The University of Chicago Law School

The University of Chicago Law School

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Basic Information
Financial Aid Deadline: 


Application Deadline: 
12/1/2020; 3/1/2021
Application Fee: 


The University of Chicago is the hardest law school in the city to get into, based on LSAT scores and GPAs. That’s helped the school rank number four in the U.S. News & World Report, tops in Chicago and the Upper Midwest.

Its high admission standards have helped the school produce an ultimate bar passage rate of 100 percent for the Class of 2016. It was one of only four law schools to notch that perfect score. 

Students benefit from the school’s open-minded environment, strong faculty and unique grading scale. There are 60 student-run organizations and six professional journals. Additionally, the school’s four-semester setup allows students to “ease” into the final exam process.

“Because most classes meet for two quarters, first-years only have two exams at the end of both Fall and Winter quarters. Many students find that this makes the adjustment to law school life a great deal easier,” the law school notes.

The law school has three well-regarded legal clinics: a legal aid clinic, immigration, and entrepreneurship. It also has the nation’s 24th best law library, which ranks it second in Chicago, and has the second lowest student-to-faculty ratio at 8.4 to one. It’s the only Chicago law school that is not located in downtown, instead residing on a university campus southside.

In short, if you get in, go. 

Admission Profile
Admission Profile Table: 
75th Percentile1733.95
25th Percentile1673.72
Financial Profile
Financial Profile Table: 
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$16000
Percent receiving grants82.00%
Estimated net tuition[field_estimated_net_tuition]
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Employment & Bar Profile Table: 
Post-grad employment 98.00%
NJ Employment[field_nj_employment_rate]
Bar Passage90.29%
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