Making education affordable
Affordable education is our mission.
ACHLS believes that the country needs a high quality, inexpensive teaching-oriented alternative to the expensive research universities. Why?
- To give Americans the chance to have hope and to develop themselves
- Because America needs an educated work force
- Because America needs an informed electorate
- Because making education affordable is the right thing to do
When a group of us who come from working class or immigrant backgrounds started the Massachusetts School of Law in 1988, we were deeply aware of the need to offer inexpensive but rigorous legal education to people from backgrounds like ours. This would give the previously excluded an opportunity to become legal professionals, which they considered a leap up in the world. But the education had to be inexpensive, and it had to be rigorous, not only as a matter of our own academic standards, but also because our graduates, in New England, would have to compete with graduates of some of the finest law schools in the country. MSL succeeded. Its tuition remains low -- less than half of almost all other New England law schools, while the quality of our graduates speaks to the excellence of MSL's education.
Having succeeded in providing rigorous but low cost legal education at the Massachusetts School of Law, we will now apply our techniques and mission to the The American College Of History and Legal Studies. We look forward to the opportunity to make history, not only with our revolutionary curriculum, but with our continued commitment to affordable higher education.