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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 $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.
The University of Hawai’i William S. Richardson School of Law received a grant to support the Ulu Lehua Scholars Program. The Ulu Lehua Scholars Program supports a cohort of incoming J.D. students from diverse backgrounds who have overcome adversity and who show a commitment to work with underserved communities. Student participants receive financial, academic, and moral support throughout their law school careers. Grant funding will be used to expand recruitment efforts to rural communities in Hawaii and the Pacific, bolster academic support for participants through student tutors, provide financial and academic assistance in preparation for the bar exam, and conduct a comprehensive program assessment.
The American Bar Foundation received a grant for the Emerging and Visiting Scholars Fellowship Program in Legal and Higher Education project. Doctoral fellows and visiting scholars will have access to an interdisciplinary scholarly community and benefit from mentoring provided by the ABF’s research faculty. This professional network of scholars will produce innovative, objective, empirical, and interdisciplinary research in legal and higher education.
The Evaluation of Key ABA Pipeline Programs 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. Grant funding will support the evaluation of programs by an independent evaluation consultant to help ABA understand what programs or combination of programs offer the best intervention(s) to improve access to legal education.
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