The Access Group Center for Research & Policy Analysis announced Thursday that it had awarded a $125,000 grant for legal education research to the St. Mary’s University School of Law.

The Access Group’s announcement included a total of $402,000 in grant funding to four higher education institutions and organizations, including St. Mary’s Law. The grants aim to support access, affordability and value in legal education.

At St. Mary’s, the new grant will help fund the St. Mary’s Law Success Program, an innovative effort to incorporate law school assessment and essential skills to enhance graduates’ success in the study and practice of law.

“St. Mary’s Law is committed to the success of every law student,” said School of Law Dean Stephen M. Sheppard, J.S.D. “The Access Group grant will enable the law school to ensure each law student has the skills to succeed in law school and in practice.”

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