The Task Force on the Future of Legal Education was created in summer 2012, and charged with making recommendations to the American Bar Association on how law schools, the ABA, and other groups and organizations can take concrete steps to address issues concerning the economics of legal education and its delivery. The need for the Task Force, and for recommendations as to action, results from rapid and substantial changes in the legal profession, legal services, the national and global economy, and markets affecting legal education.
The Task Force is working through two subcommittees, one dealing with the economics of legal education, and the other dealing with the delivery of legal education and its regulation. The questions addressed by these subcommittees can be found in the Foundational Documents section of this web site. The Task Force invites persons and groups interested in its work to submit written comments to:
Center for Professional Responsibility
American Bar Association
Comments will be posted on this web site under the Comments section. The Task Force will also hold hearings and informational sessions. You can find the times and places under the Schedule section of this web site.
You are also invited to join a listserv, through which you can receive information about Task Force work and activities.
As the work of the Task Force proceeds, drafts will be made available for review under the Task Force Drafts section of this web site.
Thank you for your interest in the work of the Task Force on the Future of Legal Education and the important issues it is addressing.
Randall T. Shepard
Chair, Task Force on the Future of Legal Education