Causes: Financial Institutions
Mission: Accesslex institute is an organization underpinned by a membership comprised of over 200 american bar association (aba)-approved nonprofit and state-affiliated law schools dedicated to improved educational access for diverse and underrepresented students, increased affordability, and enhanced and lasting value in legal education. This commitment is actualized through our research, grantmaking, policy analysis and advocacy, and educational services divisions. During its history, accesslex institute has continually evolved to meet the ever-changing challenges and needs of the students and institutions of higher education that we serve. As a strong and leading voice in each of our focus areas, we are driven by strategic initiatives and expanded programs designed to maintain the vibrancy and dynamism of our mission.
Programs: The primary activity is in support of the organization's student loan borrowers in facilitating timely repayment through interest rate reduction incentives and providing quality customer service, counseling, issue resolution, default aversion and post default management. In addition, the organization provides continuing development activities around affordable student loan programs and maintenance of infrastructure to promote access to higher education through lending programs offered to students at member and other postsecondary institutions when needed. The organization conducts and sponsors research, policy analysis, services and projects that seek to further enhanced access, affordability and value of legal education specifically, and graduate and professional education more generally. Moreover, the organization offers financial aid, needs analysis and related financial literacy educational services to students and member school (and other graduate and professional) administrators in furtherance of the organization's mission.