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.
Law Students Help Tech Start-Ups Through Internship
Colorado Law has partnered with Bryan Cave LLP and tech company Fathym, Inc. for an internship program in which students who have completed the Tech Lawyer Accelerator Program, work with a start-up organization in its early stages.
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.
KPBS (NPR SAN DIEGO) – California could soon follow in New York’s footsteps and become the second state to require law students to complete 50 hours of pro bono work before becoming lawyers.Read More about California governor considers bill requiring law students to complete 50 hours of pro bono work before becoming lawyers
WALL STREET JOURNAL – The study, authored by University of St. Thomas law school researchers, tries to measure the influence by counting how often law journal articles written by professors are cited in court opinions.Read More about Study gauges the judicial impact of articles published in law journals
INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION – About 432,000 borrowers have submitted employment forms demonstrating they would qualify for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program beginning in October 2017.Read More about Department of Education finds strong demand for student loan forgiveness, income-driven repayment