Creighton University School of Law

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Creighton University School of Law
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Established 1904
School type Private
Dean Dean Paul E. McGreal
Location Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Enrollment 472
USNWR ranking 106 (out of 196 ABA accredited law schools)
Bar pass rate 91.2%
Website law.creighton.edu

Creighton University School of Law, located in Omaha, Nebraska, United States, is a Jesuit institution. According to Creighton's official 2014 ABA-required disclosures, 66% of the Class of 2014 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 2015 entering class was 154-149. The GPA range was 3.56-2.91.

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 receive 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 growing number of students are enrolled in the Accelerated JD program, which takes two 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 five concentrations and 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 competitions.[2]

Employment[edit]

According to Creighton's official 2014 ABA-required disclosures, 66% of the Class of 2014 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation.[3] Creighton's Law School Transparency under-employment score is 15.8%, indicating the percentage of the Class of 2014 unemployed, pursuing an additional degree, or working in a non-professional, short-term, or part-time job nine months after graduation.[4]

Costs[edit]

Among top private Jesuit universities, Creighton is the least expensive institution for both tuition cost and cost of living. It is also among the lowest for average tuition rate increase in recent years.[5] The total cost of attendance (indicating the cost of tuition, fees, and living expenses) at Creighton for the 2014–2015 academic year was $51,149.[6] The Law School Transparency estimated that the debt-financed cost of attendance for three years is $194,754.[7]

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 2015.

Once a year, the Nebraska Supreme Court holds session at Creighton law school. The most recent session was in April 2016.

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.[8]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Employment Statistics" (PDF). 
  2. ^ INTA – 2006–2007 Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition Winners
  3. ^ "Employment Statistics" (PDF). 
  4. ^ "Creighton University Profile". 
  5. ^ Law School Transparency: http://www.lstscorereports.com/schools/
  6. ^ "Tuition and Expenses". 
  7. ^ "Creighton University Profile". 
  8. ^ http://www.omaha.com/article/20110620/NEWS01/706209935
  9. ^ "Brad Ashford". Nebraska Legislature,. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Brad Ashford". U.S. House of Representatives,. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Frank A. Barrett". National Governors Association. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  12. ^ "John Cavanaugh III". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Robert V. Denney". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Mike Johanns". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Steve Lathrop". Nebraska Legislature,. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Ray Madden". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Francis P. Matthews". Find A Grave. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Eugene D. O'Sullivan". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Robert W. Pratt". Biographical Directory of Federal Judges. Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  20. ^ "John Dale Ryan". Maintained by: Find A Grave. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Lyle E. Strom". Federal District of Nebraska. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Lee Terry". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 41°15′51″N 95°56′40″W / 41.26417°N 95.94444°W / 41.26417; -95.94444