E-Guide to Public Service at America's Law Schools

Free Interactive Online Resource Offers Alternative to U.S.News & World

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Mar 30, 2007, 01:00 ET from Equal Justice Works

    WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release
 was issued today by Equal Justice Works:
     What:
     The E-Guide to Public Service at America's Law Schools is a free
 interactive online resource that provides a broad range of information
 about public interest programs and curricula at 116 law schools. Equal
 Justice Works, a Washington-based nonprofit public interest law
 organization, created The E-Guide to fill the void in existing commercial
 publications by providing information about public service in law schools
 and about factors many consider essential to a quality legal education.
 Newsweek.com hosts The E-Guide at http://ejw.newsweek.com.
     Why The E-Guide:
     The E-Guidedetails how the nation's law schools are preparing the next
 generation of lawyers. It provides comparable information on a range of key
 factors such as:
     -- Availability of clinical and externship programs
 
     -- Number of staff dedicated to administering public service programs
 
     -- Loan repayment assistance for graduates who enter public service.
     Without resorting to rankings or ratings, The E-Guide presents
 information in an accessible format, highlighting such areas as public
 interest curriculum, debt load and career placement. Many of these factors
 simply are not part of the U.S. News & World Report ranking of law schools.
 Instead, The E-Guide encourages users to create their own top-tier law
 schools based on the chief attributes of a quality legal education.
     For whom:
     The E-Guide is for law school applicants, current law students, pre-law
 advisors, faculty, lawyers and judges and anyone who cares about legal
 education and the fair administration of justice in the U.S.
     What's next:
     Look for the second annual edition of The E-Guide to Public Service at
 America's Law Schools in August 2007. This next edition will be even more
 comprehensive (more than 150 participating law schools) and feature
 enhanced interactivity.
     The E-Guide to Public Service at America's Law Schools is a partnership
 between Newsweek.com, which hosts the site, and Equal Justice Works, a
 nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1986 and dedicated
 to working for equal justice on behalf of underserved communities and
 causes. Today, Equal Justice Works is the national leader in creating
 summer and postgraduate public interest opportunities for law students and
 lawyers as well as in urging more public interest programming at law
 schools. For more information, visit http://www.equaljusticeworks.org.
 
 

SOURCE Equal Justice Works
    WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release
 was issued today by Equal Justice Works:
     What:
     The E-Guide to Public Service at America's Law Schools is a free
 interactive online resource that provides a broad range of information
 about public interest programs and curricula at 116 law schools. Equal
 Justice Works, a Washington-based nonprofit public interest law
 organization, created The E-Guide to fill the void in existing commercial
 publications by providing information about public service in law schools
 and about factors many consider essential to a quality legal education.
 Newsweek.com hosts The E-Guide at http://ejw.newsweek.com.
     Why The E-Guide:
     The E-Guidedetails how the nation's law schools are preparing the next
 generation of lawyers. It provides comparable information on a range of key
 factors such as:
     -- Availability of clinical and externship programs
 
     -- Number of staff dedicated to administering public service programs
 
     -- Loan repayment assistance for graduates who enter public service.
     Without resorting to rankings or ratings, The E-Guide presents
 information in an accessible format, highlighting such areas as public
 interest curriculum, debt load and career placement. Many of these factors
 simply are not part of the U.S. News & World Report ranking of law schools.
 Instead, The E-Guide encourages users to create their own top-tier law
 schools based on the chief attributes of a quality legal education.
     For whom:
     The E-Guide is for law school applicants, current law students, pre-law
 advisors, faculty, lawyers and judges and anyone who cares about legal
 education and the fair administration of justice in the U.S.
     What's next:
     Look for the second annual edition of The E-Guide to Public Service at
 America's Law Schools in August 2007. This next edition will be even more
 comprehensive (more than 150 participating law schools) and feature
 enhanced interactivity.
     The E-Guide to Public Service at America's Law Schools is a partnership
 between Newsweek.com, which hosts the site, and Equal Justice Works, a
 nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1986 and dedicated
 to working for equal justice on behalf of underserved communities and
 causes. Today, Equal Justice Works is the national leader in creating
 summer and postgraduate public interest opportunities for law students and
 lawyers as well as in urging more public interest programming at law
 schools. For more information, visit http://www.equaljusticeworks.org.
 
 SOURCE Equal Justice Works