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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.
ABA JOURNAL — According to a Nevada Supreme Court opinion published last week, the exam will be limited to eight essay questions on state law, and a performance test. The multistate bar exam, which has 200 multiple choice questions and is developed by the National Conference of Bar Examiners will be removed from the test. The Nevada….Read More about Nevada July bar exam to replace some test sections
ABA JOURNAL — Seating for the July exam is limited to no more than 50% of the customary number to comply with restrictions on gatherings under COVID-19 orders, according to a policy adopted by the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners that was affirmed by the state supreme court May 11. More information is available here.Read More about Tennessee schedules fall bar exam to accommodate reduced seating for July exam
THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION — On Friday The Chronicle spoke to one of America’s top public-health officials, Anthony S. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, about some of the strategies universities have said they’ll employ. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.Read More about Dr. Anthony Faucci discusses health precautions for colleges re-opening in fall