AccessLex Institute Grantee Research

Through our various grant programs, AccessLex Institute provides funding for research that is focused on our core research priorities of access, affordability and value of legal education; and, that complements our research and data collection activities.

Timing Law School

Frank McIntyre and Michael Simkovic

September 2016

 

Professors Frank McIntyre and Michael Simkovic investigate whether economic conditions at labor market entry predict long-term differences in law graduate earnings.

Value of a Law Degree by College Major

Frank McIntyre and Michael Simkovic

March 2016

 

With grant support from AccessLex Institute and the Law School Admissions Council, Professors Frank McIntyre and Michael Simkovic released their paper titled Value of a Law Degree by College Major that examines the increase in earnings from a law degree relative to a bachelor’s degree for graduates who majored in different fields in college.

NASFAA's Recommendations for Improving Consumer Information Related to Graduate and Professional School Costs and Financing

NASFAA (National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators)

March 2016

 

Report One: "Focusing Federal Student Aid Websites On Graduate And Professional Students" aimed to make recommendations for StudentAid.gov and StudentLoans.gov that would expand their focus to include the needs of graduate and professional students.

Report Two: "Market Research on Law School Student Aid Award Letters and Shopping Sheet Information" aimed to identify what information on the financial aid award letter and the Department of Education's Shopping Sheet could be modified to create a document that better assists students applying to, or currently attending, law school.

 

Foundations for Practice

Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS)

July 2016

 

With grant support from AccessLex Institute, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) administered a national survey in 37 states to gather input from the legal profession on skills, competencies, and characteristics necessary for a new lawyer’s success.