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.
INSIDE HIGHER ED — In the wake of national protests against police violence and anti-Black racism, several colleges are reviewing or planning to alter their law enforcement or criminal justice curricula.Read More about Colleges review law enforcement and criminal justice programs amid national focus on race
NEWS BREAK — The North Carolina Central University School of Law has launched the Social Justice and Racial Equality Initiative to provide educational outreach on social justice, anti-racism and other equity concerns.Read More about North Carolina Central University School of Law launches Social Justice and Racial Equality Initiative
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW — The Dee J. Kelly Law Library at Texas A&M School of Law in Fort Worth launches its first anti-racism research guide early August. The collection houses over 400 resources that “will help users learn more about anti-racism and how to become anti-racism allies and accomplices.”Read More about Texas A&M Law Library launches anti-racism research guide