Law School Overview
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#11 in Healthcare Law
Law School Overview
The Law School at University of Minnesota--Twin Cities has an application deadline of April 1. The full-time program application fee at the Law School at University of Minnesota--Twin Cities is $75. Its tuition is full-time: $36,820 per year (in-state) and full-time: $45,484 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 10.9:1. The Law School at University of Minnesota--Twin Cities has 180 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
The curriculum at the University of Minnesota Law School allows for students to elect courses in their first year. Minnesota law students in their first year can choose between a course in corporate law, international law, civil procedure, or law perspectives, in addition to mandatory first year courses. After the first year, law students have only two courses they are required to take. Second and third year students select most of their courses on their own and can choose to focus on one of the school’s formal legal concentrations—business law, health law and bioethics, human rights law, and labor and employment law—or from other areas. Students can also complete a dual degree or joint degree through other schools at the University of Minnesota, including a J.D./M.B.A. through the Carlson School of Management.
The Minnesota Law School has more than 20 clinical courses that offer experiential learning opportunities, and more than half of Minnesota Law students take a live-client clinical course before graduation. There school also has nearly 10 research centers and institutes, including the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences and the Human Rights Center. The law school has a unique mix of student-edited, faculty-edited, and student-and-faculty-edited law journals, including the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law, Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice, and the Minnesota Journal of International Law. There are also more than 40 student organizations to check out, from the Interfaith Law League to Theatre of the Relatively Talentless, or T.O.R.T., a group that puts on an annual law school musical.
Notable alumni of the University of Minnesota Law School include Melvin Steen, a founding partner of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, and Norris Darrell, former president of the American Law Institute.
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|Law school designation||National|
|Application deadline||April 1|
|Full-time program application fee||$75|
|Part-time program application fee||N/A|
|Admissions Phone||(612) 625-3487|
|Full- and part-time faculty||180|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||230|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $36,820 per year (in-state)
|Room and board||$10,188|
|Employed at graduation 2||64.0%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$110,000|
|Median public service starting salary||$50,000|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||1,102,355|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data