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 — Law schools have cut class sizes and offered tuition discounts that lowered the average inflation-adjusted cost of a law degree by 6 percent from 2010 to 2016, according to a new study.Read More about Study: Average price of JD programs dropped by six percent from 2010 to 2016
US NEWS & WORLD REPORT — Aspiring attorneys who are wondering what their target score should be for the Law School Admission Test should start by looking at admission statistics for the J.D. programs they are interested in, experts suggest.Read More about Law school admissions experts discuss LSAT scoring and test preparation
INSIDE HIGHER ED — Just under half (48 percent) of American adults have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in higher education, according to an analysis being released today by Gallup.Read More about Gallup survey: Confidence in U.S. higher education has fallen since 2015