Legal Education Research Projects

Posted by AccessLex Center for Legal Education Excellence on November 6, 2017

AccessLex Accepting Applications for Legal Education Research Projects

The AccessLex Center for Legal Education Excellence, in partnership with the Association for Institutional Research, is accepting applications for its 2017 Research and Dissertation Fellows Program.

The annual competition awards grants to scholars and doctoral students in support of year-long research projects. The program is designed to promote scholarship on issues related to access, affordability, and the value of legal education specifically, and graduate and professional education more broadly.

Preference will be given to proposals that use regional, national, or multi-institutional datasets (although research focused on a single institution is acceptable). In addition, preference will be given to proposals that specifically address legal education; however, proposals that study access, affordability, and value of graduate and professional education more generally also are encouraged. Researchers may analyze pre-existing data or include the construction of a new dataset in their proposal.

Two levels of grants are available to recipients affiliated with a non-profit U.S. postsecondary institution or relevant higher and legal education organization.

1) Research Grants: grants of up $50,000 are available to faculty, practitioners, and scholars.

2) Dissertation Grants: Grants of up to $25,000 are available to doctoral students for dissertation research and writing under the guidance of a faculty advisor.

Membership to the AccessLex Institute or AIR is not required to be eligible for a grant.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the AIR website.

Deadline: November 30, 2017

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