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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.
WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY — For the past 30 years, Willamette Law Dean Emeritus and Professor Symeon Symeonides spent Thanksgiving weekend collecting up to 6,000 American conflicts-of-laws cases to write an annual survey on the topic. He always completed the survey by his self-imposed deadline of New Year’s Eve.Read More about Willamette Law professor Symeon Symeonides publishes survey on conflict of laws
THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION — As a small but growing number of colleges announce that they’ll require students to get a Covid-19 vaccine, two state governments have prohibited their public colleges from doing so. Utah legislators enacted a law forbidding government agencies to require people to receive a Covid-19 vaccine.Read More about Utah and Texas prohibit public colleges from mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for students
NEWS@NORTHEASTERN — All students returning to Northeastern University’s campuses for the Fall 2021 term will be expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the first day of classes, university officials said today. The university advances its plan for a return to full-time, in-person learning in September.Read More about Northeastern University to require COVID-19 vaccine for students returning to campus this fall