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.
LAW.COM — At the largest annual gathering of legal academics in the nation, the atmosphere was sunnier than it has been in years, women took center stage, and the academy honored a rock star law professor.Read More about Law.com newsletter: Recap of the AALS Annual Meeting
PHILANTHROPY NEWS DIGEST — Students at law schools across the country contributed pro bono legal services valued at nearly $86 million in 2018, a survey by the Association of American Law Schools in Washington, D.C., finds.Read More about AALS Survey: Law class of 2018 contributed nearly $86 million in pro bono services
ABOVE THE LAW — Early each January, the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), a national organization that promotes interaction and shared values among law schools, especially with regard to faculty scholarship, hiring, and governance.Read More about University of Illinois Law Dean Vikram Amar discusses highlights from the AALS Annual Meeting