AALS Seeks Member Law School as Editorial Partner for the Journal of Legal Education

The AALS Executive Committee seeks an AALS member law school to partner in editorial responsibility for the AALS Journal of Legal Education (“JLE”). The new law school would be expected to identify a faculty editor (or two) who will take on the responsibility of ensuring a smooth editorial process.  

Partnership Structure  

The JLE is edited by faculty at two partner schools which each serve five-year terms of editorial leadership. Each partner school typically takes responsibility for two quarterly issues of the JLE, for a total of four published issues each year. Traditionally, library faculty and staff have been integral to a smooth process and have performed bluebooking.

The current partner schools are Northeastern University School of Law and American University Washington College of Law, providing editorial leadership as well as administrative and financial support. After more than eight years of service, Northeastern University School of Law’s term as partner school is ending this summer. AALS provides each school with an $18,000 annual stipend to help offset costs, and also pays for the cost of mailing the issues. 

About the JLE  

Published since 1948, the JLE is a quarterly publication of the Association of American Law Schools. The primary purpose of the JLE is to foster a rich interchange of ideas and information about legal education and related matters, including but not limited to legal theory, legal scholarship, law teaching pedagogy, and the pipeline to the legal profession. With a readership of more than 10,000 law faculty and an additional 500 subscribers, the JLE offers an unusually effective medium for communication to the law school world and beyond. The JLE is available without cost to full-time faculty at member schools through the courtesy of its publisher, West Academic Publishing.  

To Express Interest  

If you are potentially interested in partnering with AALS, please send an email to Judy Areen, Executive Director, [email protected] by March 31, 2023.