University of Tennessee College of Law

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University of Tennessee College of Law
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Established 1890
School type Public
Parent endowment $710 million
Dean Douglas A. Blaze
Location Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Enrollment 460
Faculty 34
USNWR ranking 72 [1]
Website www.law.utk.edu
ABA profile UT ABA profile

The University of Tennessee College of Law is the law school of the University of Tennessee located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Founded in 1890, the school is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools.

According to the University of Tennessee College of Law's 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 61.7% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, bar passage-required employment nine months after graduation, excluding solo practitioners.[1]

The Law Center and the Joel A. Katz Law Library[edit]

The 110,000-square-foot center completed in 1997 is located on Cumberland Avenue, four blocks from downtown Knoxville.

Curriculum[edit]

The University of Tennessee College of Law curriculum includes the Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) which offers academic concentrations in two areas, Advocacy and Dispute Resolution[2] and Business Transactions.[3]

The College also offers dual degree programs in law and business and law and public administration. The College of Business Administration and the College of Law offer a credit-sharing program leading to the conferral of both the Doctor of Jurisprudence and the Master of Business Administration degrees. The College of Law and the Department of Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences offer a coordinated program that enables students to earn the Master of Public Administration and the J.D. degrees in about four years rather than the five years that would otherwise be required.

Clinical programs[edit]

The College's Advocacy Clinic is the longest continuously operating for-credit clinic in the country. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked Tennessee's clinical programs 12th nationally among the more than 180 clinical programs considered, and sixth among public institutions.

Admissions statistics[edit]

For the 2013 entering class, UTK Law had 806 applications, out of which 413 were admitted, of whom 158 matriculated. The median LSAT score was 157, and the median GPA was 3.54. The 75% to 25% ranges for LSAT and GPA were 160 to 153 and 3.75 to 3.28.[4]

Post-graduation employment[edit]

According to the College of Law's official 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 61.7% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, bar passage-required employment nine months after graduation, excluding solo-practitioners.[1] The school ranked 48th out of the 201 ABA-approved law schools in terms of the percentage of 2013 graduates with non-school-funded, full-time, long-term, bar passage required jobs nine months after graduation.[5]

The University of Tennessee College of Law's Law School Transparency under-employment score is 17.4%, 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.[6] 89.8% of the Class of 2013 was employed in some capacity while 1.2% were pursuing graduate degrees and 6.6% were unemployed nine months graduation.[1]

Costs[edit]

The total cost of attendance (indicating the cost of tuition, fees, and living expenses) at UTK Law for the 2013-2014 academic year is $38,978 for Tennessee residents and $57,722 for non-residents.[7]

The Law School Transparency estimated debt-financed cost of attendance for three years is $155,308.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Section of Legal Education, Employment Summary Report". American Bar Association. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution". 
  3. ^ "Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law". 
  4. ^ "The University of Tennessee College of Law Standard 509". Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  5. ^ Leichter, Matt. "Class of 2013 Employment Report". The Law School Tuition Bubble. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "University of Tennessee Profile". Law School Transparency. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Tuition and Fees". University of Tennessee College of Law. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "University of Tennessee Profile, Cost". Law School Transparency. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 

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