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Robert Nelson Stepping Down as Director of American Bar Foundation; Returning to Faculty Position

Robert L. Nelson has decided to step down as Director, effective September 1, 2015, to return full time to research and teaching at the ABF and Northwestern University. Nelson has served as Director since September 2004, a decade of great accomplishments at the Foundation. Read more »

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New Findings from the 'After the JD' Study Now Available Nov 3, 2014

The NALP Foundation, NALP and the American Bar Foundation are excited to share the data from the third wave of the most important and comprehensive study of legal career pathways in history. After… more

President David Collins to Crain's Detroit: ABF "breathes life into law" Oct 27, 2014

President David Collins spoke to Crain's Detroit about the ABF, saying that organization "breathes life into the fading ideal of law as something more than a way to earn money." Read the entire… more


From left to right: Pedro Alfonso, Jose Aguayo, Kaitlyn Williams, and Elijah Porter

The 2014 recipients of the Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowships in Law and Social Science were in residence at the American Bar Foundation until August 1, 2014. During their stay, the fellows were introduced to careers in law and social science through meetings with ABF faculty and affiliates and various field visits to Chicago-area law institutions. Each fellow worked closely with a faculty mentor on a research project.

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