Since launching our grantmaking activities in 2014, we have awarded over $11 million in support of our research priorities: access, affordability and the value of legal education.
North Carolina Central University
The program will provide support, encouragement, and assistance to members of underrepresented communities who have demonstrated an interest in becoming lawyers by submitting law school applications that have not resulted in acceptances. The goal is also to help diversify the legal profession by increasing the number of members from underrepresented communities who enter and graduate from law school, and pass a bar examination.
Legal Education Access Pipeline (LEAP)
Legal Education Access Pipeline (LEAP), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization now in its third year of operations. LEAP was established to diversify the legal sector and serves college juniors, seniors, and recent graduates from racial and socioeconomic backgrounds that are underrepresented in the legal profession. Leaning on research about successful diversity pipelines and education access initiatives, LEAP’s programs address the primary barriers to law school for the participants they serve.