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).
Statement on the California Task Force on Admissions Regulation Recommendations (TFARR)
The Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Clinical Legal Education has issued a statement on the proposal by the Task Force on Admissions Regulation Recommendations (TFARR) of the State Bar of California to change the requirements for taking the California Bar Examination.
BLOOMBERG BNA – The American Bar Foundation announced Tuesday that UCLA Law School Dean Emerita Rachel F. Moran will chair its new research initiative on the laws and policies needed to serve the growing Latino population in the U.S.Read More
THE DAILY BEAST – Since prosecutors convict 86 percent of the prison population, this means a nearly all-white cadre of attorneys is putting a disproportionately black cohort of defendants in jail. In fact, the racial divide among prosecutors correlates with how they unequally treat black and white defendants.Read More
THE NEW YORK TIMES – In Louisiana’s Caddo Parish, where Shreveport is the parish seat, a study to be released Monday has found that prosecutors used peremptory challenges three times as often to strike black potential jurors as others during the last decade.Read More