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.
BLOOMBERG LAW — When students began flocking back to law school after enrollment dropped precipitously starting in 2010, no one could explain why it regained its allure. So the Association of American Law Schools asked nearly 25,000 undergraduates and first-year law students about their reasons.Read More about A look at Before the JD and the national increase in law school applications
INSIDE HIGHER ED — Undergraduates considering a law degree are motivated by a desire to contribute to the public good, but high costs and work-life balance concerns deter some of them, according to a study from AALS and Gallup.Read More about College students have public-spirited motivations for considering law school
INDIANA LAWYER — The adoption of three resolutions at the ABA’s annual meeting are characterized as bringing the “most fundamental changes” to the accreditation process in several decades. This transformation is said to streamline the system for accrediting and monitoring law schools.Read More about ABA legal education section says streamlined accreditation will speed up process for law schools with compliance issues