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Mission

The Association of American Law Schools’ mission is to uphold and advance excellence in legal education. In support of this mission, AALS promotes the core values of excellence in teaching and scholarship, academic freedom, and diversity, including diversity of backgrounds and viewpoints, while seeking to improve the legal profession, to foster justice, and to serve our many communities–local, national, and international.

 

Year Founded: 1900

 

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Law Schools by the Numbers

Number of AALS Member Law Schools: 179

Private: 98
Public: 80
Number of Non-Member, Fee-Paid Schools:  19

Number of Law Schools Approved by the ABA: 205

Private: 118
Public: 88

Number of Students Enrolled at AALS Member Schools: 102,658
Number of Students Enrolled at Law Schools Approved by the ABA: 113,394

Number of Full-time Faculty at AALS Member Schools: 7,706
Number of Full-time Faculty at Law Schools Approved by the ABA: 8,290

Faculty who Teach at AALS Member Schools: 16,874
Faculty who Teach at Law Schools Approved by the ABA: 18,154

Number of J.D.s Awarded at AALS Member Schools: 35,676
Number of J.D.s Awarded at Law Schools Approved by the ABA: 39,794

Data compiled from the fall 2015 enrollment report from the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

 

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Jim Greif
Director of Communications
202-296-1593
jgreif@aals.org