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.
Startup Legal Garage Works to Serve Women and Minority Entrepreneurs
With support from law firms and foundations, students at UC Hastings College of the Law are helping aspiring women and minority tech entrepreneurs get businesses started in Silicon Valley. The Startup Legal Garage provides corporate and intellectual property advice to early-stage startups, with leading attorneys in the Bay Area supervising students’ pro bono work.
Law Schools and the Changing Environment of the Legal Profession
In a conversation with University of California Television, Daniel B. Rodriguez, 2014 AALS President and Dean, Northwestern University School of Law, discusses changes and innovations happening with American legal education and in the legal profession.
NEW YORK TIMES – “The only peer-reviewed study on this topic [found] that most law students earned a premium of hundreds of thousands of dollars over what they would have earned had they not gone to law school, even taking into account the debt they accrue.”Read More about Opinion: Investment in a law degree can have long-term career benefits
WALL STREET JOURNAL – With Justice Elena Kagan sidelining herself, the Supreme Court upheld a race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas at Austin.Read More about Supreme Court narrowly upholds accounting for race in college admissions
NEW YORK TIMES – Law schools, in the face of marked declines in enrollment, revenue and jobs for graduates, are beginning to adopt innovative new ways of delivering legal education.Read More about Law schools expand online offerings