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Law School Profile

The Law School is noted for its exceptional and accessible faculty and a highly competitive admissions process that results in highly credentialed students. With one of the largest law libraries in the country, student and faculty-edited journals, LL.M. and dual and joint degree programs, and a nationally recognized clinical education program, the Law School is truly a school of opportunities.

2014-15 Profile

Tuition & Fees
Resident: $41,222 (excludes optional health insurance)

Nonresident: $48,710 (excludes optional health insurance)

Optional Health Insurance: $2,098
Student Body 837 students: 698 J.D., 18 international visiting, 2 domestic visiting, 56 LL.M. (18 countries represented)
Class of 2017* Applied: 2,195; Enrolled: 193

LSAT Median: 164
25-75 Percentile: 157-166

GPA Median: 3.77
25-75 Percentile: 3.42-3.85

Class Composition:
Male 54%; Female 46%; Minorities 20%

34 states
3 foreign countries
102 undergraduate institutions
24 international institutions
31% Minnesota residents
69% nonresidents

40+ student organizations
Faculty 10.1:1 student to faculty ratio
67 full-time law faculty
14 clinical faculty, 29 University-affiliated faculty, 78
     adjunct faculty
35 faculty members hold endowed chairs/professorships
34 permanent endowed chairs/professorships
Degrees Offered Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Master of Law (LL.M.)
Master of Science in Patent Law (M.S.P.L.)
J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./M.P.A;
J.D./M.A., J.D./M.B.S., J.D./M.P.P., J.D./M.S., J.D./M.D., J.D./M.P., J.D./M.B.T., J.D./M.U.R.P., J.D./M.P.H., J.D./M.S.S.T., J.D./M.H.A., and J.D./Ph.D., through the Curtis L. Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, or the Joint Degree Program in Law, Science & Technology at the University of Minnesota, as well as various other colleges and departments
Law Library One of the premier legal research libraries in the U.S.
1,000,000+ volumes and volume equivalents
25 library staff members
330 study carrels
755 total seating
Clinics 22 clinical education courses
Over 50% of students take at least one live-client clinical course (national average is 25%):
Business Law
Child Advocacy & Juvenile Justice
Civil Rights Enforcement
Community Mediation
Community Practice and Policy Development
Consumer Protection
Criminal Justice
Detainee Rights
Environmental Sustainability: Land, Water and Energy
Federal Defense
Federal Immigration Litigation
Housing Law
Human Rights Litigation and International Legal Advocacy
Immigration and Human Rights Law
Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)
Innocence Project
Insurance Law
Misdemeanor Prosecution
Robins Kaplan Civil Practice Clinic
Ronald M. Mankoff Tax
Workers' Rights
Scholarly Journals ABA Journal of Labor and Employment Law
Constitutional Commentary
Crime and Justice
Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice
Minnesota Journal of International Law
Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology
Minnesota Law Review

215 students participate on a journal
Research Institutes Center for New Americans
Corporate Institute
Energy Transition Lab
Human Rights Center
Institute on Crime and Public Policy
Institute for Law and Economics
Institute for Law and Rationality
Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity
Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
Exchange Programs Semester Exchange Programs
Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany
ESADE Faculty of Law, Barcelona, Spain
Getulio Vargas Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
Tilburg University Faculty of Law, Tilburg, Netherlands
Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Lyon, France
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Universidad de Montevideo, Uruguay
University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden

Summer International Program
Renmin University, Beijing, China
Career Center Please visit the Career Facts & Statistics page for information on Class of 2013 graduates known to be employed as of February 15, 2014.
Alumni Number of living alumni: 12,385
(in 50 states and over 53 countries; more than 250 federal and state judges nationwide [2013])
Endowment $85.2 million (as of August 2014)

*LSAT/UGPA percentiles were calculated by the Law School Admissions Council based on matriculant lists provided by the University of Minnesota Law School to the ABA.

October 2014. Subject to change.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.