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.
ABOVE THE LAW — In the dog years of technology, 33 years seems like a millennium. That is how much time has elapsed between the American Bar Association’s first TECHSHOW in 1986 and the one that convened for three days last week in Chicago.Read More about A look at the ABA technology conference
LAW.COM — The effects of implicit bias create huge potential for age, race and gender discrimination on college campuses—not only in the faculty recruiting process, but also in the recruiting process for students on campus.Read More about Experts provide advice on addressing hiring bias on college campuses
LAW.COM — While some wealthy families, ensnared in a pay-to-play scandal revealed this week, have paid tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to insure their child gets enrolled in the college of their choice, thousands more students are struggling to pay for a college education.Read More about A look at efforts to reduce student debt and increase college affordability