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 skills for teaching online law school courses are not unlike those needed for the practice of law. Both require concise writing, well-organized outlines and the ability to speak without appearing that you’re reading from a script.Read More about Experts offer tips for organizing successful online law school courses
LAW.COM — Andy Cornblatt, the dean of admissions at Georgetown University Law Center, was speaking on a panel for college pre-law advisers last spring when another presenter’s statistic caught his eye. More than half of law students started thinking about pursuing a legal career back in high school or earlier.Read More about Inspired by Before the JD, Georgetown Law visits underserved high schools to encourage students to consider law school
NATIONAL JURIST — Today, prospective law school students have all sorts of methods to help them decide which law school would fit them best. They can reach out to pre-law advisers, alumni, current students or a bevy of social media sites. But how did some of today’s leading legal educators decide?Read More about Law school deans and professors discuss why they selected the law schools they attended