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Northern Illinois University College of Law

Overview

Dean Limelight

Q&A with Jennifer Rosato Perea

Dean, Northern Illinois Law

"Because I felt very isolated making my way through law school, I consider it in part my responsibility, and my honor, to change the experience for others. Mentoring one-on-one or with groups is now organic to the general fabric of my life ..."

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Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
70%
Number students applying:
560
Number students accepted:
394
First-year attrition rate:
11%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
153
Median:
150
25th percentile:
146

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.37
Median:
3.09
25th percentile:
2.83

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $21,764 0
Non-resident $37,700 0
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $18,800
Off Campus $18,800                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
277
Number students enrolled full-time:
265
Number students enrolled part-time:
12
Number of first-year students:
92

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
41%
% Women students:
47%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
20%
% Minority students:
26%
% International students:
0

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
1
Names of law journals:
Northern Illinois University Law Review
% of students involved in law journals:
21%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
10%
% of students in field placements:
33%
% of students in simulation courses:
51%

Curriculum Strengths

Criminal Justice,
Family Law,
Dispute Resolution,
International Law,
Public Interest Law

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 61% 60
National Employment Rate 2013 54% 63
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer IL 87% 76
State 2nd Largest Employer DC 2% 2
State 3rd Largest Employer FL 2% 2
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer IL 86% 80
State 2nd Largest Employer WI 6.5% 6
State 3rd Largest Employer AZ 1% 1

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
4.3%
Law Firm 2-10
38.7%
Law Firm 11-25
2.2%
Law Firm 26-50
2.2%
Law Firm 51-100
0
Law Firm 101-250
3.2%
Law Firm 251-500
2.2%
Law Firm 501+
1.1%
Law Firm Unknown Size
0
Business & Industry
5.4%
Government
18.3%
Public Interest / Service
1.1%
Clerkships Federal
0
Clerkships State / Local
0
Education / Academia
1.1%
Other
0

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 IL 87% 87%
State 2
State 3
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 IL 87% 87%
State 2
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 IL 87% 89%
State 2
State 3

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Public
Part-time:
No
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
Feeder School 2:
Feeder School 3:

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

Swen Parson Hall, Room 151
DeKalb, IL 60115
Region:
Great Lakes
Main Phone:
Admissions Phone:
815-753-8595
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Jennifer
L
Rosato
Undergraduate:
BS
School:
Cornell University
Law Degree:
JD
School:
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate Degree:
School:
Director of Admissions:
Sarah
Scarpelli
Undergraduate:
BS
School:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Graduate Degree:
School:

Reputation Profile

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