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.
Georgia State University — A student in the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic at the Georgia State University College of Law has won a victory at tax court. At the calendar call on April 29, third-year law student Casey Tuchscher (J.D. ’19) argued an Earned Income Credit case for a woman with the help….Read More about Georgia State University Law tax clinic student Casey Tuchscher wins victory for client
Georgia State University — Ted Afield, associate clinical professor of law and director of the Philip C. Cook Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at Georgia State University’s College of Law, has been named chair of the Section on Teaching Methods for the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), a position in which he will advise AALS….Read More about Georgia State University Law professor Ted Afield named chair of AALS Section on Teaching Methods
Bloomberg Opinion — President Trump’s policies seem to be a major contributing factor towards driving young Americans to go to law school as opposed to business school. This shift will eventually affect the U.S. labor market for decades to come.Read More about Opinion: Is the political climate driving students toward law school and away from business school?