American Bar Foundation

Shaping policy through critical legal research.

The American Bar Foundation (ABF) is among the world’s leading research institutes for the empirical and interdisciplinary study of law, legal processes, and legal institutions. The ABF, an independent, nonprofit organization, has for more than 65 years advanced the understanding and improvement of law through groundbreaking research projects of unmatched scale and quality on the most pressing issues facing the legal system in the United States and the world.

ABF research is conducted by its distinguished resident faculty and more than 50 affiliated scholars from across the U.S. and the world.

For information regarding the ABE Charitable Gift Fund, contact
Dana Sturtz Hill at dhill@abenet.org or (312)-988-6407.


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"The ABE’s grant to the ABF not only allows us to conduct our innovative and influential research, it is also the catalyst for nearly all the work of the ABF."

– Ajay K. Mehrotra, Executive Director, American Bar Foundation