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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.

2013-14 Profile

Tuition & Fees
Resident: $40,058 (excludes optional health insurance)

Nonresident: $47,330 (excludes optional health insurance)

Optional Health Insurance: $1,998
Class of 2016* Applied: 2,946; Enrolled: 221

LSAT Median: 164
25-75 Percentile: 156-167

GPA Median: 3.79
25-75 Percentile: 3.43-3.90

Class Composition:
Male 58%; Female 42%; Minorities 19%

32 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico
5 foreign countries
109 undergraduate institutions
25 international institutions
35% Minnesota residents
65% nonresidents

40+ student organizations
Student Body 855 students: 732 J.D., 25 international visiting, 1 domestic visiting, 66 LL.M. (18 countries represented)
Faculty 11.1:1 student to faculty ratio
67 full-time law faculty
12 clinical faculty, 30 University-affiliated faculty, 141 adjunct
41 faculty members hold endowed chairs/professorships
42 permanent endowed chairs/professorships
Degrees Offered Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Master of Law (LL.M.)
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
330 study carrels
761 total seating
Clinics 26 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 Defense Appeals
Criminal Justice (Misdemeanor Prosecution and Defense)
Criminal Prosecution Appeals
Detainee Rights
Environmental Sustainability: Land, Water and Energy
Federal Defense
Federal Litigation Immigration
Housing Law
Human Rights Litigation and International Legal Advocacy
Immigration and Human Rights Law
Indian Child Welfare (ICWA)
Innocence Project
Insurance Law
Misdemeanor Prosecution
Philip C. Carruthers Public Interest Law
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Civil Practice
Ronald M. Mankoff Tax
Special Education Law
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

210 students participate on a journal
Research Institutes Center for New Americans
Corporate Institute
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
FGV Direito Rio, 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: 12,155
(in 50 states and over 53 countries; more than 250 federal and state judges nationwide [2013])
Endowment $94.6 million (as of August 2013)

*LSAT/UGPA percentiles were calculated by the University of Minnesota Law School and will be verified by the Law School Admission Council in October 2013.

October 2013. Subject to change.

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