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.
MARKETS INSIDER — AccessLex Institute has awarded a grant of $515,000 to the State Bar of California to build on studies performed last year to address the state’s bar exam passage rate and other matters related to the exam.Read More about AccessLex Institute awards grant to evaluate how the California Bar Exam tests job skills
WASHINGTON POST — The rapid disinvestment by states this century in public higher education is resulting in very few public universities being included in the top 20 of many popular rankings.Read More about Opinion: Reduced support for higher education from states is hurting public colleges
ABA NEWS — Working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local legal aid offices, the Disaster Legal Services Program of the ABA Young Lawyers Division (ABA YLD) has a plan in place to provide legal assistance to disaster victims in the path of Hurricane Florence.Read More about ABA organizing legal resources in response to Hurricane Florence