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ASL provides an exhilarating but challenging environment for studying the law.

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Throughout this site, you’ll learn why ASL is not just a school, but a community. Our faculty members are unmatched in their experience and commitment to legal education, and they make ASL a rich, rewarding place to learn. Our alumni are well-respected members of the legal profession. Our students are eager to learn and serve the community. Their cultural, racial, ethnic, and economic diversity enriches and advances ASL’s mission.

In addition to providing the foundation, knowledge, and skills essential for taking the bar exam and beginning practice, ASL's curriculum and co-curricular activities are designed to prepare students for leadership and service in the 21st century. Problem-solving skills, ethics, and professional responsibilities extend beyond the practice of law to all aspects of the community.

Outstanding Outcomes

Ultimately at ASL, we have two goals: To help you pass the bar exam -- the same one taken by students at the country’s most prestigious and well-known law programs -- and to hit the ground running after you graduate.

Exceptional Faculty

How do we do it? It starts with the faculty -- dedicated men and women who, combined, have more than 325 years of law-practice experience. That means you’re learning from people who are not only extraordinary teachers, but those who have been where you want to go. And they’ll share what they’ve learned through discussions in the classroom, in the hallway, in their offices, and over lunch. They consider your success to be their success.

Rewarding Experiences

Because we know you want your law education to not only benefit you but those around you, you’ll be required to fulfill 25 hours of community service each semester -- a mandate required by only about a dozen law schools in the nation.