AccessLex | AASE Faculty Scholarship Grant
AccessLex | AASE Faculty Scholarship Grant

AccessLex | AASE Faculty Scholarship Grant

AccessLex and the Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE) are dedicated to the academic and bar success of law students across the nation.

An important point of this collaboration is to contribute to scholarship in the field while supporting the professional development of academic support educators, especially those who are newer to the discipline and face various challenges in getting such support. Launched in 2021, the AccessLex | AASE Faculty Scholarship Grant supports scholarship by ASP faculty in any area, with academic support-related articles preferred.

Selection of Scholars

Scholars will be selected through an application process where applicants must describe their writing topic and explain how the writing relates to their career advancement (directed toward getting tenure, seeking tenure track positions, contributing to ASP scholarship, or other considerations). Applicants need not have a track record of publications; this grant may be used to jump-start an applicant’s scholarship. Applicants must be members of the AASE organization.

The grant subcommittee will use a blind review policy. At all stages of the process, voting committee members will not know the identity and institutional affiliation of grant applicants. Only a designated non-voting person will know the identity of the applicant and will handle applicant communications. Applicants will be asked three questions related to their identity (name, email, and institution) which only the designated person will know. For all other questions, please do not disclose any identifying information.

Fellowship Program for Scholars

Upon selection, all scholars will participate in an approximately one-year fellowship program. The fellowship will include two mentors for each scholar to assist the scholar in completing a draft of an article. Scholars will be publicly announced at the annual AASE meeting in May 2023. The culmination of the fellowship will be a “Works-In-Progress” presentation at the May 2024 AASE Annual Conference, with a final draft for publication by December 31, 2024.

Funding Details

Grant funds will be awarded to recipients as follows: $2,000 on or near July 1; $1,000 after presenting the work-in-progress at the 2024 AASE Annual Conference, and $2,000 upon submission of a completed article draft in publishable form. (Grant recipients who receive an award but do not complete their project may be required to return the funds to AccessLex and/or AASE.) Grant recipients will be paired with mentors to meet with throughout the process.

For more information, please contact Cassie Christopher at, Ashley London at, or Joel Chanvisanuruk at

2023 Application Cycle

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  • Application Deadline: April 24, 2023
  • 2023 Scholar Announcement: May 23, 2023 - May 25, 2023 (at Tenth Annual AASE Conference at Santa Clara Law)

2022 Scholar Program

AASE and AccessLex Institute’s Center for Legal Education Excellence® are pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of the AccessLex | AASE ASP Faculty Scholarship Grant.

Scholars were competitively selected through a process that assessed their proposed writing topic and the articulated value of publishing for their professional advancement. The five 2022 Scholars will present on their writings at the Tenth Annual AASE Conference to be held May 2023 at the Santa Clara University School of Law.

The 2022 Scholars and their proposed research projects are:

Marta Baffy

Marta Baffy
University of Baltimore School of Law

Communicating Like a Lawyer: Using Insights from Language Pedagogy to Teach Law Students

Chelsea Baldwin

Chelsea Baldwin
Washburn University

Do no harm: misapplied therapeutic methods in legal education

Brittany Raposa

Brittany Raposa
Roger Williams University School of Law

The Empathetic Method: Fostering Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in Legal Education

Nyla Millar

Nyla Millar
Widener University Delaware Law School

Nurturing the Internal GPS: Why and How Law Schools Should Encourage Students to Develop Their Intuition

Juan CarlosIbarra

Juan Carlos Ibarra
University of San Francisco School of Law

Teaching Racial Justice as Legal Analysis in Property Law