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.
JDSUPRA — In this episode, Law School Toolbox talks with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, about some of the most common issues and questions they see in the law student job search.Read More about Podcast: Job search tips for law students
LAW.COM — This week’s Ahead of the Curve examines the early success of the University of Arizona Law’s B.A. in Law, which will finally get some competition next year. Next up is a look at an article from federal appellate Gregg Costa that argues against the recent trend of lawyers doing two or more clerkships.Read More about A look at undergraduate law degrees
NERDWALLET — Law school graduates finish school with an average student loan debt of $145,500, according to the most recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics. That total includes student loans that law students took out for their undergraduate degrees.Read More about Average student loan debt for law school graduates and advice on repayment options