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Liberty University

Intellectual Depth and Breadth: At Liberty University School of Law, the study of law occurs in the context of history and legal philosophy. Breadth of intellectual pursuit is considered a virtue in the development of a well-rounded attorney. Persuasive Advocacy: It is critical that future leaders in law and policy be able to research effectively, analyze with precision, write clearly, and speak persuasively. The development of proficient communication skills is a focus of the Liberty University School of Law curriculum. Mission Orientation: Founded upon the premise that there is an integral relationship between faith and reason, the objective is to build a law school committed to academic and professional excellence in the context of the Christian intellectual tradition.

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Program At a Glance

Total Program Enrollment 258
Incoming LSAT Scores (25th-75th Percentile) 148 - 155
Incoming GPA (25th-75th Percentile) 2.83 - 3.63
Bar Exam First Time Pass Rate 71.97%
Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 72.22%
Tuition $32,002

Overview

Overview

About Liberty University

Intellectual Depth and Breadth: At Liberty University School of Law, the study of law occurs in the context of history and legal philosophy. Breadth of intellectual pursuit is considered a virtue in the development of a well-rounded attorney. Persuasive Advocacy: It is critical that future leaders in law and policy be able to research effectively, analyze with precision, write clearly, and speak persuasively. The development of proficient communication skills is a focus of the Liberty University School of Law curriculum. Mission Orientation: Founded upon the premise that there is an integral relationship between faith and reason, the objective is to build a law school committed to academic and professional excellence in the context of the Christian intellectual tradition.

Academics

Academics

Degree Programs Offered

Graduates Last Year: 92

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/MBA; JD/MEd; JD/EdS; JD/EdD; JD/MAR; JD/MDiv; JD/MA History; JD/MA Public Policy; JD/MA Human Services

Specialty Law Programs

  • Commercial
  • Constitutional
  • Criminal
  • International
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Property

Faculty Information

Total Faculty 41
Full-Time Faculty 21
Deans, Librarians, and Others Who Teach 10
Part-Time Faculty 10
Faculty Gender 68% Male
31% Female
Student Teacher Ratio 12 : 1

Accreditation

Accredited by American Bar Association

Student Body

Student Body
Gender Breakdown 63% Male
37% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage
White 79%
Multi-racial 3%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Ethnicity Unknown 3%
Black or African American 8%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $32,002 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $32,002 $32,002

Financial Aid

99% Graduate students receiving financial aid (loans and grants)

$38,241 Average financial aid amount

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

Deadline for Regular Decision: June 1

Average Age Admitted: 23

Application Fee: $50

Incoming Class

Liberty University's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these exam grades:

Exam Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
LSAT Full-Time 148 - 155
LSAT Total 148 - 155

Liberty University's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these college GPA's:

Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
Full-Time 2.83 - 3.63
Total 2.83 - 3.63

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 100%
First Time Pass Rate 72%
Avg. Pass Rate In This State 81%

Campus Recruitment

Number of Employers Recruiting on Campus 15
First Year Recruitment Time Summer
Second Year Recruitment Time Summer

Employment

Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 72%
Average Starting Salary $50,000
Job Sector Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Firm Sized 2-10 19 29%
Firm Sized 11-25 1 2%
Firm Sized 26-50 0 2%
Firm Sized 101-250 1 2%
Firm Sized 251-500 1 2%
Business Industry 14 22%
Government 11 17%
Public Interest 4 6%
State Clerkship 4 6%
Academia 2 3%
Unknown Employer Type 1 2%
Unemployed Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Unemployed, Not Seeking 1 1%
Unemployed, Seeking 18 20%
Pursuing Graduate Degree 2 2%

Top Employment Locations

State Percent Employed
FL 5%
NC 9%
VA 49%
International 2%

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Liberty University include:

  • Paul Brodersen - Deputy General Counsel, Samaritan Ministries International
  • Jeremy White - General Counsel, National Rifle Association
  • Brian Bosche - Reporter, The Blaze TV
  • Sarah Seitz - Legislative Director and Counsel, The United States House of Representatives
  • Matthew Krause - Texas State House Representative, Texas State House

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