Working Within and Beyond the Law School

The Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) is committed to advancing teaching excellence, social justice and diversity. SALT is a community of progressive law teachers, law school administrators, librarians, academic support experts, students and affiliates. SALT has been working for more than 40 years to improve the legal profession, the law academy and expand the power of law to under-served communities.  SALT engages in work within and beyond the law school to advance social justice.

SALT also organizes several BA to JD Pipeline programs throughout the country, hosts Breaking In programs for legal educators, coordinates a mentor program for faculty, co-sponsors a diversity in law school leadership conference and hosts its biennial Teaching Conference. Further, SALT actively promotes human rights through position statements and amicus briefs.

Officers

Co-President: Catherine Grosso, Michigan State University College of Law

Co-President: José Roberto Juárez, Jr., Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law

Secretary: Caitlin Barry, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law (CLEA Representative)

Treasurer: Renee Hatcher, UIC John Marshall Law School

Board of Governors

Tiffani Atkins, Elon University School of Law

Kristen Barnes, Syracuse University College of Law

Mary Bowman, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (Legal Writing Institute Representative)

Matthew Charity, Western New England University School of Law

Natalie Chin, City University of New York School of Law

Christine Zuni Cruz,  University of New Mexico School of Law

Olympia Duhart, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law (Co-President Elect)

Heather Elliott, University of Alabama School of Law

Anthony Farley, Albany Law School

Davida Finger, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Allyson Gold, University of Alabama School of Law (Co-President Elect)

Marsha Griggs, Washburn University School of Law

Vinay Harpalani, University of New Mexico School of Law

Brooks Holland, Gonzaga University School of Law

Joan Howarth, University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law

Twinette L. Johnson, UDC David A. Clarke Law School (Association of Academic Support Educators Representative)

Tamara Lawson, St. Thomas University School of Law

Donna Lee, City University of New York School of Law

Hugh Mundy, UIC John Marshall Law School

Zinelle October, American Constitution Society

Hari Osofsky, Penn State Law – University Park

Sean Scott, California Western School of Law

David Thronson, Michigan State University College of Law

Board Members Completing Service in 2020

Alexi Freeman, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Steve Friedland, Elon University School of Law

Margo Lindauer, Northeastern University School of Law

Steve Ramirez, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Other Contributors

Raleigh Levine, Mitchell Hamline School of Law (Equalizer Editor)

Jeanne Price, University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law (Historian)

Committees

SALT’s Committees examine critical issues facing the legal academy and profession and maintain SALT and its mission.  SALT is an all-volunteer run non-profit organization.

  • Legal Education
  • Annual Celebration & Cover workshop
  • Budget
  • Communications/Membership
  • Nominations
  • Teaching Conference

Please send an email to info@saltlaw.org if you are interested in joining any of these committees or would like more information.

SALT Contact Information:

The SALT Mailing Address is c/o Catherine M. Grosso, Professor of Law, Michigan State University, 648 N. Shaw Lane, Room 417, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, grosso@law.msu.edu