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 — Law school deans have asked the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar to push back law graduate employment data deadline from March to June. The data is usually made public in the spring or early summer. The pandemic has pushed back many bar exams and led to economic shutdowns.Read More about Law school deans ask to delay reporting graduate employment data to the ABA due to the pandemic
ABA JOURNAL — A Colorado law professor recently discussed how he incorporates mindfulness in his life and finding “pandemic positives” with ABA Journal Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward. Peter H. Huang focuses on positives from the COVID-19 pandemic, and how COVID-19 has changed legal education.Read More about Podcast: Colorado Law professor Peter H. Huang discusses how COVID-19 has changed legal education
U.S. NEWS — A fundamental question that law school applicants should answer in their applications is why they are applying to law school. Some law schools go even further and offer applicants the chance to explain why they want to attend their school specifically. Schools may do this through their personal statement, an interview, or an essay.Read More about Tips for prospective law students on finding the best law school fit