Capital University Law School

Capital University Law School

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Capital University Law School boasts a student-focused education in the heart of Ohio’s capitol. That means the school is within steps of courthouses, government agencies and big law firms, which has allowed the Lutheran-affiliated school to place students in externships not available at other schools.

Recently, it has placed an even greater focus on practical training. In addition to externships and simulation courses, it offers a family residency program where law students work with medical students to take depositions and handle other matters. Students get feedback from doctors and lawyers.

The school offers another program with the Columbus police dept., where law students learn about expert witnesses and help guide police officers in a legal writing course. The school earns an A- for Criminal Law. 

Capital’s mission is to provide access to legal education and opportunity for those who might not otherwise have it. That means it admits some students who need extra help preparing for the bar exam. The school has an early intervention program, and recently launched a summer bootcamp after the first year.

A growing number of graduates enter non-legal careers, and the school is supportive of such fields. Tuition is moderately priced for a private school and it has the lowest cost-of-living in the region.

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75th Percentile1523.5
25th Percentile1442.85
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time$28,060$28,060
Living Expenses
Median grant$15125
Percent receiving grants79.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 87.60%
NJ Employment70.09
Bar Passage65.10%
Academic Profile
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Employment and Labor Law
Environmental/Natural Resource Law
Family Law/Child & Family
Governmental Affairs and Regulations