Law School Overview
U.S. News Rankings
|Ranking score and category|
#39 in Part-time Law
Law School Overview
The School of Law at Santa Clara University has an application deadline of February 1. The full-time program application fee at the School of Law at Santa Clara University is $75. The part-time program application fee at the School of Law at Santa Clara University is $75. Its tuition is full-time: $1,456 per credit and part-time: $1,456 per credit. The student-faculty ratio is 11.9:1. The School of Law at Santa Clara University has 95 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
Located in the San Francisco Bay area, the Santa Clara University School of Law puts students within reach of the law firms, start-ups, and corporations of Silicon Valley. The law school offers both a full-time J.D. program and a part-time, evening program, as well as semester and summer programs for law students enrolled at other institutions.
The Santa Clara University School of Law has a high law school ranking in intellectual property law and offers a High Tech Law curriculum program. Other focused areas of study at Santa Clara Law include a Biotech Law curriculum program and an international law curriculum program. For students interested in pursuing a non-legal course of study, Santa Clara Law School offers a dual degree J.D./M.B.A. program and a J.D./M.S.I.S. (Master of Science in Information Systems), both in conjunction with the Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business.
The law school operates a variety of research centers and institutes, including the Center for Global Law and Policy, the High Tech Law Institute, and the Broadband Institute of California. It also offers clinics, such as the Low Income Tax Clinic, for students to build their legal know-how and counseling skills. Outside of class, students may considering joining the law school’s array of student organizations, including the Real Estate Law Society and the Law and Business Club, or might try out for a law journal, including the Santa Clara Law Review, the Computer and High Technology Law Journal, and the Santa Clara Journal of International Law.
Notable alumni of the Santa Clara University School of Law include Leon Panetta, former director of the CIA; Bonnie MacNaughton, a senior attorney at Microsoft, and Rodney Moore, former president of the National Bar Association.
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|Law school designation||Regional|
|Application deadline||February 1|
|Full-time program application fee||$75|
|Part-time program application fee||$75|
|Admissions Phone||(408) 554-4800|
|Full- and part-time faculty||95|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||297|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $1,456 per credit
|Room and board||$14,184|
|Employed at graduation 2||38.5%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$160,000|
|Median public service starting salary||$56,088|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||405,945|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data