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Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

The School of Law offers the Juris Doctor (JD) degree. All students in the program must complete 90 semester-hours of study in areas that are essential to the understanding and practice of law. Barry University combines traditional and innovative teaching methods to provide a dynamic, professional program. The JD curriculum is designed to develop students' analytical ability, communication skills, and understanding of the codes of professional responsibility and ethics that are central to the practice of law. The faculty utilizes a variety of teaching methods, including simulations and role-playing. Courses designed to develop and refine writing abilities are required. Seminars and advanced courses provide close interaction with faculty.

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Program At a Glance

Total Program Enrollment 753
Incoming LSAT Scores (25th-75th Percentile) 145 - 152
Incoming GPA (25th-75th Percentile) 2.58 - 3.24
Bar Exam First Time Pass Rate 70.56%
Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 66.5%
Tuition $34,300

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Overview

About Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

The School of Law offers the Juris Doctor (JD) degree. All students in the program must complete 90 semester-hours of study in areas that are essential to the understanding and practice of law. Barry University combines traditional and innovative teaching methods to provide a dynamic, professional program. The JD curriculum is designed to develop students' analytical ability, communication skills, and understanding of the codes of professional responsibility and ethics that are central to the practice of law. The faculty utilizes a variety of teaching methods, including simulations and role-playing. Courses designed to develop and refine writing abilities are required. Seminars and advanced courses provide close interaction with faculty.

Academics

Academics

Degree Programs Offered

Graduates Last Year: 202

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.

Specialty Law Programs

  • Environmental

Faculty Information

Total Faculty 66
Full-Time Faculty 35
Deans, Librarians, and Others Who Teach 7
Part-Time Faculty 24
Faculty Gender 60% Male
39% Female
Student Teacher Ratio 16 : 1

Accreditation

Accredited by American Bar Association

Student Body

Student Body
Gender Breakdown 47% Male
53% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage
White 56%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
International 2%
Hispanic/Latino 20%
Ethnicity Unknown 5%
Black or African American 11%
Asian 5%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $34,300 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $34,300 $34,300

Financial Aid

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

Deadline for Regular Decision: May 1

Average Age Admitted: 27

Incoming Class

Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these exam grades:

Exam Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
LSAT Full-Time 145 - 152
LSAT Part-Time 145 - 152
LSAT Total 145 - 152

Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these college GPA's:

Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
Full-Time 2.58 - 3.21
Part-Time 2.54 - 3.38
Total 2.58 - 3.24

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 86%
First Time Pass Rate 71%
Avg. Pass Rate In This State 80%

Employment

Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 66%
Average Starting Salary $42,125
Job Sector Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Firm Sized 2-10 43 32%
Firm Sized 11-25 7 5%
Firm Sized 26-50 5 5%
Firm Sized 51-100 2 2%
Firm Sized 101-250 1 1%
Business Industry 18 14%
Government 18 14%
Public Interest 10 8%
State Clerkship 3 2%
Academia 2 2%
Unknown Employer Type 1 1%
Unemployed Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Unemployed, Not Seeking 4 2%
Unemployed, Seeking 39 20%
Pursuing Graduate Degree 8 4%

Top Employment Locations

State Percent Employed
DC 2%
NJ 4%
FL 83%

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