Quinnipiac Law School

Quinnipiac College School of Law, located in Quinnipiac University, is the youngest law school in the U.S. state of Connecticut, having received full accreditation from the American Bar Association in 1995. The law school was part of the University of Bridgeport until it broke away for Quinnipiac in the early 1990s. The school is currently becoming more selective and has cut the amount of newly admitted students per year in half. In the last year Quinnipiac University School of Law was moved into the third tier in US News Rankings.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.law.quinnipiac.edu/
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) law@quinnipiac.edu
Location (Location) Hamden, CT
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1977
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 132
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 152
Median GPA : 3.42
Acceptance Rate : 64%


Quinnipiac Law School Admissions

Quinnipiac Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 64% of its applicants. Comparatively, Quinnipiac is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2021 614 387 (63.03%) 93 (15.1%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 3.10 3.42 3.55
LSAT 149 152 155

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $48,049 $48,049
Part Time $33,859 $33,859
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: N/A
Living off-campus: $19,684
Living at home: $13,646

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : N/A
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : N/A
Application Fee : $65

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Quinnipiac Law School Community

Quinnipiac Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Quinnipiac is Below Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 23
  • Part Time : 40

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 28
  • # Minority Faculty : 2

RATIO

11.6 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : No
  • Graduate Housing : No
  • Law Specific Housing : No

Quinnipiac Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Quinnipiac University 1L section size is 24% smaller than law schools in Connecticut and 11% smaller than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Quinnipiac Law School: 131
Connecticut Average: 162
PRIVATE School Average: 146
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 740
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 129
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 69
  • Law Journals : 42
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 8.6%
  • Second Year : 1.5%
  • Third Year : 0.9%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

Quinnipiac Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Quinnipiac University class of 2016 had an employment rate of 84% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2016, 72.1%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 47.0%
  • Business: 25.0%
  • Government: 15.0%
  • Public Interest: 3.0%
  • Academia: 4.0%
  • Connecticut: 75%
  • New York: 6%
  • Massachusetts: 4%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 72.1%
  • First Time Takers: 140
  • Average School: 88.1%
  • Average State: 87.7%
  • Pass Difference: 0.5%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Connecticut : 87.7%
  • Passed : 89 of 101 (88.1%)
  • State Average : 87.7%
  • Difference : 0.5%