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Submissions from 2022

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Show Them the Money: Improving Consumer Information on Need and Merit-Based Gift Aid to Equitably Empower Prospective Law Students, Domonique Edwards, Kelsey Risman, and Tiffane Cochran

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"More than the Numbers": Empirical Evidence of an Innovative Approach to Admissions, Anahid Gharakhanian, Natalie Rodriguez, and Elizabeth A. Anderson

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An Access and Equity Ranking of Public Law Schools, Christopher L. Mathis

Submissions from 2021

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Racial and Ethnic Ancestry of the Nation's Black Law Students: An Analysis of Data from the LSSSE Survey, Kevin D. Brown and Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt

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Analyzing Pathways to the J.D. with National Student Clearinghouse Data, Tiffane Cochran and Lauren Walker

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JD-Next: A Valid and Reliable Tool to Predict Diverse Students’ Success in Law School, Jessica Findley, Adriana Cimetta, Heidi Legg Burross, Katherine C. Cheng, Matt Charles, Cayley Balser, Ran Li, and Christopher Robertson

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The Effect of the Uniform Bar Examination on Admissions, Diversity, Affordability, and Employment across Law Schools in the United States, Manuel S. González Canché, Taylor K. Odle, and Ji Yeon Bae

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Professors Cure, Academic Support Cares: The Potential Role of Academic Support in Increasing Graduation Rates at Law Schools at Historically Black College and Universities, Reem Haikal

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Affirmative Action and the Leadership Pipeline, Joni Hersch

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Reducing Debt and Increasing Access to the Profession: An Empirical Study of Graduate Debt at U.S. Law Schools, Scott F. Norberg and Stephanie J. Garcia

Submissions from 2020

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Roadmap to Enrolling Diverse Law School Classes, Volume 4: Contextualizing Admission Factors, AccessLex Institute

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Who's Going to Law School? Trends in Law School Enrollment Since the Great Recession, Miranda Li, Phillip Yao, and Goodwin Liu

Submissions from 2019

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Examining Graduate Lending: Access vs. Private Lending, AccessLex Institute

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The LSAT and the Reproduction of Hierarchy, Diane Curtis

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The Aid Gap, Chris Gunthrie and Emily Lamm

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Less Talk, More Action: How Law Schools Can Counteract Racial Bias of LSAT Scores in the Admissions Process, LaTasha Hill

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More Transparency, Please, Kyle McEntee

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Are Law Schools Engines of Inequality?, Richard H. Sander

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The Marginalization of Black Aspiring Lawyers, Aaron N. Taylor

Submissions from 2018

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Why Didn't Students Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? A Detailed Look, Steven Bahr, Dinah Sparks, and Kathleen Mulvaney Hoyer

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A Way Forward: Transparency in 2018, Kyle McEntee and Iowa State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

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Defining Access: How Test-Optional Works, Steven Syverson, Valerie W. Franks, and William C. Hiss

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Robin Hood, In Reverse: How Law School Scholarships Compound Inequality, Aaron N. Taylor

Submissions from 2017

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Scholarships at Risk: The Mathematics of Merit Stipulations in Financial Aid Awards, James Ming Chen

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Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility, Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, Emmanuel Saez, Nicholas Turner, and Danny Yagan

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The Pell Grant Proxy: A Ubiquitous But Flawed Measure of Low Income Student Enrollment, Jason Delisle

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Alternative Paths to Diversity: Exploring and Implementing Effective College Admissions Policies, Educational Testing Service, Gary Orfield, Stella M. Flores, Catherine L. Horn, William C. Kidder, Patricia Gándara, and Mark C. Long

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Agreements to Improve Student Aid: An Antitrust Perspective, Deborah Jones Merritt and Andrew Lloyd Merritt

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Assessing the Viability of Race-Neutral Alternatives in Law School Admissions, Eboni S. Nelson, Ronald Pitner, and Carla D. Pratt

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Can Socioeconomic Status Substitute for Race in Affirmative Action College Admissions Policies? Evidence from a Simulation Model, Sean F. Reardon, Rachel Baker, Matt Kasman, Daniel Klasik, and Joseph B. Townsend

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Law School-Administered Financial Aid: The Good News and the Bad News, William C. Whitford

Submissions from 2016

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The Struggle for Access from Sweatt to Grutter: A History of African American, Latino, and American Indian Law School Admissions, 1950–2000, William C. Kidder

Submissions from 2015

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The False Choice Between Race and Class and Other Affirmative Action Myths, Lisa R. Pruitt

Submissions from 2014

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LSAT Performance with Regional, Gender, and Racial/Ethnic Breakdowns: 2007-2008 Through 2013-2014 Testing Years, Susan P. Dalessandro, Lisa C. Anthony, and Lynda M. Reese

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Still Hazy After All These Years: The Data and Theory Behind 'Mismatch', William C. Kidder and Angela Onwuachi-Willig

Submissions from 2013

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Measuring Merit: The Shultz-Zedeck Research on Law School Admissions, Kristen Holmquist, Marjorie M. Shultz, Sheldon Zedeck, and David B. Oppenheimer

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Reimagining Merit as Achievement, Aaron N. Taylor

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Do Racial Preferences Affect Minority Learning in Law Schools?, Doug Williams

Submissions from 2012

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Painting Beyond the Numbers: The Art of Providing Access in Law School Admissions to Ensure Full Representation in the Profession, Paula Lustbader

Submissions from 2011

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Predicting Lawyer Effectiveness: Broadening the Basis for Law School Admissions Decisions, Marjorie M. Shultz and Sheldon Zedeck

Submissions from 2009

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The Effects of Educational Diversity in a National Sample of Law Students: Fitting Multilevel Latent Variable Models in Data with Categorical Indicators, Nisha C. Gottfredson, A. T. Panter, Charles E. Daye, Walter F. Allen, and Linda F. Wightman

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It Matters How and When You Ask: Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity of Incoming Law Students, A. T. Panter, Charles E. Daye, Walter R. Allen, Linda F. Wightman, and Meera E. Deo

Submissions from 2008

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Racial and Ethnic Preferences in Admissions at the University of Nebraska College of Law, Althea K. Nagai

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Cracking the Egg: Which Came First—Stigma or Affirmative Action?, Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Emily Houh, and Mary Campbell

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Affirmative Action in Law School Admissions: What Do Racial Preferences Do?, Jesse Rothstein and Albert H. Yoon

Submissions from 2006

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Educational Debt Burden and Career Choice: Evidence from a Financial Aid Experiment at NYU Law School, Erica M. Field

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Misuse and Abuse of the LSAT: Making the Case for Alternative Evaluative Efforts and a Redefinition of Merit, Phoebe A. Haddon and Deborah W. Post

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Retargeting Affirmative Action: A Program to Serve Those Most Harmed by Past Racism and Avoid Intractable Problems Triggered by Per Se Racial Preferences, Mark Nadel

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Misuse of the Law School Admissions Test, Racial Discrimination, and the De Facto Quota System for Restricting African-American Access to the Legal Profession, John Nussbaumer

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The Misuse of the LSAT: Discrimination Against Blacks and Other Minorities in Law School Admissions, Vernellia R. Randall

Submissions from 2005

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Socioeconomic Status and Academic Achievement: A Meta-Analytic Review of Research, Selcuk R. Sirin

Submissions from 2003

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Admissions Rituals as Political Acts: Guardians at the Gates of Our Democratic Ideals, Lani Guinier

Submissions from 2001

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Does the LSAT Mirror or Magnify Racial and Ethnic Differences in Education Attainment: A Study of Equally Achieving Elite College Students, William C. Kidder

Submissions from 2000

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Portia Denied: Unmasking Gender Bias on the LSAT and Its Relationship to Racial Diversity in Legal Education, William C. Kidder

Submissions from 1997

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The Threat to Diversity in Legal Education: An Empirical Analysis of the Consequences of Abandoning Race as a Factor in Law School Admissions Decisions, Linda F. Wightman

Submissions from 1987

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Black Enrollment in Law Schools: Forward to the Past?, Edward J. Littlejohn and Leonard J. Rubinowitz