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.
DUKE LAW — A yearlong series at Duke Law sponsored by the dean’s office is examining race in the context of the six foundational subjects in the first-year curriculum: torts, criminal law, civil procedure, contracts, property law, and constitutional law. Each discussion in the webinar series is moderated by a faculty scholar.Read More about New Duke Law series explores race and the first-year law school curriculum
GEORGIA BAR ADMISSIONS — The following is a list of names of applicants who passed the October 2020 Georgia Bar Examination. To be eligible for admission to the practice of law in Georgia, an applicant must have passed the Bar Examination and received an acceptable score of 75 or higher on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination.Read More about A look at the Georgia October online bar exam results
BANGOR DAILY NEWS — Eighty-six percent of the September test takers passed the exam, the highest passage rate since July 2016 and nearly 30 percentage points higher than the average passage rate of 56.6 percent between February 2015 and July 2019. The 2020 class of the University of Maine School of Law did even better.Read More about Maine bar exam pass rate improves over previous year