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Capital University Law School

Welcome to Capital University Law School. There has never been a better time to join the community here at Capital. We have enjoyed many successes throughout our rich history, and we are always looking forward to the next year's journey of enrolling a new class that will continue that legacy. At Capital, our approach to legal education involves learning by doing. All of our programs emphasize fundamental skills such as research, analysis, and writing. As a graduate of Capital University Law School, your expertise in these areas will serve you well throughout your professional career.

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Program At a Glance

Total Program Enrollment 577
Incoming LSAT Scores (25th-75th Percentile) 147 - 153
Incoming GPA (25th-75th Percentile) 2.91 - 3.4
Bar Exam First Time Pass Rate 80.47%
Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 95.0%
Tuition $33,263

Overview

Overview

About Capital University Law School

Welcome to Capital University Law School. There has never been a better time to join the community here at Capital. We have enjoyed many successes throughout our rich history, and we are always looking forward to the next year's journey of enrolling a new class that will continue that legacy. At Capital, our approach to legal education involves learning by doing. All of our programs emphasize fundamental skills such as research, analysis, and writing. As a graduate of Capital University Law School, your expertise in these areas will serve you well throughout your professional career.

Reviews

It’s a simple fact: Capital University Law School is “an underrated gem.” Boasting “one of the highest Bar passage rates in Ohio,” a “good practical skills program,” “small classes” and “abundant” resources, it’s easy to understand how the program attracts so many future JDs. Students greatly benefit from “a strong mandatory legal research and writing program, including a mandatory drafting class for 3Ls.” Moreover, beyond the general clinic program, students can take advantage of a fabulous “Foster Youth Advocacy Clinic.” Additionally, those prospective students hoping/needing to work while attending law school will be delighted to discover that Capital “offers [that] rare alternative in legal education, a high-quality part-time evening program.” Students really appreciate the “opportunity to take courses with people who have work experi­ence gives a unique diversity to course discussions.”Impressively, Capital’s faculty is comprised of “scholars who are nationally known in the areas of family, children’s, environmental, and regulatory law.” Further, a number of professors have “[practical] experience in litigation, negotiation, and public service.” Accessibility is another common attribute of Capital’s faculty and, typically, they are “more than willing to meet with students out of class when necessary.” Students here also find that their professors are “motivated and engaged in the material.” Their “love for teaching is infectious” and they continually find ways to be “creative” in the class­room. And, as one sage third-year explains, “the dedicated professors make all the dif­ference.” Students certainly have a difference of opinion when it comes to Capital’s administra­tion. As one third-year laments, “The registar’s office needs a lot of help.” He further elaborates, “[A]lmost every semester I attended Capital, it cancelled classes after I regis­tered. During my fall semester of my last year four out of five of the classes I wanted to take got cancelled. This semester, a class got cancelled abruptly, with over eighty stu­dents registered, because of ‘unforeseen changes in the professor’s personal life.’” However, a second-year argues that the “administration is generally quick to address problems,” and a first-year asserts that they “make great efforts to accommodate the needs of [their] students.”

- The Princeton Review

Academics

Academics

Degree Programs Offered

Graduates Last Year: 5

Description: An advanced, professional study of tax law and taxation procedures in U.S. or Canadian jurisdictions affecting individuals and corporations.

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.

Graduates Last Year: 185

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-3.5-6 years JD/MSN-3.5-6 years JD/MSA-3.5-4 years JD/MTS-4-6 years

Specialty Law Programs

  • Corporation Securities
  • Environmental
  • Government Services
  • International
  • Labor
  • Taxation

Faculty Information

Total Faculty 64
Full-Time Faculty 32
Deans, Librarians, and Others Who Teach 7
Part-Time Faculty 25
Faculty Gender 70% Male
29% Female
Student Teacher Ratio 13 : 1

Accreditation

Accredited by American Bar Association

Student Body

Student Body
Gender Breakdown 52% Male
48% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage
White 82%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 2%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Ethnicity Unknown 3%
Black or African American 7%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $33,263 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $33,263 $33,263

Financial Aid

93% Graduate students receiving financial aid (loans and grants)

$28,737 Average financial aid amount

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

Deadline for Regular Decision:

Average Age Admitted: 25

Incoming Class

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

Exam Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
LSAT Full-Time 147 - 154
LSAT Part-Time 146 - 152
LSAT Total 147 - 153

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

Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
Full-Time 3.02 - 3.5
Part-Time 2.8 - 3.31
Total 2.91 - 3.4

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 80%
Avg. Pass Rate In This State 86%

Campus Recruitment

Number of Employers Recruiting on Campus 50
First Year Recruitment Time Summer
Second Year Recruitment Time Summer

Employment

Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 95%
Average Starting Salary $59,849
Job Sector Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Firm Sized 2-10 38 23%
Firm Sized 11-25 6 4%
Firm Sized 26-50 7 4%
Firm Sized 51-100 3 2%
Firm Sized 101-250 3 2%
Firm Sized 501+ 1 1%
Business Industry 52 31%
Government 28 17%
Public Interest 10 6%
Federal Clerkship 1 1%
Academia 2 1%
Unemployed Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Unemployed, Not Seeking 1 1%
Unemployed, Seeking 21 11%

Top Employment Locations

State Percent Employed
IL 1%
CA 1%
OH 90%
International 1%

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Capital University Law School include:

  • Thomas Baruch - Founder & Managing Director, CMEA Ventures
  • Robert Schottenstein - Chairman, CEO, and President of M/I Homes, Inc.
  • Paul McNulty - Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Dept. of Justice
  • Deborah Pryce - U.S. Congress Woman
  • David Tannenbaum - Partner, Fulbright Jaworski - Patent Law

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