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Western New England University School of Law

To accommodate our students' needs, Western New England University School of Law offers six programs leading to the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree: a full-time, two part-time, and three combined degree programs. Full-time faculty members teach all required day and evening courses, ensuring consistency in teaching excellence and academic rigor across all programs.

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Program At a Glance

Total Program Enrollment 365
Incoming LSAT Scores (25th-75th Percentile) 147 - 153
Incoming GPA (25th-75th Percentile) 2.83 - 3.42
Bar Exam First Time Pass Rate 72.02%
Tuition $39,574

Overview

Overview

About Western New England University School of Law

To accommodate our students' needs, Western New England University School of Law offers six programs leading to the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree: a full-time, two part-time, and three combined degree programs. Full-time faculty members teach all required day and evening courses, ensuring consistency in teaching excellence and academic rigor across all programs.

Reviews

At a Glance2010 Full-time Entering ClassLSAT median 153 (25th percentile: 151; 75th percentile: 155) GPA median 3.2 Average age 25 States represented 20Total student enrollment: 551 Total students of color: 11.2%

- The Princeton Review

Academics

Academics

Degree Programs Offered

Graduates Last Year: 135

Description: A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

Job Opportunities:

Lawyers
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
Judicial Law Clerks
Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.
Law Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Joint Degree Programs Offered

JD/Master of Regional Planning with University of Masssachusetts-4 years total; JD/Masters of Social Work with Springfield College - 4 years total; JD/Masters of Business Administration with Western New England University - as short as 3 years or as long as 4 years; JD/Masters of Accounting with Western New England College - 4 years total.

Specialty Law Programs

  • Criminal
  • International

Faculty Information

Total Faculty 46
Full-Time Faculty 24
Deans, Librarians, and Others Who Teach 6
Part-Time Faculty 16
Faculty Gender 58% Male
41% Female
Student Teacher Ratio 12 : 1

Accreditation

Accredited by American Bar Association

Student Body

Student Body
Gender Breakdown 49% Male
51% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage
White 78%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 0%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Ethnicity Unknown 4%
Black or African American 7%
Asian 5%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $39,574 Same as On-Campus
Housing $14,070 N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $53,644 $39,574

Financial Aid

97% Graduate students receiving financial aid (loans and grants)

$51,938 Average financial aid amount

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

Deadline for Regular Decision:

Average Age Admitted: 26

Incoming Class

Exam Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
LSAT Full-Time 148 - 152
LSAT Part-Time 147 - 155
LSAT Total 147 - 153

Western New England University School of Law's entering class of enrolled having these college GPA's:

Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
Full-Time 2.9 - 3.41
Part-Time 2.67 - 3.42
Total 2.83 - 3.42

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA

Important: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Resume, Standardized Test Scores, Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay

Optional: Work Experience, Extracurricular Activities, Interview, State Residency

Outcomes

Outcomes

Bar Exam Results

Percent Reporting 84%
First Time Pass Rate 72%
Avg. Pass Rate In This State 86%

Campus Recruitment

Number of Employers Recruiting on Campus 10
Second Year Recruitment Time Summer
Job Sector Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Firm Sized 2-10 39 32%
Firm Sized 11-25 2 2%
Firm Sized 26-50 3 2%
Firm Sized 51-100 2 2%
Business Industry 32 26%
Government 26 21%
Public Interest 6 5%
State Clerkship 9 7%
Academia 1 1%
Unemployed Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Unemployed, Not Seeking 1 1%
Unemployed, Seeking 26 16%
Pursuing Graduate Degree 5 3%

Top Employment Locations

State Percent Employed
NY 11%
CT 28%
MA 42%

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Western New England University School of Law include:

  • Timothy Murray - Lt. Governor, Massachusetts
  • Lois Lerner - Director, IRS

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