Frequently Asked Questions


What is the purpose of the ARC? How does it differ from other libraries?

AccessLex Resource Collections (the ARC) compiles the leading research in legal education, offering the most relevant and influential resources and scholarly works available to inform law school diversity, academic and bar success, and financial education. The ARC content is curated specifically with these areas of focus in mind, and thus does not include broader publications and resources that may be tangentially related to these legal education topics. In addition, the ARC respects the rights and licenses of works owned by publications and other external entities and therefore may link to the source of certain journal articles rather than the work itself.

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How can I utilize these publications and resources?
    Publications and resources provided in the ARC are intended to inform the work of administrators and researchers who aim to foster success for all aspiring and current law students, and recent law school graduates, in the areas of law school admission, academic and bar exam performance, and financial education. The publications provided can be used to encourage and promote additional research in these areas and serve as the theoretical foundation for curriculum and program development. Also, the other resources offered can be used as supplemental materials to the work being done in this space.
    In using the publications and resources in the ARC, users must respect the intellectual property rights of the author. If you have any questions abut permitted uses for any content in the ARC, please contact the ARC administrator at ARC@accesslex.org.

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How does AccessLex Institute become aware of these publications and resources?

AccessLex staff regularly monitor the latest news and research in the areas of academic and bar success, law school diversity and financial education. As we encounter and create new research, we add these items to the ARC. In addition, we invite submissions from administrators and researchers to ensure that our content curation process is comprehensive and inclusive.

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Do I need to create an account to view the ARC content?

No. Accounts are needed for administrators, editors, reviewers and authors who are submitting their own work. However, we do recommend you create an account in order to save searches and use the 'Follow' feature to stay up-to-date on authors or content.

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How should I cite the content included in the ARC?

Recommended citations are provided for each record included in the ARC. In all instances, credit should be given to the original source of the work.

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How do I submit content to the ARC?

Ready to submit? Get started by clicking the ‘Submit Research’ link on the sidebar. You are also encouraged to visit the 'Author FAQ' page to get answers to the most commonly asked questions about the submission process.

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How do I remove content from the ARC?

Although ARC is meant to be a permanent repository, authors or other parties may request that Works be removed for a number of reasons, including potential copyright infringement. If you are a rights holder and have questions about the inclusion of specific material that is posted on the ARC, please contact the ARC administrator at ARC@accesslex.org and provide your contact information and a link to the relevant content. Please note the following:

  • No content will be removed without an attempt to reach the author.
  • The content at issue will be removed from public view while the ARC administrator conducts a review.
  • If content is removed permanently, a citation for the work will remain in the ARC and will be discoverable through the site's search functionality.

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