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Wake Forest University Law School passes AALS membership review

The Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools has determined that the Wake Forest University School of Law qualifies for continued membership, based on the positive findings of the organization’s seven-year membership review.

Susan Westerberg Prager, AALS executive director and chief executive officer, stated in a letter to Wake Forest University President Nathan Hatch and Law School Dean Blake Morant: “The Executive Committee compliments the Law School on maintaining the small size of its First-Year sections and on developing its Connections Plan. The Executive Committee also recognizes the Law School’s commitment to scholarship and to mentoring junior faculty. The Executive Committee commends the Law School for its efforts to diversify its student body and faculty. Your membership in the AALS is therefore continued.”

The Executive Committee also noted that there has been improvement in overall minority enrollment at the Law School, particularly in the 2007-08 class, and encouraged the law school to continue strong efforts to maintain this progress.

The AALS is a non-profit organization of 170 U.S. law schools, with another 25 schools that are “non-member fee paid” schools, which are not members but choose to pay AALS dues. Its purpose is to improve the legal profession through the improvement of legal education. Formed in 1900, the AALS also represents the interests of law schools toward the U.S. federal government and other national associations of institutes of higher education.