Research and Data
Research and Data

Research and Data

We seek out today’s evidence to empower tomorrow’s lawyers.

Our mission is to improve access, increase affordability and enhance the value of legal education. Our research serves our mission.

Through the AccessLex Center for Legal Education Excellence®, we are committed to understanding the barriers that impede access to law school for historically underrepresented groups and improving access to law school for all; identifying actionable strategies and public policies to increase law school affordability; and strengthening the value of legal education.

Through the AccessLex Center for Legal Education Excellence®, we are committed to understanding the barriers that impede access to law school for historically underrepresented groups and improving access to law school for all; identifying actionable strategies and public policies to increase law school affordability; and strengthening the value of legal education.

Our Latest Gallup Report Released!

Law School in a Pandemic: Student Perspectives on Distant Learning and Lessons for the Future.


The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged legal education in unprecedented ways. Law schools were forced to undertake a sudden, chaotic and strained transition to emergency remote teaching. This report provides an in-depth look at pandemic-affected legal education, from the perspective of more than 1,700 students attending almost three-quarters of the country’s nearly 200 ABA-approved law schools.

Law School in a Pandemic
The ARC

AccessLex Resource Collections

A digital repository of the leading research and resources in legal education today, the ARC provides easy access to the breadth of in-depth analysis being done by experts in the areas of law school diversity and bar success. The ARC also assembles AccessLex Institute’s comprehensive body of research under one umbrella to preserve and provide access to that research. 

Grants

Grant Programs

Through our grant programs, we provide funding for research that is focused on our core research priorities and that complements our research and data collection activities.
Analytix by AccessLex

Analytix by AccessLex®

Data-informed decision-making is essential for today’s law school leaders and students. Analytix makes legal education data actionable and easy to use.
Approaching the Bar: An Analysis of Post-Graduation Bar Exam Study Habits

Approaching the Bar: An Analysis of Post-Graduation Bar Exam Study Habits

In an effort to contribute to a better understanding of the post-graduation bar prep period, this report describes the results of a 2017 study AccessLex conducted in the seven weeks leading up to taking the July bar exam, which examined the extent to which graduates’ study habits and non-academic activities predicted their bar exam outcomes.

NYBOLE

Analyzing First-Time Bar Exam Passage on the UBE in New York State

Commissioned by the New York State Board of Legal Examiners, this report is the culmination of three years of work to collect, analyze, summarize and interpret data on the experiences and outcomes of first-time and second-time New York State Bar candidates.
Legal Education Data Deck

Legal Education Data Deck

The 2021 Legal Education Data Deck utilizes datasets made publicly available by third parties to offer a snapshot of certain data and trends organized around the three guiding principles of AccessLex Institute’s research agenda: access, affordability and value in legal education.  
Tiffane Cochran

Meet the Managing Director, Research and Strategic Implementation.
Tiffane develops and guides research, grantmaking and data initiatives at AccessLex. She also plays a crucial role in the development of the Legal Education Data Deck and oversees the Company’s legal education data tools, including Analytix by AccessLex® and XploreJD
For more information on our Research initiatives, contact Tiffane at Research@accesslex.org.