Law and Legal Studies
- Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) Founded in 1924, ALSB is an association of teachers and scholars in the fields of business law, legal environment, and law-related courses outside of professional law schools. The purpose of ALSB shall be to promote and encourage scholarship and superior teaching of legal studies in business, business law and the legal and ethical environment of business (hereinafter “Fields”) in colleges and universities; to promote research and scholarship through the regular publications of professional law journals; to foster a better understanding between research and teaching in the Fields; to develop and maintain a collegial and cooperative relationship among teachers and scholars in the Fields; and to encourage and promote high ethical standards in the conduct of business. The Academy publishes two top-tier journals: the American Business Law Journal (ABLJ) and the Journal of Legal Studies Education (JLSE).
- American Association for Justice (AAJ) AAJ provides trial attorneys with information, professional support and a nationwide network that enables them to most effectively and expertly represent clients. The mission of AAJ is to promote a fair and effective justice system—and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests.
- American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) AALL, founded in 1906, advances the profession of law librarianship and supports the professional growth of its members through leadership and advocacy in the field of legal information and information policy. AALL and its members will be the recognized authority in all aspects of legal information. The values of AALL includes lifelong learning and intellectual growth, commitment to diversity, equitable and permanent public access to legal information, continuous improvement in access to justice, community and collaboration, and the essential role of law librarians within their organizations and in a democratic society.
- American Law and Economics Association American Law and Economics Association is dedicated to the advancement of economic understanding of law and related areas of public policy and regulation. Founded in 1991, the membership includes academic and practicing lawyers and economists. The American Law and Economics Review, the official scholarly journal of the American Law and Economics Association, is a refereed journal and is published semi-annually since 1999.
- American Law Institute (ALI) ALI is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. ALI drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, Model Codes, and Principles of Law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education. The mission of ALI is to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice, and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work.
- American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE) A non-profit organization and the premier national provider of high-level CLE since 1947, ALI CLE offers an array of programming featuring the country’s most respected law practitioners. ALI CLE publishes four national periodicals – The Practical Lawyer, The Practical Tax Lawyer, The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, and the Estate Planning Course Materials Journal – and has cultivated a notable collection of forms upon which lawyers from across the country rely for their varied practices. ALI CLE maintains an unparalleled commitment to promoting excellence in continuing legal education.
- Association of American Law Schools (AALS) AALS is a nonprofit association of law schools, law students, lawyers, judges, and lawmakers. AALS serves as the learned society for law faculty at its member schools, and provides them with extensive professional development opportunities. 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.
- Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT) CALT brings together law teachers from across Canada in pursuit of common interests and concerns. CALT publishes the Canadian Legal Education Annual Review, which includes research on teaching and learning in law. The objectives of CALT are: 1) to generally promote the interests of Canadian law teachers; 2) to contribute to the development and promotion of law teaching, to the improvement of legal education, and to the dissemination of knowledge and best practices in legal education; 3) to contribute to the development and dissemination of research in law and legal education; 4) to coordinate meetings and exchanges among law teachers from different faculties, regions or areas of research and teaching; 5) to promote law reform and the improvement of the Canadian legal system; and 6) such other activities as, in the opinion of the executive or members, may be in the best interests of the association.
- Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) CLEA exists to advocate for clinical legal education as fundamental to the education of lawyers. CLEA and its members seek to: foster excellent teaching and scholarship by clinical educators; integrate clinical teaching and extend its methods into the legal education program of every law school; reform legal education so as to prepare law students for excellent and reflective law practice; advance regulation of legal education that insures the continued vitality of clinical education in law schools; and pursue and promote justice and diversity as core values of the legal profession.
- Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) CLEO is a national organization, founded in 1968, to expand opportunities for minority and low-income students to attend law school. The mission of CLEO is to increase the number of lawyers from diverse backgrounds that are actively contributing to the legal profession by continually expanding opportunities for persons from minority, low-income and disadvantaged communities to attend law school, graduate, and pass the par examination. CLEO strives to be the pre-eminent diversity pipeline organization in the United States preparing law students from diverse backgrounds to participate in the ever-expanding domestic and global opportunities for members of the legal profession and instilling in them a passion for excellence, academic success, leadership, and appreciation for diverse perspectives.
- Education Law Association (ELA) ELA is the premier forum for all professionals in education who are interested in practical knowledge, scholarship, and interdisciplinary dialogue about legal and policy issues affecting education. ELA are a national, nonprofit member association offering unbiased information to its professional members about current legal issues affecting education and the rights of those involved in education in both public and private K-12 schools, universities and colleges. ELA strives to anticipate trends in education law and support scholarly research. Through a vast network of volunteers, ELA provides information on case law and legislation in myriad formats, allowing members to make legally solid and confident decisions in policy and action.
- Institute for Law Teaching and Learning (ILTL) ILTL was established to help law schools meet those obligations. ILTL is committed to improving the quality of teaching and learning in legal education. ILTL has several goals: to serve as a clearinghouse for ideas to improve the quality of education in law school; to support student-centered curriculum reform; to provide national leadership on effective teaching and learning in law school; to support research and the development of materials to enhance teaching and learning in law school; and to establish and maintain a national reputation for quality programs, responsiveness to law teachers’ needs, and innovation in law teaching.
- Law School Admission Council, Inc. (LSAC) LSAC is a nonprofit corporation that provides unique, state-of-the-art products and services to ease the admission process for law schools and their applicants worldwide. Founded in 1947, the Council is best known for administering the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), administered annually at testing centers worldwide. LSAC also processes academic credentials for law school applicants annually, provides essential software and information for admission offices and applicants, conducts educational conferences for law school professionals and prelaw advisors, publishes research, funds diversity and other outreach grant programs, and publishes LSAT preparation books and law school guides, among many other services.
- National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) NACUA is the premier organization in the field of higher education law and a primary source of information on legal developments facing colleges and universities. NACUA's purpose is to enhance legal assistance to colleges and universities by educating attorneys and administrators as to the nature of campus legal issues. It has an equally important role to play in the continuing legal education of university counsel. The mission of NACUA is to advance the effective practice of higher education attorneys for the benefit of the colleges and universities they serve.
- National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA) NBLSA, founded in 1968, is a national organization formed to articulate and promote the needs and goals of Black law students and to effectuate change in the legal community. The mission of NBLSA is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black and minority attorneys who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.
- The Center for Law and Education (CLE) CLE strives to make the right of all students to quality education a reality throughout the nation and to help enable communities to address their own public education problems effectively, with an emphasis on assistance to low-income communities. CLE developed enormous expertise about the legal rights and responsibilities of students and school personnel as well as about key education programs and initiatives, including Title I, vocational education programs and school to work systems, and special education for students with disabilities.
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