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 underserved communities.  SALT engages in work within and beyond the law school to advance social justice.

Among its recent projects, SALT has examined critical issues facing the legal academy and profession; SALT’s standing working groups include efforts to promote academic freedom, equal opportunity, issues in legal education (who is admitted to law school, what is taught, and who is teaching), LGBT, and human rights.

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.

Governance

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

2015 Board of Governors

Committees

SALT’s committees examine critical issues facing the legal academy and profession: academic freedom, equal opportunity, issues in legal education (who is admitted to law school, what is taught, and who is teaching), LGBT, and human rights.

SALT 2015 Committee List

SALT Staff

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

SALT Staff

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2015 Board of Governors

Claudia Angelos NYU Law School
Deepa Badrinarayana Chapman Univ. School of Law
Emily Benfer Loyola Univ. – Chicago School of Law
Dean Mary Lu Bilek Univ. of Massachusetts Dartmouth School of Law
Pat Broussard Florida A & M Univ. College of Law
Patricia A. Cain, Treasurer Santa Clara Univ. School of Law
Anna Carpenter University of Tulsa College of Law
Kim Chanbonpin The John Marshall Law School
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
Justin Hansford St. Louis University School of Law
Brooks Holland Gonzaga Univ. School of Law
Peter Joy Washington Univ. at St. Louis School of Law
Margaret Kwoka Univ. of Denver Sturm College of Law
Raleigh Levine, Editor, The Equalizer Mitchell | Hamline School of Law
Donna Lee CUNY Law School
Beth Lyon Cornell Law School
Beverly Moran Vanderbilt Univ. Law School
Adele Morrison, Secretary Wayne State Univ. Law School
Peter Nicolas Univ. of Washington School of Law
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
Colleen Shanahan Temple Law School
Mark Sidel Univ. of Wisconsin Law School
Nareissa Smith North Carolina Central Univ. School of Law
Amy Vorenberg Univ. of New Hampshire School of Law
Kaimi Wenger Thomas Jefferson School of Law
James Wilets Nova Southeastern Univ. Law Center
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SALT 2015 Committee List

Advisory Committee

Olympia Duhart –Co-President

Ruben J. Garcia -Co-President

Jackie Gardina — immediate past

Ngai Pindell — immediate past

Carol Chomsky

Holly Maguigan

Eileen Kaufman

Tayyab Mahmud

Joan Howarth

David Brennen

Executive Committee

Olympia Duhart

Ruben Garcia

Jackie Gardina

Beth Lyon

Ngai Pindell

Adele Morrison

Sara Rankin

Natsu Saito

Academic Freedom

Natsu Saito, Chair

Elvia Arriola

Steve Bender

Barbara Bernier

Peter Joy

Holly Maguigan

Deborah Post

Access to Justice

Doug Colbert-Chair

Wendi Adelson

Elvia Arriola

Heather Baxter

Ann Cammett

Brooks Holland

Hugh Mundy

Robin Runge

SpearIt

Annual Dinner (New York City)

Sara Rankin, Chair

Kim Chanbonpin

Peter Joy

Margaret Kwoka

Franklin Siegel

Blog

SpearIt, Chair

Ben Davis

Jackie Gardina

Beverly Moran

Budget

Denise Roy, Chair

Pat Cain

Mark Sidel

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Barbara Bernier, Chair

Ben Davis

Brooks Holland

Peter Nicolas

Kaimi Wenger

New Teachers’ Pipeline

Hari Osofsky, Chair

Pat Broussard

Kim Chanbonpin

Avi Soifer

SpearIt

Hari Osofsky

Contact to help find a mentor

B.A. to J.D. Pipeline

Deborah Post, Chair

Wendi Adelson

Deleso Alford

Jackie Gardina

Human Rights

Beth Lyon, Chair

Ben Davis

Hope Lewis

Karla McKanders

Jim Wilets

Issues in Legal Education

Carol Chomsky, Co-Chair

Raquel Aldana

Claudia Angelos

Andi Curcio

Eileen Kaufman

Beverly Moran

Camille Nelson

Marc Poirier

Deborah Post

Amy Vorenberg

LGBT

Andrew Chapin, Co-Chair

Peter Nicolas, Co-Chair

Pat Cain

Jackie Gardina

Phyllis Kotey

Robert Lancaster

Larry Levine

Jean Love

Marc Poirier

Kelly Strader

Membership

Adele Morrison, Chair

Deepa Badrinarayana

Karla McKanders

Peter Joy

Colleen Shanahan

Nominations

Emily Benfer, Chair

Deleso Alford

Beto Juárez

Holly Maguigan

Salary Survey

Raleigh Levine—Chair

Beto Juárez

Avi Soifer

Teaching Conference

Sara Rankin, Chair

Elvia Arriola

Kim Chanbonpin

Eric Franklin

Cesar Garcia Hernandez

Lydia Nussbaum

Hazel Weiser