Survey of Law School Faculty: Trends in Funding Legal Research & Scholarship

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This 70+ page study presents data from a survey of 114 law faculty from 60 law schools about the grants and other funds that they have sought or received to support their scholarly efforts.  The report presents detailed data on the amount of funds raised over the past five years, the outlook for funding currently and in the future, sources of funding, topics funded, and much more.  The study also looks at how law school faculty evaluate the help that they receive from law school and general university administration, the law and general university library and other sources.  Data in the report is broken out by many criteria such as title, gender and age of faculty and size and ranking of the law school, among other variables.  Just a few of the report’s many findings are that:

  •           The mean cumulative amount of the grants received over the past five years for faculty who had been able to raise money was $109,989 with a median of $50,000.
  •          Men received more support than women; men who received any support over the past five years averaged a 5-year cumulative total of $135,529 vs. only $82,853 for women in the same circumstance.
  •          Associate and assistant professors spent much more time than full professors chasing money; the former spent 6.22% of their total work time looking for grants or other support; the latter, only 2.88%.

The report includes faculty from these and many other law schools: Australian National University Law School, Birmingham Law School, The University of Birmingham, England, Boston College Law School, California Western School of Law, Charleston School of Law, Columbia University Law School, Cornell Law School, CUNY School of Law, Denver Law, Griffith University Law, Harvard Law School, Hofstra Law School. Northeastern University Law School, NYU Law School, Oklahoma University College of Law, Rutgers Law School, School of Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, St. Louis University School of Law, Stanford Law School, Texas Tech University School of Law, The John Marshall Law School, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, University of Alberta Law School, University of Maryland School of Law, University of Miami Law, UNLV Boyd School of Law, University of Washington Law and many others.

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THE QUESTIONNAIRE   

INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATIONS OF THE SURVEY PARTICIPANTS   
Characteristics of the Sample   

SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS   
Percentage of Faculty Work Time Spent on Pursuit of Funding   
Level of Grant Funding (Universe of All Faculty in the Sample)   
Level of Grant Funding (Universe Faculty in the Sample that have Received Funding Within Past Five Years)   
Rating Research Grant Assistance at the Law School   
Evaluation of Assistance in Grant Proposal Writing   
Evaluation of Clerical Support for Faculty in Grant Applications   
Scope and Quality of Grants Databases   
Views of the Current Environment for Legal Research Funding   
View of the Future Environment for Legal Research Funding   
Sources of Legal Research Funding   
Number of Grants Applied for Within the Past 12 Months   
Use of Library Resources for Legal Research Funding   

List of Tables

Table 1.1 What percentage of your work time would you estimate is accounted for by applying for grants and seeking funding sources?   
Table 1.2 What percentage of your work time would you estimate is accounted for by applying for grants and seeking funding sources? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 1.3 What percentage of your work time would you estimate is accounted for by applying for grants and seeking funding sources? Broken out by academic title   
Table 1.4 What percentage of your work time would you estimate is accounted for by applying for grants and seeking funding sources? Broken out by age of survey participant   
Table 1.5 What percentage of your work time would you estimate is accounted for by applying for grants and seeking funding sources? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 1.6 What percentage of your work time would you estimate is accounted for by applying for grants and seeking funding sources? Broken out by law school enrollment   
Table 1.7 What percentage of your work time would you estimate is accounted for by applying for grants and seeking funding sources? Broken out for public and private universities   
Table 1.8 What percentage of your work time would you estimate is accounted for by applying for grants and seeking funding sources? Broken out by number of courses taught in the past semester   
Table 2.1 What is the value of all grants for legal and related research that you have received within the past five years? (in $ USA)   
Table 2.2 What is the value of all grants for legal and related research that you have received within the past five years? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 2.3 What is the value of all grants for legal and related research that you have received within the past five years? Broken out by academic title   
Table 2.4 What is the value of all grants for legal and related research that you have received within the past five years? Broken out by age of survey participant   
Table 2.5 What is the value of all grants for legal and related research that you have received within the past five years? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 2.6 What is the value of all grants for legal and related research that you have received within the past five years? Broken out by law school enrollment   
Table 2.7 What is the value of all grants for legal and related research that you have received within the past five years? Broken out for public and private universities   
Table 2.8 What is the value of all grants for legal and related research that you have received within the past five years? Broken out by number of courses taught in the past semester   
Table 3 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on the following services?   
Table 3.1.1 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on their knowledge of sources of grants for legal scholars?   
Table 3.1.2 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on their knowledge of sources of grants for legal scholars? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 3.1.3 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on their knowledge of sources of grants for legal scholars? Broken out by academic title   
Table 3.1.4 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on their knowledge of sources of grants for legal scholars? Broken out by age of survey participant   
Table 3.1.5 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on their knowledge of sources of grants for legal scholars? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 3.1.6 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on their knowledge of sources of grants for legal scholars? Broken out by law school enrollment   
Table 3.1.7 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on their knowledge of sources of grants for legal scholars? Broken out for public and private universities   
Table 3.1.8 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on their knowledge of sources of grants for legal scholars? Broken out by number of courses taught in the past semester   
Table 3.2.1 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on their knowledge of grant/proposal writing?   
Table 3.2.2 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on their knowledge of grant/proposal writing? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 3.2.3 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on their knowledge of grant/proposal writing? Broken out by academic title   
Table 3.2.4 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on their knowledge of grant/proposal writing? Broken out by age of survey participant   
Table 3.2.5 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on their knowledge of grant/proposal writing? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 3.2.6 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on their knowledge of grant/proposal writing? Broken out by law school enrollment   
Table 3.2.7 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on their knowledge of grant/proposal writing? Broken out for public and private universities   
Table 3.2.8 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on their knowledge of grant/proposal writing? Broken out by number of courses taught in the past semester   
Table 3.3.1 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on their clerical support for grant applications?   
Table 3.3.2 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on their clerical support for grant applications? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 3.3.3 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on their clerical support for grant applications? Broken out by academic title   
Table 3.3.4 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on their clerical support for grant applications? Broken out by age of survey participant   
Table 3.3.5 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on their clerical support for grant applications? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 3.3.6 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on their clerical support for grant applications? Broken out by law school enrollment   
Table 3.3.7 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on their clerical support for grant applications? Broken out for public and private universities   
Table 3.3.8 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on their clerical support for grant applications? Broken out by number of courses taught in the past semester   
Table 3.4.1 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on the quality and scope of databases and other resources to search for grant sources?   
Table 3.4.2 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on the quality and scope of databases and other resources to search for grant sources? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 3.4.3 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on the quality and scope of databases and other resources to search for grant sources? Broken out by academic title   
Table 3.4.4 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on the quality and scope of databases and other resources to search for grant sources? Broken out by age of survey participant   
Table 3.4.5 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on the quality and scope of databases and other resources to search for grant sources? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 3.4.6 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on the quality and scope of databases and other resources to search for grant sources? Broken out by law school enrollment   
Table 3.4.7 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on the quality and scope of databases and other resources to search for grant sources? Broken out for public and private universities   
Table 3.4.8 How would you rate the office of research and grants at your law school (or your general university office if this is one that you deal with) on the quality and scope of databases and other resources to search for grant sources? Broken out by Number of courses taught in the past semester   
Table 4.1 How do you rate the current environment for grant support for legal research funding?   
Table 4.2 How do you rate the current environment for grant support for legal research funding? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 4.3 How do you rate the current environment for grant support for legal research funding? Broken out by academic title   
Table 4.4 How do you rate the current environment for grant support for legal research funding? Broken out by age of survey participant   
Table 4.5 How do you rate the current environment for grant support for legal research funding? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 4.6 How do you rate the current environment for grant support for legal research funding? Broken out by law school enrollment   
Table 4.7 How do you rate the current environment for grant support for legal research funding? Broken out for public and private universities   
Table 4.8 How do you rate the current environment for grant support for legal research funding? Broken out by number of courses taught in the past semester   
Table 5.1 How do you rate what you expect will be the future environment for grant support for legal research funding over the next two years?   
Table 5.2 How do you rate what you expect will be the future environment for grant support for legal research funding over the next two years? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 5.3 How do you rate what you expect will be the future environment for grant support for legal research funding over the next two years? Broken out by academic title   
Table 5.4 How do you rate what you expect will be the future environment for grant support for legal research funding over the next two years? Broken out by age of survey participant   
Table 5.5 How do you rate what you expect will be the future environment for grant support for legal research funding over the next two years? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 5.6 How do you rate what you expect will be the future environment for grant support for legal research funding over the next two years? Broken out by law school enrollment   
Table 5.7 How do you rate what you expect will be the future environment for grant support for legal research funding over the next two years? Broken out for public and private universities   
Table 5.8 How do you rate what you expect will be the future environment for grant support for legal research funding over the next two years? Broken out by number of courses taught in the past semester   
Table 6 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from each of the following sources?   
Table 6.1.1 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from U.S. Federal Government and its Agencies and Departments?   
Table 6.1.2 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from U.S. Federal Government and its Agencies and Departments? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 6.1.3 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from U.S. Federal Government and its Agencies and Departments? Broken out by academic title   
Table 6.1.4 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from U.S. Federal Government and its Agencies and Departments? Broken out by age of survey participant   
Table 6.1.5 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from U.S. Federal Government and its Agencies and Departments? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 6.1.6 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from U.S. Federal Government and its Agencies and Departments? Broken out by law school enrollment   
Table 6.1.7 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from U.S. Federal Government and its Agencies and Departments? Broken out for public and private universities   
Table 6.1.8 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from U.S. Federal Government and its Agencies and Departments? Broken out by number of courses taught in the past semester   
Table 6.2.1 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from your own university or law school?   
Table 6.2.2 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from your own university or law school? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 6.2.3 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from your own university or law school? Broken out by academic Tttle   
Table 6.2.4 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from your own university or law school? Broken out by age of survey participant   
Table 6.2.5 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from your own university or law school? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 6.2.6 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from your own university or law school? Broken out by law school enrollment   
Table 6.2.7 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from your own university or law school? Broken out for public and private universities   
Table 6.2.8 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from your own university or law school? Broken out by number of courses taught in the past semester   
Table 6.3.1 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from private sector foundations, non-profits or companies?   
Table 6.3.2 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from private sector foundations, non-profits or companies? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 6.3.3 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from private sector foundations, non-profits or companies? Broken out by academic title   
Table 6.3.4 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from private sector foundations, non-profits or companies? Broken out by age of survey participant   
Table 6.3.5 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from private sector foundations, non-profits or companies? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 6.3.6 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from private sector foundations, non-profits or companies? Broken out by law school enrollment   
Table 6.3.7 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from private sector foundations, non-profits or companies? Broken out for public and private universities   
Table 6.3.8 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from private sector foundations, non-profits or companies? Broken out by number of courses taught in the past semester   
Table 6.4.1 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from all other sources?   
Table 6.4.2 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from all other sources? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 6.4.3 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from all other sources? Broken out by academic title   
Table 6.4.4 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from all other sources? Broken out by age of survey participant   
Table 6.4.5 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from all other sources? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 6.4.6 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from all other sources? Broken out by law school enrollment   
Table 6.4.7 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from all other sources? Broken out for public and private universities   
Table 6.4.8 What percentage of your research funding over the past five years has come from all other sources? Broken out by number of courses taught in the past semester   
In which subject areas and from which institutional sources do you feel that funding is likely to increase and in which areas is it likely to decline?   
Table 7.1 How many grants have you applied for within the past 12 months?   
Table 7.2 How many grants have you applied for within the past 12 months? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 7.3 How many grants have you applied for within the past 12 months? Broken out by academic title   
Table 7.4 How many grants have you applied for within the past 12 months? Broken out by age of survey participant   
Table 7.5 How many grants have you applied for within the past 12 months? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 7.6 How many grants have you applied for within the past 12 months? Broken out by law school enrollment   
Table 7.7 How many grants have you applied for within the past 12 months? Broken out for public and private universities   
Table 7.8 How many grants have you applied for within the past 12 months? Broken out by number of courses taught in the past semester   
Table 8 Have you ever done any of the following? (check all that apply)   
Table 8.1.1 Have you ever checked the law library collection for information about legal research funding?   
Table 8.1.2 Have you ever checked the law library collection for information about legal research funding? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 8.1.3 Have you ever checked the law library collection for information about legal research funding? Broken out by academic title   
Table 8.1.4 Have you ever checked the law library collection for information about legal research funding? Broken out by age of survey participant   
Table 8.1.5 Have you ever checked the law library collection for information about legal research funding? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 8.1.6 Have you ever checked the law library collection for information about legal research funding? Broken out by law school enrollment   
Table 8.1.7 Have you ever checked the law library collection for information about legal research funding? Broken out for public and private universities   
Table 8.1.8 Have you ever checked the law library collection for information about legal research funding? Broken out by number of courses taught in the past semester   
Table 8.2.1 Have you ever checked the general university library for information about legal research funding?   
Table 8.2.2 Have you ever checked the general university library for information about legal research funding? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 8.2.3 Have you ever checked the general university library for information about legal research funding? Broken out by academic title   
Table 8.2.4 Have you ever checked the general university library for information about legal research funding? Broken out by age of survey participant   
Table 8.2.5 Have you ever checked the general university library for information about legal research funding? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 8.2.6 Have you ever checked the general university library for information about legal research funding? Broken out by law school enrollment   
Table 8.2.7 Have you ever checked the general university library for information about legal research funding? Broken out for public and private universities   
Table 8.2.8 Have you ever checked the general university library for information about legal research funding? Broken out by number of courses taught in the past semester   
Table 8.3.1 Have you ever used a grants or funding database offered by the law library?   
Table 8.3.2 Have you ever used a grants or funding database offered by the law library? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 8.3.3 Have you ever used a grants or funding database offered by the law library? Broken out by academic title   
Table 8.3.4 Have you ever used a grants or funding database offered by the law library? Broken out by age of survey participant   
Table 8.3.5 Have you ever used a grants or funding database offered by the law library? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 8.3.6 Have you ever used a grants or funding database offered by the law library? Broken out by law school enrollment   
Table 8.3.7 Have you ever used a grants or funding database offered by the law library? Broken out for public and private universities   
Table 8.3.8 Have you ever used a grants or funding database offered by the law library? Broken out by number of courses taught in the past semester   
Table 8.4.1 Have you ever used a grants or funding database offered by the general university library?   
Table 8.4.2 Have you ever used a grants or funding database offered by the general university library? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 8.4.3 Have you ever used a grants or funding database offered by the general university library? Broken out by academic title   
Table 8.4.4 Have you ever used a grants or funding database offered by the general university library? Broken out by age of survey participant   
Table 8.4.5 Have you ever used a grants or funding database offered by the general university library? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 8.4.6 Have you ever used a grants or funding database offered by the general university library? Broken out by law school enrollment   
Table 8.4.7 Have you ever used a grants or funding database offered by the general university library? Broken out for public and private universities   
Table 8.4.8 Have you ever used a grants or funding database offered by the general university library? Broken out by number of courses taught in the past semester   
Table 8.5.1 Have you ever used a grants or funding database offered by the research office of the law school or general university?   
Table 8.5.2 Have you ever used a grants or funding database offered by the research office of the law school or general university? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 8.5.3 Have you ever used a grants or funding database offered by the research office of the law school or general university? Broken out by academic title   
Table 8.5.4 Have you ever used a grants or funding database offered by the research office of the law school or general university? Broken out by age of survey participant   
Table 8.5.5 Have you ever used a grants or funding database offered by the research office of the law school or general university? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 8.5.6 Have you ever used a grants or funding database offered by the research office of the law school or general university? Broken out by law school enrollment   
Table 8.5.7 Have you ever used a grants or funding database offered by the research office of the law school or general university? Broken out for public and private universities   
Table 8.5.8 Have you ever used a grants or funding database offered by the research office of the law school or general university? Broken out by number of courses taught in the past semester   
What can your research office or library do to better assist you in searching for and obtaining grants to support your research?   

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