Phoenix School of Law

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions BarbaraKaye Miller
Application deadline N/A
Full-time program application fee $50
Part-time program application fee $50
Besides the fall semester, can enter in winter/spring

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 72.9% – High
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.05
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 148

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 74.2%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 146-151
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.7-3.32
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.04
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 148

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 63.5%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 146-152
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.53-3.39
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants 3.09
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants 148

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered N/A
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
Mediation Clinic, General Practice Skills course, externships (including judicial externships), American Indian Law Clinic, Human Rights and Immigration Clinic, Veterans Tax Clinic, Juvenile Defense Clinic, Municipal Prosecution Clinic, and Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic.
Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
clinical training international law
dispute resolution tax law
environmental law trial advocacy

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 60
Seminars 5
Positions available in seminars 100
Positions available in simulation courses 200
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 180
Student activities (as provided by the school)
Law Review; Moot Court.Some Student Orgs: Asian Pacific American Law Students, Association Black Law
Students, Association Criminal Law Society, Delta Theta Pi,
Environmental Law Society, Family Law Student Association,
Federalist Society, Health and Wellness Club, Hispanic Law Society Association, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Justice for All, Justice Project, Justice Project.

 

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 62
Is there typically a full-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Typical size of first-year “small section” N/A
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 46
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 88
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 65
Full-time students involved in field placements 127
Full-time students involved in law journals 45
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 8
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 52

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 58
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Positions filled in part-time program seminars 31
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses 44
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses 8
Part-time students involved in field placements 14
Part-time students involved in law journals 20
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 3
Part-time students enrolled in independent study 18

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 21.0:1 – High
Full- and part-time faculty 57
Full-time minority faculty 32.1%
Part-time minority faculty 27.6%
Total faculty 68
Total faculty (men) 45.6%
Total faculty (women) 54.4%
Total faculty (minorities) 32.4%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Law Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

RNP in Part-time Law

Law Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 1.2
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 1.5
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.7-3.32
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.05
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 146-151
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 148
Acceptance rate 72.9% – High
Student-faculty ratio 21.0:1 – High
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 91.3% – High
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 78.3% – Medium
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar AZ
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 80.8%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 969

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 697

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 272

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

First-year students discontinuing law school 11.8%
Second-year students discontinuing law school 8.8%
Third-year students discontinuing law school 1.0%
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school 10.6%
Female students discontinuing law school 8.2%

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Debbie Richards
Financial aid phone (602) 682-6800
Financial aid application deadline N/A

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $37,764 per year
Part-time: $30,540 per year
Room and board $12,136
Books $2,184
Miscellaneous expenses $7,664
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? No

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 42.5%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 2.2%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 0.0%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.1%
Median grant amount $7,000
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $2,000–$12,000
Full-time students receiving grants 44.8%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 34.6%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 1.5%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 0.0%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.4%
Median grant amount $5,500
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $4,000–$11,000
Part-time students receiving grants 36.4%

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $145,357
Proportion who borrowed 92.4%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? No

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) N/A
Microform titles N/A
Electronic titles N/A
Other non-book titles N/A
Total titles N/A
Volumes (excluding microforms) N/A
Volume equivalent microforms N/A
Total volumes and volume equivalents N/A
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 107
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 56
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 22
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 72
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 10
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 6

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school information technology department
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 6
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 0
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? Yes

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 18,289
Total seats available for library users 212
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) The library provides access to numerous online databases, e-books, and print resources. The library’s mission is to provide resources which will help students be more successful in their studies and practice-readiness. The library also provides workshops focusing on legal research, general research, Microsoft Office, and other study and practice tools training.

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar AZ
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 78.3% – Medium
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 80.8%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 69
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 91.3%

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 0.0%
Graduates whose employment status is known 100.0%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 91.3%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 1.4%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 2.9%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 4.3%

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

25th percentile private sector starting salary N/A
Median private sector starting salary N/A
75th percentile private sector starting salary N/A
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information N/A
Median public service starting salary N/A

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

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

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations The Center for Professional Development (CPD) is a full-service counseling and resource center that supports and assists students in all stages of the career planning and placement process. The CPD offers a wide range of services and programs that are responsive to a diverse student body and evolving market realities.

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) N/A
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions N/A
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) N/A
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions N/A
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) N/A
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions N/A
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) N/A
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions N/A