Making a Difference
Public service is a core value in legal education and the legal profession. AALS provides the latest public interest related news and information in American law schools.
Startup Legal Garage Works to Serve Women and Minority Entrepreneurs
With support from law firms and foundations, students at UC Hastings College of the Law are helping aspiring women and minority tech entrepreneurs get businesses started in Silicon Valley. The Startup Legal Garage provides corporate and intellectual property advice to early-stage startups, with leading attorneys in the Bay Area supervising students’ pro bono work.
Law Schools and the Changing Environment of the Legal Profession
In a conversation with University of California Television, Daniel B. Rodriguez, 2014 AALS President and Dean, Northwestern University School of Law, discusses changes and innovations happening with American legal education and in the legal profession.
CUNY TV – Martha Minow, dean of Harvard Law School, talks about the state of America’s legal system.Read More about Harvard Law Dean Martha Minow provides insight into U.S. justice system and legal education
LL.M GUIDE – Many top business schools, including Stanford, Harvard and Columbia, offer J.D./MBA programs, where students earn both a traditional law degree and a business degree simultaneously. And a small number of schools, including Northeastern University, Chapman University and American University, offer dual MBA and LL.M. programsRead More about A look at joint law/business degrees
THE NEW YORK TIMES – The [Supreme Court] told lower courts to consider a compromise in a case involving access to contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Is that an indication that the court deadlock could lead to greater collegiality?Read More about Law professors analyze the deadlocked Supreme Court