University of Toledo College of Law

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University of Toledo College of Law
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Parent school University of Toledo College of Law
Established 1906[1]
School type Public
Dean Daniel J. Steinbock
Location Toledo, Ohio, USA
Enrollment 388[2]
Faculty 45[2]
USNWR ranking 140[3]
Website law.utoledo.edu

The University of Toledo College of Law is the law school at the University of Toledo, and is located on the University's main campus in a residential neighborhood in western Toledo, Ohio. The school is fully accredited by the American Bar Association[4] and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.[5]

The College of Law offers a three-year, full-time program leading to a Juris Doctor degree. It also offers Certificates of Concentration, permitting a student to focus on a particular field of interest such as Criminal, Environmental, or International Law.[6]

According to the College of Law's official 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 48.3% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, bar passage-required employment nine months after graduation, excluding solo-practitioners.[7]

History[edit]

The College of Law was established in 1906.[1] The school was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1939 and joined the Association of American Law Schools in 1941.[8]

Academics[edit]

First year students are required to take classes on civil procedure, constitutional law, contracts, criminal law, property, torts, and legal research, writing, and appellate advocacy.[8] The school offers more than 90 classes beyond the first-year curriculum[2] and students can earn certificates in six concentrations: criminal law, environmental law, intellectual property law, health law, or labor and employment law.[8]

Students can attend the College of Law on a full-time or part-time basis.[8] As of Fall 2013, the school had 45 faculty members and a student-faculty ratio of 11.71 to 1.[2]

University of Toledo College of Law students may participate in clinics focused on civil advocacy, criminal law practice, dispute resolution, domestic violence and juvenile issue, and public service externships.[8]

Students[edit]

University of Toledo College of Law enrolled 362 J.D. students for the 2013-2014 academic year, 78.5% of whom were enrolled full-time.[2] 9.1% of the J.D. students were minorities and 39% were female.[2]

College of Law students may participate in 28 extra-curricular groups.[8]

The median LSAT score for incoming students in 2013 was 152 (51.6 percentile[9]) and the median undergraduate GPA was 3.34.[2]

Post-graduation employment[edit]

According to University of Toledo College of Law's official 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 48.3% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, bar passage-required employment nine months after graduation, excluding solo-practitioners.[7] The school ranked 135th out of 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.[10]

University of Toledo School of Law's Law School Transparency under-employment score is 28%, 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.[11] 82.2% of the Class of 2013 was employed in some capacity while 2.5% were pursuing graduate degrees and 11% were unemployed nine months graduation.[7]

The top three employment destinations for 2013 University of Toledo School of Law graduates were Ohio, Michigan, and California.[7]

Costs[edit]

The total cost of full-time attendance (indicating the cost of tuition, fees, and living expenses) at University of Toledo College of Law for the 2013-2014 academic year was $37,898 for Ohio residents living on campus and $49,447 for non-residents living on-campus.[2] The schools's tuition and fees for Ohio residents on average increased by 3.78% annually over the past five years.[12]

The Law School Transparency estimated debt-financed cost of attendance for three years is $157,733.[12] The average indebtedness of the 88% of 2013 College of Law graduates who took out loans was $99,889.[13]

Rankings[edit]

University of Toledo College of Law ranked 140th in U.S. News & World Report's 2014 law school ranking.[3] The school ranked 60th in U.S. News & World Report's ranking of part-time law programs.[3]

Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About". University of Toledo College of Law. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "ABA Standard 509 Information Report". University of Toledo College of Law. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "University of Toledo". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_education/resources/aba_approved_law_schools/in_alphabetical_order.html
  5. ^ http://www.aals.org/about_memberschools.php#t-z
  6. ^ http://law.utoledo.edu/admissions/program.htm
  7. ^ a b c d "Section of Legal Education - Employment Summary Report". American Bar Association. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f "Toledo Law At A Glance". University of Toledo College of Law. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "LSAT Percentiles Table". Cambridge LSAT. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  10. ^ Leichter, Matt. "Class of 2013 Employment Report". The Law School Tuition Bubble. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "University of Toledo Profile". Law School Transparency. Retrieved 24July 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "University of Toledo Profile, Costs". Law School Transparency. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "Which law school graduates have the most debt?". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 24July 2014. 
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  15. ^ "Nicholas Joseph Walinski, Jr". Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  16. ^ "Richard B. McQuade Jr". Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  17. ^ "Joseph James Farnan, Jr". Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
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  21. ^ "Betty Montgomery". Notable Names Data Base. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
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  23. ^ "Andrew Douglas". The Supreme Court of Ohio. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  24. ^ "Bill Cunningham". Notable Names Data Base. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 

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