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 Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law (commonly known as Penn State Law) is today's Law School Spotlight. From LSAC's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools:
Founded in 1834, Penn State Law is the oldest law school in Pennsylvania and the fifth oldest in the nation. The law school embraces the university's mission to improve the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world through legal teaching, scholarship, and service.
Our law school is an engaged, diverse, and multidisciplinary intellectual community that challenges students to research, think, and act like lawyers—and to ascend to new heights of academic excellence. Through an intensive and comprehensive program of study that includes both classroom-based and experiential learning, our students are prepared to practice law at the highest level in an increasingly global world. As part of a world-class research university, Penn State Law students have access to extensive academic and programmatic resources to enhance their learning experience. Courses are offered at Penn State's University Park campus in State College, Pennsylvania, and at the law school's traditional home in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Type of school: Private
Setting: Suburban, large town
Size: 618 (2011)
Incoming class size: 228 (2011)
Student-to-faculty ratio: 9.4 to 1
Acceptance percentage: 29.1% (1,551 of 5,326 admitted)
Tuition and fees: $36,816
Cost of living (single student): $22,300
Address: Lewis Katz Building, University Park, PA 16802-1017 and 333 West South Street, Carlisle, PA 17013-2899
Twitter accounts: @PennStateLaw
Facebook: Penn State Law
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. Please consult the school's website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information.
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