Remember in the last TASK FORCE, where our heroes, after getting their hands quite dirty with months of callous-creating hard work, concluded that another TASK FORCE was necessary?
Friends, the bugle call of the cavalry is just o'er the ridge.
The task force is charged with looking at the cost of legal education for students, the financing of law schools, student loans and educational debt. It will also consider current practices of law schools regarding the use of merit scholarships, tuition discounting and need-based aid.And who is on our Super Best Friends list? Among others:
- Dennis Archer (chair!): policy board member, InfiLaw
- Luke Bierman: incoming dean, Elon
- Christopher Champan: President and CEO of Access Group
- Heather Jarvis: "advocate for reducing the financial barriers to practicing public interest law"
- Philip Schrag: Georgetown Professor, cogent and insightful critic of Brian Tamanaha's work.
As a bonus, Archer is former mayor of Detroit and member Kurt Schmoke is a former mayor of Baltimore. If there's one industry that knows how to make a declining industry thrive and prosper, it's mayors who oversaw decaying industrial-growth cities. If they could only get former mayors of Cleveland or Buffalo or Scranton or Youngstown, we'd have a freakin' law school financing renaissance.
God speed, TASK FORCE. I know there are a lot of villains out there. And I have no doubt that you will respond appropriately by calling for another TASK FORCE.