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Welcome to the University of Minnesota Law School

Widely recognized as one of the country's top-ranked public law schools, the University of Minnesota Law School is a leader in preparing students to solve the complex social, economic and business issues of our time. Our exceptional faculty, innovative curriculum and unmatched clinical and experiential learning opportunities equip students for the demands of the 21st century.

We are distinguished by our collegial culture that emphasizes teamwork, problem solving, leadership and persuasion, skills that are essential beyond law school. The faculty includes some of the most accomplished scholars in the world in business law; criminal justice; international law and human rights, and; law, science and technology.

The Law School draws a talented, diverse student body from every part of the United States and numerous countries whose median LSAT score is in the top 10% nationwide and median GPA is 3.79. The Law School’s bar passage rate is among the highest in the nation. Our alumni work in every state and in more than 53 countries around the globe and are active mentors for our students.

The Law School benefits from being part of one of the largest research institutions in the world and is situated in vibrant and diverse Minneapolis/St. Paul, which annually ranks as one of the most affordable, livable and literate metropolitan areas in the country.

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