2022 9th Annual AASE Conference

2022 May 24, 10:00 AM to May 26, 6:00 PM


Virtual registration is closed! 

Tuesday – Thursday, May 24-26, 2022
Hosted In-Person and Virtually By:
St. Mary’s University School of Law


The academic support community is vibrant, supportive, and energizing, and AASE conferences are the perfect time to experience it! The largest law school academic support-specific conference in the United States, the annual AASE conference provides academic support professionals of all statuses with a welcoming environment in which to talk shop, get inspired, and find support from individuals at other institutions. Members of the academic support community will present about their successes, failures, and learning opportunities.

We know everyone is eager to see each other again after two years of virtual gatherings, but we also realize circumstances may limit travel to an in-person conference. As such, St. Mary’s University School of Law is proud to host in-person and virtual options this year! The registration fees are as follows: (1) $25.00 for all virtual attendees, (2) $100.00 for AASE members attending in person, and (3) $200.00 for non-members attending in person. We are working to provide a top-notch conference experience, regardless of which attendance option you choose.

Our 2022 conference theme is “Making Waves, Breaking Barriers: Building Better Lawyers.” The conference will offer sessions focused on Diversity, Mental Health, Bar Prep, Academic Success, and Online Learning.

The schedule is live HERE! Given the virtual and in-person nature of this event, conference sessions will run from 11 AM – 5 PM CST. In-person attendees will be provided lunch and an afternoon snack break each day. St. Mary’s will host a dinner at the San Fernando Cathedral Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 and will have a food truck onsite Thursday at 5 pm for an end of conference celebration. Otherwise, breakfast and dinner will be on your own each day.

**Virtual conference attendees need to register by May 1, 2022 to ensure you receive your swag box before the conference kick-off!**

Overnight Accommodations

St. Mary’s University School of Law is proud to offer two excellent lodging options for conference attendees. Located in Historic Alamo Plaza and steps away from the Alamo, historic sites, shops and restaurants, and the world famous San Antonio Riverwalk, you will be in the heart of it all! Both hotels offer historic charm along with the modern amenities needed for an enjoyable stay in our beautiful city!

Built in 1859, the Menger is the oldest continuously operating hotel west of the Mississippi River and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As the Menger has grown over the centuries, the hotel’s beautiful and historic architecture has been preserved and incorporated into the Menger of today.

  • King or 2 Doubles with balcony, based on availability
  • $139 Daily rate plus applicable taxes, fees, etc.
  • Valet Parking: $22 per day, unlimited in and out
  • On-site restaurant offers breakfast and lunch
  • On-site bar
  • Fitness center and outdoor pool
  • On-site shops and boutiques
  • Check-in at 4:00 PM
  • Checkout at 11:00 AM


Built in 1909, the hotel building, of eight stories, has the designation of San Antonio’s first high-rise office building. This hotel has historic charm but offers modern guest rooms with beautiful views of Alamo Plaza and the downtown landscape.

  • Singles and doubles based on availability
  • $115  Daily rate plus applicable taxes, fees, etc.
  • Valet Parking: $34 per day, unlimited in and out
  • Complimentary full hot breakfast buffet
  • 24 hour fitness and business centers
  • On-site bar
  • Minutes from shops and restaurants
  • Check-in at 3:00 PM
  • Checkout at 11:00 AM


Ground Transportation

The School of Law will provide transportation to and from the conference hotels, university campus, and select off-campus conference events. Transportation will be via charter bus. Should you wish to drive to San Antonio or utilize a rental car while in town, both hotel locations offer valet parking for a fee.

Uber and Lyft have a robust presence in San Antonio for attendees hoping to schedule independent transportation.


Other Information

Consistent with AASE’s goal of supporting the professional development of its members, which includes their wellness, we are excited to incorporate wellness activities into the conference program. Over the lunch hour we will offer various wellness focused activities such as campus walks, chair massages, and a coloring and music room, along with other options as well. We will also have a screen free wellness room on hand throughout the day for those that want to step away for some quiet time.

Finally, we are planning a volunteer activity pre-conference on Thursday morning for interested conference attendees. We hope you will be able to join us in serving the San Antonio community!

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We will consider fee waivers or travel scholarship assistance for AASE Members. To request a fee waiver or assistance with travel funds, please complete the Scholarship Request Form. The determining committee will be in touch in April about your request.  Funds are limited for travel scholarships and only requests received before April 15, 2022 will be considered. Fee waiver requests will be considered through May 13, 2022 on a rolling basis.


Host School

St. Mary's University School of Law

Event Location

St. Mary University School of Law