May 9, 2014 – Dean Rachel F. Moran, Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law, has been selected as a member of the recently-formed American Bar Association (ABA) Task Force on the Financing of Legal Education. She joins a select group of legal professionals appointed to the 14-member panel by American Bar Association President James R. Silkenat. The presidential task force is charged with conducting a thorough examination of how law school is financed, including addressing the role of student loans and the impact of educational debt on graduates.
Dean Moran is highly active in the legal community. In September 2011, she was appointed by President Obama to serve as a member of the Permanent Committee for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise. She was appointed as President of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) in 2009 and also was a member of the AALS's Executive Committee. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the American Law Institute. She sat on the Standing Committee of the Division of Public Education of the American Bar Association; serves on the Board of Advisors for the Texas Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy; and was on the Executive Board of the Berkeley Law Foundation. She has been inducted into the Lincoln Club and the Chancery Club of Los Angeles and was elected to the Board of Governors of the Beverly Hills Bar Association in 2013. Dean Moran also served as chair of the AALS Nominating Committee for 2013 Officers and Members of the Executive Committee. She recently completed her service as a Senator for the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
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