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.
Penn State Law Launches New Fellowship Program in Non-Urban Communities
The Community Fellows Program places law students in summer work experiences with solo practitioners and smaller law firms in non-urban areas across Pennsylvania.
Legal Education Reconsidered
During the 2016 James P. White Lecture on Legal Education at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, AALS Executive Director Judith Areen discussed how legal education has been "reconsidered" by prospective students as the result of a challenging job market and negative media coverage.
ABA JOURNAL – The State Bar of California filed a data-heavy brief with the California Supreme Court taking the position that there’s scant evidence to support lowering the bar exam cut score.Read More about State Bar of California argues against lowering bar exam pass score in letter to state supreme court
NEWS AND OBSERVER – The UNC Board of Governors approved a ban on litigation that will prevent the UNC Center for Civil Rights from doing legal work for low-income and minority groups.Read More about UNC board bans legal action against other government entities, effectively shuts down UNC Law’s Center for Civil Rights
U.S. NEWS – Here’s how four different categories of undergraduate study give essential lawyering skills and ways to draw that out in law school applications.Read More about Ways to leverage skills learned in four college majors for law school admissions