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Gonzaga University School of Law

Overview

Lawdragon Limelight

Q&A with Jane Korn

Dean, Gonzaga University School of Law

"Every time I go to a graduation – and I’ve gone to many – I know that we are collectively concerned about whether our graduates are going to find satisfaction in their chosen careers. At Gonzaga, we ask: Did we provide them the tools to ensure that they have happy, productive lives? That’s hard to measure, but that is the measure of our success ..."

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Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
67%
Number students applying:
886
Number students accepted:
590
First-year attrition rate:
15%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
156
Median:
153
25th percentile:
151

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.55
Median:
3.25
25th percentile:
3.02

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $36,510 0
Non-resident $36,510 0
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $15,487
Off Campus $15,487                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
339
Number students enrolled full-time:
339
Number students enrolled part-time:
Number of first-year students:
125

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
40%
% Women students:
42%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
10%
% Minority students:
17%
% International students:
2%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
2
Names of law journals:
Gonzaga Law Review, Gonzaga Journal of International Law
% of students involved in law journals:
32%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
7
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Business Law Clinic, Environmental Law Clinic, Elder Law Clinic, Federal Tax Law Clinic, General Practice Clinic, Indian Law Clinic/General Public Practice Clinic, Mortgage Mediation/Consumer Law Clinic
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
43%
% of students in field placements:
44%
% of students in simulation courses:
87%

Curriculum Strengths

Trial Skills and Litigation,
Practical Experience,
Public Interest Law,
International Law,
Criminal Justice

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 57% 92
National Employment Rate 2013 64% 103
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer WA 62% 81
State 2nd Largest Employer ID 8% 10
State 3rd Largest Employer UT 7% 9
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer WA 63% 89
State 2nd Largest Employer UT 5.6% 8
State 3rd Largest Employer CO 4.9% 7

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
4.2%
Law Firm 2-10
36.6%
Law Firm 11-25
5.6%
Law Firm 26-50
2.8%
Law Firm 51-100
0.7%
Law Firm 101-250
0.7%
Law Firm 251-500
0
Law Firm 501+
0.7%
Law Firm Unknown Size
0
Business & Industry
13.4%
Government
11.3%
Public Interest / Service
3.5%
Clerkships Federal
0
Clerkships State / Local
6.3%
Education / Academia
0.7%
Other
0

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 WA 93% 82%
State 2 UT 89% 87%
State 3 CA 56% 71%
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 WA 81% 60%
State 2 UT 46% 82%
State 3 ID 55% 86%
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 WA 81% 60%
State 2 UT 46% 82%
State 3 ID 55% 86%

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Private
Part-time:
No
Affiliation:
Catholic, Jesuit
Feeder School 1:
University of Washington
Feeder School 2:
Gonzaga University
Feeder School 3:
Washington State University

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

721 N. Cincinnati St.
Spokane, WA 99220
Region:
Northwest
Main Phone:
509-313-3700
Admissions Phone:
509-313-5532
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Jane
Korn
Undergraduate:
Bachelor's
School:
Rutgers University
Law Degree:
JD
School:
University of Colorado at Boulder
Graduate Degree:
School:
Director of Admissions:
Susan
Lee
Undergraduate:
Bachelor's
School:
Washington State University
Law Degree:
School:
Graduate Degree:
Ph.D.
School:
Gonzaga University

Reputation Profile

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