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.
ABA JOURNAL – Law.com spoke with several newbie solos about their practices.Read More about New law graduates finding a fit in solo practice
THE CLARION-LEDGER – “[T]he need for legal representation, especially among the state’s poor and working class, is still high, says Scott. And others point out that a law degree, perhaps not as lucrative as it once was, remains a path to success in other fields.”Read More about Mississippi law school deans discuss the modern legal profession
HUFFINGTON POST – “Interested law school applicants would do well to consider waiting a year or two to apply to law school. In Part I, we consider the benefits that occur before law school.”Read More about Opinion: Advantages in obtaining work experience before pursuing JD