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.
March 13, 2014: The Massachusetts Bar Association endorses the key findings and recommendations of the American Bar Association’s Task Force on the Future of Legal Education and commends it to the Justices of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts to review and to consider implementing such findings and recommendations.
February 10, 2014: Task Force chair presents final report to the ABA House of Delegates
January 29, 2014: Conference of Chief Justices Resolution 9 Commending the ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education Report
January 23, 2014: ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education issues final report.
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