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 JOURNAL — The average score on the July multistate bar exam has increased 1.6 points, the largest year-over-year July increase since 2008, according to the National Conference of Bar Examiners.Read More about Multistate bar exam scores rise over previous year
YALE LAW SCHOOL — The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) announced on September 4, 2019 the launch of the Free Expression Legal Network (FELN) a coalition of law school clinicians and academic non-clinicians who provide pro bono legal support for public interest….Read More about More than 20 law school clinics create network to support First Amendment issues for journalists
ABA FOR LAW STUDENTS, BEFORE THE BAR BLOG — Law student, Miosotti Tenecora, recounts her experience in a pipeline program and how that helped her succeed in law school.Read More about Recent law school graduate discusses the importance of pipeline programs