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.
Pre-Orientation Gives New Students a Look into Public Interest Work
The George Washington University Law School pre-orientation program allows students a close look at these potential career choices, which often inspires 1L students to follow a career path in public interest or public service.
Supreme Court of the United States Decision on Fisher v. The University of Texas at Austin
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled (4-3) in Fisher v. The University of Texas at Austin (Fisher II) that the University of Texas’ use of race as a consideration in the admissions process does not violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
BLOOMBERG LAW – The legal education focused non-profit Access Group has retooled its free student loan calculator, with new information on the cost of attendance, estimated living expenses and a way to compare costs at different institutions.Read More about Access Group updates free student loan calculator to compare costs of law schools
NEW YORK TIMES – Some law firms are starting to contribute cash to help their newly hired lawyers meet monthly payments on education loans that can be as large as a mortgage payment on a house.Read More about Some law firms adding student loan repayment benefits
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT – Law career experts say that networking is key when pursuing summer internships – which often lead to full-time job offers – or long-term employment.Read More about Tips for law students on building relationships and networking