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Valparaiso University Law School

Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
77%
Number students applying:
895
Number students accepted:
688
First-year attrition rate:
16%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
148
Median:
145
25th percentile:
141

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.33
Median:
3.1
25th percentile:
2.77

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $39,612 $24,750
Non-resident $39,612 $24,750
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus N/A
Off Campus $12,350                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
472
Number students enrolled full-time:
448
Number students enrolled part-time:
24
Number of first-year students:
171

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
47%
% Women students:
50%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
15%
% Minority students:
38%
% International students:
1%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
1
Names of law journals:
Valparaiso University Law Review
% of students involved in law journals:
14%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
23%
% of students in field placements:
44%
% of students in simulation courses:
91%

Curriculum Strengths

Public Interest Law,
Commercial/Small Business,
Tax,
Trial Skills and Litigation,
Family Law

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 50% 86
National Employment Rate 2013 40% 65
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer IN 43% 54
State 2nd Largest Employer IL 30% 37
State 3rd Largest Employer MI 4% 5
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer IN 56% 69
State 2nd Largest Employer IL 19.5% 24
State 3rd Largest Employer FL 4.9% 6

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
1.6%
Law Firm 2-10
21.1%
Law Firm 11-25
5.7%
Law Firm 26-50
2.4%
Law Firm 51-100
0
Law Firm 101-250
0.8%
Law Firm 251-500
2.4%
Law Firm 501+
0
Law Firm Unknown Size
0
Business & Industry
11.4%
Government
16.3%
Public Interest / Service
0
Clerkships Federal
0.8%
Clerkships State / Local
4.1%
Education / Academia
4.1%
Other
0

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 IN 77% 83%
State 2 IL 71% 88%
State 3 MI 100% 69%
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 IN 77% 79%
State 2 IL 73% 87%
State 3 MI 56% 64%
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 IN 76% 83%
State 2 IL 69% 89%
State 3 WI 100% 89%

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Private
Part-time:
Yes
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
Feeder School 2:
Feeder School 3:

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

656 S. Greenwich St. Wesemann Hall
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Region:
Great Lakes
Main Phone:
Admissions Phone:
219-465-7821
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Andrea
D.
Lyon
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Rutgers University
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Antioch School of Law
Graduate Degree:
School:
Director of Admissions:
Zahra
Nwabara
Undergraduate:
School:
Law Degree:
School:
Graduate Degree:
School:

Reputation Profile

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