Professor Gardina Elected Co-President of SALT
January 31, 2012
Vermont Law School Professor Jackie Gardina recently took the helm as co-president of the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) along with Professor Ngai Pindell of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Boyd School of Law.
SALT, a group of progressive law teachers working for justice, diversity and academic excellence for more than 35 years, is governed by a 30-member board of governors elected by the membership in three-year terms. SALT's committees examine critical issues facing the legal academy and profession: academic freedom, equal opportunity, issues in legal education, judicial and government nominations, LGBT issues and human rights.
Gardina specializes in four main areas: civil procedure, administrative law, bankruptcy with a special emphasis on environmental obligations in bankruptcy, and sexual orientation and gender identity issues. In addition to her teaching duties, she has spoken and written on a variety of topics, including learning disabilities in higher education, bankruptcy, the Solomon Amendment and the "don't ask, don't tell" law. She is a governing board member of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network.