Washington, D.C. (September 22, 2015) – The Association of American Law Schools has launched a new website for the Journal of Legal Education (JLE) at www.aals.org/jle. Published since 1948, the journal addresses important issues confronting legal educators—including curriculum development and teaching methods—and is an outlet for emerging areas of scholarship. The new site serves as a repository for current and past issues of the journal and includes subscription and submission information.
“More than any other, the JLE blends the two main functions of law schools and law professors: teaching and scholarship. It brings the same level of rigor ordinarily devoted to law reform to the questions of successful transmission of legal understandings,” Jeremy Paul, Dean at Northeastern University School of Law and JLE co-editor, explained.
The print journal is available to faculty at AALS member law schools and additional subscribers worldwide. Upcoming symposium issues will highlight crucial topics such as “Ferguson and Its Impact on Legal Education” and “The Future of Legal Scholarship.”
“I want people to see the JLE as a site for those with passion about supporting the law as the nation’s preeminent public language,” said Dean Paul. “Through the journal, legal education can be extended across multiple disciplines in a way that makes meaningful contributions to weaving justice into the structure of our powerful institutions and the fabric of everyday life.”
The JLE is currently under the editorial leadership of Northeastern University School of Law and the University of Washington School of Law.
The Association of American Law Schools (AALS), founded in 1900, is a nonprofit association of 180 law schools. Its members enroll most of the nation’s law students and produce the majority of the country’s lawyers and judges, as well as many of its lawmakers. The mission of AALS is to uphold and advance excellence in legal education. In support of this mission, AALS promotes the core values of excellence in teaching and scholarship, academic freedom, and diversity, including diversity of backgrounds and viewpoints, while seeking to improve the legal profession, to foster justice, and to serve our many communities–local, national and international.