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).
In Praise of Law Reviews (and Jargon-Filled, Academic Writing)
Cass R. Sunstein, Harvard Law School professor and former administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, outlines the value of law review articles, not just to academia or the legal profession, but to society as a whole.
THE WASHINGTON POST – The number of people who fail to pay their federal student loans within three years of leaving college is down, signaling that the government’s generous repayment plans are taking off.Read More
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL – The number of attorneys in Texas grew by nearly 20,000 over the last decade, outpacing growth in the state’s general population, according to a report by the State Bar of Texas.Read More
CBS NEWS – Along with traditional student-run legal clinics, which serve groups like military veterans and low-income families, more law schools are opening clinics that aim to help startups off the ground, especially those created on campus.Read More