Policy Overview

Policy Overview

Improving access to legal education begins with improving education policy.

AccessLex Institute focuses on tracking legislation and regulations with the potential to impact students and the legal education community. We provide policy analysis, information dissemination and issue education to Member law schools and other graduate and professional school staff, and we develop policy positions on key issues affecting access, affordability and value. Our policy experts routinely speak with lawmakers, policy advocates and other influencers on behalf of law students specifically, and in the interest of legal education.

Issue Advocacy

Find information and resources related to AccessLex Institute's position on federal policy issues related to access, affordability and the value of legal education.

Higher Education Act


Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Data and Accountability

Legislation and Regulations

Education advocates can stay up to date on new bills introduced in the U.S. Congress as well as regulations and policies proposed by the U.S. Department of Education relevant to access, affordability, and the value of legal education by going to our Legislation and Regulations page.

Learn More

For more information on AccessLex Institute's policy positions and issues affecting legal education, please contact Director of Policy, Nancy Conneely at nconneely@accesslex.org or 202-596-3203.