About Akron Law
  • Founded in 1921 as Akron Law School
  • Renowned programs in intellectual property, professional responsibility, and trial advocacy
  • Home to one of four Constitutional Law Centers in the United States
  • Five joint degree programs - J.D./M.A.P.; J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./M.P.A.; J.D./M.Tax; J.D./LL.M. - IP
  • Two certificate programs - Intellectual Property and Litigation
  • LL.M. in Intellectual Property
  • 7 Legal Clinics offering students “hands-on” experience
  • 5-year average pass rate for Ohio Bar Exam is 88.8% for first-time takers, exceeding the state-wide average
  • Akron Law Review ranked 43 out of more than 200 ABA-accredited law journals (Washington & Lee Law Review Rankings, 2011)
  • Impressive Faculty Scholarship
About Akron Law Alumni
  • More than 7,000 alumni, of which nearly 180 serve or have served in the judiciary
  • 13 Alumni Chapters across the U.S. including Canton, Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbus, Las Vegas, New York/No. NJ, Philadelphia/So. NJ, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Southern California, Florida, Washington D.C.
  • Nine-month placement rate for the Class of 2011 was 90.5 % (As reported by NALP)
  • Average Overall Starting Salary for Class of 2011: $57,856 (As reported by NALP)
  • Average Debt Loan for Class of 2011: $67,136
  • Percentage of class of 2011 in private practice: 37%; government: 19%; business: 32%; public interest: 2%; academia: 3%; judicial clerkship 7%
  • Alumni Percentage of Giving (2011): 6.9%
  • Dean’s Club Giving Numbers (2011): $99,979.15
  • Size of Akron Law Endowment: $13,329,086.00
About Akron Law Students
  • Total Enrollment for 2012-13: 543 (310 full-time; 233 part-time)
  • Overall Gender Breakdown for 2012-13: 58.4% male; 41.6% female
  • Overall Race/Ethnicity Breakdown for 2012-13: American Indian/Alaskan Native: 1.1%; Asian/Pacific Islander: 3.3%; Black/African American: 5.9%; Caucasian/White: 80.5%; Hispanic/Latino: 2.9%; International: 0.6%; Did not indicate: 5.7%
  • Overall Median LSAT for 2012 Entering Class: 153; Overall UGPA: 3.37
  • Student to faculty ratio is currently 13.7:1
  • Tuition and fees are lower than 75 percent of the nation’s law schools (2013 LSAC/ABA Official Guide to ABA-approved law schools): $23,085/resident; $36,328 non-resident 
  • 27% of the cost of educating each student is not covered by public funding or tuition

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