What is CSALE?
The Center for the Study of Applied Legal Education is a
501(c)(3), non-profit corporation dedicated to the empirical study of applied
legal education and the promotion of related scholarship. Located at the University of Michigan Law
School, CSALE collects data on applied legal education in areas including program design, capacity, administration, funding, pedagogy, and the role of applied legal education and educators in the academy. Seventy-seven percent of ABA accredited law schools participated in CSALE's 2007-08 Survey, 84% participated in its 2010-11 Survey. Law schools, legal educators, scholars and governmental agencies examining or navigating issues in these and other areas repeatedly rely on CSALE's data in their work.
CSALE makes its data available at no cost in two ways. The results of each triennial national survey are provided in a detailed report at the end of every survey cycle. Upon request, CSALE also works with end users to help shape their inquiry and then generates customized reports cross-tabulating various aspects of the data. In its first four years of existence, CSALE produced over 330 of these reports at no charge. Recipients include legal educators from nearly two-thirds of all ABA accredited law schools. Visit our survey page to learn more about CSALE's survey. To read the report summarizing the data collected or to request a free customized report on the data visit our survey results page.
CSALE was formed in 2007 with a seed grant from the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education. CSALE's work continues today with support from the University of Michigan Law School, a grant from the Law School Admission Council, and, by necessity, from people like you and Law Schools who believe in the value of CSALE's work. Visit our support page to support CSALE's work. To join the growing list of Gold Circle Institutional Supporters contact CSALE or call CSALE'S President, David Santacroce, at 734.763.4319
Institutional support is critical to the functioning of CSALE and its work. CSALE thanks the following organizations that have given generously to support its work:
Albany Law School
California Western School of Law
Catholic Univ. of America Columbus School of Law
Chapman University School of Law
George Washington University School of Law
Georgetown Law School
Harvard Law School
Loyola Law School Los Angeles
Pepperdine University School of Law
Southwestern Law School
Stanford Law School
Suffolk University Law School
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
U.C. Berkeley School of Law
University of Dayton School of Law
Univ. of Hawai'i William S. Richardson School of Law
University of Laverne College of Law
University of Maine School of Law
U.S.C. Gould School of Law
University of Toledo College of Law
University of Wisconsin Law School
Valparaiso University Law School
Yale Law School
If you would like to become an Institutional Supporter, visit our support page.