Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

ABA Task Force on the Financing of Legal Education

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

ABA News Release: ABA Task Force Proposes Reforms for Legal Education Financing

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.

Dennis W. Archer
Chairman Emeritus
Dickinson Wright

Luke Bierman
Elon University School of Law

Christopher Chapman
President & CEO
Access Group

William Curry
Sullivan & Worcester

Heather Jarvis
Student Loan Advisor

The Honorable Goodwin Liu
Associate Justice
California Supreme Court

Rachel Moran
University of California at Los Angeles
School of Law

Lucien Pera
Partner, Adams and Reese
Treasurer, ABA Board of Governors

Erika Robinson
Gregory, Doyle, Calhoun & Rogers

Jason Mark Sengheiser
Law Clerk, Missouri Court of Appeals

Kurt Schmoke
University of Baltimore

Philip Schrag
Georgetown University Law Center

Joseph West
President & CEO
Minority Corporate Counsel Association

Robert Wilcox
University of South Carolina School of Law

Task Force Consultant:
Stephen Daniels
Research Professor
American Bar Foundation