University of Chicago

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1111 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

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Law School Overview

The Law School at University of Chicago has an application deadline of February 1. The full-time program application fee at the Law School at University of Chicago is $75. Its tuition is full-time: $53,301 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 11.0:1. The Law School at University of Chicago has 84 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

Through the University of Chicago’s unique quarter schedule, students take a more shortened courses during their law school careers. Instead of operating on a traditional semester schedule, the Law School has three shortened terms, which begin at the end of September and wrap up in mid-June.

Law students can earn joint master’s degrees in business or public policy in four years through Chicago’s Booth School of Business and Harris School of Public Policy Studies. To pursue other areas of study without committing to a major, law students can take as many as four classes at other University of Chicago schools in their second and third years.

Outside of class, there are more than 50 student organizations to get involved in, from the Winston Churchill Gaming Society, a club that reports it honors “player of at least poker and pinochle” Churchill, to Law School Musical, a group that puts on a law school parody performance each winter. Second and third year students can also get hands-on legal practice in a number of legal clinics, which help clients with problems as varied as start-up business issues and human rights complaints.

Students can live in the Chicago neighborhood of Hyde Park, either in university-owned housing or in private apartment buildings. The law school’s location in Chicago offers a wide variety of legal placement opportunities. For students looking farther afield, the Chicago Law School has an International Human Rights Internship Program that sets up law students with work in Australia, India, Korea and South Africa.

Notable alumni of the University of Chicago Law School include John Ashcroft, former U.S. Attorney General.

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Year founded 1902
Public/private Private
Law school designation National


Application deadline February 1
Full-time program application fee $75
Part-time program application fee N/A
Admissions phone (773) 702-9484
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 84
Student-faculty ratio 11.0:1
Total faculty 102

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 612
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 215


Tuition and fees

full-time: $53,301 per year

Room and board $13,590


Employed at graduation2 94.0%
Median private sector starting salary $160,000
Median public service starting salary $57,000


Total volumes and volume equivalents 687,610

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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