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ABA calls for reform of legal education system

The ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education spells out its recommendations in a recently released final report

Amid declining enrollment figures and the high price it costs students to pay for their legal education, the American Bar Association is calling on the legal education system to redesign the financial model currently in place and possibly eliminate accreditation standards that drive up the costs but not necessarily the quality of a legal education.

The ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education — commissioned in July 2012 by then-ABA President Bill Robinson — which was formed to investigate problems that plague the U.S. system of legal education, spells out its recommendations in the recently released final report.

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