About Salt

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.


SALT is governed by a board of governors elected by the membership in three-year terms and Co-Presidents serving two-year terms.

2017 Board of Governors

SALT Officers


SALT’s Core Committees examine critical issues facing the legal academy and profession:

Access to Justice

Human Rights & Equality

Legal Education (who is admitted to law school, what is taught, and who is teaching)

SALT’s Operational Committees do critical work to support SALT’s mission:

Annual Dinner





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 2017 Committee Membership List

Contact Us

The SALT Mailing Address is c/o Professor Denise Roy, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105. Call 702-983-9847 or email info@saltlaw.org


2017 Board of Governors

Claudia Angelos NYU Law School
Emily Benfer Loyola Univ. – Chicago School of Law
Dean Mary Lu Bilek The City University of New York
Anna Carpenter University of Tulsa College of Law
Matthew Charity New England School of Law
Doug Colbert Univ. of Maryland School of Law
Benjamin Davis Univ. of Toledo School of Law
Olympia Duhart, Immediate Past Co-President Nova Southeastern Univ. Law Center
Davida Finger Loyola Univ. New Orleans College of Law
Alexi Freeman Univ. of Denver Sturm College of Law
Ruben Garcia, Immediate Past Co-President Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas Boyd School of Law
Allyson Gold Loyola Univ. – Chicago School of Law
Justin Hansford St. Louis University School of Law
Vinay Harpalani Savannah Law School
Brooks Holland Gonzaga Univ. School of Law
Raleigh Levine, Editor, The Equalizer Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Donna Lee CUNY Law School
Beth Lyon Cornell Law School
Beverly Moran, Treasurer Vanderbilt Univ. Law School
Hugh Mundy The John Marshall Law School
Zinelle October American Constitution Society
Hari Osofsky Univ. of Minnesota Law School
Sara Rankin, Co-President Seattle Univ. School of Law
Denise Roy, Co-President Mitchell Hamline College of Law
Sean Scott, Secretary Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Colleen Shanahan Temple Law School
Kaimi Wenger Thomas Jefferson School of Law
James Wilets Nova Southeastern Univ. Law Center

SALT 2017 Committee Membership List


Access to Justice


      Brooks Holland (bholland@lawschool.gonzaga.edu)

      Colleen Shanahan (colleen.shanahan@temple.edu)

Human Rights & Equality


      Justin Hansford (justin.hansford@gmail.com)

      Beth Lyon (mbl235@cornell.edu)

Legal Education

      Legal Education Regulation & Reform


            Claudia Angelos (angelos@mercury.law.nyu.edu)

            Donna Lee (lee@mail.law.cuny.edu)

      New Law Teachers/Administrators Pipeline


            Hari Osofsky (hmo8@psu.edu)

Please contact info@saltlaw.org for more information about committee chairs and membership.