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.
St. John’s Law Features Introduction to Law Course for Incoming Students
St. John’s University School of Law has introduced an innovative curriculum that prepares incoming 1L students for the scope and rigor of a legal education.
Today’s Justice System and Legal Education
Former Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow provides insight into the American justice system and legal education on PBS’ The Open Mind. During the discussion, she discusses race relations in the U.S., the need to support access to justice initiatives, and the role technology can play toward the pursuit of equal justice.
US NEWS & WORLD REPORT — For many first-generation college students, being an academic trailblazer is a dream come true. But despite the excitement, this dream is often beset with challenges. First-generation students tend to graduate at lower rates than their peers with parents who earned a four-year college degree.Read More about What first-generation students need to know about higher education
ABA JOURNAL — Following multiple years of discussion, and two rejections from the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates, the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar adopted a proposed revision to tighten an accreditation standard regarding bar passageRead More about ABA legal education section passes tougher bar pass standard for law schools
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND EMPLOYERS — Graduating seniors from the Class of 2019 are experiencing the best job market for new college graduates since 2007, according to NACE’s Class of 2019 Student Survey.Read More about Survey: Graduating college seniors are entering best job market since 2007