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.
TIME — According to the American Bar Association Journal, student interest in immigration law has increased at many schools in recent years, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association says its student membership has doubled in the past 18 months.Read More about Video: Trump Administration policies motivate law students to focus on immigration law
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT — Prospective students preparing for the law school application process should look ahead to the bar exam and legal job market.Read More about Advice on the legal job market and bar exam for prospective students
THE NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE — Suit Up for the Future High School Summer Legal Institute and Internship Program is a three-week workshop that immerses forward-thinking teenagers into the legal field, introduces them to the various agencies operating within the justice system and ultimately helps them decide whether they want to become lawyers.Read More about Louisiana’s law schools and state bar association partner on summer program for high school students