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.
Incubator Program Prepares Law Graduates for Successful Solo Practice
The Law Entrepreneurs for Access Program (LEAP) at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is a year-long incubator program that provides advanced legal and business training to JD students who want to run successful solo practices.
The Demand for Legal Education: The Long View
Deborah M. Hussey Freeland, Research Fellow at the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession, examines available data on the total number of law school applicants, including long-term economic and demographic trends in the demand for legal education.
LAW.COM — Nine teams of students from New York City law schools gathered at Brooklyn Law School last Thursday to pitch their ideas for using legal technology to improve access to justice and make legal processes more efficient. It was the first time Brooklyn Law School opened its CUBE Innovators competition to teams from other law schools.Read More about Law schools experiment with hackathons, competitions, and theater performances
LAW.COM — Northwestern Pritzker Law Professor Dan Linna and Kristian Hammond (Engineering) are developing interdisciplinary course work with two goals in mind: to build technology products that make the law more efficient and accessible, and to help shape legal technologies before they emerge in society with unintended consequences.Read More about Experts see increased collaboration between law schools and technology programs
NASDAQ — The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program could save student loan borrowers large amounts of money, but there’s a lot you should know before you apply.Read More about Guide to Public Service Loan Forgiveness for student borrowers