Diversity and Inclusion in Law School and Higher Education

Law School Scholarship Policies: Engines of Inequity

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Issue/Research Brief/Blog

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student financial aid, law school diversity, merit-based financial aid, need-based financial aid, race and ethnicity


The Law School Survey of Student Engagement is part of Indiana University’s Center for Postsecondary Research, a research center in the School of Education devoted to studying the student experience. One hundred and ninety-six different law schools in the United States, Canada, and Australia have participated in LSSSE since 2004.The objective of this survey is to provide data to law schools to improve legal education and inform decision-making and compliance efforts, enhance student success, facilitate internal assessment and analysis, and support research on legal education. The survey is administered via the Internet to all students at participating law schools.