Gonzaga University School of Law is a private, Jesuit law school in Spokane, Washington. Established in 1912, it is the oldest law school in the state of Washington and the only law school in the Inland Northwest region. The school has a strong commitment to public service and practical training, which has earned it a reputation as one of the most innovative and progressive law schools in the country. Gonzaga offers both traditional J.D. and LL.M degrees, as well as several joint degree programs with other universities. It also hosts an active clinical program that gives students hands-on experience in legal practice areas such as immigration law, family law, criminal defense, and civil rights protection. Gonzaga Law emphasizes collegiality among its student body and faculty members; its small size allows for close relationships between students and professors who are passionate about their work.
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Motto: For God and country through sciences and arts
Parent school: Gonzaga University
School type: Private
Dean: Jacob H. Rooksby
Location: Spokane, Washington, U.S.
Faculty: 117 (Full- and part-time)
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Ranking: Gonzaga University
Gonzaga University School of Law is ranked overall as one of the top 100 law schools in the United States. It is ranked highly in several areas, including legal writing and clinical training. According to U.S. News & World Report, Gonzaga Law ranks 19th nationally for its Legal Writing Program and 15th for its Clinical Training program. Additionally, Gonzaga Law was recently named a “Best Value” law school by National Jurist magazine for providing a superior legal education at an affordable cost and for having one of the lowest student loan default rates in the nation. The school is also highly ranked for its part-time program, ranking 37th nationally according to U.S News & World Report.
Gonzaga University School of Law also boasts a number of other rankings that demonstrate its commitment to excellence in legal education. The school ranks 8th nationally in “Best Schools for Practical Training” according to PreLaw magazine, 10th nationally in “Best Schools for Public Interest” according to PreLaw magazine, and 7th nationally in “Best Schools for Bar Exam Preparation” according to Above the Law. Gonzaga University School of Law’s commitment to excellence is further demonstrated by its ranking 4th among all law schools nationwide for producing graduates who pass the bar exam on their first attempt, according to Barpassers Inc., a bar exam tutoring company that analyzes bar passage rates from across the country.
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Tuition & Scholarships: Gonzaga University
Gonzaga University School of Law offers a variety of tuition and scholarships to help students finance their legal education. Tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year is $46,000 for full-time and $38,000 for part-time students. The school also offers several merit and need-based scholarships that range from full tuition to partial tuition awards. Merit scholarships are awarded based on a combination of academic performance, LSAT scores, and other criteria. Need-based scholarships are awarded based on financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA or other financial aid forms. In addition to these scholarship opportunities, Gonzaga Law also offers loan forgiveness programs for graduates who pursue careers in public interest law or government service. These programs provide up to $10,000 in loan forgiveness annually for up to five years of qualifying employment after graduation.
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|Full-time: $30,263 per year, part-time: $18,185 per year
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