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.
Baylor Law Legal Mapmaker Program
Baylor University Law School has developed a new collaborative program, Legal Mapmaker, that addresses the access-to-justice problem for low- and middle-income Americans who have basic legal needs, but cannot afford the services of an attorney.
Fifty Ways to Promote Teaching and Learning
Gerald Hess, Professor Emeritus at Gonzaga University School of Law, Michael Hunter Schwartz, Dean of University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, and Nancy Levit, Professor of Law at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, focus on the efforts law schools and professors can make to improve instruction and student learning in the classroom.
DENVER STURM COLLEGE OF LAW — For 50 years after serving in Vietnam, veteran and Purple Heart recipient “Bill,” did not receive Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation benefits for the injuries he received in the country. Finally, five decades after his service, Bill gained access to his benefits through the important work of his wife and the….Read More about Denver Law Veterans Advocacy Project wins benefits and services for veterans
DREXEL UNIVERSITY ALW — Professor Hannah Bloch-Wehba recently was selected as a Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT). The CDT is a global nonprofit advocating for digital rights, such as protecting privacy, enhancing data security, limiting government surveillance, preserving an open internet, advancing free expression online and strengthening the technical integrity of core….Read More about Drexel Law professor Hannah Bloch-Wehba named fellow at Center for Democracy and Technology
DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY — Emily McKenzie, 3L, was part of one of four winning teams at this year’s Local Government Case Competition. The annual event takes place over three days, with graduate students from a range of programs randomly assigned to teams to solve actual problems facing the Allegheny Department of Health and Human Services.Read More about Duquesne Law student Emily McKenzie part of winning team at Local Government Case Competition