Since launching our grantmaking activities in 2014, we have awarded over $19 million in support of our research priorities: access, affordability, and the value of legal education.
- Bar Success Intervention Grant Program
- Bar Success Research Grant Program
- Directed Grants Program
- Diversity Pipeline Intervention Grant Program
- Diversity Pipeline Research Grant Program
- Financial Education Research Grant Program
- Legal Education Diversity Pipeline Grant Program
- Research and Dissertation Fellows Program
- Unsolicited Grants Program
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Enhance and evaluate the Productive Mindset Intervention for the California, Colorado, and Utah bar exams in July 2022 and 2023. Examine the predictors of bar performance in a dataset comprising over 15,000 test-takers across 7 administrations of the bar exams in California, Colorado, and Utah.
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.
CALI - The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
The purpose of this grant is to extend the reach of Academic Success Professionals and help law students become better learners in the unique law school environment. This is especially useful for first-generation and underrepresented law students.
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.
Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
The project seeks to evaluate the efficacy of a 1-credit personal finance course for fourth-year medical students in improving financial knowledge, self-efficacy, and financial planning behaviors. The potential differences in course outcomes for under-represented minority (URM) students versus their non-URM peers to evaluate equity of impact will be examined.
Arkansas State University System Foundation, Inc.
The project will focus on the impact that peer-led and initiated behavioral nudges (in the form of emails, text messages, and phone calls) will have on the financial wellness goals of first-year college students.
The project will estimate the causal effect of participating in legal-career-related extracurricular activities while in law school on the chances of passing the Bar exam on the first attempt together with how racial, ethnic, or gender differences in extracurricular participation contribute to corresponding gaps in Bar success rates. View grant outcomes.
University of North Texas Dallas College of Law
T.R.A.I.L is a 3-credit course utilizing culturally relevant online modules, "wise feedback," law student mentors and class instruction to teach law school skills, strengthen academic self-concept, and address stereotype threat.
UC Hastings College of the Law
This grant will support the study of teaching reforms and academic and bar success interventions implemented at UC Hastings College of the Law.
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