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.
American Legal System 101 for Spokane refugees
When Gonzaga Law Professor Megan Ballard organized a half-day workshop for refugees on American law and justice, 180 newcomers turned out to hear from a judge, police officer, public defenders and a prosecutor (several of them Gonzaga graduates).
In Praise of Law Reviews (and Jargon-Filled, Academic Writing)
Cass R. Sunstein, Harvard Law School professor and former administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, outlines the value of law review articles, not just to academia or the legal profession, but to society as a whole.
TECHNICAL.LY BROOKLYN – “When I caught up with Jonathan Askin on Sunday, he was in his element: catching up with friends and writers at the Brooklyn Book Festival and then, later, seated behind his desk in his office at Brooklyn Law School, where he teaches internet law and telecommunications law.”Read More
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT – [University of Maryland’s Carey School of Law] is one of many law schools that let students explore social justice issues – which often include discrimination around race, gender or sexual orientation – and teach them how to one day fight these issues as practicing J.D.s. Law school, experts say, can set….Read More
ABA JOURNAL – For the third time in less than two years, an ABA committee has proposed lifting the ban in the law school accreditation standards on students receiving academic credit for paid externships.Read More