University of Kentucky

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209 Law Building
Lexington, KY 40506

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The College of Law at University of Kentucky has an application deadline of March 15. The full-time program application fee at the College of Law at University of Kentucky is $50. Its tuition is full-time: $19,986 per year (in-state) and full-time: $35,652 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 15.0:1. The College of Law at University of Kentucky has 54 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

The University of Kentucky College of Law is located on the university’s main campus in Lexington, making it convenient for students interested in earning a dual degree through another academic department at the University of Kentucky. Available dual degree programs include a J.D./M.B.A. offered in conjunction with the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics and a J.D./Master of Diplomacy and International Commerce through the University of Kentucky Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce.

Through the UK Legal Clinic, law students can get hands-on training in public interest law, legal research, externship experiences, and more. Outside of class, students may consider joining a UK Law organization, such as the Equine Law Society, the Legal Running Club, and the Latino(a) Law Students Association, or may vie for spots on one of two students journals at UK Law: the Kentucky Law Journal and the Kentucky Journal for Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law.

All students admitted to the law school are considered for merit scholarships. Diversity awards are also offered to both Kentucky residents and out-of-state students. As students in the University of Kentucky system, law students also receive university perks including group seats to UK football and basketball games and access to a free shuttle bus from the school parking lot.

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Year founded 1908
Public/private Public
Law school designation Regional


Application deadline March 15
Full-time program application fee $50
Part-time program application fee N/A
Admissions phone (859) 218-1699
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 54
Student-faculty ratio 15.0:1
Total faculty 65

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 402
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 133


Tuition and fees

full-time: $19,986 per year (in-state)
full-time: $35,652 per year (out-of-state)

Room and board $11,780


Employed at graduation2 52.4%
Median private sector starting salary $50,000
Median public service starting salary $38,000


Total volumes and volume equivalents 908,303

* 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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