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.
ABA JOURNAL — Black law graduates in the class of 2019 had the lowest overall employment rates among all racial and ethnic groups and lower employment in bar-passage-required jobs than white graduates, according to new findings by the National Association for Law Placement.Read More about NALP report details employment and bar admission gap for Black law graduates
DETROIT FREE PRESS — In an era defined by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis and the peaceful protests and even some riots nationally that followed, some teenagers see the issue of police brutality and judicial system fairness as personal. “Many students want to have a voice,” said Taylor, 17, a high school senior.Read More about Ford Law Career Academy to promote interest in the legal profession to Detroit high school students
UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO SCHOOL OF LAW — Professor John Major Eason, whose expertise includes the criminal justice system and race relations, will present on “The Racial and Economic Underpinnings – and Impact – of Mass Incarceration.”Read More about University at Buffalo School of Law hosts virtual presentation on the racial and economic impact of mass incarceration