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 JOURNAL — The Illinois Board of Higher Education and the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar have approved the plan for the John Marshall Law School to be acquired by the University of Illinois at Chicago.Read More about ABA approves University of Illinois at Chicago’s proposed acquisition of John Marshall Law
INDIANA LAWYER — Amid slumping passage rates, the Indiana Supreme Court has created a special commission to review the state’s bar exam and make recommendations for changes in format or content, including whether to modify what is considered a passing score.Read More about Indiana Supreme Court creates commission to review state’s bar exam
ABA JOURNAL — Accounting firm KPMG currently employs 1,800 lawyers in offices across 75 countries, and it has plans to expand the number. Within the next few years, KPMG hopes to have 3,000 lawyers working in its global legal services arm, Law.com reports.Read More about Accounting firm KPMG plans to hire 3,000 lawyers in the next few years