About Us


The mission of the NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education is to improve the quality and delivery of legal services by advancing:

  • excellence in strategic and practical organizational leadership;
  • effective management of legal personnel;
  • professional development of lawyers;
  • access to and diversity within the profession; and
  • ethical practices and professionalism.

The Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was created in 1996 by the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) to ensure that the legal community and society at large have a reliable, objective, affordable source of information. (To learn more about NALP, click here or go to www.nalp.org.)  The support of leading law schools, legal employers, corporations, and individuals throughout the legal community has enabled the Foundation to fulfill that essential role.

The Foundation has taken the lead on projects of importance to the profession, including initiating the first longitudinal study of lawyer careers, providing benchmark research on associate retention, and documenting attorney contributions to public service.

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