Capital University Law School

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Linda Mihely
Application deadline N/A
Full-time program application fee $40
Part-time program application fee $40
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 64.6% – High
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.20
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 151

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 66.1%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 148-154
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.99-3.51
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.22
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 151

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 55.0%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 146-156
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.89-3.49
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants 3.12
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants 151

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered
J.D./LL.M. Business J.D./M.T.S.
J.D./LL.M. Tax J.D./M.S.A.
J.D./LL.M. Tax & Business J.D./M.S.N.
J.D./M.B.A.
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
Capital University Law School’s concentrations include government affairs; labor & employment; small-business entities & publicly held companies; dispute resolution; environmental law; children & family law; and criminal/civil litigation. It offers joint degrees in tax, business, nursing, sports administration, and theology, and legal clinics, externships, and bar & academic success programs.
Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
clinical training international law
dispute resolution tax law
environmental law trial advocacy
health care law

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 194
Seminars 11
Positions available in seminars 165
Positions available in simulation courses 1,414
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 96
Student activities (as provided by the school)
Activities include nearly 30 organizations, moot court teams and the Law Review. Clubs are educational, professional and social, encouraging collaboration between students and faculty. Students compete in national moot court and mock trial, and in areas such as environmental, sports, labor, tax, corporate and international law. Public service is encouraged through Pro Bono Recognition Program.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 89
Is there typically a full-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? Yes
Typical size of first-year “small section” 37
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 82
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 566
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 65
Full-time students involved in field placements 174
Full-time students involved in law journals 152
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 26
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 9

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 50
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? Yes
Positions filled in part-time program seminars 25
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses 152
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses 8
Part-time students involved in field placements 17
Part-time students involved in law journals 9
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 2
Part-time students enrolled in independent study 1

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 15.1:1 – Medium
Full- and part-time faculty 57
Full-time minority faculty 9.4%
Part-time minority faculty 8.0%
Total faculty 65
Total faculty (men) 66.2%
Total faculty (women) 33.8%
Total faculty (minorities) 9.2%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Law Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#54 in Part-time Law

Law Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 1.7
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 1.9
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.95-3.5
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.20
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 148-154
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 151
Acceptance rate 64.6% – High
Student-faculty ratio 15.1:1 – Medium
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 67.2% – Low
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 90.5% – Medium
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar OH
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 86.2%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 633

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 456

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 177

Attrition Rates for Full- and Part-time Students (2010-2011)

First-year students discontinuing law school 23.7%
Second-year students discontinuing law school 1.9%
Third-year students discontinuing law school 1.2%
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school 8.6%
Male students discontinuing law school 11.2%
Female students discontinuing law school 8.6%

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Linda Mihely
Financial aid phone (614) 236-6350
Financial aid application deadline N/A

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $1,127 per credit
Part-time: $1,127 per credit
Room and board $11,559
Books $1,501
Miscellaneous expenses $2,436
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? No
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? Yes

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 45.8%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 11.8%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 0.2%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.0%
Median grant amount $12,000
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $8,000–$15,000
Full-time students receiving grants 57.9%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 30.5%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 6.8%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 0.0%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.0%
Median grant amount $5,000
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $3,000–$9,000
Part-time students receiving grants 37.3%

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $115,304
Proportion who borrowed 89.6%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? Yes

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 53,447
Microform titles 0
Electronic titles 0
Other non-book titles 0
Total titles 53,447
Volumes (excluding microforms) 198,864
Volume equivalent microforms 64,791
Total volumes and volume equivalents 263,655
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 0
Library’s online catalog or website includes links to electronic titles or databases made available by another campus library or consortia Yes

Library Schedule of Operation

Number of hours per week library is open on a regular schedule 92
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 52
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 0
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 42
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 52
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 5
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 40
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 40
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 40
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 0

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations university information technology department
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 3
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 113
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 0
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? No

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 38,000
Total seats available for library users 460
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) The Law School houses classrooms, institutes, a bookstore, student commons, cafe, computer lab, and Moot Court room. The building offers state of the art technological wireless capabilities. The Law Library holds more than 250,000 volumes. The library has a professional staff of six librarians to provide assistance and is a member of OhioLINK.

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar OH
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 90.5% – Medium
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 86.2%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 177
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 67.2%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown N/A
Graduates whose employment status is known N/A
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program N/A
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work N/A
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work N/A

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 20.9%
Graduates whose employment status is known 79.1%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 67.2%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 0.6%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 8.5%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 2.8%

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2010)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $45,000
Median private sector starting salary $55,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $70,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 39%
Median public service starting salary $43,000

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Percent employed in academia 2.5%
Percent employed in business and industry 21.0%
Percent employed in government 16.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 2.5%
Percent employed in law firms 54.6%
Percent employed in public interest 3.4%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 89%
Graduates employed out-of-state 11.0%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 10
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 0.8%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 93.4%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 4.2%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.8%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 0.8%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 0.0%
Employment location unknown 0.0%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations The Office of Professional Development offers career-related resources; provides individual career counseling to students and alumni; reviews resumes and cover letters; offers programs and skills training; maintains an online job posting board; coordinates fall and spring on-campus recruiting programs; administers the Pro Bono Recognition Program; and maintains the Public Interest Center.

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 70.0%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 94.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 18.0%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 61.9%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 10.0%
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 83.3%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 2.0%
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 50.0%