Aaron N. Taylor, J.D., Ed.D.
Aaron provides leadership and oversight for the AccessLex Center for Legal Education Excellence in Washington, DC. He joined AccessLex Institute in June 2017 from Saint Louis University School of Law (SLU LAW), where he is a member of the faculty.
From 2014 until 2018, Aaron served as director of the Law School Survey of Student Engagement, a national study that seeks to measure the effects of legal education on students. Before joining SLU LAW, he served as associate dean for admissions and scholarships at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law.
Aaron’s scholarly interests focus on higher education, namely diversity and student aid. He writes often about the experiences of law students from underrepresented backgrounds. His articles have appeared in journals published by American University, Howard University, Stanford University, and the University of Notre Dame. He is also a frequent media commentator on education and diversity issues.
Aaron received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from North Carolina A&T State University, a juris doctor from Howard University, and a doctorate in higher education leadership and policy from Vanderbilt University. He is also an alumnus of the Harvard University Administrative Fellowship Program.