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.
Inspiring students to be lawyers and good citizens
William & Mary Law’s 2015 graduates honored Professor Adam Gershowitz with the Walter L. Williams, Jr. Memorial Teaching Award, given each year to recognize outstanding law teaching.
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.
BLOOMBERG BUSINESS – Since 2011, the number of applicants to law schools ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News has dropped by a median 18 percent, data from the American Bar Association show.Read More about Selective law schools admit fewer students in response to five-year decrease in applications
ABA JOURNAL – The Bureau estimates the number of lawyer positions will increase by just 43,800 jobs in the period between 2014 and 2024, the Am Law Daily (sub. req.) reports.Read More about Bureau of Labor Statistics revises job forecast for new lawyers
THE WASHINGTON POST – Researchers at the Delta Cost Project attempt to make sense of higher education spending by explaining in detailed reports where the money to pay for college comes from and where it’s spent.Read More about The factors behind the rising price of higher education