QU Law Class of 2019
- Law Firm: 43%
- Government: 22%
- Business or Industry: 18%
- Clerkship: 14%
- Education: 3%
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Quinnipiac University School of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.
We seek to imbue our students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for competent and ethical service in the legal profession. Accordingly, we will strive — through rigorous classroom instruction and practical training in lawyering skills — to educate attorneys who prepare carefully, think independently and creatively, reason critically, act with compassion and respect for others, and express themselves cogently, both orally and in writing. We will also strive to inspire our students to embrace the professional ethic of service and to appreciate the value of "practical wisdom." To this end, we will work with our students to help them develop sound judgment and personal approaches that will help them to succeed in a changing world and to serve effectively as advocates, problem-solvers, and counselors.
We will also demonstrate our own commitment to professionalism and to the advancement of knowledge and justice, by engaging in scholarship that facilitates the understanding and just solution of complex problems and by providing service to governmental and public-interest agencies and to the community at large. In addition, recognizing the important pedagogical benefits realized when an educational community is meaningfully diverse — and conscious of the role that law schools must play in helping diversify the legal profession — we will strive to maintain meaningful diversity in our student body and in our faculty and staff.
Our relatively small size means a student community that is close, connected and, with approximately 30 student organizations, constantly on the move. Our students bring a wide range of backgrounds to their law school experience. The Fall 2020 incoming class of 136 students brought impressive academic credentials and professional experiences.
The attrition figures represent the total number of students from all classes discontinuing law school in a particular year.
*Additional information about attrition rates is included in our ABA Consumer Information Standard 509 Report
Law school prepares you to take on important and rewarding work, but financing your legal education can seem like a daunting task. Find out about the School of Law’s generous scholarship awards, the full array of financial information you need to know, and how our financial aid office can help:
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*Please note, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we waived the terms of our conditional scholarships for the Fall 2020 semester. Conditional scholarships will be reevaluated after Fall 2020 semester ranks are determined.
As defined by the American Bar Association (ABA), a conditional scholarship is any financial aid award, the retention of which is dependent upon the student maintaining a minimum grade point average or class standing, other than that ordinarily required to remain in good academic standing.
Our law faculty are distinguished and accessible, and our student-to-faculty ratio is a notable 9:1. Our administrators pride themselves on being highly responsive to students — a spirit that extends throughout the law school community.
The School of Law has 30 full-time and 75 part-time faculty members, 10 administrative staff members and 3 full-time librarians.
With a student-centered focus and an environment that fosters rigor and collaboration, Quinnipiac offers outstanding programs leading to the JD (juris doctor), JD/MBA (joint juris doctor and master of business administration degree), JD/MELP (combined juris doctor and master of environmental law and policy in conjunction with Vermont Law School), JD/MERL (combined juris doctor and master of energy regulation and law in conjunction with Vermont Law School), JD/MFALP (combined juris doctor and master of food and agriculture law and policy in conjunction with Vermont Law School), JD/MSW (combined juris doctor and master of social work degree), a LLM in Health Law, and a Health Care Compliance Certificate.
Find the information you need to start planning your program here:
Students may, by permission of the associate dean, visit at another law school at any time after completing their second semester, provided that they complete at least two-thirds of their credits toward their degree at the Quinnipiac University School of Law. Such visiting status may be granted when it is determined that an exceptional change in the student's personal circumstances requires the student to relocate for the period of visiting status, or when some exceptional educational opportunity arises. Credits will be accepted for transfer only if the visiting student earns at least a "C "or its equivalent.
Except with express written permission of the associate dean for reasons of hardship or sound academic reasons, students may count toward graduation no more than 6 credits earned in summer programs of other ABA-accredited law schools. Written permission must be obtained before taking the courses elsewhere.
In 2019, Quinnipiac had a combined bar passage rate of 71% for first time takers of the February and July Connecticut Bar Exams, compared to the overall statewide passage rate of 68%.
Quinnipiac School of Law graduates consistently achieve outstanding results on the Connecticut Bar Exam. Additional information about our graduates' bar passage rates can be found in our bar passage disclosure document.
In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
The School of Law's excellent location along the Northeast corridor means easy access to New York, Boston, Hartford and New Haven, and one of the highest concentrations of private law firms, corporate headquarters and financial institutions in the United States. The school offers an extensive range of clinic and externship programs that immerse students in real-world experience, and a focused and dedicated Career Development Office with a range of career development and job search programs and resources.
For the Class of 2019, 65 of our 72 graduates (90%) were employed ten months after their graduation date. Our accrediting agency, the American Bar Association, maintains detailed information about the types of jobs in which those 65 graduates were employed on March 15, 2020.
Statistics were compiled in March 2020, ten months after graduation. All numbers are rounded to the nearest whole percent.
We encourage you to review the 2019 ABA Employment Summary Report detailing this information and the previous employment data available below.
Download the ABA employment summaries (PDF)
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|Bar passage is required||46|
|JD is an advantage||13|
|Other professional jobs||4|
The 65 employed graduates of the Class of 2019 were employed in the following industries:
At the heart of the School of Law Center is our library, providing comprehensive access to numerous e-books and electronic databases such as Bloomberg Law, HeinOnline, LexisNexis, Westlaw and other web-based services, as well as extensive hard copy and microform collections affording a wealth of information for users. The library features a beautiful three-story atrium, reading rooms designed for quiet research and study, space for collaboration, and an impressive library commons, a gathering space for law school and other professional groups.
Our School of Law facilities are a distinct point of pride. In August 2014, we opened the doors to our state-of-the-art School of Law Center on the university's beautiful North Haven Campus, a graduate-focused campus and home to Quinnipiac's medical school and a growing community of advanced programs in education, health sciences, social work and nursing.
Quinnipiac University School of Law supports equality of educational and employment opportunity. No person shall be denied admission to any educational program or activity or be denied employment on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.