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2018 Annual Meeting Overview

This is currently a general overview of ABA Annual Meeting so law students can plan their travel schedules.

All information is tentative and subject to change. Check back frequently!

Printable schedule of Annual Meeting events

Registration Desk & Delegate Certification  – Chicago Marriott Downtown, 7th Floor

  • Thursday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Friday:  7:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

*If you’re an ABA Representative, SBA President or 2018-19 Liaison, be sure to pick up your delegate ribbons after receiving your registration badge. You’ll need it in order to vote in Saturday’s Assembly.

Thursday, August 2

  • 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Chicago Marriott, Grand Salon I, 7th Flr.
    • Being Relational: Improving Your Well Being Through Quality Interaction
  • 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Chicago Marriott, Grand Salon I, 7th Flr.
    • Law Student and Young Lawyer Welcome Reception

Friday, August 3

  • 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.: Chicago Marriott, Chicago Ballroom Foyer
    • YLD & LSD Networking Breakfast
  • 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.: Chicago Marriott, Chicago Ballroom B/C (5th Floor)
    • Planting the Seed for a Judicial Career
  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.: Chicago Marriott, Chicago Ballroom E, 5th Flr.
    • Law Student Diversity Roundtable
      Increasing Diversity Competence: How Office Culture Promotes Good Working Relations
  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.: Chicago Marriott, Chicago Ballroom D (5th Floor)
    • Lessons from “The Addicted Lawyer” – A Conversation with Brian Cuban
  • 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Off-Site
    • Public Service and Diversity Outreach
  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.: Chicago Marriott, Chicago Ballroom F, 5th Flr.
  • 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.: Chicago Marriott, see program book for rooms
    • Coding for Lawyers: Python for Beginners
    • Raising the Bar – Razzle Dazzle Them in Trial
    • If the Shoe Fits: What Footwear Cases Teach US About IP Protection & Enforcement
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Chicago Marriott, see program book for rooms
    • Let the Ethical Games Begin (Again)
    • So You Think You’re Done with Legal Writing? Think Again!
    • Flyers’ Rights: What Every Traveler Should Know
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.:Chicago Marriott, Chicago Ballroom A, 5th Flr. (THIS EVENT IS FULL.)
  • 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Chicago Marriott, Chicago Ballroom C, 5th Flr. (THIS EVENT IS FULL.)
  • 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Chicago Marriott, Grand Salon 1, 7th Flr.
    • ABA Representatives & SBA Pres. Training
    • ABA Rep & SBA attendance required
  • 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Chicago Marriott, Grand Salon III, 7th Flr.
  • 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Chicago Marriott, Chicago Blrm. A/B/C, 5th Flr.
    • SBA Presidents Programming Breakout Session
    • SBA attendance required
  • 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Chicago Marriott, Scottsdale Room, 5th Flr.
    • Liaison Roundtable
    • Liaison attendance required
  • 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.: Chicago Marriott, Grand Salon I, 7th Flr.
    • All Students Roundtable and Idea Raiser/Caucus Meeting
    • ABA Rep & SBA attendance highly recommended

Saturday, August 4

  • 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.: Chicago Marriott, Grand Salon I, 7th Flr.
    • YLD & LSD Networking Breakfast
  • 9:00am–12:00 p.m.: Chicago Marriott, Grand Salon II/III, 7th Flr.
  • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Chicago Marriott, Grand Salon III, 7th Flr.
    • Law Student Division Assembly
    • Resolutions Debate and Voting
    • Awards Presentation
    • Election Results Announcement
    • ABA Rep & SBA attendance required

Sunday, August 5

  • 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: ABA Headquarters, 321 N. Clark St.
    • New Council Member Orientation & LSD Advisory Committee Meeting