University of Wisconsin
A $49,999 research grant was awarded to Xeuli Wang, expert on Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, to explore whether community college attendance plays a role in baccalaureate recipients’ access to graduate and professional education.
A $50,000 research grant was awarded to Erdal Tekin, Professor with the Department of Public Administration and Policy, to explore whether exposure to adjunct (part-time) law school instructors affects students’ success.
Council of Graduate Schools
A $49,851 research grant was awarded to Hironao Okahana, Higher Education Researcher, to examine access to graduate and professional education, factors that are associated with attrition, and the effects that departure without earning a degree has on the future economic prospects of students.
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education
A $125,000 grant was awarded to the American Bar Association (ABA) Fund for Justice and Education for the Evaluation of Key ABA Pipeline Programs project. The project intends to measure the effectiveness of three ABA Fund for Justice and Education pipeline programs: the Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund; the Judicial Clerkship Program; and, the Judicial Internship Opportunity Program.
Elon University School of Law
The Elon University School of Law received a grant to study the impact and benefits of its innovative new curriculum. The curriculum is intended to improve the quality of the educational experience, shorten the length of the program and reduce cost in order to increase accessibility. The revised curriculum was first implemented during the 2016-2017 academic year. Major components include shortening the general course of study to two and a half years, reducing cost by nearly 25 percent and enhancing the educational experience by requiring that all students complete substantial experiential learning components.
University of Northern Colorado
A $49,423 research grant was awarded to Amy Li, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, to examine the relationship between law school costs and attendance rates.
University of Cincinnati
A $50,000 research grant was awarded to Amy Farley, Assistant Professor of Education Policy in Educational Leadership, to study and better understand the various factors, student characteristics, and programmatic interventions that contribute to positive outcomes for law students.
New York University
A $49,862 research grant was awarded to Gregory Wolniak, Director of the Center for Research on Higher Education Outcomes, to examine access and completion disparities in graduate education among students of different gender and racial/ethnic identities.