The School of Law at Loyola University New Orleans

By | March 2, 2019

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Michele Allison-Davis
Application deadline N/A
Full-time program application fee $40
Part-time program application fee $40
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

The School of Law at Loyola University New Orleans

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 59.7% – High
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.22
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 153

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 60.1%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 151-156
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.98-3.51
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.23
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 153

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 54.3%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 149-155
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.7-3.42
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants 3.15
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants 152

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered
J.D./M.B.A.
J.D./M.U.R.P.
J.D./M.P.A.
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
Loyola offers programs in civil and common law; Summer programs in Vienna, Moscow, Budapest, Mexico, Brazil, Costa Rica; Certificate in international legal studies; Joint degrees JD/MBA and JD/MA in several disciplines; Law Clinic students represent clients in civil, criminal and other cases; loan forgiveness for public service employment; Externships with federal and state courts/agencies.
Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
clinical training international law
dispute resolution tax law
environmental law trial advocacy

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 213
Seminars 44
Positions available in seminars 876
Positions available in simulation courses 0
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 185
Student activities (as provided by the school)
Loyola offers moot court and law journal programs; Law Review – published four times per year, open to students in top 10%; Moot Court participates in nine competitions. Loyola has student groups of varied interest and wide participation; three publish journals. Loyola sends team to Willem Vis International Arbitration Commercial Law annual competition in Vienna.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 44
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 514
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 0
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 110
Full-time students involved in field placements 87
Full-time students involved in law journals 18
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 40
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 84

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 42
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 183
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses 0
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 15.9:1 – Medium
Full- and part-time faculty 65
Full-time minority faculty 27.5%
Part-time minority faculty 8.0%
Total faculty 82
Total faculty (men) 63.4%
Total faculty (women) 36.6%
Total faculty (minorities) 19.5%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

#135 Best Law Schools

(2) Ranking by Specialties

#81 in Law Firms Rank Schools
RNP in Part-time Law

Law Ranking Scores

Score 33
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.2
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 2.9
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.97-3.48
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.22
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 151-156
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 153
Acceptance rate 59.7% – High
Student-faculty ratio 15.9:1 – Medium
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 45.6% – Medium
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 81.3% – Medium
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 68.9% – Low
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar LA
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 65.4%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 813

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 685

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 128

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

First-year students discontinuing law school 5.6%
Second-year students discontinuing law school 1.3%
Third-year students discontinuing law school 0.4%
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school 3.6%
Female students discontinuing law school 1.2%

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Catherine Simoneaux
Financial aid phone (504) 865-3231
Financial aid application deadline N/A

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $38,266 per year
Part-time: $25,856 per year
Room and board $13,200
Books $1,550
Miscellaneous expenses $5,550
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 16.6%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 19.4%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 1.8%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 2.6%
Median grant amount $20,531
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $14,659–$28,000
Full-time students receiving grants 40.4%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 4.7%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 0.8%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 1.6%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.0%
Median grant amount $11,170
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $9,000–$15,000
Part-time students receiving grants 7.0%

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $115,393
Proportion who borrowed 88.3%
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) 81,760
Microform titles 73,233
Electronic titles 10
Other non-book titles 912
Total titles 155,915
Volumes (excluding microforms) 236,088
Volume equivalent microforms 268,182
Total volumes and volume equivalents 504,270
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 68
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 38
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 68
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 6
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 57
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 51
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 6
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 51
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, law school library
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) 28
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 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 51,170
Total seats available for library users 366
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) The Law Library holds 504,000 volumes and equivalents, providing strong emphasis on public interest law and support to students in either the civil or common law programs. The College of Law is housed in a four-story facility with administrative and student offices and classrooms with extensive A/V equipment. Expanded by 12,000 net square feet in spring 2007.

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar LA
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 68.9% – Low
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 65.4%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 272
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 45.6%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 81.3%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 33.8%
Graduates whose employment status is known 66.2%
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 45.6%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 2.2%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 16.2%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 2.2%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 6.6%
Graduates whose employment status is known 93.4%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 81.3%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 5.9%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 1.5%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 4.8%

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

25th percentile private sector starting salary $80,000
Median private sector starting salary $90,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $100,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 42%
Median public service starting salary $50,000

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Percent employed in academia 0.9%
Percent employed in business and industry 13.6%
Percent employed in government 10.9%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 9.0%
Percent employed in law firms 61.1%
Percent employed in public interest 4.1%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.5%

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 80%
Graduates employed out-of-state 20.0%
Graduates employed in foreign countries N/A
Number of states where graduates are employed 17
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.5%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 2.8%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 2.3%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.5%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 5.6%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 1.9%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 84.1%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 1.8%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 0.5%
Employment location unknown 0.4%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations Individual Counseling; On-Campus and Off-Campus Interviews; Job Postings; Mock Interviews; Job Bulletin; Exchange/Reciprocity with other schools; Workshops/Programs; Law Link Network; Faculty/Alumni Career Success Luncheon; Students-Mentoring-Students: Career Mentor Network; Law Practice Specialty Series; Job Fairs; OCS Ambassador Committee and SBA Career Services Liaison; Interactive Website

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 74.2%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 98.8%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 24.4%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 98.1%
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) 1.4%
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) N/A
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions N/A