The ABA Presidential Task Force on the Financing of Legal Education was appointed by ABA President James R. Silkenat in May 2014. The task force was charged with looking at the cost of legal education for students, the financing of law schools, student loans, and educational debt. It will also consider current practices of law schools regarding the use of merit scholarships, tuition discounting, and need-based aid.
The Task Force has concluded its work and issued its report.
Report of the Task Force on the Financing of Legal Education
THIS IS A REPORT OF AN ABA PRESIDENTIAL TASK FORCE. IT IS NOT A REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF THE SECTION OF LEGAL EDUCATION AND ADMISSIONS TO THE BAR. IT IS LOCATED WITHIN THE SECTION’S WEBSITE BECAUSE THE SECTION’S OFFICE OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR PROVIDED STAFF SUPPORT FOR THE WORK OF THE TASK FORCE.