The School of Law at Creighton University

By | March 2, 2019

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Andrea D. Bashara
Application deadline May 1
Full-time program application fee $50
Part-time program application fee $50
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

The School of Law at Creighton University

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 58.1% – High
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.19
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 152

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 59.5%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 150-155
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.94-3.52
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.19
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 152

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 26.9%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 145-150
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.03-3.21
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants 3.14
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants 147

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered
J.D./M.B.A.
J.D./M.S. Negotiation/Dispute Resolution
J.D./M.A. International Relations
J.D./M.S. Gov’t Org. and Leadership
J.D./M.S. Information Tech. Management
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
Legal Clinic; Community Economic Development Clinic. Combined degrees: MS in Government Organization and Leadership, MBA, MS in Information Technology, MS in Dispute Resolution, and MS in International Relations. Summer program in international criminal law in Nuremberg, Germany. Semester’s study in Spain, Universidad Pontifica Comillias de Madrid. Grant funded public interest clerkships.
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 83
Seminars 15
Positions available in seminars 289
Positions available in simulation courses 547
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 32
Student activities (as provided by the school)
The Creighton Law Review is a student-edited quarterly scholarly law review. Membership is determined by grades and a writing competition. International and Comparative Law Journal is student-edited online journal. All students participate in an intraschool Moot Court competition. Students participate in interschool trial, moot court, negotiating, and client counseling competitions.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 70
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” 36
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 241
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 503
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 29
Full-time students involved in field placements 71
Full-time students involved in law journals 44
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 57
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 39

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 17.1:1 – High
Full- and part-time faculty 46
Full-time minority faculty 13.0%
Part-time minority faculty 4.3%
Total faculty 58
Total faculty (men) 63.8%
Total faculty (women) 36.2%
Total faculty (minorities) 6.9%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

#135 Best Law Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#81 in Law Firms Rank Schools

Law Ranking Scores

Score 33
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.0
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 2.9
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.94-3.51
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.19
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 150-155
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 152
Acceptance rate 58.1% – High
Student-faculty ratio 17.1:1 – High
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 62.1% – Medium
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 82.9% – Medium
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 88.3% – Medium
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar IA
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 90.6%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 442

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 431

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 11

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

First-year students discontinuing law school 9.4%
Second-year students discontinuing law school 0.6%
Third-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school 4.3%
Female students discontinuing law school 1.6%

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Robert Walker
Financial aid phone (402) 280-2352
Financial aid application deadline July 1

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $32,494 per year
Part-time: $1,000 per credit
Room and board $14,400
Books $1,155
Miscellaneous expenses $1,494
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? No

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 38.1%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 9.5%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 3.7%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.2%
Median grant amount $8,000
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $4,000–$15,002
Full-time students receiving grants 51.5%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 0.0%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 0.0%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 0.0%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.0%
Median grant amount $0
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $0–$0
Part-time students receiving grants 0.0%

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $116,589
Proportion who borrowed 87.6%
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) 48,024
Microform titles 96,754
Electronic titles 44,909
Other non-book titles 454
Total titles 190,141
Volumes (excluding microforms) 203,808
Volume equivalent microforms 183,068
Total volumes and volume equivalents 386,876
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 1,652
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 67
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 13
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 23
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 60
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 14
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 88
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 59
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 8
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 9
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 52
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 library, university information technology department
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 1
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 38
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 140
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 12
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 45,480
Total seats available for library users 371
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) The updated Library features over 386,000 volumes complemented by numerous electronic resources. Wireless networks, three computer labs, group studies, and inviting seating options are offered. Four of the six librarians are also lawyers. Two high-tech courtrooms are ideally suited for trial practice and moot court. The building has a cafeteria and locker space for every student.

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar IA
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 88.3% – Medium
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 90.6%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 140
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 62.1%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 82.9%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0.0%
Graduates whose employment status is known 100.0%
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 62.1%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 1.4%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 35.7%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 0.7%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 4.3%
Graduates whose employment status is known 95.7%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 82.9%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 2.1%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 9.3%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 1.4%

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

25th percentile private sector starting salary $42,000
Median private sector starting salary $60,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $85,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 31%
Median public service starting salary $56,250

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Percent employed in academia 0.9%
Percent employed in business and industry 12.1%
Percent employed in government 10.3%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 7.8%
Percent employed in law firms 63.8%
Percent employed in public interest 4.3%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.9%

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 58%
Graduates employed out-of-state 39.0%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 18
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 1.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 2.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 78.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 2.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 2.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 2.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 10.0%
Employment location unknown 3.0%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations Creighton offers comprehensive assistance, including: spring on-campus interviews for 1Ls, fall on-campus interviews for 2Ls and 3Ls, an off-campus interview program in Kansas City, a website with job postings, one-on-one counseling, resume review, mock interviews, judicial clerkship counseling, alumni lunches, professional development, bar exam information, and a nationwide alumni network.

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 87.8%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 95.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 5.2%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
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) 5.2%
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 16.7%
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) 1.7%
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 0.0%