Public Service and Public Interest

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.

Innovative and Outstanding Programs
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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.

Current Issues in Legal Education

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.

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