Creighton University School of Law

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Creighton University School of Law
Creighton University Seal
Motto Educating for Service and Justice
Established 1904
School type Private
Dean Dean Marianne B. Culhane
Location Omaha, Nebraska, US
Enrollment 472
USNWR ranking 119(out of 145)
Bar pass rate 91.2%
Website http://law.creighton.edu
Creighton University School of Law

Located in Omaha, Nebraska's largest city, Creighton University School of Law is a Jesuit institution educating aspiring attorneys in the theory, practice and ethics of lawyering. Consistent with its mission, the Law School's motto is "educating for service and justice," and its goal is to produce attorneys who not only meticulously care for their clients' needs, but also recognize their own overarching duty to the profession and society-at-large. According to Creighton's official 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 53.6% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation.[1]

Admissions[edit]

The middle 50% range of LSAT scores of the full-time Fall 2013 entering class was 155-149. The GPA range was 3.55-2.95.

Scholarships[edit]

Creighton Law offers multiple types of scholarships to incoming first-year law students, as well as scholarships to returning second- and third-year law students. Examples include the Dean's Academic Scholarship and the Frances M. Ryan Diversity Scholarship. Approximately 50% of the entering class receives scholarships.

Programs[edit]

The majority of Creighton School of Law students are enrolled in a full-time Juris Doctor program, which takes three years to complete. A small portion of the student body is enrolled in a part-time JD program, which takes approximately four years to complete.

Concentrations and Joint Degrees[edit]

Creighton School of Law offers four areas of concentration in:

Creighton also offers six joint degrees:

In 2005, Creighton inaugurated The Werner Institute, which was funded by a $4 million donation from C.L. Werner, CEO of Werner Enterprises.

Clinics[edit]

Creighton operates two legal clinics—the Milton R. Abrahams Clinic, which offers free legal assistance on civil matters to low-income residents of Douglas County, and the Community Economic Development (CED) Law Clinic.

Activities[edit]

Creighton's Law Review is published four times annually. Students are selected based on class standing or writing ability to work on the Law Review during their second and third years.

The Moot Court team at Creighton has received recognition for winning a number of regional moot court competitions.[2]

Employment[edit]

According to Creighton's official 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 53.6% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation.[3] Creighton's Law School Transparency under-employment score is 25.6%, indicating the percentage of the Class of 2013 unemployed, pursuing an additional degree, or working in a non-professional, short-term, or part-time job nine months after graduation.[4]

Costs[edit]

The total cost of attendance (indicating the cost of tuition, fees, and living expenses) at Creighton for the 2013-2014 academic year is $51,149.[5] The Law School Transparency estimated debt-financed cost of attendance for three years is $194,754.[6]

Notable events[edit]

On a bi-annual basis, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas co-teaches a course on Constitutional law with Professor Fenner. His last visit was in February 2013.

Once a year, the Nebraska Supreme Court holds session at Creighton law school. The most recent session was on April 3, 2012.

The law school completed a $3.6 million renovation and expansion of the law library in 1998.

On June 20, 2011, the Omaha World-Herald reported that Creighton Law School was temporarily reducing its class size.[7]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

List of law schools in the United States

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Employment Statistics". 
  2. ^ INTA - 2006-2007 Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition Winners
  3. ^ "Employment Statistics". 
  4. ^ "Creighton University Profile". 
  5. ^ "Tuition and Expenses". 
  6. ^ "Creighton University Profile". 
  7. ^ http://www.omaha.com/article/20110620/NEWS01/706209935
  8. ^ "Brad Ashford". Nebraska Legislature,. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Steve Lathrop". Nebraska Legislature,. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "Frank A. Barrett". National Governors Association. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  11. ^ "Mike Johanns". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "Lee Terry". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  13. ^ "Eugene D. O'Sullivan". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  14. ^ "John Cavanaugh III". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  15. ^ "Robert V. Denney". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  16. ^ "Ray Madden". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  17. ^ "John Dale Ryan". Maintained by: Find A Grave. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  18. ^ "Francis P. Matthews". Find A Grave. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  19. ^ "Biographical Directory of Federal Judges Pratt, Robert W.publisher= Federal Judicial Center". Retrieved September 7, 2012. 

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