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.
Baylor Law Legal Mapmaker Program
Baylor University Law School has developed a new collaborative program, Legal Mapmaker, that addresses the access-to-justice problem for low- and middle-income Americans who have basic legal needs, but cannot afford the services of an attorney.
Fifty Ways to Promote Teaching and Learning
Gerald Hess, Professor Emeritus at Gonzaga University School of Law, Michael Hunter Schwartz, Dean of University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, and Nancy Levit, Professor of Law at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, focus on the efforts law schools and professors can make to improve instruction and student learning in the classroom.
BOSTON COLLEGE NEWS — Boston College Law School Dean Vincent D. Rougeau is poised to become president-elect of the Association of American Law Schools. Rougeau, a nationally recognized leader in legal education who completed a three-year term on the AALS Executive Committee in 2018, will join two other prior BC Law Deans who served as AALS….Read More about Boston College Law dean Vincent Rougeau to serve as AALS President-elect
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LAW — The Association of American Law Schools has chosen Assistant Professor Meghan M. Boone as one of two recipients of the 2020 AALS Scholarly Papers Competition for law school faculty members in the field for five years or fewer.Read More about University of Alabama Law professor Meghan Boone wins 2020 AALS Scholarly Papers Competition
LEGALNEWS.COM — For the fourth consecutive year, the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) measured how much law schools contribute to the delivery of much-needed legal services through clinics, other experiential courses, and pro bono activities of graduating law students.Read More about AALS Survey: Law classes of 2019 contributed more than $111 million worth of pro bono legal services