Awarded Grants

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University of Wisconsin Law School
Diversity Pipeline Grant Program

December, 2015

University of Wisconsin Law School

Wisconsin

Grant Complete

$70,000

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University of Wisconsin Law School

University of Wisconsin Law School

Grant Complete $70,000

University of Wisconsin Law School, James E. Jones Jr. Pre-Law Scholars Program intends to help underrepresented minority students compete for admissions to law school, matriculate, graduate, and thrive in the practice of law. Scholars will participate in a four-week summer prelaw program focused on student preparedness.

AALS

October, 2015

The Association of American Law Schools (AALS)

District of Columbia

Grant Complete

$250,000

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AALS

The Association of American Law Schools (AALS)

Grant Complete $250,000

The AALS will strive to communicate a more balanced and informed understanding of legal education to key groups outside the legal academy including policymakers, leaders of the bar and bench, the media, prospective law students, and the general public. This grant from Access Group will support the general operation and implementation of this project.

August, 2015

University of St. Thomas School of Law

Minnesota

$67,000

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University of St. Thomas School of Law

$67,000

Paying special attention to trends over time, Professor Jerome Organ will conduct research on variable affordability of law school on a net cost basis for student cohorts between 2010 and 2014.

August, 2015

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law

Arkansas

Grant Complete - Legal Education Advancement Project

$85,000

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law

Grant Complete - Legal Education Advancement Project $85,000

The Legal Education Advancement Project (LEAP) at William H. Bowen School of Law  provides a performance-based admissions program aimed at  increasing the representation of traditionally underrepresented groups at University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law and in the Arkansas state bar. The grant from Access group will provide general support.

August, 2015

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)

National

$125,000

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National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)

$125,000

To better understand the motivations and needs of prospective law and graduate students, NASFAA will conduct  research to  determine what consumer  information is most vital to students while  making informed borrowing decisions with  regard to enrollment in and completion of law and other graduate and professional programs.

August, 2015

St. Mary’s University School of Law

Texas

Success Program

$125,000

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St. Mary’s University School of Law

Success Program $125,000

St. Mary’s Law Success Program is an innovative effort to incorporate law school assessment and essential skills to enhance graduates’ success in the  study and practice of law. The grant from Access Group will provide general support.

April, 2015

Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) at University of Denver

Colorado

Grant Complete - Foundations for Practice

$100,000

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Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) at University of Denver

Grant Complete - Foundations for Practice $100,000

Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers, an initiative of IAALS, will collect data for its Foundations for Practice project. Foundations for Practice is a multi-year project designed to identify the foundations entry-level lawyers need to succeed in the practice of law; develop measurable models of legal education that support those foundations; and align market needs with hiring practices to incentivize positive improvements. Download the full report using the below link.

To read more, please visit iaals.du.edu

April, 2015

Texas A&M University School of Law

Texas

Texas Lawyer Study

$370,000

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Texas A&M University School of Law

Texas Lawyer Study $370,000

Through the Texas Lawyers Study, Texas A&M University School of Law will survey nearly 88,000 members of the State Bar of Texas to collect data regarding income levels,  demographics and career satisfaction.  The data will be used to better understand the varying effects of a law degree based on student characteristics as well to produce scholarly research on the economic value of a law degree.

April, 2015

University of Colorado Law School

Colorado

Grant Complete - Tech Lawyer Accelerator (TLA)

$100,000

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University of Colorado Law School

Grant Complete - Tech Lawyer Accelerator (TLA) $100,000

Second year funding from Access Group provides support to University of Colorado Law School to enhance the curriculum for its Tech Lawyer Accelerator (TLA) program, grow participation in the program and enhance the tracking of program effectiveness. The TLA program provides competency-based training for law students focused on the technology industry. Download the full report using the below link.

To read more, please visit colorado.edu

March, 2015

William Mitchell College of Law

Minnesota

The Hybrid Program

$89,000

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William Mitchell College of Law

The Hybrid Program $89,000

With the intent to increase access and affordability to legal education by leveraging technology, The Hybrid Program offers students a part-time, on-campus/online option for a J.D. program.  The first of its kind at an American Bar Association accredited school, the program will undergo evaluation by measuring student engagement as well as learning outcomes for participants in the program.

To read more, please visit wmitchell.edu

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