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ABF's Rebecca Sandefur Awarded 2018 MacArthur "Genius" Grant 

The American Bar Foundation (ABF) is proud to announce that our own ABF Faculty Fellow, Rebecca Sandefur, was selected by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation as a 2018 MacArthur Fellow and recipient of a MacArthur "Genius Grant." Sandefur, who holds a joint appointment as Associate Professor of Sociology and Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, focuses on researching inequality, particularly as it relates to law. According to the MacArthur Foundation, she won the award as a result of her work on "providing the empirical evidence necessary to guide and implement wide-scale reforms to address the civil legal needs of low-income people." Read more»

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ABF Research Professor, Shari Diamond, Sheds Light on How Respected Scientists View the Law Oct 2, 2018

CHICAGO, October 2, 2018 - In a recent essay published in the Fall 2018 issue of Daedalus - the journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences - American Bar Foundation Research Professor and… more

American Bar Foundation Hosts Celebration Honoring 30 years of Diversity Fellowship Sep 28, 2018

CHICAGO, Sept. 28, 2018 - To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowship (SRDF), the American Bar Foundation (ABF) will host a celebration dinner on Oct.… more

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