National Law School Consortium Schools
The University of Alabama School of Law
Median LSAT: 164, Median GPA: 3.94, Class Size: 127 (Fall 2020)
The University of Alabama School of Law is a nationally-ranked, top-tier law school and the only public law school in the state of Alabama. The class of 2023 includes students from 56 different undergraduate institutions and 26 states, as well as China. Alabama Law offers its students an exciting, challenging educational environment that includes a low student-to-faculty ratio, numerous advocacy teams and journals, opportunities in public interest and public service, clinical experiences, and international programs coupled with a high quality of life at an affordable cost. For the class of 2020, 96.8% of Alabama Law graduates seeking employment were either employed in bar passage required, JD advantaged, or other professional positions or enrolled in a graduate studies program within 10 months. As a result of this continued success, U.S. News & World Report’s most recent law school rankings named Alabama Law the 25th overall best law school in the nation, and National Jurist magazine consistently ranks Alabama Law as a "Best Value" law school.
The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
Median LSAT: 163, Median GPA: 3.56, Class Size: 128 (Fall 2020)
For over 100 years the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law has graduated lawyers who have become leaders in law practice, government, public interest, and business. Arizona Law offers a small program in the heart of a nationally acclaimed university and a rigorous and challenging curriculum with an emphasis on experiential learning.
The University of Florida Levin College of Law
Median LSAT: 165, Median GPA: 3.84, Approximate Class Size: 220 (Fall 2019)
The University of Florida Levin College of Law has a longstanding tradition of producing high caliber graduates and national leaders. The most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings named the University of Florida Levin College of Law the No. 7 public law school and 24th among law schools overall. University of Florida Levin College of Law graduates are successful in the legal employment market. For the Class of 2019, 98% of graduates were employed in jobs requiring a JD, where the JD offered an advantage in securing employment, or were enrolled in a graduate program within 10 months of graduation. UF Law is among the top 10 law schools for producing federal judges. In addition, more than 250 graduates serve as state appellate and trial judges in Florida, not including the UF Law alumni who serve in those roles in other states. Many American Bar Association and Florida Bar Association presidents have been UF Law graduates. Four Florida governors and hundreds of state senators, representatives and cabinet members hail from UF Law. Thirteen graduates became college presidents, and more than a dozen have served as deans of law schools. With about 225 students in each entering class, the college is sizable enough to support an abundance of interests, aptitudes and talents. In the average entering class, students come from approximately 100 different colleges and universities throughout the country and abroad. About 33 percent of students identify as racially or ethnically diverse.
The University of Georgia School of Law
Median LSAT: 165; Median GPA: 3.78 ; Class Size: 174 (Fall 2020)
Recognized as the best value in legal education for three consecutive years (National Jurist, 2018-20), the University of Georgia School of Law prides itself on preparing the next generation of legal leaders for state and society. On average 94% of our students who sit for the bar pass within 12 months of graduation. Recent rankings have UGA graduates 9th in the nation for securing federal clerkships (Law.com, 2020) and 14th for U.S. Supreme Court clerkships (National Law Journal, 2017). With 18 experiential learning programs, UGA is a leader for practical training (PreLaw, 2020) and awarded approx. 200 legal fellowships/assistantships in 2020. Ranked in the top 14% of law schools by U.S. News (2022), the School of Law is proud to have alumni who are leading figures in law, business and public service throughout the world. Counted among them are 11 governors, more than 120 state and federal legislators, and approximately 80 federal judges and state Supreme Court justices to date.
University of Illinois College of Law
Median LSAT: 162, GPA: 3.65, Class Size: 124 (Fall 2019)
As a group, the University of Illinois College of Law Class of 2021 boasts proficiency in 16 different languages/dialects. Students come from 25 different states and the District of Columbia, four different countries, and collectively attended approximately 80 different undergrad universities/colleges, and had 40 different majors. They’re dedicated to public service and possess vast experience with a variety of sophisticated organizations. The Class of 2021 includes Teach For America and AmeriCorps alumni, and volunteer with organizations such as the ACLU, the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, the Sargent Shriver National Center of Poverty Law, Habitat for Humanity, CASA, and the Innocence Project. They’re musicians, vocalists, thespians, and athletes; and have been employed as teachers, tutors, coaches, bankers, patent agents, election coordinators, reporters, Congressional interns, accountants, and legislative aides.
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Median LSAT: 161, Median GPA: 3.79, Class Size: 181 (Fall 2020)
The Michael E. Moritz College of Law features more than 140 courses and seminars designed to provide real lawyering experience to our diverse student body. Moritz College of Law graduates clerk in federal and district courts, work in the top 100 law firms nationally, and serve as EJW and Skadden Fellows. In the Fall of 2020, 17% of the incoming class were students of color, 60% were women and 40% were men.
University of North Carolina School of Law
Median LSAT: 161; Median GPA: 3.59; Class Size: 209 (Fall 2018)
University of North Carolina School of Law was founded in 1845, as a part of the oldest public university in the nation, and prepares outstanding lawyers and leaders to serve the people and institutions of North Carolina, the nation and the world. Home to numerous centers and initiatives, the school offers strong expertise in civil rights, banking, environmental law, intellectual property, entrepreneurial and securities law, critical studies, bankruptcy and constitutional inquiry. Students supplement their academic work with extracurricular activities by participating in more than 55 student organizations and one of the most successful pro bono programs in the country. In 2018, 100 percent of graduating students participated in the pro bono program. Students participate in pro bono work not only to make a difference in the community but also to gain valuable, practical work experience outside of the classroom.
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Median LSAT: 160; Median GPA: 3.66; Class Size: 205 (Fall 2020)
The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law attracts a diverse student body, with 35% of the incoming class identifying themselves as students of color, and enrollment representing 122 undergraduate institutions, 31 states, and 13 countries. With programs in Law & Health Care and Clinical Law that are consistently ranked among the top ten in the nation, and recognized specialties in Environmental Law, Business Law, and Cybersecurity and Crisis Management, students benefit from a rich academic program and opportunities for real-world learning. The school’s Cardin Requirement ensures that every full-time student participates in one of the twenty legal clinics to hone practical lawyering skills and contribute in the delivery of more than 140,000 hours of legal services to real clients every year.
George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School
Median LSAT: 164, Median GPA: 3.78, Class Size: 151 (Fall 2020)
George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School’s location in metropolitan Washington, D.C. provides our diverse students vast opportunities to gain practical experience and our focus on economic analysis and three-year research and writing program prepares them to make an immediate professional impact upon graduation. Students at the law school represent a true diversity of age and experience, as law students just out of college are joined by a significant contingent of working adults who bring their talents and real-world knowledge with them to the classroom.
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Median LSAT: 162, Median GPA: 3.79, Class Size: 174 (Fall 2020)
Located on Indiana University’s flagship Bloomington campus, the Maurer School of Law is renowned for its rigorous yet collegial learning experience. The school’s programs in tax, international law, and intellectual property are ranked in the top 25 in the nation by US News. The school’s unique Stewart Fellows program offers summer externships in 10 countries with law firms and non-government organizations. Students can also choose from among 14 dual degree programs, including business, cybersecurity, and public and environmental affairs from IU’s #1-ranked SPEA program. The Class of 2023 comes from 30 states and 96 undergraduate institutions. Half of the students are from outside Indiana; 22% are members of a minority group, and the majority of students are women.