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.
LAW.COM — According to the Association of American Law Schools, meaning it’s something of a buyer’s market for would-be profs. 111 law schools have advertised open positions this cycle, the highest number in at least four years. Last year, 90 schools posted available jobs in advance of the hiring conference.Read More about AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference: Law schools see increase in faculty hiring
INSIDE HIGHER ED — University of Dayton and the University of New Hampshire, started their inaugural hybrid J.D. terms this fall.The two new degree programs offer an early look at the pedagogy and the faculty role in online legal education at the J.D. level.Read More about A look at the structure of two new hybrid JD programs
ABA FOR LAW STUDENTS — Members of the 2019–2020 Law Student Division Council, along with other law students across the country, offer their advice to you, their fellow law students.Read More about Law students share advice on succeeding in law school