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 — The Association of American Law Schools is lowering the cost to attend its annual meeting, now that the January event will be online.Read More about 2021 AALS Annual Meeting moves to virtual format
REUTERS — A summer survey of U.S. law schools found them largely optimistic about the size of their incoming classes, despite the coronavirus pandemic threatening on-campus learning into 2021 and upending the job market for recent graduates.Read More about Survey: Law schools expect steady enrollment this fall despite the pandemic
THE PRACTICE — As the start of the fall 2020 semester draws near, law schools are beginning to define their plans for holding classes during the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic. As of this writing, three broad models of law school reopenings have emerged as law schools have presented their plans to the public: largely in-person instruction,….Read More about A look at law school clinics adapting to the pandemic