Law and Legal Studies

  • Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) The Academy of Legal Studies in Business defines and advances legal studies in business and management education and is the professional home for legal studies educators and others who embrace our core ideology.
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ) The Mission of the American Association for Justice 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) The American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information. Today, with over 5,000 members, the Association represents law librarians and related professionals who are affiliated with a wide range of institutions: law firms; law schools; corporate legal departments; courts; and local, state and federal government agencies.
  • 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.
  • American Law Institute (ALI) The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The Institute (made up of 4000 lawyers, judges, and law professors of the highest qualifications) drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, model statutes, and principles of law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.
  • American Law Institute-American Bar Association Continuing Professional Education (ALI-ABA) ALI-ABA provides continuing legal education and works to promote continuing professional education for lawyers among bar associations, law schools, and independent entities throughout the United States and to create standards to ensure quality and relevance in continuing legal education programs.
  • Association of American Law Schools (AALS) The AALS is a non-profit educational association of 171 law schools representing over 10,000 law faculty in the United States. The purpose of the Association is “the improvement of the legal profession through legal education.” This goal is furthered in a number of ways, including professional development programs for law professors and administrators, a complement of over 90 sections organized by faculty and senior administrators, and a membership process that is designed to further the core values of the Association. The AALS serves as the academic society for law teachers with an Annual Meeting that constitutes the largest gathering of law faculty in the world. The AALS is legal education’s principal representative to the federal government and to other national higher education organizations and learned societies.
  • Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT) Membership in the Canadian Association of Law Teachers is open to all law teachers who currently are or have been engaged in the teaching of law in a Canadian university, whether full or part-time, and to the editors of the Canadian Bar Review. Associate membership in the Canadian Association of Law Teachers is open to all who are currently engaged in law teaching in countries other than Canada. The Association is not representative of the law schools or their administration as such, but is representative of the law teachers and is primarily concerned with their problems and interests.
  • Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) The Clinical Legal Education Association 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 (CLEO) CLEO was founded as a non-profit project of the ABA Fund for Justice and Education to expand opportunities for minority and low-income students to attend law school. In 1998, Congress passed the Higher Education Amendments Act, creating the Thurgood Marshall Legal Educational Opportunity Program, which they deemed be administered by CLEO. CLEO is committed to diversifying the legal profession by expanding legal education opportunities to minority, low-income and disadvantaged groups.
  • Education Law Association (ELA) ELA brings together educational and legal scholars and practitioners to inform and advance educational policy and practice through the knowledge of the law.
  • Law School Admission Council (LSAC) LSAC is a nonprofit corporation whose goal is to provide the highest quality admission-related services for legal education institutions and their applicants throughout the world. More than 200 law schools in the United States, Canada, and Australia benefit from LSAC's services, which include the Law School Admission Test (LSAT); credential assembly services encompassing letters of recommendation, electronic applications, and domestic and international transcript processing for JD and graduate law degrees; the Candidate Referral Service (CRS); admission office systems and software; research and statistical reports; websites for law schools, applicants, prelaw advisors, and undergraduates from minority groups underrepresented in law school and the legal profession; testing and admission-related consultations with legal educators worldwide; and various publications, videos, and LSAT preparation tools.
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) The Association'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. In addition, NACUA produces publications and other legal resources, offers continuing legal education programming, maintains a listserv (NACUANET) and a variety of member-only web-based resources pages, and operates a clearinghouse through which attorneys on campuses are able to share resources, knowledge and work products on current legal concerns and interests.
  • The Center for Law and Education (CLE) The 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 students and communities.

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Santa Clara, CA

Law and Legal Studies (Posted 11/21/17)
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Newark, NJ

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Walnut, CA

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