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.
Washington University School of Law
The Washington University School of Law received a grant to support a multi-school examination of the relationship between experiential coursework, bar subject coursework, outcomes on the bar examination, and securing an initial post-graduation legal job.
To read more, please visit A Study of the Relationship between Law School Coursework and Bar Exam Outcomes
University of South Carolina School of Law
The University of South Carolina School of Law received a grant to assess the viability of race-neutral alternatives in law school admissions. The study surveyed first-year law students on race-neutral aspects of their identity to determine the relationship, if any, between race and identity factors.
To read more, please visit Assessing the Viability of Race-Neutral Alternatives in Law School Admissions
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