To be considered for funding, a proposal must seek to improve directly, or, in the case of research-oriented proposals, develop data, facts or conclusions that further the understanding of:

  • Improving access to legal education for students from diverse backgrounds;
  • Increasing the affordability and financing options for students pursuing legal education; and,
  • Enhancing the value and relevance of legal education.

Please read the AccessLex Institute Grant Application Policy.



Program Timing

AccessLex Institute accepts and reviews applications for the Unsolicited Grant Program on the following schedule:



Letters of Inquiry Accepted:


January 1 through January 31


Proposal Invitation Notification:


On or before March 31


Full Proposal Deadline:


April 30


Funding Invitations Announced:


On or before July 31


Email questions to Grants@accesslex.org