Loyola Marymount University Law School

Loyola Marymount University Law School

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Loyola Marymount University Law School is a private law school located in Los Angeles, California. It is one of the largest Jesuit-affiliated law schools in the United States and is highly regarded for its academic excellence and commitment to social justice. The school offers both traditional and specialized legal education programs, including a Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Laws (LLM), Master of Legal Studies (MLS) and Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) degrees. The curriculum emphasizes a practical approach to legal education, with an emphasis on real-world applications. Additionally, the school provides numerous opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience through externships, clinical programs, moot court competitions and experiential learning courses. The faculty at LMU Law are experienced professionals who strive to create an intellectually stimulating environment that encourages critical thinking and problem solving skills.

This page focuses on national rankings, acceptance rates, program costs, and merit-based scholarships of Loyola Marymount University Law School, an accredited law program in the United States.

Motto: Ad maiorem Dei gloriam – Tua Luce Dirige · (For the greater glory of God – direct us by thy light)
Parent school: Loyola Marymount University
Established: 1920 (1865)
School type: Private, Roman Catholic
Parent endowment: $432.6 million (as of 2015)
Dean: Michael Waterstone
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Enrollment: 940

Ranking: Loyola Marymount University

Loyola Marymount University Law School is considered one of the top law schools in the nation. According to US News & World Report, Loyola Marymount University Law School is ranked among the top 50 law schools in the United States, earning a spot at number 46 in 2020. The school has consistently been ranked within the top 50 since 2015, and its reputation as a premier legal education institution continues to grow. In addition to its ranking by US News & World Report, Loyola Marymount University Law School has been recognized by several other organizations for its excellence in legal education. It was named one of the “Best Law Schools” by The Princeton Review for 2020 and was listed among the “Top 10 Schools for Public Interest” by PreLaw magazine for 2019. Loyola Marymount University Law School is also highly rated when it comes to student outcomes and satisfaction. According to data from the American Bar Association, students of Loyola Marymount University Law School had an impressive 93% bar passage rate in 2019. Furthermore, 98% of students reported that they were satisfied with their overall experience at LMU Law and would recommend it to others.

Top Law Schools of 2020
Score 47
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 2.3
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 2.9
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.17-3.61
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 158-163
Overall acceptance rate 33.3%
Student/faculty ratio 15.4
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 98.2%
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 77.7%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 65.7%

Tuition & Scholarships: Loyola Marymount University

The tuition rate for the three-year Juris Doctor (JD) program at Loyola Marymount University Law School is $51,570 per academic year. This rate is based on the 2020-2021 school year and is subject to change. Additionally, students enrolled in the JD program may be eligible for merit-based scholarships ranging from $5,000 to full tuition. These awards are based on a variety of criteria such as academic achievement, leadership skills, and community involvement. LMU Law also offers need-based grants and scholarships that can reduce the cost of attendance by up to one-third. Furthermore, students may also qualify for federal loan programs such as Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Federal Graduate PLUS Loans. The Office of Financial Aid can provide more information about all available aid options.

Financial Aid Office Information
Financial aid application deadline 03/15
Financial aid director Maureen Hessler
Financial aid telephone (213) 736-1140
2019-2020 Expenses
Tuition Full-time: $38,450 per year, part-time: $25,775 per year
Room and board $15,526
Books $1,050
Miscellaneous expenses $8,782
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
2019 Grants
Percentage of full-time students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 12.2%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 2.7%
Percentage of full-time students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 9.9%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 6.1%
Percentage of full-time students receiving grants of full tuition 0.0%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of full tuition 0.0%
Percentage of full-time students receiving grants of more than full tuition 6.4%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of more than full tuition 2.7%
25th percentile grant amount of aid per full-time recipient $15,000
Median grant amount of aid per full-time recipient (50th percentile) $20,000
75th percentile grant amount of aid per full-time recipient $26,975
25th percentile grant amount of aid per part-time recipient $13,125
Median grant amount of aid per part-time recipient (50th percentile) $16,300
75th percentile grant amount of aid per part-time recipient $20,375
Indebtedness
Average indebtedness of 2019 graduates who incurred law school debt $109,649
Proportion who borrowed 87.4%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2019 J.D. graduates? Yes

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