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.
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION — The ABA, in collaboration with dozens of U.S. law schools, announced the formation of a Legal Education Police Practices Consortium to contribute to the national effort to examine and address legal issues in policing and public safety, including conduct, oversight and the evolving nature of police work.Read More about ABA collaborates with several law schools on Legal Education Police Practices Consortium
FORDHAM LAW NEWS — Fordham Law was founded to expand opportunities for those who had traditionally been excluded from the legal profession. Moving forward requires deep reflection on our past and thoughtful collaboration among students, faculty, and administration about our present and future.Read More about Fordham Law dean Matthew Diller discusses diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts
FORDHAM LAW NEWS — Fordham Law School announced today that it has received multiple donations totaling more than $3.5 million to fund new initiatives aimed at addressing structural racism within the law school community and in society. The largest donation is nearly $1.4 million from an anonymous alum.Read More about Fordham Law receives gift to expand racial justice initiatives