In 1969 the AALS sponsored a law teaching clinic designed to help faculty focus on pedagogical issues that arise in law teaching. Since then the Association’s professional development program has grown dramatically. Approximately eight programs per year, ranging in length from one-day workshops at the Annual Meeting to week-long conferences, are presented for law school faculty and administrators. These programs provide faculty with common interests an opportunity to exchange new ideas about teaching and scholarship, generally related to particular subject matter areas. The programs to be offered each year are selected by the Executive Committee based upon recommendations from the Professional Development Committee.