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. Housed at the University of Michigan Law School, CSALE collects and distributes data to law schools and legal educators on various aspects of clinical and externship programs and the faculty teaching in them.


CSALE's officers and directors are law faculty from a diverse group of law schools. They are:

Board of Directors


The work of CSALE and its board is made possible only with support of 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.