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Elon University School of Law

Designed to engaged students throughout all three years of instruction using the best practices of leadership education to enhance legal education. * Emphasis on total student development, exceptional legal knowledge and skills, engaged learning, leadership and civic involvement. * Small school, emphasizing close relationships among students and faculty. * Outstanding faculty members recruited nationwide for their exceptional abilities, values and commitment to the vision of the school. * Top students recruited for their demonstrated aptitude, achievement and interest in civic engagement and leadership. * Access to learning opportunities through experiences with the area's leading law firms, federal and state courts, businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. * Winter Term opportunities for leadership studies, innovative courses, and community involvement

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Program At a Glance

Total Program Enrollment 327
Incoming LSAT Scores (25th-75th Percentile) 150 - 158
Incoming GPA (25th-75th Percentile) 2.8 - 3.48
Bar Exam First Time Pass Rate 81.71%
Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 76.0%
Tuition $36,100

Overview

Overview

About Elon University School of Law

Designed to engaged students throughout all three years of instruction using the best practices of leadership education to enhance legal education. * Emphasis on total student development, exceptional legal knowledge and skills, engaged learning, leadership and civic involvement. * Small school, emphasizing close relationships among students and faculty. * Outstanding faculty members recruited nationwide for their exceptional abilities, values and commitment to the vision of the school. * Top students recruited for their demonstrated aptitude, achievement and interest in civic engagement and leadership. * Access to learning opportunities through experiences with the area's leading law firms, federal and state courts, businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. * Winter Term opportunities for leadership studies, innovative courses, and community involvement

Academics

Academics

Degree Programs Offered

Graduates Last Year: 122

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.

Faculty Information

Total Faculty 39
Full-Time Faculty 21
Deans, Librarians, and Others Who Teach 7
Part-Time Faculty 11
Faculty Gender 69% Male
30% Female
Student Teacher Ratio 15 : 1

Accreditation

Accredited by American Bar Association

Student Body

Student Body
Gender Breakdown 57% Male
43% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage
White 78%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 0%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Ethnicity Unknown 9%
Black or African American 8%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $36,100 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $36,100 $36,100

Financial Aid

94% Graduate students receiving financial aid (loans and grants)

$48,876 Average financial aid amount

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

Deadline for Regular Decision: June 30

Average Age Admitted: 23

Application Fee: $50

Incoming Class

Elon University School of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these exam grades:

Exam Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
LSAT Full-Time 150 - 158
LSAT Total 150 - 158

Elon University School of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these college GPA's:

Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
Full-Time 2.8 - 3.48
Total 2.8 - 3.48

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

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

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

Outcomes

Outcomes

Bar Exam Results

Percent Reporting 87%
First Time Pass Rate 82%
Avg. Pass Rate In This State 80%

Campus Recruitment

Number of Employers Recruiting on Campus 12
First Year Recruitment Time Summer
Second Year Recruitment Time Summer

Employment

Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 76%
Average Starting Salary $45,000
Job Sector Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Firm Sized 2-10 33 39%
Firm Sized 11-25 4 5%
Firm Sized 26-50 0 5%
Firm Sized 51-100 1 1%
Business Industry 22 26%
Government 6 7%
Public Interest 3 4%
State Clerkship 5 6%
Academia 6 7%
Unknown Employer Type 1 1%
Unemployed Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Unemployed, Seeking 24 21%
Pursuing Graduate Degree 1 1%

Top Employment Locations

State Percent Employed
DC 1%
IL 2%
NC 91%

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