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Live Webcast Today: ABA Task Force on Future of Legal Education

Alli Gerkman Posted in Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers®, Featured, News

The ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education is meeting today in Indianapolis at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law. The meeting is available via live webcast here.

The Task Force is 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,” and is working through two subcommittees: one focused on the economics of legal education and one focused on the delivery of legal education.

In February, Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers (ETL) submitted a comment to the Task Force. Karen Mathis, Associate Executive Director of IAALS and a member of ETL’s Executive Committee, delivered our testimony in person at the Task Force’s meeting that same month. Mathis is attending today’s meeting as an invited guest.

Today’s schedule is broken into three sessions:

9:40 – 11:30 The Current Legal Education Challenge
Led by Jay Conison
Panel: Michael Fitts, Bryant Garth, Lauren Robel, Richard Vedder

1:00 – 2:30 Licensing, Finance, and Admissions
Led by Paula Littlewood
Panel: Erica Moeser, Charles Nash, Jon Streeter, Frank Sullivan

2:45 – 4:15 Delivery, Innovation, and Barriers
Led by David Yellen
Panel:  Catherine Carpenter, William Henderson, Sophie Sparrow