Law School Spotlight: The University of Chicago Law School


    The PowerScore Law School Spotlight gives you a snapshot of a different law school each week. For more information about each profiled institution, be sure to check out the school's website.

    The University of Chicago Law School (also known as UChicago Law, or Chicago Law) is today's Law School Spotlight. From LSAC's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools:

    Chicago graduates lead and innovate in government, public interest, academia, and business, as well as law. For this reason, Chicago aims not to certify lawyers, but to train well-rounded, critical, and socially conscious thinkers and doers. Three cornerstones provide the foundation for Chicago’s educational mission: the marketplace of ideas, participatory learning, and interdisciplinary inquiry.

    Our students’ chief passions are ideas. They have shown this passion through their academic success, and they exhibit signs of great professional promise. Over 5,500 applicants seek approximately 190 seats in each incoming class. Chicago students come from more than 100 undergraduate institutions with degrees in nearly every discipline, and one in ten have graduate degrees. Many of our students have also had interesting and successful careers before law school.



    Type of school: Private

    Setting: Urban

    Size: 600 (approx.)

    Incoming class size: 205 (2010)

    Student-to-faculty ratio: 9.1 to 1

    Acceptance percentage: 15.2% (849 of 5,579 admitted)

    Tuition and fees: $46,185

    Cost of living (single student): $21,060
    Address: Admissions Office, 1111 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
    Phone: 773.702.9494
    Email: admissions@law.uchicago.edu
    Website: www.law.uchicago.edu
    Twitter accounts: @UChicagoLaw, @UChicagoLawOCS, @UChicagoLawApps (more of the law school's Twitter accounts listed here)
    Facebook: The University of Chicago Law School
    Blog: The school has numerous blogs, all of which can be accessed here.

    All information (except for social networking and blog information) was gathered from the school's profile on the Law School Admission Council's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools and the school's website. For more information, and to see the school's profile, click here. Please consult the school's website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information. 

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