone.  In addition to traditional law school programming, on an array of substantive topics, we are offering a number of panels/discussion groups that try to assess the impact of the Trump administration on everything from climate change to health care and even the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.  We will again offer the New Scholars Workshop, the Works-in-Progress Series, and an array of panels/discussion groups on legal education.  Some of these panels/discussion groups will focus on access to, and financing of, legal education.  In addition, the Mindfulness group is hosting a two day workshop on mindfulness and yoga (and, of course, we will have our traditional morning yoga, as well as the tennis and golf tournaments).

If you have difficulties registering, please contact me at russ.weaver@louisville.edu  However, one caveat: I will be “on the road” on the 1st and will have certain periods when I am unable to check email.  In any event, I’ll get back to you ASAP if there is a problem.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in August at Boca Raton, and to continuing our discussions regarding law and legal education!

Russell L. Weaver
Professor of Law & Distinguished University Scholar
University of Louisville
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

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