The American Constitution Society has a new project that will serve both the public interest community and law students. Public interest groups can post topics they'd liked to have researched and get students to work on them. Students casting about for paper topics can find something interesting that might actually make a difference. Talk about win-win!
ACS ResearchLink collects legal research topics submitted by practitioners for law students to explore in faculty-supervised writing projects for academic credit. Topic authors will receive a copy of the resulting student papers, which ACS will also post in a searchable online library. By connecting law students and faculty with the research needs of public interest organizations and advocates, ACS ResearchLink will become an increasingly comprehensive and powerful engine for change, while also enhancing the relevance and influence of student academic scholarship.This promises to be a great resource.