Message from the IALS President




2012 has been an eventful and fruitful year.  We successfully sponsored 4 regional Deans’ workshops.  I would like to thank again our gracious school hosts, the University of Venda, Cornell University, Chulalongkorn University School of Law, and Maastricht University School of Law.

As 2013 approaches, we are in deep preparation for our Annual Meeting in Mysore.  We announced 3 different award programs sponsored by Cornell University, the Law School Admissions Council, and Infosys.  With the untiring help of our Committee members and staff, the program is coming along together.

On the operations side, it has been a challenging transition to our own administration.  The challenges continue, but we now have gained a better picture of our financial situation.  Thankfully, we have a many new initiatives in store for the coming year, as well as a focus on our Annual Meeting, and the upcoming 2013 Regional Deans’ Fora along with the International Deans’ Forum in Singapore.

Also, coming up will be a solicitation for openings on our Board of Governors, changes to the IALS by-laws, and more programs to serve our members.

Thank you all for your dedication and your continued support of our Association.  May the New Year bring you success and good health!

All the best,

 Francis S.L. Wang


July 2012 – Message