03.04.14 — Northeastern University School of Law has joined with Southwestern Law School to serve as co-editors of the prestigious AALS Journal of Legal Education.  Southwestern Law School had previously served as the Journal's sole host school since January 2009. The two schools will serve as joint editors through the December 2019 term.

“Northeastern is thrilled with this opportunity to share our 45 years of experience in training law students through an integrated program of classroom learning and hands-on field placements and to encourage other members of the academy to contribute Journal articles that explore new approaches to training the next generation of lawyers," said Dean Jeremy Paul, who is one of the co-editors. "We are also delighted to partner with our friends at Southwestern, who have played a valuable leadership role in editing the Journal over the past five years.”

Paul's editing partner at Northeastern is Professor Margaret Woo. Southwestern has yet to name its full editing team; its efforts are currently being spearheaded by Dr. Molly Selvin. 

The Journal features articles and essays examining various facets of law, legal education and the legal profession in general. This peer-reviewed publication has a broad and diverse readership that is both domestic and international and a history of distinguished scholars as editors at host law schools, such as Georgetown, Cornell, the University of Iowa, Vanderbilt and Case Western Reserve. The Journal is also overseen by a 12 person editorial board composed of  faculty members from AALS member schools. The partnership between Northeastern University School of Law and Southwestern Law School will ensure the Journal’s continuing dedication to scholarship about legal education whose quality rivals what appears in the nation's top law reviews.

About Northeastern University School of Law

The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students an unparalleled full year of practical legal work. All students participate in four, full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 900 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. The future of legal education for the past 45 years, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.