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.
INSIDE HIGHER ED — The American Council on Education recently published a six-chapter supplement to its original February 2019 report on race and ethnicity in higher education, which provides additional analysis of federal data to examine how the education system in the United States is serving and failing students of color.Read More about American Council on Education publishes report on racial disparities in higher education
ABA JOURNAL — L. Song Richardson, the law school’s dean, says the news generated anxiety among students and faculty about how the rest of the spring semester would play out. Richardson emphasized to the law school community that they had experience addressing challenges together, and constant communication would be key.Read More about Podcast: UC Irvine Law dean L. Song Richardson discusses school’s transition to online classes
BLOOMBERG LAW — The Bloomberg Law 2021 series previews the themes and topics that our legal analysts will be watching closely in 2021. What does the Future of the Legal Industry look like? Our analysts explore everything from legal technology to legal careers to the business of law to find the answers.Read More about Legal analysts discuss the state of the legal profession amid pandemic