Journal Description

The American Journal of Legal Practice (AJLP) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes high-quality research work in the field of legal practice. The journal aims to provide a platform for legal scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to share their knowledge and insights on legal practice and contribute to the advancement of the field. 


The scope of the American Journal of Legal Practice encompasses a wide range of legal topics, including but not limited to: civil law, criminal law, constitutional law, environmental law, health law, intellectual property law, labor law, international law, and tax law. The journal also welcomes articles that explore the intersections between law and other disciplines, such as business, politics, and social sciences.

FROM STUDY TO COURTROOM: EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF SELFDIRECTED LEARNING ON TRIAL LAWYERS' SUCCESS


This abstract probes into the intricate landscape of legal practice, particularly focusing on the post-bar exam phase where newly licensed lawyers embark on diverse career trajectories. The backdrop for this exploration is the staggering number of law school graduates, exemplified by the 2022 statistics revealing over 35,000 graduates with approximately 26,000 successfully passing state bar exams (ABA, 2023). The narrative unfolds against the backdrop of the prevalent trend where a

Dr. Grant Alexander Hostak, Prof. Samantha Marie Lawson

BEYOND TRADITION: DECODING THE RAMIFICATIONS OF GIRLCHILD MARRIAGES AS AN AFFRONT TO GLOBAL WOMEN’S RIGHTS


This abstract scrutinizes the international commitment to combat inhuman treatment, with a specific focus on the condemnation of girlchild marriage as a pervasive violation of human rights within the global framework. Rooted in the principles enshrined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the condemnation of inhuman treatment is particularly pronounced for individuals necessitating heightened protection, notably women. The United Nations (UN) emerges as a pivotal force

Foluke Abimbola Olatunji , Adebayo Olawale Akande

CONTEXTUAL ANALYSIS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND IMPACTS ON VICTIMS: USING A TRIPARTITE RESPONSE MODEL


This abstract delves into the intricate dimensions of human trafficking, a grave crime recognized as a multifaceted human rights violation. Beyond being a criminal act, it emerges as a substantial contributor to global threats to security and the economy, cutting across diverse demographic characteristics including race, socioeconomic classes, age, gender, and nationalities. The United Nations General Assembly Palermo Protocol (2000) provides a pivotal framework, defining human

Prof. Jasmin A. Vitela, Dr. Abigail R. Palmer