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 University Launches Initiative to Demystify Blockchain Technology
American University Washington College of Law has established a new initiative, the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Legal Issues Group, which seeks to demystify blockchain technology and its applications, especially its use in Bitcoin and other forms of virtual currency.
Leadership Development in Legal Education
Louis D. Bilionis, Dean Emeritus and Droege Professor of Law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, argues the conditions for successful leadership are present in law schools, including faculty and staff who are adopting innovations to help advance students’ development as professionals.
ABA — The American Bar Association released a new report, “ABA Profile of the Legal Profession,” on Aug. 10 at their Annual Meeting.Read More about Lawyers by the numbers: ABA releases Profile of the Profession report
ABA JOURNAL — People applying to law school saw a modest 3.3% increase for the 2019-20 admission cycle, according to the Law School Admission Council.Read More about LSAC reports 3.3 percent increase in law school applicants for 2018-19 school year
ABA JOURNAL — Barry Currier, managing director of accreditation and legal education for the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, will be stepping down next summer, he announced in Syllabus, the section’s quarterly e-newsletter.Read More about Barry Currier reflects on his leadership of the ABA legal education section as he plans to step down next summer