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.
PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY — Portland State University and Willamette University announced a new direct-admission program that provides streamlined access to law school. The partnership guarantees undergraduate students admission to Willamette University College of Law, in addition to an annual $10,000 scholarship, renewable for three years.Read More about Willamette Law and Portland State University partner on direct-admission program
WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY — Around 20 new attorneys formed the Racial Justice Task Force last summer to study the peremptory challenge, a tool used by attorneys during jury selection to remove jurors without having to state a reason. They conclude that the challenge needs work, or it needs to go.Read More about Willamette Law students create Racial Justice Task Force
INSIDE HIGHER ED — Women are 60 percent of all professionals in higher education and have been earning the majority of master’s and doctoral degrees for decades. Yet women represent just 24 percent of the highest-paid faculty members and administrators at 130 leading research universities, according to a new study.Read More about New report highlights gender pay disparity among highest research university salaries