Law School Overview
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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: $50,727 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 7.5:1. The Law School at University of Chicago has 98 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 four 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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|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|
|Full- and part-time faculty||98|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||215|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $50,727 per year
|Room and board||$13,590|
|Employed at graduation 2||90.6%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$160,000|
|Median public service starting salary||$47,657|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||681,612|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data