Grantee Research

 

Through various grant programs, AccessLex Institute provides funding for research that focuses on its core research priorities of access, affordability and value of legal education, and that complements its research and data collection activities.

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Submissions from 2019

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Measuring Law Student Success from Admissions Through Bar Passage: More Data the Bench, Bar and Academy Need to Know, Andrea A. Curcio, Hong Jiang, Mary Lu Bilek, Jessica Gabel Cino, and Allie Robbins

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"Education, Not Deportation": A Pilot Study of Undocumented Student Experiences in Law and Medical Degree Programs, Kevin Escudero, Rachel E. Freeman, Tina M. Park, and Vania Pereira

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Examining Gender and Race Intersectionality in Public Law School Admissions and Enrollment: A Multi-Institutional Analysis, Frank Fernandez, Hyun Kyoung Ro, and Miranda Wilson

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Diversifying Graduate Education: The Need to First Understand What Contributes to Graduate Degree Aspiration Changes During College, Ya-Chi Hung

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A Preliminary Study Looking Beyond LSAT and LGPA: Factors During the Bar Study Period That May Affect Bar Exam Passage, Hong Jiang, Andrea A. Curcio, and Kim D'Haene

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A Study of the Relationship Between Law School Coursework and Bar Exam Outcomes, Robert R. Kuehn and David R. Moss

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Analyzing Law School Choice, Christopher J. Ryan Jr.

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Measuring Institutional Efficiencies in Producing Student Outputs for Legal Education, Justin C. Shepherd

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Graduate and Professional Education for Students with Disabilities: Examining Access to STEM, Legal, and Health Fields in the United States, Ryan S. Wells and Suzan Kommers

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Evaluating the Impact of the Post-9/11 GI Bill on Veterans' Graduate School Enrollment, Liang Zhang

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Aspirations and Decisions to Enroll in Graduate Programs: A Literature Review of Contributing Factors, Liang Zhang and Zackary Harris

Submissions from 2018

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Before the JD: Undergraduate Views on Law School, Association of American Law Schools and Gallup

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Law Student Success and Supports: Examining Bar Passage and Factors That Contribute to Student Performance, Amy N. Farley, Christopher M. Swoboda, Joel Chanvisanuruk, Keanen M. McKinley, and Alicia Boards

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Predicting Law School Enrollment: The Strategic Use of Financial Aid to Craft a Class, Heeyun Kim, Meghan Oster, Natsumi Ueda, and Stephen L. DesJardins

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Dollars and Sense: Student Price Sensitivity to Law School Tuition, Amy Y. Li

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The Effect of Title IX on Gender Disparity in Graduate Education, Nayoung Rim

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Law Student Debt: Changes from 2008 to 2012 and Implications for the Future, Karen L. Webber and Rachel A. Burns

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Equality at the Starting Line? Gender- and Race-Based Differences at the Transition from Law School to the Legal Profession, Yonghong Jade Xu

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The Contracting Market for Law School Admissions in the United States, Robert Zemsky

Submissions from 2017

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Stereotype Threat, Role Models, and Demographic Mismatch in an Elite Professional School Setting, Christopher Birdsall, Seth Gershenson, and Raymond Zuniga

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An Empirical Examination of the Bennett Hypothesis in Law School Prices, Robert Kelchen

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Attorneys' Career Dissatisfaction in the New Normal, Milan Markovic and Gabriele Plickert

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Are Law Degrees as Valuable to Minorities?, Frank McIntyre and Michael Simkovic

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Net Tuition Trends by LSAT Category from 2010 to 2014 with Thoughts on Variable Return on Investment, Jerome M. Organ

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If You Build it, They Will Come: What Students Say About Experiential Learning, David I. C. Thomson and Stephen Daniels

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The Rising Tide of Graduate Student Debt: Evidence of Change 2008 to 2012, Karen L. Webber and Rachel Burns

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Market Analysis for Law School Admissions, Robert Zemsky, Patricia Burch, and Richard Morgan

Submissions from 2016

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Examining Sex and Ethnoracial Differences in Graduate School Enrollment, Mark E. Engberg, Gregory C. Wolniak, Radomir R. Mitic, and Andrew French

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Foundations for Practice: The Whole Lawyer and the Character Quotient, Alli Gerkman and Logan Cornett

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Does the Bennett Hypothesis Hold in Professional Education? An Empirical Analysis, Robert Kelchen

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Law School Prices and the Enrollment of Students from Different Racial Backgrounds, Amy Y. Li

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Value of a Law Degree by College Major, Frank McIntyre and Michael Simkovic

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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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Implications of Attrition from Graduate Education to Labor Market Outcomes, Hironao Okahana and Ziyan Bai

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The Role of Community College Attendance in Shaping Baccalaureate Recipients’ Access to Graduate and Professional Education, Xueli Wang, Yen Lee, and Kelly Wickersham

Submissions from 2015

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Borrowing Smarter or Borrowing More? Investigating the Effects of a Natural Experiment in Federal Loan Policy, Manuel S. González Canché

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Estimating the Effect of Losing the Federal Loan Subsidy on Debt Accumulation for Law and Professional Students in the United States: Evidence from a Natural Experiment, Manuel S. González Canché and Jason C. Lee

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More Money, More Opportunities: The Impact of a No-Loan Program on the Post-Baccalaureate Enrollment Decisions of Low-Income and First-Generation Students, Dennis A. Kramer II and Justin C. Ortagus

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Timing Law School, Frank McIntyre and Michael Simkovic

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A Value-Added Ranking of Law Schools, Christopher J. Ryan Jr.