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.
ABA NEWS — The ABA House of Delegates wrapped up its two-day meeting, after approving a new membership model, updating lawyer-client communication model rules, and number of other resolutions.Read More about Actions taken by the ABA House of Delegates related to law schools and the legal profession
ABA NEWS — The new ABA president plans to build on the momentum of Hilarie Bass’ Future of Legal Education initiative and the ABA Center on Innovation.Read More about Outgoing ABA President Hilarie Bass discusses ongoing legal education initiatives
ABA JOURNAL — Although a proposed standard regarding the use of entrance exams other than the LSAT was tabled at the ABA House of Delegates assembly, the council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar says that the alternate tests can still be used.Read More about After ABA decision, many law schools still expected to accept GRE for admissions after validity testing