The School of Law at Loyola University Chicago

The School of Law at Loyola University Chicago

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Pamela Bloomquist
Application deadline March 1
Full-time program application fee $0
Part-time program application fee $0
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

The School of Law at Loyola University Chicago

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 33.7% – Medium
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.37
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 160

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 35.0%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 158-162
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.15-3.57
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.40
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 160

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 20.2%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 150-157
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.11-3.42
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants 3.27
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants 154

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered
J.D./M.S.W.
J.D./M.B.A.
J.D./M.A. Political Science
J.D./M.A. Comparative Law & Education
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
Loyola’s clinics include the Community Law Center, ChildLaw Clinic, Tax Clinic, and Business Law Clinic. Centers of excellence include the Beazley Health Law Institute, Civitas ChildLaw Center, Advocacy Center and the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies. Annual overseas programs include Rome; Strasbourg; Oxford, London and Santiago, Chile.
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 218
Seminars 55
Positions available in seminars 1,210
Positions available in simulation courses 1,260
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 168
Student activities (as provided by the school)
Journals include the Loyola Law Journal, Consumer Law Review, International Law Journal, Annals of Health Law, Children’s Legal Rights Journal and Public Interest Law Reporter. Students compete each year in 25 moot court, trial advocacy and skills competitions here and abroad. There are nearly 30 student organizations.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 82
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” 20
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 507
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 777
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 114
Full-time students involved in field placements 113
Full-time students involved in law journals 173
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 63
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 60

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 31
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Positions filled in part-time program seminars 211
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses 218
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses 21
Part-time students involved in field placements 28
Part-time students involved in law journals 43
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 14
Part-time students enrolled in independent study 26

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 13.8:1 – Medium
Full- and part-time faculty 177
Full-time minority faculty 16.7%
Part-time minority faculty 7.8%
Total faculty 200
Total faculty (men) 54.5%
Total faculty (women) 45.5%
Total faculty (minorities) 11.0%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

#67 Best Law Schools

(3) Ranking by Specialties

#4 in Healthcare Law
#58 in Law Firms Rank Schools
#33 in Part-time Law

Law Ranking Scores

Score 49
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.5
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 3.2
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.13-3.57
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.37
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 156-162
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 160
Acceptance rate 33.7% – Medium
Student-faculty ratio 13.8:1 – Medium
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 62.8% – Medium
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 88.7% – Medium
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 88.6% – Medium
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar IL
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 89.2%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 869

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 731

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 138

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

First-year students discontinuing law school 0.7%
Second-year students discontinuing law school 8.8%
Third-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school 3.2%
Female students discontinuing law school 2.6%

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Pamela Bloomquist
Financial aid phone (312) 915-7170
Financial aid application deadline March 1

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $39,496 per year
Part-time: $29,826 per year
Room and board $13,200
Books $1,200
Miscellaneous expenses $6,184
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? Yes
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 56.9%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 14.1%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 3.4%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.0%
Median grant amount $10,600
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $9,000–$17,500
Full-time students receiving grants 74.4%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 44.2%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 2.2%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 0.0%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.0%
Median grant amount $6,000
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $4,000–$9,000
Part-time students receiving grants 46.4%

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $112,745
Proportion who borrowed 85.5%
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) 63,832
Microform titles 8,587
Electronic titles 0
Other non-book titles 70
Total titles 72,489
Volumes (excluding microforms) 179,028
Volume equivalent microforms 220,927
Total volumes and volume equivalents 399,955
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 101
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 81
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 20
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 73
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 18
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 87
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 77
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 10
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 69
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 5

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) 5
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 180
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 148
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 43,240
Total seats available for library users 457
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) The Law Library has been an integral part of the Law School since it began in 1908. It is located on three floors in the Loyola Law Center at 25 E. Pearson. In 2006, Loyola opened a new high-rise student residence across the street from the Law Center.

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar IL
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 88.6% – Medium
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 89.2%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 266
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 62.8%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 88.7%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 3.4%
Graduates whose employment status is known 96.6%
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 62.8%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 4.1%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 26.7%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 3.0%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 1.1%
Graduates whose employment status is known 98.9%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 88.7%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 3.4%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 4.5%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 2.3%

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

25th percentile private sector starting salary $52,394
Median private sector starting salary $75,500
75th percentile private sector starting salary $128,688
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 46%
Median public service starting salary $52,025

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Percent employed in academia 3.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 22.5%
Percent employed in government 10.6%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 7.2%
Percent employed in law firms 50.8%
Percent employed in public interest 5.9%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 77%
Graduates employed out-of-state 21.2%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 1%
Number of states where graduates are employed 20
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 1.7%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 83.5%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 1.7%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 3.4%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.4%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 1.3%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 5.5%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 0.8%
Employment location unknown 0.4%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations The Office of Career Services is staffed by four full-time lawyers, a career counselor and a recruiting coordinator. The Office provides individual counseling, resume and cover letter review, interview preparation including mock interviews, an annual on-campus interview program, a patent law interview program as well as numerous speakers and career-oriented programming throughout the year.

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 66.1%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 87.2%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 19.1%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 48.9%
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) 9.3%
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 90.9%
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) 5.5%
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 46.2%