Bar News - September 22, 2006
E-Guide to Public Service at Law Schools
Newsweek.com and Equal Justice Works have created The E-Guide to Public Service at America’s Law Schools, a new online resource for law school applicants, law students, attorneys, professors and others seeking a broad range of free information about public interest programs and curricula at law schools. The E-Guide provides information not compiled elsewhere about the culture of public service at law schools.
Without rankings or ratings, The E-Guide highlights public service programs and curricula at more than 115 law schools. It shows students where they can get hands-on legal experience while still in school and how some law schools are helping with educational debt. By presenting data in an easy-to-digest, accessible format, The E-Guide helps applicants to make more informed choices about which law school to attend.
Each school’s entry, including New Hampshire’s Franklin Pierce Law Center (see graphic), has a drop-down menu so that schools can be compared by various criteria, including: student engagement in service; public interest co-curricular activities; public service of graduating class; public interest curriculum; hands-on opportunities in law; faculty and administrators; public interest career services; law school debt load; and debt relief availability.
Visit The E-Guide at http://ejw.newsweek.com/.