August 2016
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New Membership Option for Institutions

We are often told that membership in the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics is a great asset for health law professors. From our “Teaching Health Law” column in the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics to our annual Health Law Professors Conference, we offer resources that professors have cited as being an important part of their professional development. Whether it is learning innovative and exciting new ways to teach complex material, building new relationships and networks through our conferences, or getting the latest job and industry news from our newsletter, ASLME has always strived to be a productive partner for those who teach health law.

While many full-time faculty members are active in our community, we have found that many adjunct professors are missing the opportunity to connect and engage with their peers. Adjunct professors may not teach full-time, but they are valuable members of every law program and deserve to have the same benefits and resources as full-time faculty members. In an effort to include all who teach health law in our Society, ASLME is introducing what we call “Institutional Adjunct Memberships.”  Members of ASLME can help build adjunct professors’ networks and teaching toolkit by encouraging their schools to purchase up to ten memberships for adjunct faculty at a deeply discounted price.

How does the Institutional Adjunct Membership Program work?

With ASLME’s new Institutional Membership Program, a participating school will be given up to ten memberships to allocate among their adjunct faculty members for one discounted annual fee. These professors would enjoy all the benefits of ASLME membership, including subscriptions to the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics and the American Journal of Law & Medicine, discounted registration to the annual Health Law Professors Conference and other ASLME events, free online access to ASLME publications, a free subscription to the ASLME Insider newsletter, and more. Through their ASLME benefits, adjunct professors will have the chance to grow professionally, learn from others who teach health law, and ultimately enhance their value to your institution.

What are the savings?

We are currently offering Institutional Adjunct Memberships for the discounted rate of $1000 per year. That gives 10 adjunct professors a one-year membership to ASLME. Typically, doctoral-level memberships cost $230 per year, but with an Institutional Adjunct Membership, adjunct professors will get the membership for $100. Valued at $2,300, these annual memberships not only provide your school with savings on the cost of dues, but the benefits of membership can account for hundreds of dollars in additional savings on registration fees, materials, and more.

If you are interested in purchasing an Institutional Adjunct Membership or have any questions about the program, please contact ASLME Membership Director Margo Smith at margo@aslme.org or call 617-262-4990.

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