Why Choose ASL?
We have the program, the curriculum, the faculty, and the community service commitment to create a distinctive law school experience and prepare you for an exceptional career in the law. ASL is fully accredited by the American Bar Association.
Top Ranked Externship Program
ASL's curriculum provides students with practical legal experience. Our students also take what they've learned in the classroom and experience it in the real world through ASL's unparalleled externship program, ranked ninth in the nation by The National Jurist. Through this innovative approach, our students work alongside experienced lawyers across the country to learn firsthand what it is like to work in the legal profession.
Caring Faculty with Experience as Practicing Attorneys
ASL students learn from faculty members who are nationally recruited scholars with more than 325 years of law-practice experience combined. More important, though, is faculty members' commitment to sharing what they know with their students to empower them to have successful law careers. With a 16.7 to one student-faculty ratio, you receive personal attention from your professors at Appalachian School of Law.
From faculty and staff to the administrators and student body, ASL students are surrounded by people who want them to succeed at ASL and beyond.
Strong Community Service Commitment
Civic-minded students have a desire to be civic-minded lawyers. ASL believes in developing leaders who want to become outstanding citizens in their future communities. That is why ASL students fulfill 25 hours of community service each semester, a standard matched by only about a dozen law schools in the nation. Over the course of their three years at ASL, each class of students volunteers nearly 25,000 hours.
Strong Alumni Network
ASL alumni leave their mark across the country through vibrant law careers and outstanding volunteer work in their communities. They also remain committed to assisting ASL students and alumni in pursuit of their professional goals.
The Personal Touch
You are recognized as an individual at ASL and treated as such. With a small school, you get to know staff, faculty, and each other very well. Come to our Open House on Saturday, June 1, 2013 or book an individual tour anytime Monday through Friday and experience this caring atmosphere personally. You can register for our next Open House or book a tour by calling (276) 244-1203.