Making a Difference
Public service is a core value in legal education and the legal profession. AALS provides the latest public interest related news and information in American law schools.
Incubator Program Prepares Law Graduates for Successful Solo Practice
The Law Entrepreneurs for Access Program (LEAP) at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is a year-long incubator program that provides advanced legal and business training to JD students who want to run successful solo practices.
The Demand for Legal Education: The Long View
Deborah M. Hussey Freeland, Research Fellow at the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession, examines available data on the total number of law school applicants, including long-term economic and demographic trends in the demand for legal education.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES SCHOOL OF LAW — UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh, one of the nation’s leading experts on free speech and First Amendment law, has launched a series of short, animated videos for explaining modern constitutional law issues in clear, concise and often humorous terms for K-12 students.Read More about UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh creates ‘Free Speech Rules’ video series for K-12 students
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES SCHOOL OF LAW — A team of UCLA law students won $70,000 in seed funding for their company Mote in UCLA Law’s LMI-Sandler Prize for New Entrepreneurs. UCLA Law alumnus Marc Kennedy ’18 is working with a new partner and using last year’s win as a launch pad to success.Read More about 2018 UCLA Law entrepreneur contest winners ready environmental project for market
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW — UCI Law student Michaela Posner ’21 was elected this April to be the Law Student At-Large on the ABA Board of Governors for the 2019-2020 year. Posner will join the Law Student Division Council and also be a voting member of the ABA Board of Governors and ABA House of Delegates.Read More about UC Irvine Law student Michaela Posner elected to ABA Board of Governors