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.
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Launches First Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law Programs on West Coast
These programs allow students to interact with the advanced technological community surrounding them and provide experiential education.
How can law schools help address society’s greatest needs?
Peter B. Edelman, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center, discusses the role law school clinics can play in addressing some of the country’s most pressing matters.
ABA JOURNAL – A recently proposed standards revision suggests how a validation process for LSAT alternatives should be developed.Read More about Proposed rule revision would establish process for ABA section of legal education to validate alternate admissions tests
INDEPENDENT – Seventeen elite universities have launched a legal challenge to Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations entering the U.S.Read More about Universities launch legal challenge to immigration ban in joint effort
MYNORTHWEST – The wave of pro-lawyer sentiment in the wake President Donald Trump’s election and subsequent executive orders and cabinet appointments has caught even the most thick-skinned, skeptical attorneys a little off-guard.Read More about AALS Past President and University of Washington Law Dean Kellye Testy discusses renewed interest in law