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ISBA Board Accepts Report Calling for Law School Reform

Calling for nothing short of near-total law school reform, the Illinois State Bar Association, under the leadership of its president, John E. Thies, of Urbana, has released a 53-page report, supported with research and testimony from statewide hearings, that calls for dramatic changes in the way law schools deliver education.

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ISBA Special Committee on the Impact of Law School Debt on the Delivery of Legal Services

March 12, 2013

"The current system of educating law students is unsustainable," said ISBA President John E. Thies, of Urbana, IL. "The debt burden of new attorneys, combined with the difficult job market, is having a detrimental effect on the public's ability to access quality legal services."

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