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University of Minnesota Law School

ABA-Accredited / AALS Member

Law School Rank
US News 2011: 22
US News 2010: 20



Enrollment: 780
Tuition: $24700
Address: 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-625-3487

The University of Minnesota Law School is a professional school of the University of Minnesota located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. The school offers a Juris Doctor (J.D.), Masters of Law (LL.M.) for Foreign Lawyers, Master of Science in Patent Law (M.S.P.L.), and joint degrees.

Founded in 1888, the law school is consistently ranked among the top 20 law schools in the United States, with the current rank of 20th in the U.S. News & World Report "Best Law Schools" rankings, tied with USC Gould School of Law.

With 855 students, the law school maintains a 11.1:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Admission for the class entering in the fall of 2012: 747 out of 3,225 J.D. applicants were offered admission (23.2%), with 205 matriculating. The 25th and 75th LSAT percentiles for the 2013 entering class were 156 and 167, respectively, with a median of 164. The 25th and 75th undergraduate GPA percentiles were 3.43 and 3.90, respectively, with a median of 3.79. The five-year average bar exam passage rate was 96.91%, one of the highest in the country.Tuition and fees are $40,058 for residents and $47,330 for non-residents.

There are 24 legal education clinics, offering "student attorneys" the opportunity to handle real legal cases under supervision of teaching attorneys. 50 percent of law students participate in at least one clinic program, which is twice the national average. In addition, over 95 percent of second-year J.D students participate in either a moot court or legal journal. The Law School's 10th dean is Professor David Wippman, former vice provost for international relations and professor of law, Cornell University.