Brown earns AALS Technology & Ethics Award

The American Association of Law Schools (AALS) has announced that Charleston School of Law Associate Dean for Information Resources Katie Brown has won the inaugural Technology & Ethics Award.

The AALS Section on Technology, Law and Legal Education award recognizes contributions to scholarship, teaching, or innovative projects at the intersection of technology and ethics. The award will be presented to Brown this week at the annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

“I am truly humbled to be a recipient of this inaugural award from the AALS Section on Technology, Law, and Legal Education,” said Dean Brown. “This acknowledgment highlights the critical responsibility we, as law professors, have today to strike an effective balance between the ethical implications and instruction of technology within legal education while at the same time ensuring we are performing our duty to equip students for the challenges of contemporary legal practice.”

More than 2,500 law professors, librarians, and law school administrators attend the AALS Annual Meeting to encourage and recognize excellent legal scholarship. The event also provides an opportunity for the legal education community to connect with colleagues from other law schools and countries around matters of common interest. The 2024 meeting included 250+ sessions by more than 900 speakers, moderators, and leaders.

“Dean Brown is not only an accomplished leader of our Law Library, but she is also an important scholar in the area of technology and the law,” said Charleston Law Dean Cunningham. “Congratulations to Dean Brown on this prestigious award.”

Brown’s research and scholarship are in the areas of intellectual property, acting skills for lawyers, law and literature, management and a variety of legal research related topics. She has taught specialized, beginner, and advanced legal research courses and seminar and doctrinal courses on Legal Technology for Practice, Art of Advocacy, Contracts, and the research component of Legal Research and Writing.

Brown also serves on the American Association of Law Libraries AI and Legal Information Special Committee.

In addition, Brown’s research — Enhancing Legal Education by Leveraging Rubrics for Comprehensive Outcome-Based Assessment – has been selected by the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS). The research will be shared at a panel discussion at the SEALS Conference in July.