Alternative Justifications for Academic Support III: An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Academic Support on Perceived Autonomy Support and Humanizing Law Schools

43 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2012 Last revised: 3 Apr 2014

Louis N. Schulze Jr.

Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law

Adam Ding

Northeastern University

Date Written: February 5, 2012

Abstract

This article details the findings of a two-year empirical study on the impact of a law school academic support program (ASP) on law students. The hypothesis of the study was that as students' participation in a well-resourced, open-access ASP increases, students' perception of "autonomy support" and "humanizing" grows as well. The study concludes, based upon statistically significant data, that law school ASPs impact students in positive ways and therefore are worth the investment. This article is the third in a series designed to show that law school academic support measures positively impact students' well-being and lead to a more robust educational experience.

Keywords: Academic Support, Educational Psychology, Humanizing Legal Education, Empirical Legal Studies

Suggested Citation

Schulze, Louis N. and Ding, Adam, Alternative Justifications for Academic Support III: An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Academic Support on Perceived Autonomy Support and Humanizing Law Schools (February 5, 2012). 38 Ohio North University Law Review 999 (2011-2012); New England Law | Boston Research Paper No. 12-01. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1999767 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1999767

Louis Schulze Jr. (Contact Author)

Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law ( email )

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Adam Ding

Northeastern University ( email )

Boston, MA 02115
United States

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