At Quinnipiac Law, you’ll join a diverse community of passionate change makers and talented legal scholars, whose goal is to prepare you for a range of exciting career opportunities. Our philosophy is centered around educating the “whole lawyer” enabling students to retain their personal values while becoming skilled practitioners of the law.
The School of Law is a diverse and inclusive community comprised of 392 students of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds. The Fall 2019 incoming class brought impressive academic credentials.
The 80 graduates of the Class of 2018 were employed in the following industries:
- 51% - law firm
- 14% - business or industry
- 13% - clerkships
- 13% - government
- 5% - public interest
- 4% - education
Students have a number of opportunities to gain practical experience while they study the law, including law clinics and externships, internships, a variety of simulated learning opportunities, and through our competition teams (Mock Trial, Moot Court and the Society for Dispute Resolution).
Connecticut allows supervised law students in their 2L year to represent clients. Students are guaranteed at least one clinic or externship experience but often complete more than one.
Clinic Practice Areas
15+ clinics offer students invaluable experience in real-world practice:
- Constitutional Law
- Criminal Defense Appellate Practice
- Employment Law
- Family Law
- Human Trafficking Prevention Project
- Immigrants' Rights Policy
- Immigration and Refugee Law
- Juvenile Justice
- Medical-Legal Partnership
- Prisoner Reentry
- Prisoners' Rights
- Transgender Rights
- Veterans Advocacy
- Veterans Benefits and Status Law
- Women's Rights
300+ externship field sites available for students to work in the following areas:
- Corporate Counsel
- Criminal Justice
- Employment & Labor
- Family & Juvenile
- Intellectual Property
- Legal Services
- Private Practice
- Public Interest
- Sports & Entertainment
- Trusts & Estates
Professors at Quinnipiac Law are distinguished academics, experienced practitioners and above all, dedicated teachers.
Juris Doctor (JD) Program
Optional JD Concentrations
More than 30 student organizations focused on different areas of law will help you to grow professionally, while also broadening your peer group.
Fully accredited by the American Bar Association and a member of the Association of American Law Schools.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition and financial aid
We realize that financing a legal education is an expensive endeavor. With that in mind, we are committed to helping you find the resources necessary to complete your legal education, regardless of your personal financial situation. Financial aid is available through scholarships, grants, loans and work-study.
$7 million dollars awarded in merit scholarships and grants in 2019.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis, with priority given to those submitted by March 1.
The two most important selection criteria are undergraduate scholastic record and LSAT score. Advanced degrees, work experience, extracurricular activities and writing skills are also considered.