The Access Group Center for Research & Policy Analysis conducts research and provides grants that address some of the most critical issues facing legal education today, including enhancing access to legal education for students from diverse backgrounds; improving the affordability and financing options for students pursuing legal education; and expanding the value and relevance of legal education.
To that end, the center's Legal Education Diversity Pipeline Grant Program awards grants of up to $125,000 to current or proposed programs that conduct effective interventions designed to enhance access to legal education for students from diverse backgrounds, specifically historically underrepresented minority students and students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Projects should address the issue of enhanced access to legal education at the national level, or encompass more localized efforts that might be efficiently scaled across institutions and regions for greater impact. Applications from programs that display a collaborative approach and strong partnerships with other organizations to achieve the goal of enhancing access to legal education are encouraged.
CRPA will begin accepting letters of Inquiry on March 1, 2017. LOIs must be received no later than April 10, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by June 30, 2017.
See the CRPA website for complete program guidelines, an informational webinar, and application procedures.