Quinnipiac University

School of Law Quick Facts

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.

Student Profile

The School of Law is a diverse and inclusive community comprised of 399 students representing a variety of ages, ethnicities and backgrounds. The Fall 2021 incoming class brought impressive academic credentials.

By the Numbers

127 First-Year Students Enrolled

3.46 Median

152 Median

25 Average Age

64 Undergraduate Institutions Represented

Career Outcomes

77% CT Bar Pass Rate

Quinnipiac Law’s 3-year pass rate for first-time test takers of the CT bar exam in 2017, 2018 and 2019 compared to the corresponding state average of 70%.

81% Employment Rate

Percentage of students employed within 10 months of graduation. (Class of 2020)

Employment by Industry

The 104 employed graduates of the Class of 2020 were employed in the following industries:

QU Law Class of 2020 (of 104 employed)

  • Law Firm: 51%
  • Business or Industry: 20%
  • Government: 12%
  • Clerkship: 10%
  • Education: 5%
  • Public Interest: 3%

Practical Experience

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

Our 19+ clinic practice areas offer students invaluable experience in real-world practice.

  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Defense Appellate Practice
  • Criminal Prosecution Appellate Practice
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Human Trafficking Prevention Project
  • Immigrants' Rights Policy
  • Immigration and Refugee Law
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Mediation
  • Medical-Legal Partnership
  • Negotiation
  • Prisoner Reentry
  • Prisoners' Rights
  • Tax
  • Transgender Rights
  • Veterans Advocacy
  • Veterans Benefits and Status Law
  • Women's Rights

Externships

We also have 350+ externship field sites available for students to work in the following areas:

  • Business
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Criminal Justice
  • Employment & Labor
  • Environmental & Energy
  • Family & Juvenile
  • Health
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Property
  • Judicial
  • Legal Services
  • Legislative
  • Mediation
  • Private Practice
  • Probate Law
  • Public Interest
  • Sports & Entertainment
  • Tax
  • Transactional Law

Our Faculty

Professors at Quinnipiac Law are distinguished academics, experienced practitioners and above all, dedicated teachers.

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Faculty By the Numbers

30 Full-Time Faculty

7:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Student Organizations

More than 30 student organizations, many focused on different areas of law, will help you to grow professionally while also broadening your peer group.

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Accreditation

Quinnipiac University School of Law is accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.

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.

Financial Aid

Scholarships and Awards

Tuition, Costs and Budgets

Financial Aid By the Numbers

$7M Merit Scholarships and Grants

Quinnipiac University School of Law awarded more than $7 million in merit scholarships and grants in 2020.

Admissions

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.

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