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.
St. John's University School of Law
The Ron Brown Prep Program supports students from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups—who are often the first in their families to attend college—as they apply to law school and pursue legal careers. Grant funding will support program efforts to increase the number of student participants, make the current program more affordable for students, strengthen ties with program alumni, and improve program measurement and evaluation methods.
To read more, please visit http://www.stjohns.edu/law/ronald-h-brown-center-civil-rights/ronald-h-brown-law...
University of Georgia
A $49,000 research grant was awarded to Seth Gershenson, assistant professor at American University, to explore whether the demographic match between law school instructors and students affects students’ academic progress and career paths.
To read more, please visit Stereotype Threat, Role Models, and Demographic Mismatch in an Elite Professional School Setting
University of Georgia
University of Florida
A $47,000 research grant was awarded to Assistant Professor Dennis Kramer, with the University of Florida, to examine the impact of need-based aid programs on the graduate and professional school enrollment of low-income students at the institutional and national levels.
University of Memphis
A $50,000 research grant was awarded to University of Memphis Associate Professor Yonghong Xu to examine diversity in law schools and how the educational experiences of women and racial minorities contribute to their career progress in legal professions.
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A $50,000 research grant was awarded to Stephen DesJardins, a professor at the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor, to address ways that law schools can use data systematically to admit students into their programs and then predict which students will actually enroll at the institution.
To read more, please visit Predicting Law School Enrollment: The Strategic Use of Financial Aid to Craft a Class
University of Chicago
A $12,400 dissertation grant was awarded to Nayoung Rim, a Ph.D. student at the University of Chicago, to study the effect of Title IX on gender disparity in legal education and other graduate and professional education.
To read more, please visit The Effect of Title IX on Gender Disparity in Graduate Education
Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO)
The CLEO Legally Inspired Cohort (CLIC), aims to increase the number of diverse students who matriculate at an accredited law school and successfully complete their first year of law school. CLIC participants will attend one of four law schools accepting cohorts of five students. Participants will also attend a six-week prelaw summer institute, participate in a mentorship program, and attend a two-day seminar after the first semester.
To read more, please visit cleoinc.org