October 27, 2020

2020 Legal Education Deck Now Available

Research and Data


AccessLex prepares the Legal Education Data Deck for the use of the legal education community, policymakers, and others interested in viewing a snapshot of certain data and trends organized around our three driving principles: access, affordability and value. The Data Deck is a living document that is updated periodically, and we are happy to announce the most recent version is now available. Notable updates include:

  • New analyses and visualizations to demonstrate inequitable access to legal education. For example, we find that underrepresented minority law students are concentrated in a small number of law schools, and minority students make up a greater proportion of law school withdrawals than enrollments;
  • Data showing that the number of schools offering conditional scholarships has decreased over the last few years; however, the share of the first-year class receiving these scholarships has remained relatively unchanged since initial reports in 2011; and
  • The latest bar passage data from 2019. More detailed data and analysis of bar passage is available in an accompanying dashboard, "Exploring Bar Performance."