The School of Law at Barry University

The School of Law at Barry University

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Bethany Pierpont
Application deadline May 1
Full-time program application fee $60
Part-time program application fee $60
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

The School of Law at Barry University

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 58.0% – High
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 2.95
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 149

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 59.2%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 147-152
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.55-3.27
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 2.96
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 149

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 47.7%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 147-152
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.59-3.23
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants 2.90
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants 149

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered N/A
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law offers clinical programs focusing on Children and Families, Earth Advocacy, and Immigration. We also offer classes in intellectual property such as Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights, Sports Law, Internet Law and Entertainment Law. We also offer multiple Skills classes as well as certificate programs.
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 94
Seminars 17
Positions available in seminars 340
Positions available in simulation courses 744
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 48
Student activities (as provided by the school)
Various student organizations are available to students such as Hispanic Law Student Association, Black Law Student Association, ADR, Student Trial Team and many more. Students also have the opportunity to grade on to Law Review or Moot Court. Students who do not grade on have an opportunity to write on to law review or moot onto Moot Court during their second year.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 106
Is there typically a full-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? Yes
Typical size of first-year “small section” 50
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 183
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 515
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 25
Full-time students involved in field placements 20
Full-time students involved in law journals 40
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 30
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 42

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 50
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? Yes
Positions filled in part-time program seminars 54
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses 220
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses 4
Part-time students involved in field placements 33
Part-time students involved in law journals 13
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 3
Part-time students enrolled in independent study 16

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 15.5:1 – Medium
Full- and part-time faculty 61
Full-time minority faculty 22.6%
Part-time minority faculty 13.3%
Total faculty 69
Total faculty (men) 62.3%
Total faculty (women) 37.7%
Total faculty (minorities) 18.8%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Law Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

RNP in Part-time Law

Law Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 1.2
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 1.6
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.55-3.26
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 2.95
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 147-152
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 149
Acceptance rate 58.0% – High
Student-faculty ratio 15.5:1 – Medium
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 20.8% – Low
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 60.4% – Low
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 73.6% – Low
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar FL
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 77.6%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 708

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 528

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 180

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

First-year students discontinuing law school 21.1%
Second-year students discontinuing law school 3.0%
Third-year students discontinuing law school 1.4%
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school 8.8%
Female students discontinuing law school 9.1%

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Constance Allman
Financial aid phone (321) 206-5621
Financial aid application deadline April 15

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $33,630 per year
Part-time: $25,380 per year
Room and board $13,550
Books $2,000
Miscellaneous expenses $8,600
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? No
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? No

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 68.0%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 8.5%
Students receiving grants of full tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition N/A
Median grant amount $8,000
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $6,000–$13,000
Full-time students receiving grants 76.5%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 60.6%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 8.9%
Students receiving grants of full tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition N/A
Median grant amount $6,000
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $4,500–$11,250
Part-time students receiving grants 69.4%

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $137,680
Proportion who borrowed 90.0%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? No

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 19,773
Microform titles 101,252
Electronic titles 27
Other non-book titles 487
Total titles 121,539
Volumes (excluding microforms) 114,258
Volume equivalent microforms 118,661
Total volumes and volume equivalents 232,919
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 106
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 82
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 18
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 6
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 82
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 9
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 48
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 48
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
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 48
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 4

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school information technology department, law school library, university information technology department
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 3
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 0
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 0
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? No

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 36,000
Total seats available for library users 336
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) The Law Library is a free standing 3-story building. The law school facility occupies 20 acres is East Orlando in Central Florida. The law school has 4 permanent buildings and three new modular buildings. The School of Law has an on campus bookstore, student lounge and food service.

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar FL
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 73.6% – Low
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 77.6%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 250
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 20.8%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 60.4%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 1.2%
Graduates whose employment status is known 98.8%
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 20.8%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 0.4%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 74.0%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 3.6%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 8.8%
Graduates whose employment status is known 91.2%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 60.4%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 2.4%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 24.8%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 3.6%

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

25th percentile private sector starting salary $40,000
Median private sector starting salary $45,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $58,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 69%
Median public service starting salary $42,000

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 79%
Graduates employed out-of-state 15.2%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 17
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.7%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 2.7%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 2.7%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.7%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 83.4%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.7%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 2.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 0.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 1.3%
Employment location unknown 6.0%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations The Career Services Office is staffed by professionals and offers a full range of career planning and professional development assistance,individual career counseling, resume and cover letter writing workshops, and job searching guides. We maintain an online job resource database, develop programs with speakers, alumni, and local attorneys, as well as off-campus networking opportunities.

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 52.6%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 90.8%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 4.4%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 70.0%
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) 3.9%
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 55.6%
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) 3.1%
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 0.0%