The Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University

By | March 2, 2019

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Maria Isabel DiSciullo
Application deadline August 1
Full-time program application fee $0
Part-time program application fee N/A
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

The Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 34.8% – Medium
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.38
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 159

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 34.8%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 157-161
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.09-3.66
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.38
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 159

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Applicants N/A
Acceptance rate N/A
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants N/A
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants N/A

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered
J.D./Ph.D. in Psychology
B.S.- B.A./J.D.
J.D./M.B.A.
J.D./M.P.H.
J.D./M.S.P.P. (Master’s in Public Policy
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
The law school offers a comprehensive experiential education program. The centerpiece of the program is the Drexel Co-op, which gives students significant academic credit for immersion in a wide variety of for-profit, public interest and governmental settings. The law school also offers three academic concentrations: business law, intellectual property and health law.
Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
clinical training international law
dispute resolution tax law
environmental law trial advocacy
health care law

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 113
Seminars 15
Positions available in seminars 248
Positions available in simulation courses 392
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 8
Student activities (as provided by the school)
The law school provides the full range of co- and extra-curricular activities. Students edit the Drexel Law Review and participate in numerous moot court and trial competitions. Students are involved in extensive pro bono activities and participate enthusiastically in area bar associations.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 76
Is there typically a full-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Typical size of first-year “small section” N/A
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 162
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 333
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 8
Full-time students involved in field placements 136
Full-time students involved in law journals 50
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 46
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 70

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) N/A
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? N/A
Positions filled in part-time program seminars N/A
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses N/A
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses N/A
Part-time students involved in field placements N/A
Part-time students involved in law journals N/A
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions N/A
Part-time students enrolled in independent study N/A

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 15.0:1 – Medium
Full- and part-time faculty 52
Full-time minority faculty 25.0%
Part-time minority faculty 7.1%
Total faculty 65
Total faculty (men) 53.8%
Total faculty (women) 46.2%
Total faculty (minorities) 15.4%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

#119 Best Law Schools

(2) Ranking by Specialties

#11 in Healthcare Law
#13 in Legal Writing

Law Ranking Scores

Score 36
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.0
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 2.5
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.09-3.66
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.38
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 157-161
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 159
Acceptance rate 34.8% – Medium
Student-faculty ratio 15.0:1 – Medium
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 31.0% – Low
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 77.9% – Low
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 82.0% – Medium
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar PA
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 83.1%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 447

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 447

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A

Attrition Rates for Full- and Part-time Students (2010-2011)

First-year students discontinuing law school 2.0%
Second-year students discontinuing law school 4.4%
Third-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school 2.9%
Female students discontinuing law school 1.5%

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Mary deRivera
Financial aid phone (215) 895-1044
Financial aid application deadline N/A

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $36,051 per year
Room and board $12,600
Books $1,200
Miscellaneous expenses $6,000
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? Yes
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? Yes

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 38.3%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 45.2%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 0.2%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.4%
Median grant amount $20,000
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $9,841–$30,000
Full-time students receiving grants 84.1%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full N/A
Students receiving grants of full tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition N/A
Median grant amount N/A
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) N/A
Part-time students receiving grants N/A

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $33,562
Proportion who borrowed 89.3%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? Yes

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 12,854
Microform titles 2,744
Electronic titles 141,157
Other non-book titles 115
Total titles 156,870
Volumes (excluding microforms) 46,759
Volume equivalent microforms 12,074
Total volumes and volume equivalents 58,833
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 0
Library’s online catalog or website includes links to electronic titles or databases made available by another campus library or consortia Yes

Library Schedule of Operation

Number of hours per week library is open on a regular schedule 93
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 60
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 33
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 0
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 62
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 8
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 72
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 50
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 22
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 40
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 6

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school information technology department, university information technology department
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 2
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 187
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 512
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 42
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? Yes

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 21,650
Total seats available for library users 347
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) The law school is located in a newly constructed attractive building on Drexel’s main campus in the vibrant University City area of Philadelphia. The law library is one of legal education’s most innovative facilities. It contains a mix of electronic and print materials and is consciously designed to train students for contemporary computer-based legal practice.

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar PA
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 82.0% – Medium
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 83.1%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 113
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 31.0%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 77.9%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 3.5%
Graduates whose employment status is known 96.5%
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 31.0%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 1.8%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 61.9%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 1.8%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 4.4%
Graduates whose employment status is known 95.6%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 77.9%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 1.8%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 10.6%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 5.3%

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2010)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $66,000
Median private sector starting salary $110,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $125,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 21%
Median public service starting salary $50,000

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Percent employed in academia 4.5%
Percent employed in business and industry 27.3%
Percent employed in government 8.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 11.4%
Percent employed in law firms 39.8%
Percent employed in public interest 6.8%
Percent employed in an unknown field 2.3%

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 65%
Graduates employed out-of-state 27.0%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 12
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 2.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 81.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) N/A
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) N/A
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 5.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) N/A
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 1.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 2.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 1.0%
Employment location unknown 8.0%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations Our career development office, with a staff of three professionals, organizes an on-campus interviewing program. The office sponsors numerous career oriented fairs and speakers, manages efforts at obtaining judicial clerkships, and provides one-on-one counseling to students in respect to career goals. The law school is deeply embedded in the Delaware Valley legal community.

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 78.0%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 94.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 9.0%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 75.0%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 8.0%
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 5.0%
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 75.0%