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Voices from the Field

U.S. Attorney John Walsh Encourages Pro Bono Experience in Shaping Law Students

Alli Gerkman
In his Voices from the Field interview, John Walsh, U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado, encourages legal education reformers to consider new strategies to help teach students more than just legal analysis and case reading, so that they have a better idea of what to expect when they walk into a courtroom as new...

Remembering Penny Pether: A Champion for Change in Legal Education and Our Judiciary

Rebecca Love Kourlis
IAALS is very sad to note the passing of Professor Penelope Pether, of Villanova Law School. One of Penny’s areas of scholarship was the theory and practice of judging, and in that context she and I became friends. She had a particular interest in the process of appellate review, and Penny and I presented together on...

Associate Dean of Experiential Education Shares Practical Learning Educational Model

Marnee Baker
The national dialogue about changing legal education has proposed many ideas aimed at making the system better, one of which being the outright elimination of the third year of law school. In the wake of this consideration, Luke Bierman, the Associate Dean for Experiential Education at Northeastern University School...

Recent American University Law Students Laud Practice-Based Learning

Zachary Willis
The Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Initiative at IAALS is pleased to announce the addition of a new, innovative course to its growing list of course portfolios. International Business Negotiations is taught by Jay Gary Finkelstein and Daniel D. Bradlow at the American University Washington College of Law. The course is...