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.

Bar Exam Success Analyses
Bar Exam Success Analyses
Legal Education Data Deck

The 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.

Legal Education Data Deck
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

Funding research focused on AccessLex core priorities and complementing 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.
Bar Exam Success Initiative

Bar Exam Success Initiative

Supporting law schools in analyzing student academic performance data as a predictor of first-time bar exam passage.

“Freedom Is Not Enough…”: Affirmative Action and J.D. Completion Among Underrepresented People of Color

“Freedom Is Not Enough…”

Affirmative Action and J.D. Completion Among Underrepresented People of Color.
Law School in a Pandemic Ungrouped: How Online J.D. Experiences Varied Across Students

“If You’re On Time, You’re Late”

Law School Application Timing Among Historically Underrepresented Applicants.
Protecting Diversity: Can We Afford to Throw Out Grutter Before Its Expiration Date?

Protecting Diversity

Can We Afford to Throw Out Grutter Before Its Expiration Date? Analyzing the Effects of Campus Diversity on Attrition, GPA, and Bar Passage in Law Students and Graduates.
Tiffane Cochran

Meet the Vice President, Research.
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.