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University of Chicago Law School

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Application Deadlines

Admissions Criteria

Financial Aid

Student Body

Founded in 1902, University of Chicago’s School of Law is a top-notch law school and its goal is to prepare its law students to serve the public. It has over 600 students enrolled in its law program. This law school is known for its programs in international law and law and economics. In addition to these programs, Chicago has joint degree programs with other Chicago graduate programs, including business and economics. Law students have the chance to take classes in subjects, such as administrative law and legal history. There are “cross-list classes” and these courses are interdisciplinary classes associated with other schools within the university. The eighteen clinical courses include everything from “Employment Discrimination Law” to “Entrepreneurship and the Law”. The Chicago’s clinics are diverse and well-known. The clinics, such as the Mandel Legal Clinic, allow students to be able to interact closely with clients. Chicago’s most revolutionary clinic is the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship. This clinic offers support for small businesses and their owners within the local area. Chicago’s professors are experts in many different fields. The professors encourage their students to be able to participate in discussions and debates.

In their free time, students can explore everything that the city and university has to offer. Chicago’s law students can get involved with the school’s community and the local community. Students can become involved in over 50 law organizations within the school. Chicago has in-house journals that are edited by students. Students can earn community service hours and serve the local community through the pro-bono program. Many of Chicago’s alumni have worked in legal research and they have developed new legal theories. A large number of alumni have pursued careers as law professors at other universities. The University of Chicago’s Law School is a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools, and the Order of the Coif.

Contact Information

The University of Chicago Law School

1111 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Phone: (773) 702-9484


Application Deadlines

Early decision deadline: December 1. Notification by end of December. Early decision admissions are binding. If admitted, you must commit to attending the University of Chicago Law School and withdraw any pending applications made to other programs.

Regular decision deadline: Feb 1. Decisions are made on a rolling basis. Applications received after the Feb 1 deadline will be considered only on a space-available basis.

Admissions Criteria

Number of 2014 applicants: 4,271

Number of 2014 matriculants: 196

Median LSAT: 170

Median GPA: 3.90

LSAT range (25 to 75 percentile): 166 to 172

GPA range (25 to 75 percentile): 3.67 to 3.95

Financial Aid

Tuition (2014-2015): $53,361

Room, board and other: $23,418

Total estimated cost of attendance: $76,779

Students who receive grants: 64.3%

Median grant amount: $15,000

FASFA recommended for all applicants for financial aid

Need Access Application (available from the Admissions Office) required for institutional financial aid

Student Body

Women: 43.0%

Minorities: 25.8%

Student to Faculty Ratio: 11.0 to 1