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The College of Law at University of Idaho

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Carole Wells
Application deadline February 15
Full-time program application fee $50
Part-time program application fee $50
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 55.9% - High
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.25
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 154

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 55.9%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 149-157
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.87-3.57
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.25
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 154

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 100.0%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants N/A
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants N/A
 

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered
JD/MBA JD/M.S. Accountancy, Taxation Emphasis
JD/M.S. Water Resources JD/M.S. Environmental Science
JD/M.Accoutancy J.D./Ph.D. Water Resources
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
All students are required to perform at least 40 hours of pro bono legal work to graduate. Additionally, students may specialize in Native American law, environmental and natural resources law, business law and entrepreneurship, or advocacy and dispute resolution.

The College of Law offers eight clinics and is home to the renowned Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution.

Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
clinical training international law
dispute resolution tax law
environmental law trial advocacy

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 85
Seminars 17
Positions available in seminars 273
Positions available in simulation courses 230
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 166
Student activities (as provided by the school)
We have more than 20 active student organizations. The Idaho Law Review covers state, regional, national and international issues. We also have "The Crit", a journal on critical legal studies. Other groups include the Multicultural Law Caucus and the Women's Law Caucus. Please visit our website at http://www.law.uidaho.edu for a list of student groups.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 65
Is there typically a full-time "small section" of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Typical size of first-year "small section" N/A
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 197
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 200
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 102
Full-time students involved in field placements 88
Full-time students involved in law journals 43
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 16
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 58

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) N/A
Is there typically a part-time "small section" of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? N/A
Positions filled in part-time program seminars N/A
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses N/A
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses N/A
Part-time students involved in field placements N/A
Part-time students involved in law journals N/A
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions N/A
Part-time students enrolled in independent study N/A

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 15.9:1 - Medium
Full- and part-time faculty 38
Full-time minority faculty 15.8%
Part-time minority faculty 0.0%
Total faculty 50
Total faculty (men) 52.0%
Total faculty (women) 48.0%
Total faculty (minorities) 8.0%

Class Size

 

Law School Ranking

#129 Best Law Schools

Law Ranking Scores

Score 34
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.1
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 2.7
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.87-3.57
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.25
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 149-157
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 154
Acceptance rate 55.9% - High
Student-faculty ratio 15.9:1 - Medium
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 29.8% - Low
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 75.5% - Low
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 77.4% - Low
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar ID
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 82.7%
 

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 359

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 359

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A

Attrition Rates for Full- and Part-time Students (2010-2011)

First-year students discontinuing law school 2.3%
Second-year students discontinuing law school 0.9%
Third-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school 1.0%
Female students discontinuing law school 1.4%
 

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Dan Davenport
Financial aid phone (208) 885-6312
Financial aid application deadline February 15

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $14,040 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $26,560 per year (out-of-state)
Room and board $9,264
Books $1,474
Miscellaneous expenses $4,018
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? Yes
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? Yes

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 25.9%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 4.5%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 1.7%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.0%
Median grant amount $1,820
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $1,000–$5,000
Full-time students receiving grants 32.0%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full N/A
Students receiving grants of full tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition N/A
Median grant amount N/A
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) N/A
Part-time students receiving grants N/A

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $81,429
Proportion who borrowed 92.3%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? No
 

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 41,200
Microform titles 1,446
Electronic titles 32,701
Other non-book titles 438
Total titles 75,785
Volumes (excluding microforms) 150,828
Volume equivalent microforms 103,776
Total volumes and volume equivalents 254,604
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 0
Library's online catalog or website includes links to electronic titles or databases made available by another campus library or consortia Yes

Library Schedule of Operation

Number of hours per week library is open on a regular schedule 82
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 40
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 3
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 39
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 40
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 19
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 53
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 40
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 3
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 5
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 40
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 0

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school information technology department, law school library, university information technology department, other
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 1
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 137
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 106
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 57
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? No

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 24,099
Total seats available for library users 330
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) The law library houses over 240,000 volumes and almost 5,000 serials. Available services: computer labs, wireless Internet access throughout the building, and LexisNexis, Westlaw, Dialog, and HeinOnline. The law library is located one block from the main University library. Membership in the Western Library and Inland Northwest Library Automation Networks allows access to libraries nationwide.
 

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar ID
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 77.4% - Low
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 82.7%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 94
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 29.8%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 75.5%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 38.3%
Graduates whose employment status is known 61.7%
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 29.8%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 2.1%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 29.8%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work N/A

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 5.3%
Graduates whose employment status is known 94.7%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 75.5%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 2.1%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 8.5%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 8.5%

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2010)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $38,750
Median private sector starting salary $55,500
75th percentile private sector starting salary $66,250
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 28%
Median public service starting salary $45,500

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Percent employed in academia 4.2%
Percent employed in business and industry 16.9%
Percent employed in government 14.1%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 22.5%
Percent employed in law firms 38.0%
Percent employed in public interest 4.2%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 69%
Graduates employed out-of-state 31.0%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 10
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 0.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 0.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 2.8%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 1.4%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 18.3%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 77.5%
Employment location unknown 0.0%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations A licensed attorney manages the office helping students match educational & experiential backgrounds with employer needs. We maintain relationships with employers and understand the nature of practices and qualifications & skills sought. We invite employers to sponsor programs on issues related to employment & professionalism and provide networking opportunities as well as interview sessions.

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 80.3%
Bar admission required/anticipated - percent employed in full-time positions 91.2%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 9.9%
J.D. preferred - percent employed in full-time positions 71.4%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 4.2%
Professional other - percent employed in full-time positions 0.0%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 5.6%
Non-professional other - percent employed in full-time positions 0.0%
 


 
 

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