The Association of American Law Schools (AALS)
The Before the JD project will study (1) the opinions held by students at, and recent graduates from, four-year colleges and universities in the United States about legal education and the legal profession; (2) their sources of information about legal education; and (3) the factors that influence their postgraduate choices.
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.
A $50,000 research grant was awarded to Erdal Tekin, Professor with the Department of Public Administration and Policy, to explore whether exposure to adjunct (part-time) law school instructors affects students’ success.
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.
University of Northern Colorado
A $49,423 research grant was awarded to Amy Li, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, to examine the relationship between law school costs and attendance rates.
University of Cincinnati
A $50,000 research grant was awarded to Amy Farley, Assistant Professor of Education Policy in Educational Leadership, to study and better understand the various factors, student characteristics, and programmatic interventions that contribute to positive outcomes for law students.
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.
Seton Hall University
A $32,322 research grant was awarded to Robert Kelchen, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, to examine whether professional programs raised tuition prices at higher rates following the 2006 creation of the Grad PLUS program and the 2007 expansion of income-driven repayment programs.