University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law

University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law

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Further south on the Ohio River, the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law is one of the smallest schools in the region with 363 students. However, the numbers that really matter are quite high. About 91 percent of students passed the bar on their first try. And the school’s employment rate for the class of 2012 was 80.3 percent, second highest in the region. Those statistics, combined with in-state tuition of $17,854, helped land it No. 20 on The National Jurist and preLaw magazines’ list of Best Value Law Schools. It placed second in the region.

The University of Louisville offers a comprehensive education interim Dean Susan Duncan said is rooted in its commitment to public service.

“We’re very proud of our commitment to public service,” she said. “We were one of the first in the nation to require it of our graduation. Last year’s class donated over 7,000 hours to the community.”

The most interesting number associated with this law school is the U.S. News & World Report ranking as the No. 1 most efficient law school. The University of Louisville earned this spot for having a combination of the best education for the best price, making this school a top choice for locals and prospective law students nationwide.

“This shows what good stewards we are and what a bang for your buck you’ll get,” Duncan said. “We’re very proud that we are efficient and that we use money wisely.”

Published in Winter 2014

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75th Percentile1553.47
25th Percentile1502.95
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time$17,092$31,668
Living Expenses
Median grant$10250
Percent receiving grants58.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 93.20%
NJ Employment83.01
Bar Passage72.00%
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