2020 Legal Education Deck Now Available
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."