AccessLex Institute performs research, data collection and analysis that not only informs, but also provides actionable insights and data in support of its commitment to advancing access, affordability and the value of legal education. Recent data and research reports are published below.
AccessLex Institute offers this Legal Education Data Deck for the use of the legal education community, policy-makers, and others interested in viewing a snapshot of certain data and trends organized around the three driving principles of our research priorities: access, affordability, and value.
Research from the Urban Institute, commissioned by AccessLex Institute, examines postgraduate enrollment and attainment patterns among bachelor’s degree recipients.
AccessLex Institute examined college completion data to determine whether undergraduate interests in fields most popular among law school applicants has waned in recent years.
Commissioned by AccessLex Institute, this report surveys the landscape of student debt, loan counseling, and financial education, with a focus on graduate and professional students.
A Pilot Study Examining Long-Term Outcomes Associated with Graduating Law School and the Value of Legal Education
Commissioned by AccessLex Institute, this report discusses how rapid rises in tuition, dramatic growth in average debt levels in recent years, and a weakening of the job market for lawyers all raise questions about whether and for whom going to law school is a sound financial decision.
AccessLex Institute, with support from the Association for Institutional Research, undertook this study to learn more about the interactions between the institutional research community and graduate and professional schools.
Commissioned by Accesslex Institute, this report highlights the issue of diversity in legal education, provides an overview of the diversity pipeline, explores programs that seek to improve the pipeline and provides several recommendations for leaders and supporters of diversity pipeline programs.