Law School

At a Glance

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 combined degree programs, and a nationally recognized clinical education program, the Law School is truly a school of opportunities.

2015-16 Profile

J.D. Tuition & Fees Resident: $42,231 (excludes optional health insurance)
Nonresident: $50,373 (excludes optional health insurance)
Optional Health Insurance: $1,998
Student Body (2015-16) 768 students: 641 J.D., 11 international visiting, 2 domestic visiting, 74 LL.M. (19 countries represented), 3 M.S.P.L., 1 S.J.D.
J.D. Class of 2018* Applied: 1,978; Enrolled: 174

LSAT Median: 164
25-75 Percentile: 158-166

GPA Median: 3.79
25-75 Percentile: 3.48-3.90

Class Composition:
Male 55%; Female 45%; Students of Color 17%; International Students 10%

35 states
8 foreign countries
109 undergraduate institutions
18 international institutions
26% Minnesota residents
74% nonresidents

40+ student organizations
Faculty (2014-15) 9.3:1 student to faculty ratio
63 full-time law faculty
13 clinical faculty, 29 University-affiliated faculty, 103 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.) in American Law and Business Law
Master of Science in Patent Law (M.S.P.L.)
Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.)
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 23 clinical education courses
More than 50% of students take at least one live-client clinical course:
Business Law
Child Advocacy & Juvenile Justice
Civil Rights Enforcement
Community Mediation
Community Practice
Consumer Protection
Criminal Justice
Detainee Rights
Environmental Sustainability: Land, Water and Energy
Family Law
Federal Defense
Federal Immigration Litigation
Housing Law
Human Rights Litigation and International Legal Advocacy
Immigration and Human Rights Law
Indian Child Welfare
Innocence Project
Insurance Law
Misdemeanor Prosecution
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Civil Practice
Ronald M. Mankoff Tax (Federal Income)
Workers’ Rights
Scholarly Journals ABA Journal of Labor and Employment Law
Constitutional Commentary
Crime and Justice—A Review of Research
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 2014 graduates known to be employed as of March 15, 2015.
Alumni Number of living alumni: 12,783
(in 50 states and 70 countries; more than 250 federal and state judges nationwide [2014])
Endowment $85.2 million (as of August 2014)

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

November 2015. Subject to change.

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

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Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-1000

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