AccessLex Institute

Law School Diversity Pipeline Research Grant Program

Posted on February 25, 2020

AccessLex Institute Welcomes LOIs for Diversity Pipeline Research Grant Program

Since 1983, the AccessLex Institute has continually evolved to meet the ever-changing challenges and needs of the law students and the institutions it serves by conducting and commissioning research that illuminates the most critical issues facing legal education today.

To that end, the institute’s Diversity Pipeline Research Grant Program provides funding to programs and initiatives aimed at helping college students and/or college graduates from historically underrepresented groups successfully matriculate into law school and the legal profession.

The primary goal of the program is to increase the knowledge base around effective methods for increasing the enrollment and success of law students from historically underrepresented racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. Accordingly, the institute seeks to fund collaborative programs that provide participants with meaningful content and experiences as well as holistic support. Funded programs must engage in rigorous program evaluation, systematically measure outcomes, and identify scalable best practices.

The institute will accept and review Letters of Intent for the program from March 1 to March 31. Applicants invited to submit a full proposal will be notified by May 31, with full proposals due by June 30 and funding invitations announced by September 30.

(To learn more about diversity pipeline programs, characteristics of successful programs, and the need for better evaluation of programs, see the institute’s reports, Diversity Pipeline Programs in Legal Education and Priming the Pump: How Pipeline Programs Seek to Enhance Legal Education Diversity.

Deadline: March 31, 2020 (Letters of Intent)

Learn more and apply: https://www.accesslex.org/diversity-pipeline-research-grant-program


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