University of Wisconsin
A $49,999 research grant was awarded to Xeuli Wang, expert on Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, to explore whether community college attendance plays a role in baccalaureate recipients’ access to graduate and professional education.
Council of Graduate Schools
A $49,851 research grant was awarded to Hironao Okahana, Higher Education Researcher, to examine access to graduate and professional education, factors that are associated with attrition, and the effects that departure without earning a degree has on the future economic prospects of students.
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education
A $125,000 grant was awarded to the American Bar Association (ABA) Fund for Justice and Education for the Evaluation of Key ABA Pipeline Programs project. The project intends to measure the effectiveness of three ABA Fund for Justice and Education pipeline programs: the Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund; the Judicial Clerkship Program; and, the Judicial Internship Opportunity Program.
New York University
A $49,862 research grant was awarded to Gregory Wolniak, Director of the Center for Research on Higher Education Outcomes, to examine access and completion disparities in graduate education among students of different gender and racial/ethnic identities.
Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law
Since 2002, The IIT Chicago-Kent Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) program offers a three-week program for college students who are underrepresented in the legal profession. The three-week summer institute intends to: introduce participants to law school and the legal profession; provide participants with substantive skills to strengthen their preparation for law school; and educate and prepare participants for the law school application and admissions process. Grant funding will support efforts to improve and enhance program curriculum, engage first and second year college students and strengthen the program evaluation and assessment process.
To read more, please visit https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/academics/pre-law-undergraduate-scholars-program
The Ohio State University
The Ohio State University, in partnership with the Law and Leadership Institute, currently administers academic enrichment programs offered at eight law schools in Ohio’s six largest cities for high schoolers primarily from urban public school districts. Grant funding will support program efforts to extend the existing early stage pipeline program through college and into law school. The program seeks to improve student participant college GPAs, improve college persistence, and ultimately help students from diverse backgrounds gain admission to law school.
To read more, please visit http://www.lawandleadership.org/
University of Baltimore School of Law
The University of Baltimore School of Law, Charles Hamilton Houston Scholars Program helps underrepresented college freshmen and sophomores develop the academic skills needed to improve undergraduate performance and enhance opportunity for admission to, and success in, law school. Grant funding will support efforts to enhance a three week academic readiness course, establish long term mentoring and networking relationships for students, provide continued support to students throughout college, and provide guidance and direction to complete the application process and enroll in law school.
To read more, please visit http://law.ubalt.edu/admissions/diversity/chhsp/
University of Houston Law Center
The University of Houston Law Center Pre-Law Pipeline program is designed to increase the diversity of law school applicants by providing law school preparatory resources–LSAT preparation, introductory law school classes, internships, and professional development sessions–for undergraduate students who are first generation, low income, or members of groups underrepresented in the legal profession. Grant funding will support the administration of the eight-week on-campus summer program and internship. Funding will also support expanded recruitment of students from minority serving institutions.
To read more, please visit http://www.law.uh.edu/pipeline/