Ave Maria School of Law, located in Naples, FL. An educational philosophy that emphasizes the moral foundations of the law, presents insights from the Catholic intellectual tradition, and encourages a broader perspective of the law and its role in society.
Boston University School of Law offers one of the finest legal educations in the nation, attracting students from all over the country and abroad. A pioneer in American legal education, the school was founded in 1872 on the principles that legal education should be open to all men and women of ability without regard to background or beliefs, and that it should balance theory and analysis with practical training.
Brooklyn Law School offers the ultimate urban campus, uniquely situated in New York City, at the intersection of Brooklyn Heights’ beautiful historic district, the Brooklyn Civic Center, and downtown Brooklyn. Our curriculum allows you to explore any aspect of the law that interests you. The strength of our outstanding faculty lies in their ability to guide, teach, and lead. Recruitment programs, internships, and a strong alumni base (20,500) will broaden your networking options giving you a competitive edge. We offer beautiful and affordable housing, guaranteed during your first year.
Mr. Chris Davis Associate Director of Admission and Financial Aid
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As a Capital University Law School student, you feel a special excitement in the here and now. A big part of that excitement is the confidence you have about your future: your awareness that our incomparable curriculum and our top-flight faculty can prepare you to be a standout in whatever legal career you pursue.
Whatever your purpose in pursuing a law degree, you have many compelling reasons to do so at Capital. An education from Capital University Law School will prepare you to meet the challenges and demands of the evolving practice of law.
There is so much to show and tell you that can’t be packed into one brief description. Visit Capital to experience first-hand the irrepressible feeling that you belong right here…right now!
As a student of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, you wonâ€™t just learn doctrine. Youâ€™ll experience law and gain a global foundation to prepare you for your career. Case Western Reserve has a wide variety of externship and internship placements reserved exclusively for our students in the U.S. and abroad as well as one of the largest semester-long study abroad programs with 28 locations around the globe. Weâ€™ve even established a partnership with a European university to give you the opportunity to earn a JD and foreign LLM degree concurrently during your three years of law school.
Chapman University School of Law offers a collaborative, personalized and rigorous legal education. With one of the best faculty/student ratios among ABA-approved law schools, Chapman offers smaller class sizes and greater access to faculty, both in and out of the classroom. Chapman provides practical skills training for all students, in both litigation and legal transactions. Chapman offers many clinical programs, externships and labs, as well as opportunities for students to participate on legal journals and award-winning competition teams.
Our entire academic mission is structured around three core mission concepts that make the Charlotte School of Law experience unique and provide a pathway to future success and fulfillment.
Practical preparation is critical. A rigorous curriculum has been created to ensure that our students are equipped with practical skills that will allow them to thrive in a professional setting.
Our students are our focus. Our faculty is driven by a desire to motivate and energize the student community in every aspect of the Charlotte School of Law experience.
It is essential to serve our community. The Charlotte School of Law believes strongly that tomorrow’s leaders must reflect and interact effectively with an eclectic collective of people and cultures.
CharlotteLaw received full accreditation from the American Bar Association on June 10, 2011.
For more than 100 years, Cleveland-Marshall has provided an excellent legal education to a strong and diverse student body. Our law school has a proud heritage: it was the first law school in Ohio to admit women; it was one of the first law schools in Ohio to admit minorities; and our alumni and alumnae have served for decades in prominent positions in law firms, the judiciary, government, and business. Approximately 70 percent of the judges in Ohio’s municipal, trial, and appellate courts in Cuyahoga County, our home county, studied law at Cleveland-Marshall. Three alumni have been elected Mayor of the City of Cleveland, including the first African-American mayor of a major American city. Today, our graduates are practicing law with distinction around the world.
In order to prepare students for a professional career with unlimited potential, we have created an educational environment that is not confined within the four walls of our law building. In addition to a contemporary curriculum, which includes a rigorous legal writing program, we offer joint-degree programs, several clinical programs, externships, two student-edited journals, a moot court team that regularly wins competitions across the country, and a Russian Studies Program with a Summer Law Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia. Our students coordinate 19 student organizations, and they also demonstrate a commitment to community service by volunteering in our Pro Bono Program, which provides free legal services and counseling to needy clients and underrepresented groups.
We have a student body that is diverse in experiences and motivations. We have an accomplished faculty—men and women who are dedicated to teaching, scholarship, and mentoring. We have exceptional administrators and staff—people who are committed to serving our students, our faculty, our graduates and our community. And we have a great facility, including a law library that is one of the finest in the country. In addition, we have an entirely new entrance with much more student social and study space.
CUNY School of Law is the premier public interest law school in the country.
Students come to study at CUNY Law because they want to change the world. Inspiring faculty members show students legal solutions to real world problems. Students work closely with the legal community advancing social justice outside the school.
Students come to study at CUNY because they value diversity. It is our goal to provide access to the legal profession to underserved communities and to help the practicing bar better reflect the diversity and vibrancy of these communities.
Students also come to study at CUNY Law because our clinical program consistently ranks in the top ten nationwide. Our innovative, integrated pedagogy blends clinical skills with doctrinal education throughout the three years of study.
CUNY School of Law traditionally sends more students directly into public interest and public service practice than any other law school in the nation.
As a student of the Duquesne University School of Law, you will be trained to a high degree of professional skill with a special Catholic sensitivity to ethical and moral concerns. Graduates of our school know the law in a comprehensive fashion and in a range of specialized areas such as corporate law, tax, litigation, environmental law, energy law, health law, intellectual property, international law and the law of electronic commerce.
But what truly sets a Duquesne lawyer apart is a deep understanding of the difference between what the law allows us to do and what is the ethical course of action that best serves our system of justice. In an era when ethical concerns are among the most important questions facing the legal profession, we train our graduates to make contributions to society on a grand scale. Duquesne University’s School of Law has, for more than a century, reflected the University’s unique emphasis on justice and service to others.
How does one educate outstanding, reflective practitioners? The legal academy has been grappling with that question for decades.
We know that a great law school combines theory and practice. And we also know that a law school can truly excel when it’s embedded in a comprehensive national research university that’s on the move.
We have an exceptional and accomplished faculty, a challenging curriculum and a variety of experiential learning opportunities in a vast range of practical settings.
Fortunately, we are located in Philadelphia, amid a legal community unmatched in richness and quality. Earle Mack students engage with practicing lawyers through cooperative education and pro bono programs. Our curricular concentrations in Business and Entrepreneurship Law, Criminal Law,
Health Law and Intellectual Property Law mirror the strengths of the bar and our region's economy.
In a few short years, we’ve assembled an outstanding faculty, all deeply engaged scholars and impressively accomplished practitioners. Alongside Earle Mack students and staff, our professors have created a real sense of community.
Our peers in the legal academy have acknowledged the excellence of scholarship produced by our faculty, as reflected in the fact that the Association of American Law Schools approved our membership just five months after we received full accreditation from the American Bar Association.
Elon Law offers a full-time J.D. program with several enhancements made possible by the institution's 4-1-4 calendar, by the proximity of the law school to federal and state legal and judicial offices and through the program's close relationships with the North Carolina Business Court, the Center for Creative Leadership and similar organizations. Recognized as one of the nation’s most innovative law schools, Elon's legal program focuses its curriculum and other experiences on pedagogies that promote active and engaged learning. Instruction is complemented with frequent interactions with local professionals through Elon's signature Preceptor Program. The three-year J.D. program prepares students to successfully complete the bar examination and to continue into leadership positions in their profession and their communities.
For over a century, GGU Law's interdisciplinary focus on legal education has emphasized practical skills training and experiential learning, an approach that produces creative, open-minded and socially responsible practitioners.
Indiana Tech Law School exists to prepare students for success in law, leadership and life. To that end, the Law School community is committed to blending theory and practice from the very first semester; infusing the curriculum with ethics and professionalism education; and providing abundant opportunities to apply real world lawyering skills for everyone in the student body.
The Law School will supplement traditional classroom instruction with experiential and collaborative learning. Every student will have a judge or lawyer mentor from the start of law school and professors will include members of the bench and practicing bar, in meaningful ways, in every required course and in many of the electives offered each semester. Every student will also have the opportunity in the second and third years of study to refine their skills development by participating in a legal clinic or externship course and, in the third year, by completing a 40-hour-per-week Semester-in-Practice capstone practicum.
Mrs. Joleen Booth Associate Director of Admissions
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At Liberty University School of Law, law is taught and learned in the context of the Western legal tradition and Christian worldview. Students enjoy a culture that encourages their faith, their desire to do justice, and their career preparation and success. They learn professional skills in a unique, three-year skills program that requires live simulations and document drafting each semester. In addition to the JD program, dual-degree programs include the JD/MBA, JD/MDiv, JD/MAR, JD/MEd, JD/EdS, JD/EdD, JD/MA-Human Services, JD/MA-History, and JD/MA-Public Policy. Visit law.liberty.edu or call (434)592-5300 for more information.
For over 100 years, the School of Law has offered excellence in legal education to men and women from across the country and around the world. The school's innovative, broad-based curriculum draws on the interdisciplinary strengths of Loyola University Chicago to train tomorrow's lawyers to be counselors, planners, mediators, arbitrators, judges, policy makers and litigators.
Today, nearly 1,000 students enrolled in the School of Law take advantage of classes taught by full-time faculty and by part-time faculty who are practicing attorneys in greater Chicago. Law classes take place in the Corboy Law Center, 25 E. Pearson St., on Loyola's Water Tower Campus, just off North Michigan Avenue, Chicago's Magnificent Mile. The Law Center features classrooms and lecture halls equipped with the latest technology, facilities for legal clinics and a courtroom for practice.
Students can complement their studies by joining one or more of the more than 30 student-run organizations, or working on one of the school's six distinguished law publications. The School of Law offers an atmosphere that encourages learning while nurturing personal growth through the Jesuit ideals of service and ethics.
Specialty programs include Advocacy, Business Law, Child and Family Law, Consumer Antitrust, Education Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Law, Public Interest and Tax Law. There are also dual-degree programs in the following areas: JD/MSW, JD/MA in Political Science, JD/MBA, JD/MA in Comparative Law and Education and JD/MPP.
Massachusetts School of Law's mission is to provide a high quality, practical, and affordable legal education to deserving persons who have been unfairly excluded from law school. The school seeks to give these persons access to the societal advancement that is available in law and other fields.
About Mercer Law School
Founded in 1873, the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law is one of the oldest law schools in the United States and the first one in the state of Georgia accredited by the American Bar Association. Mercer Law School’s educational philosophy is based on a broadly shared commitment to prepare students for the high-quality, general practice of law in a day-to-day learning environment that is both strongly supportive and consistently professional. Its innovative Woodruff Curriculum – which focuses on ethics and practical skills amid small class sizes – earned the Gambrell Professionalism Award from the ABA for its “depth of excellence.” With an enrollment of about 430 students, Mercer Law School is nationally recognized for its exceptional programs in legal writing, moot court, public service, and ethics and professionalism. For more information about Mercer Law School, visit www.law.mercer.edu or call 478.301.2605.
MSU College of Law offers students the benefits of a personalized approach as well as all the advantages of a Big Ten university. Our world-class faculty brings together academics and practitioners from all backgrounds who share a passion for the law and are committed to preparing you for the practice of law in real-world settings. In addition to providing a well-rounded legal education, we offer specializations in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Environmental & Natural Resource Law, Family Law, Intellectual Property & Communications Law, International & Comparative Law, Public Law & Regulation, and Taxation Law, as well as certificate programs in Indigenous Law, Trial Practice, and Child & Family Advocacy.
New England Law | Boston provides an approach to legal education that focuses on exceptional academics, experiential learning, and an engaged community. The faculty has an elite academic background and impressive legal practice experience, allowing the school to offer cutting-edge courses and infusing the curriculum with practical perspectives. With sixteen individual clinics, New England Law has one of the most diverse clinical programs in the country, providing opportunities for a practical, hands-on education. Located in downtown Boston, New England Law boasts a strong community with a highly accessible faculty that is personally invested in students’ success. The law school is ABA accredited and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.
Ms. Ella Mae Estrada Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
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New York Law School is an independent, dynamic law school located in Lower Manhattan. Since 1891, our location in the heart of New York City’s legal, government, and financial districts has made immersion in the legal life of a great city an essential part of our identity. Our students have unmatched opportunities to gain valuable practical experience and build the foundations for meaningful and successful careers. And our innovative, skills-based program responds to the needs of the new generation of law students as well as the evolving legal marketplace.
Lauren Bolland Assistant Director of Law School Admissions
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Educating a Different Kind of Lawyer
The Notre Dame Law School experience focuses on professional excellence inspired by enduring values. We believe that academic development does not occur in a vacuum, and we strive to provide resources that allow you to broaden your social, spiritual, and personal lives, while honing your intellectual and professional skills. The Notre Dame experience inspires students to examine their study and practice of law within the context of their responsibilities as members of the bar, as participants in an active faith community, and as citizens of the world. A Notre Dame lawyer embodies the characteristics of exceptional moral and ethical standards, extraordinary ability, and a compassion for others. With the honor of a Notre Dame degree, comes the responsibility to maintain this distinct reputation.
Rachel Edwards Assistant Director of Law Admissions
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Founded in 1885
Nationally recognized as one of the most innovative law schools in 2012, ONU Law is preparing students for 21st century practice. As one of the smallest law schools in the country, we are redefining what it means to have the "ultimate law school experience". Accessible, nationally recognized faculty, consistently strong bar passage and employment statistics, and a curriculum that melds theory with practice are all qualities that define "who we are."
The Moritz College of Law has served the citizens of Ohio and the nation since its establishment in 1891. Our curriculum is designed to provide a strong theoretical and analytical foundation, as well as multiple opportunities for developing and honing students' lawyering skills. Moritz Law faculty members are devoted teachers, as well as nationally recognized scholars in their fields. Classes consist of dynamic interchange: professors challenge students to improve the rigor of their analysis, to refine their problem-solving technique, and to enhance the creativity and thoughtfulness with which they approach legal issues. Through an extensive series of writing, advocacy, and clinical courses, Moritz Law students hone their talents as clear, crisp, and persuasive speakers and writers.
Mr. Anthony Desiato Assistant Director of Recruitment Marketing
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Established in 1976 in White Plains, NY, Pace Law School offers a comprehensive curriculum with 16 areas of study and practical experience with its 6 clinics and 10 centers; its environmental law program is consistently ranked among the top three in the nation, and its international law program listed one of the best in the country. With over 7,000 alumni around the globe, Pace Law School is affiliated with Pace University (founded in 1908), a comprehensive, independent, and diversified university with campuses in New York City and Westchester County.
Signature facilities, exciting new clinics, and top-notch faculty at Penn State University Dickinson School of Law prepare students to engage in a lifetime of advocacy, counseling, and service on both the national and international stages. Penn State Law was formed from a merger of one of the world's great research institutions, Penn State University and the Dickinson School of Law, founded in 1834.
Regentâ€™s mission is distinctive among ABA-accredited law schools. We seek to provide students with an outstanding legal education and an appreciation of the linkages between Christian principles, the legal system and studentsâ€™ responsibilities as future attorneys. The Admissions Committee seeks to enroll men and women who are highly motivated and committed to the Schoolâ€™s mission as a Christian graduate institution. Programs include on-campus traditional 3- year and accelerated 2-year tracks, as well as a Masterâ€™s of Arts in Legal Studies, both on-campus and online. National titles include 2006 ABA Moot Court and 2007 ABA National Negotiations champions.
Roger Williams University School of Law is located in historic Bristol, Rhode Island, and is the only law school in the state, offering its students a wealth of internship and externship opportunities. RWU Law is committed to providing Experiential Learning opportunities to its students in one of its nine clinical programs: Community Economic Development Clinic, Mediation Clinic, Immigration Clinic, In-House Counsel Clinical Externship, Criminal Defense Clinic, Criminal Prosecution Clinical Externship, Public Interest Clinical Externship, Environmental and Land Use Clinical Externship and the Judicial Clinical Externship. RWU Law also offers four joint degree programs: JD/Master of Marine Affairs, JD/Master of Science in Labor Relations and Human Resources, JD/Master of Science in Criminal Justice, and JD/Master of Science in Historic Preservation.
We are dedicated to educating lawyers who lead with a commitment to excellence, ethics, and social justice. Founded in 1911, Santa Clara University School of Law boasts an academically rigorous program located in one of the most vibrant business centers in the world: Silicon Valley. Santa Clara Law is approved by the American Bar Association.
Santa Clara Law will provide you with the skills and experience you need to succeed in any field of law, from high tech to international law to public interest.
We also offer graduate degrees in international law and intellectual property law; combined J.D./MBA degree; combined J.D./MSIS degree; and certificates in intellectual property law, international law, and public interest and social justice law.
Ms. Katherine Valasek Associate Director of Admissions
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Seton Hall offers an innovative J.D. curriculum constantly evolving to meet the demands of todayâ€™s global environment. Concentrations are offered in Health Law and IP. Students may participate in externships, study abroad (Egypt, Zanzibar & Western Europe) and the Center for Social Justice, Seton Hallâ€™s clinical program. Seton Hall is 1 block from Newarkâ€™s Penn Station, where quick train ride takes students to Manhattan. Students can walk to Newarkâ€™s major law firms, government agencies and federal and state courthouses.
South Texas College of Law provides a diverse body of students with the opportunity to obtain an exceptional legal education, preparing graduates to serve their legal community and the profession with distinction.
Mr. Robert Harrison Associate Dean for Admissions & Student Financial Services
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St. John’s University School of Law is a forceful presence and an integral part of the New York metropolitan area. It imparts to its students training and competency in the basic skills and techniques of the legal profession, a grasp of the history and the system of common law, and a familiarity with important statutes and decisions in federal and state jurisdictions.
Founded in 1887, the SUNY Buffalo Law School - the only law school in the State University of New York (SUNY) system - draws on a long tradition of achievement and excellence.
Widely recognized as the leading public law school in the Northeast, SUNY Buffalo Law School provides the strong foundation and the cutting-edge tools law graduates need to succeed in a competitive legal marketplace. The Law School’s full-time faculty draws upon a broad range of educational and work experiences. Low tuition, combined with financial aid, makes a law degree from SUNY Buffalo Law accessible to students from a variety of backgrounds.
The Law School's special emphasis on interdisciplinary studies, public service, and legal skills makes SUNY Buffalo Law School unique among the nation's premier public law schools. Its dual degree programs combine legal studies for a J.D. with concurrent studies for a Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S.W., M.P.H., M.U.P., Pharm.D., or other master's degree.
Several interdisciplinary legal research centers energize SUNY Buffalo Law's intellectual environment and serve as catalysts for law reform, including the Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy; Jaeckle Center for State and Local Democracy; Buffalo Human Rights Center; and the Center for the Study of Business Transactions.
For lawyers looking to take their career to the next level, the Law School also offers a post- professional LL.M. degree program in criminal law and a general LL.M. degree.
SUNY Buffalo Law School's innovative curriculum provides opportunities for students to encounter the diversity of lawyers' practices in order to create thoughtful, knowledgeable graduates. Students learn to view legal problems from multiple perspectives and, guided by faculty, creatively explore the intersection of theory and actual practice.
First Year: The first-year curriculum retains the traditional core of introductory courses (Torts, Contracts, Property, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law), and incorporates opportunities for students to test and apply doctrinal principles in realistic settings. Students also have a two-semester course in Research and Writing during their first year of law school.
Second Year: In the second and third years, course sequences, programs, and concentrations provide students with a systematic progression of learning experiences designed to expose them to sophisticated analysis and challenging practice settings. Curricular programs and concentrations require at least 18 credits of dedicated course work, with programs culminating in an intensive Colloquium. Programs are offered in Environmental Law, Family Law, Finance Transactions, Housing Finance and Development, and Labor and Employment. Concentrations are offered in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, International Law, and Technology and Intellectual Property.
Clinical Legal Education
Clinics at SUNY Buffalo play an important role in the curriculum and are nationally renowned. Through clinics, students experience practical legal thinking and ethical practice through client representation, policy development, and effective problem-solving in experiential settings. Clinics include Affordable Housing; Consumer & Financial Advocacy; Environmental Law & Policy; Law and Social Work; Mediation; Elder Law; and Women, Children and Social Justice.
Practicums: Students can also gain experience through practicums such as the Criminal Law Practicum, working with both practicing lawyers and full time professors in an experience that combines rigorous academic work with direct service-learning.
Judicial Clerkships and Externships: Students may also enroll in wide range of judicial clerkships and externships that provide exceptional legal and public service experiences through for-credit work with variety of government and non-profit organizations.
During the January bridge term, upper-division students may elect up to three intensive courses focusing on lawyering skills and specialized practice areas. Bridge courses can range from litigation strategy and pretrial practice in both civil and criminal cases, to labor-management relations and family law mediation; from detailed examination of finance transactions, to law office management and client relations. These courses are taught primarily by experienced practicing attorneys or judges.
SUNY Buffalo Law graduates are employed across the country and around the world, drawing on one-to-one career services counseling and alumni mentors available to assist with networking wherever students desire to pursue their careers.
Syracuse University College of Law offers students an exciting and rigorous academic journey that provides the knowledge, discipline and analytical skills needed to succeed in the legal profession and related fields - preparing the next generation of leaders to meet the demands and maximize the opportunities of our complex global society.
Temple Law School is recognized both nationally and internationally as a leader in legal education. Our innovative student-centered curriculum integrates both critical thinking and practical legal skills. We offer both day and evening programs, and students may enroll on either a full- or part-time basis. Students at Temple build lawyering skills both in the classroom and in the law firms, courts, public service agencies, and financial institutions of Philadelphia, the fifth largest city in the nation. Our students, faculty, and alumni share the qualities of intelligence, academic excellence, and professional responsibility that characterize the Temple lawyer.
Founded in 1921, The University of Akron School of Law promotes justice, the protection of individual liberty and the rule of law through our commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. We also are committed to expanded opportunities for legal education.
The University of North Carolina, the first state university chartered in the United States, has offered degrees in law since 1845. The School of Law has been a member of the American Association of Law Schools since 1920 and has been an approved school since the American Bar Association began its accreditation activities in 1923. The School of Law is one of the outstanding institutions in the United States, and the University of North Carolina is recognized as being among the nation’s leaders in graduate and professional education.
Admitted students will also find themselves in some rare company. The bulk of the student body, of course, is bright young men and women from some of the nation's most outstanding undergraduate institutions, but youth is salted generously with experience and age. The current student body includes doctors, engineers, classically-trained musicians, teachers and many others with different backgrounds.
The School of Law is also dedicated to helping minorities achieve satisfying careers in law. This diversity enriches the classroom experience for every student and we believe produces better lawyers.
Throughout its history, Carolina's law faculty has been its foundation. Forty-seven full-time professors conduct classes in a range of specialties. Some courses are traditional, others are brought to the curriculum in response to the changing world in which tomorrow's lawyers will function. Many of our faculty come to Carolina from public and private practice; others have combined the study of law with such disciplines as computer science, anthropology, history, theology, psychiatry, and philosophy.
About Cooley Law School: Celebrating 40 years of excellence, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private, nonprofit, independent law school accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. Cooley has provided its more than 17,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world. Cooley offers its Juris Doctor program, Joint Degree programs, and Master of Laws programs three times a year with enrollment in January, May and September. Cooley Law School has campuses across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, and its new campus in Tampa Bay, Florida.
Touro Law Center, which is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools, is located in Central Islip, on the south shore of Long Island, one hour from New York City. Touro offers, full-time in the day and part-time in the day or evening, the Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.), and Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Legal Studies (for foreign law graduates). The J.D. may be combined with a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Public Administration in Health Care, or a Master of Social Work.
Tulane Law School, established in 1847, is the 12th oldest law school in the United States. It is located on Tulane Universityâ€™s main campus in uptown New Orleans. Tulane offers both a 3-year full-time JD program and five different LLM programs for students already holding a first law degree. From its founding, Tulane has offered its students the opportunity to study both of the world's great legal systemsâ€“the common law system upon which English and US law is based, and the civil law system governing most of the rest of the world.
At the University of Baltimore School of Law, you will learn doctrine, perspective and skills through traditional study as well as through clinical and lawyering courses. Your legal education is enriched by work on journals and membership in student organizations and government, as well as by participation in centers focused on local, national and global issues.
As a graduate of the school, you will enter the legal profession exceptionally well prepared to analyze clients' legal issues, make oral and written presentations to courts and administrative bodies, and advocate for positive change on a host of issues. School of Law alumni serve in prominent public positions, many as lawyers and judges, changing their own lives and those of others through the profession of law.
UC Irvine School of Law opened its doors to students in August 2009, the first new public law school in California in more than 40 years. UCI Law seeks to create the ideal law school for the 21st century by doing the best job of training lawyers for the practice of law at the highest levels of the profession. Recruited from prestigious schools, the faculty ranked seventh in the country in scholarly impact in a recent study. The student body has admissions qualifications comparable to those of student bodies at top 20 law schools. The schoolâ€™s innovative curriculum stresses hands-on learning, interdisciplinary study and public service.
Mr. Alan Schieve Assistant Director for Admissions
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A supportive and diverse community of scholars and students in a place that inspires vigorous pursuit of ideas, critical analysis, and civic engagement in order to advance the rule of law in an open, sustainable society.
Maintain and improve Colorado Law as a nationally recognized innovator and the regional leader in the changing legal landscape based on the quality of our scholarship, teaching, and curriculum, all of which deliver a high value to our students and serve our communities.
The University of Dayton School of Law has an academic program that is designed to give you choices. You can start classes in May or August, and can complete your degree in two, two and a half, or three years. Dayton Law requires every student to participate in an externship, a semester long program that gets you out of the classroom and allows students to gain important hands-on experience. We offer cutting edge coursework in Cyber Law and Corporate Compliance. Dayton Law’s CyberLaw Center will give students an opportunity to explore issues such as customer data privacy and identity theft, social media and the law, as well as, terrorist use of cyber-attacks on United States government and infrastructure. Our Corporate Compliance certificate program will make students eligible to take the exam to be a Certified Compliance Officer and will focus on international and global compliance. The University of Dayton School of Law has an innovative curriculum, supportive faculty and requirements that make you practice ready.
UDM Law is located in the heart of downtown Detroit’s legal and business community. We are within walking distance of federal, state, and municipal court buildings and the region’s largest law firms and multinational companies which include General Motors, Compuware, Quicken Loans and Comerica Bank.
At UDM Law we have been educating and inspiring students since 1912. We combine the Jesuit and Mercy values to create an open-minded learning environment that focuses on intellectual rigor and service to others.
UDM Law has a number of scheduling options for busy students. We have Full-time day (3 years), Part-time day (4 years), Evening Program (4 years) and extended Day or Evening Programs (5 years) available.
From its beginnings in 1926, Miami has emerged as one of the nationâ€™s leading institutions of legal education. Faculty members, who are leaders in their scholarly and professional fields, offer a highly talented and diverse student body a rich and challenging curriculum along with a wide variety of professional skills training opportunities. Miamiâ€™s version of globalization has a distinctive North-South cast, but its commerce ― like that of Latin America and the Caribbean ― is inextricably linked to the economies of Canada, Europe, and Asia as well.
The University of New Hampshire School of Law, an intimate, innovative law school, is committed to developing students who enjoy challenging dialogue from the first moments of orientation, embrace practice-based learning, grow through the collegiality of a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and stand ready to join the ranks of alumni who are global leaders in intellectual property, general practice, social justice, and commerce and technology.
Mr. Jay Jorgensen Associate Director of Admissions
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The educational program at the University of Richmond School of Law is designed to equip its graduates to render the highest quality of legal services, while instilling a sense of professional responsibility. The course of study is not designed to teach legal rules, but rather to provide a foundation for the application and analysis of the law and the development of professional skills. The traditional case method of instruction is used in many courses. However, clinical education and courses devoted to various professional skills are increasingly prominent. An excellent faculty offers a curriculum that is well balanced in theoretical and practical courses and carefully selected to prepare the graduate for the successful practice of law.
Pacific McGeorge is a private, ABA-accredited law school located in Sacramento, California. With 100 full- and part-time professors, we have been graduating quality lawyers for more than 80 years. Pacific McGeorge is part of the University of the Pacific (UOP), California’s first chartered university. Areas of specialization include Public Law and Policy, International Law, and a top-ranked Advocacy program. We offer off-campus clinical opportunities with more than 85 local, state, and federal agencies and nonprofits.
Vermont Law School offers JD, Master's, and LLM programs that specialize in a broad array of social justice issues with strong emphasis placed on core doctrinal knowledge coupled with hands-on clinical experience. In addition, Vermont Law features distinctive programs in international law and dual JD/Master's degree programs in business administration, environmental policy, and other fields. The experiential education VLS provides prepares its graduates to engage the critical issues of our time.
Tiffany Southerland Associate Director of Admissions
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Since its founding in 1953 as part of Villanova University, Villanova Law had educated more than 10,000 lawyers who have taken their place in the profession. You will find them on the benches in federal and state court houses; as members of state and federal legislatures and in high government office (the former governor of Pennsylvania is a VLS grad); leading corporations, major law firms and public interest agencies; teaching and writing; and practicing at the very highest levels.
Villanova is an inclusive, supportive and vibrant community. You’ll meet students, faculty, and lawyers from many different backgrounds, because here at Villanova we believe that is an important part of the educational process. And you will learn from and work with them not only in our new state-of-the-art classrooms, but in our hallways, library, and offices. At Villanova, learning happens in a community.
Our location offers many opportunities for your future legal career. Villanova Law School sits on a 254 acre campus in a beautiful suburban community 12 miles west of Philadelphia, and about two hours from New York City and Washington, D.C. Our region is home to one of the largest and most diverse legal markets in the country. When you join us at Villanova, you’ll be in the heart of one of the most exciting metropolitan areas in the country with a wealth of activities and cultural institutions.
Tom McColl Associate Dean for Enrollment Management and Administration
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Whittier Law School was founded in 1966 as an institution designed to provide a superior public-centered legal education. The Law School is affiliated with Whittier College which was founded in 1887 and named after the poet John Greenleaf Whittier. Whittier Law School is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. The Law School's Centers for Children's Rights, Intellectual Property and International and Comparative Law are recognized for their excellence and offer specialized programs and opportunities. The Law School also offers five summer study abroad programs in China, France, Israel, Mexico City and Spain.
Widener University is a metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. The School of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and holds membership in the Association of American Law Schools. Widener provides an all-around comprehensive legal education program with special certificates available from its Health Law Institute, which is consistently ranked among the top 10 in the nation, the Law and Government Institute, Trial Advocacy Institute, and Institute of Delaware Corporation Law. Widener Law has two locations: the Wilmington, De. campus, which opened in 1971, and the Harrisburg, Pa. campus, which opened in 1989.
Established in 1779, William & Mary Law School is the nation’s oldest, located near Colonial Williamsburg and within easy driving distance to Norfolk, Richmond and Washington, DC. As a nationally recognized law school, we are well known for our innovative Legal Practice Program and the technologically advanced McGlothlin Courtroom and Center for Legal and Court Technology. As a relatively small school, William & Mary students enjoy personalized attention from our distinguished faculty.