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.
GW Law Inns of Court and Foundations of Practice Programs
The Inns of Court and Foundations of Practice programs at George Washington University School of Law has been nationally recognized with an E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award.
Empirical Research in Clinical Legal Education
Four authors—Colleen Shanahan (Columbia Law), Jeffrey Selbin (UC Berkeley Law), Alyx Mark (Wesleyan University/American Bar Foundation), and Anna Carpenter (University of Utah Law)—report findings from a large dataset of legal cases that shed light on the teaching-service promise of law school clinics.
LAW.COM – This week’s Ahead of the Curve examines the seeming disconnect between Black law students who feel their schools aren’t doing enough to end racial injustice, and law deans who say the academy is reckoning with race like never before.Read More about Penn State Dickinson Law dean Danielle Conway and Boston University Law dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig discuss how law schools can address racism
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA COLLEGE OF LAW – In light of longstanding and recent acts of racist violence, the Deans of the 12 law schools in Florida have formed the Florida Law Schools’ Consortium for Racial Justice (FLSCRJ). This collective will leverage the strengths and educational roles of every law school in the state to assist community….Read More about Florida Law schools launch consortium to address racial justice and policy reform
HOUSTON CHRONICLE – We all have been rocked by the tragic death of former Houston resident George Floyd while in police custody and witnessed street protests and calls to address persistent antiblack racism. As deans of leading law schools in Dallas and Houston, we join together to provide background on these historic events, to condemn all forms….Read More about University of Houston Law dean Leonard M. Baynes and SMU Dedman Law dean Jennifer Collins call on legal community to support Black lawyers