University of Connecticut School of Law

University of Connecticut School of Law

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The University of Connecticut School of Law is a top-tier public law school located in Hartford, Connecticut. Founded in 1921, UConn Law is the only public law school in the state and is consistently ranked among the best law schools in the country. The School provides an outstanding education, with a curriculum that combines traditional legal theory and practice with emerging fields such as environmental and energy law, health care regulation, intellectual property, international business transactions, and global human rights. In addition to its rigorous academic program, UConn Law offers students a variety of experiential learning opportunities through clinical placements and externships, as well as student organizations dedicated to areas such as public interest law and international human rights. The School also has an active alumni network that provides students with networking opportunities for their future careers.

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

Parent school: University of Connecticut
Established: 1921
School type: Public law school
Dean: Eboni S. Nelson
Location: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Enrollment: 488
Faculty: 129
USNWR ranking: 64th (2023)

Ranking: University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut School of Law is consistently ranked among the top law schools in the country. In the 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings, UConn Law was ranked No. 46 among all law schools in the nation, and No. 25 among public law schools. The school was also recognized for its strong legal writing program, ranking No. 8 in the country and No. 1 among public law schools for that specialty area. In addition, UConn Law’s tax program is ranked No. 10 nationally and No. 2 among public institutions, with its advocacy program also honored as No. 11 nationally and No 5 among public institutions by U.S News & World Reports’ 2021 rankings of best law schools in the United States. UConn Law also earned recognition from PreLaw Magazine which has named it as one of America’s Best Value Law Schools for 2021, noting its tuition rate as well as its affordability and job placement rates as factors contributing to this designation.

Top Law Schools of 2020
Score 52
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 2.9
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 3.0
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.17-3.64
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 156-162
Overall acceptance rate 22.7%
Student/faculty ratio 11.3
Graduates employed at graduation 69.0%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 96.6%
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 90.3%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CT
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 85.5%

Tuition & Scholarships: University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut School of Law offers a variety of tuition and scholarship options for students. The tuition for the JD program is $45,872 for the 2021-2022 school year, which is a significant savings compared to other top-ranked law schools. The school also offers merit-based scholarships to qualified applicants. These scholarships range from $3,000 to full tuition and offer a great way to reduce the overall cost of attending law school. Additionally, the school also offers need-based scholarships that are awarded based on financial need. These scholarships range from $2,000 to full tuition and can greatly reduce the cost of attending UConn Law. Finally, UConn Law also has several loan programs that can help students cover their educational expenses. These loan programs include Federal Direct Loans, Private Loans, Parent PLUS Loans, and Graduate PLUS Loans. All of these loan programs have different eligibility requirements and interest rates so it is important to research each one thoroughly before applying for any loans.

Financial Aid Office Information
Financial aid application deadline 03/01
Financial aid director Roberta Frick-Gorra
Financial aid telephone (860) 570-5147
2019-2020 Expenses
Tuition In-state, full-time: $18,480 per year, part-time: $12,900 per year; Out-of-state, full-time: $38,976 per year, part-time: $27,200 per year
Room and board $11,490
Books $1,100
Miscellaneous expenses $4,150
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 24.2%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 16.0%
Percentage of full-time students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 32.8%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 6.4%
Percentage of full-time students receiving grants of full tuition 3.1%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of full tuition 0.0%
Percentage of full-time students receiving grants of more than full tuition 5.4%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of more than full tuition 1.1%
25th percentile grant amount of aid per full-time recipient $7,000
Median grant amount of aid per full-time recipient (50th percentile) $10,000
75th percentile grant amount of aid per full-time recipient $12,000
25th percentile grant amount of aid per part-time recipient $3,000
Median grant amount of aid per part-time recipient (50th percentile) $5,200
75th percentile grant amount of aid per part-time recipient $6,000
Indebtedness
Average indebtedness of 2019 graduates who incurred law school debt $58,413
Proportion who borrowed 87.6%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2019 J.D. graduates? No

University of Connecticut School of Law