Grants

Legal Education Diversity Pipeline Grant Program

Overview

 

The Center’s Legal Education Diversity Pipeline Grant Program annually awards grants to programs that conduct effective interventions and approaches to enhance access to legal education for students from diverse backgrounds, with an emphasis on historically underrepresented minority students and students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Read the complete Legal Education Diversity Pipeline Grant Program application policy.

Program Requirements

To be considered for funding, a proposal must seek to improve directly access to legal education for historically underrepresented minority students and students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Measurement and evaluation are essential components for demonstrating the effectiveness and scalability of interventions, and are key factors when deciding what grants we make. The Center also encourages applications from programs that display a collaborative approach and strong partnerships with other organizations to achieve the goal of enhancing access to legal education for students from diverse backgrounds. To learn more about diversity pipeline programs, characteristics of successful programs, and the need for better evaluation of programs, read a recent research report from the Center.

Watch the presentation: Diversity Pipeline Programs in Legal Education: Context, Research, and a Path Forward.

Watch the presentation: Grant Writing Training and 2016 Legal education Diversity Pipeline Grant Program.

The Center accepts and reviews applications for the diversity pipeline grant program on the following schedule:

For letters of inquiry received Between March 1 and March 31
Notification date for Access Group decision to request full proposal Prior to May 31
Deadline for completed application materials for invited full proposals June 30
Expected funding decision Prior to September 30

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Legal Education Diversity Pipeline Grant Program

Accepting applications March 1 - March 31, 2016

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