AALS selects New York Law School as co-host of the Journal of Legal Education

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Jim Greif | Ariel Dvorkin  
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Washington, DC (March 14, 2024) – The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) is pleased to announce New York Law School (NYLS) as a new co-host law school for the Journal of Legal Education (JLE). The school will join University of California, Irvine School of Law to provide editorial leadership for the publication starting in July 2024.

“The Journal of Legal Education is an essential resource for all law faculties. As the leading peer-reviewed journal, it provides unique and important opportunities for the publication of scholarly and pedagogical research that will help shape the future of legal education and the legal profession,” said Anthony W. Crowell, Dean, President, and Professor of Law, at NYLS. “With the journal entering its 76th year, it must continue to lead the way benefitted by a deep commitment to excellence and innovation. To those ends, New York Law School is honored to partner with our colleagues at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, and to build on a rich legacy cultivated over the years by the many host schools who have provided invaluable editorial leadership.”

The New York Law School editorial team will be led by William LaPiana, Dean of Faculty and Rita and Joseph Solomon Professor, and  Kris Franklin, Wallace Stevens Professor of Law. Other accomplished NYLS faculty members, with a wide array of areas of expertise, will work with them.

New York Law School takes over from American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL), co-host of the journal since 2018. AALS thanks AUWCL for their leadership of the journal, especially Dean Roger A. Fairfax, Jr. and former Dean Camille Nelson; editors Janie Chuang, Robert Dinerstein, Ezra Rosser, and Anthony E. Varona; and associate editors Llezlie Green, Elizabeth Keith, and Adeen Postar.

Published since 1948 by AALS, the academic journal fosters a rich interchange of ideas by publishing articles on issues confronting law school faculty and leadership, including curriculum development, innovations, the pipeline to the legal profession, teaching methods, and legal scholarship.

The JLE is printed and made available without cost to full-time faculty at member schools, courtesy of West Academic Publishing. The journal’s website (http://jle.aals.org) serves as a searchable repository for current and past issues with more than 435,000 article downloads from 218 countries since 2015.

About AALS
The Association of American Law Schools (AALS), founded in 1900, is a nonprofit association of 176 member and 18 fee-paid 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 improve and advance legal education. AALS carries out its mission by promoting the core values of excellence in teaching and scholarship, academic freedom, and diversity, including diversity of backgrounds and viewpoints, while seeking to foster justice, and to serve our many communities–local, national, and international. In support of its mission, AALS serves as both the institutional membership organization for law schools, and as the learned society for law faculty.

About New York Law School
Founded in 1891, New York Law School (NYLS) is an independent law school located in Tribeca, the heart of New York City’s legal, government, financial, and emerging tech centers. Known as “New York’s law school,” NYLS embraces the city as its classroom by complementing a rigorous legal education with an innovative and diverse set of “uniquely New York” experiential learning opportunities. Since opening its doors, NYLS has produced graduates who have gone on to hold high elected and appointed office in the city, lead large and small firms, and gain broad recognition as captains of business and industry. Its renowned faculty of prolific scholars has built the school’s strength in key areas of the law, including business and financial services, intellectual property and privacy, and government and public interest law. NYLS has more than 18,000 graduates and currently enrolls around 1,100 students in its full-time and part-time J.D. programs. The school also offers an advanced-degree program in Tax Law.