Center for Research and Policy Analysis: Legal Education Diversity Pipeline Grants
The Legal Education Diversity Pipeline Grant Program awards grants to current or proposed programs that conduct effective interventions 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. The program awards grants that 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. Grants will fund programs that conduct effective interventions at the post-secondary education, transition to law school, and law school stages of the pipeline to enhance access to legal education for students from diverse backgrounds. Applications are encouraged from programs that display a collaborative approach and strong partnerships with other organizations to achieve the goal of enhancing access to legal education.
Amount: Grants range from $25,000-$125,000 and have a period of performance that ranges from 6-24 months.
Eligibility: Nonprofit and public organizations which are classified as tax-exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) or as public charities under 509(a)(1), (2), or (3) of the Code, as well as public organizations that are designated under 170(c) of the Code. Faculty, practitioners, and researchers are eligible for grants through their affiliated organization, provided that the organization maintains a qualified tax-exempt status as described above.
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