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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth



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Program At a Glance

Total Program Enrollment 314
Incoming LSAT Scores (25th-75th Percentile) 143 - 148
Incoming GPA (25th-75th Percentile) 2.77 - 3.3
Bar Exam First Time Pass Rate 74.19%
In State Tuition $24,178
Out of State Tuition $31,870



Degree Programs Offered

Graduates Last Year: 103

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:

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 45
Full-Time Faculty 17
Deans, Librarians, and Others Who Teach 5
Part-Time Faculty 23
Faculty Gender 51% Male
48% Female
Student Teacher Ratio 13 : 1


Accredited by American Bar Association

Student Body

Student Body
Gender Breakdown 50% Male
50% Female
Student Diversity
White 70%
Multi-racial 3%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 8%
Ethnicity Unknown 3%
Black or African American 9%
Asian 5%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%



Sticker Price


On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $24,178 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $24,178 $24,178


On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $31,870 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $31,870 $31,870

Financial Aid



Application Information

Deadline for Regular Decision: June 30

Application Fee: $50

Incoming Class

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

Exam Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
LSAT Full-Time 144 - 150
LSAT Part-Time 142 - 147
LSAT Total 143 - 148

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

Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
Full-Time 2.78 - 3.28
Part-Time 2.73 - 3.59
Total 2.77 - 3.3

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

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

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



Bar Exam Results

Percent Reporting 86%
First Time Pass Rate 74%
Avg. Pass Rate In This State 88%
Job Sector Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Firm Sized 2-10 9 26%
Firm Sized 51-100 1 3%
Business Industry 9 26%
Government 6 17%
Public Interest 4 11%
State Clerkship 3 9%
Academia 2 6%
Unemployed Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Unemployed, Not Seeking 1 2%
Unemployed, Seeking 6 14%
Pursuing Graduate Degree 2 5%

Top Employment Locations

State Percent Employed
DC 3%
NY 9%
MA 71%
International 3%

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