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.

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.
LSSSE Research Report

It’s Not Where You Start, It’s How you Finish: Predicting Law School and Bar Success

Our new working paper, It’s Not Where You Start, It’s How you Finish: Predicting Law School and Bar Success, is a national report of the findings from the AccessLex/LSSSE Bar Exam Success Initiative. The Initiative is the first multi-institutional investigation into the factors that help predict law school academic and first-time bar exam performance.  

We encourage your feedback at Research@accesslex.org.

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.
Analyzing Pathways to the JD

Analyzing Pathways to the J.D.

Although discussions of law school diversity necessitate examination of students’ racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, they also require an analysis of the pathways students must navigate to obtain law school admission. Utilizing data from the National Student Clearinghouse and the American Bar Association, this paper describes undergraduate pathways to the J.D. and how those pathways lead to different law school destinations. 

 

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.