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The University of Chicago Law School

Overview

Why UChicago Law?

Professor Aziz Huq, on essential skills acquired from a UChicago Law education. One in a series.



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Lawdragon Lawyer Limelight

Q&A with Nancy Chemtob

Chemtob Moss Forman & Talbert; University of Chicago Law School Alum

" ... it was not until college when I realized that the law was in fact my true passion and I set my sights on being a litigator. Besides, after taking that summer class at Parsons, I quickly learned I was not equipped to be the next Coco Chanel."

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Lawdragon 500 Lawyer Limelight

Q&A with Steve Berman

Hagens Berman; University of Chicago Law School Alum

" ... My least favorite part of my job is having to temper the unbridled enthusiasm of our attorneys eager to represent the rights of consumers and victims in difficult cases. We need to choose our battles to be potent advocates."

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Lawdragon Lawyer Limelight

Q&A with Michael Meyer

DLA Piper; University of Chicago Law School Alum

"... landlords would say, “No, no, no, this is the way we’ve always done this.' They’d tell me everyone did it that way and I’d look foolish if I didn’t go along. I thought that was the worst kind of argument ... My mom had always taught me if everyone else jumped out the window, you don’t have to."

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Lawdragon Lawyer Limelight

Q&A with Larry Eisenstat

Dickstein Shapiro; University of Chicago Law School Alum

" It’s a great time to be an energy lawyer. Unlike when I first started, energy now is a big topic of conversation, so much so that people no longer are just being polite in refraining from changing the subject or just plain walking away 10 seconds after learning what I do for a living, but are actually interested."

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Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
18%
Number students applying:
4,430
Number students accepted:
817
First-year attrition rate:
2%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
172
Median:
170
25th percentile:
166

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.96
Median:
3.9
25th percentile:
3.79

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $55,503 0
Non-resident 0 0
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $23,634
Off Campus $23,634                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
604
Number students enrolled full-time:
604
Number students enrolled part-time:
Number of first-year students:
190

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
30%
% Women students:
43%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
15%
% Minority students:
28%
% International students:
6%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
3
Names of law journals:
The Chicago Journal of International Law, The University of Chicago Law Review, The University of Chicago Legal Forum
% of students involved in law journals:
33%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
48%
% of students in field placements:
2%
% of students in simulation courses:
30%

Curriculum Strengths

Public Interest Law,
Family Law,
International Law,
Criminal Justice,
Corporate/M&A/Transactions

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 19400%
National Employment Rate 2013 93% 199
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer IL 31% 64
State 2nd Largest Employer NY 19% 39
State 3rd Largest Employer 0.15 3000% 1
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer IL 30% 62
State 2nd Largest Employer CA 16.8% 35
State 3rd Largest Employer NY 16.3% 34

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
0.5%
Law Firm 2-10
0
Law Firm 11-25
2.4%
Law Firm 26-50
0.5%
Law Firm 51-100
1.4%
Law Firm 101-250
5.3%
Law Firm 251-500
3.4%
Law Firm 501+
55.5%
Law Firm Unknown Size
0
Business & Industry
4.3%
Government
5.7%
Public Interest / Service
6.2%
Clerkships Federal
10.5%
Clerkships State / Local
2.4%
Education / Academia
1%
Other
0

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 IL 99% 88%
State 2 NY 98% 85%
State 3 CA 85% 71%
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 IL 95% 87%
State 2 NY 96% 82%
State 3 CA 84% 71%
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 IL 96% 89%
State 2 NY 92% 85%
State 3 CA 78% 72%

Type of School

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

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:
URL (if any):

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

1111 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Region:
Great Lakes
Main Phone:
773-702-9494
Admissions Phone:
773-702-9484
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Michael
H.
Schill
Undergraduate:
AB
School:
Princeton University
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Yale University
Graduate Degree:
School:
Director of Admissions:
Ann
K.
Perry
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
University of Illinois
Law Degree:
JD
School:
University of Illinois
Graduate Degree:
School:

Reputation Profile

Notable Alumni

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