•  
  •  
 

Journal of Legal Education

Copyright

The AALS holds the copyright to the JLE as a compendium, but it does not own the copyright to individual articles published in the JLE. In most cases, AALS retains a nonexclusive license to publish, reproduce, display, and distribute JLE articles in any language and in any form, and to grant third-party use without seeking the author’s prior express consent. No part of an article may be reproduced, republished, or reprinted without permission in writing from the AALS. Certain permissions can be granted free of charge (i.e., reprints for academic use, such as a casebook), while others incur a fee (purely commercial purposes).

Permission to use copyright-protected JLE materials should be obtained, in writing, by the requesting party prior to using the JLE materials. The AALS grants permission for use of JLE content in academic classrooms free of charge. Classroom use entails the copying and no-fee distribution of works to enrolled students and instructors at a college or university. Most commercial republication requests, other than, for example, use in an academic casebook, requires payment of a copyright release fee for non-exclusive, one-time use of the work. A publisher wishing to use any copyrighted material from the JLE must obtain advance permission from AALS to republish, unless that copyrighted material is considered “fair use.” As a general matter, “fair use” is typically limited to scholarly, educational and other non-commercial uses.

When permission is granted, authorized users of copyright-protected JLE materials should in all cases identify the author and the JLE and affix a notice identifying AALS as the copyright holder of the JLE: © 2016 Association of American Law Schools.

For permission to use copyright-protected JLE material and other copyright questions, contact copyright@aals.org.