Fast Facts

The College of Law

  • Founded in 1895
  • Accredited by: American Bar Association (1923) and Association of American Law Schools (1900)
  • Faculty and Legal Writing Professors: 45 (44% women; 16% minority)
  • Total JD and LL.M. Student Enrollment: 562 (18% of upper-class students are joint degree candidates)
  • Student to Faculty ratio: 13 to 1

Class of 2020 Profile

  • Class Size: 196
  • Median LSAT: 154
  • 25th-75th% LSAT: 150 - 156
  • Median GPA: 3.39
  • 25th-75th% GPA: 3.05 - 3.60
  • Average Age at Entry: 25 (Age range is 20-48, 20% are 27 years and older)
  • 47% Female / 53% Male
  • Number of Colleges & Universities Represented: 126

July 2017 Bar Passage Rate

Syracuse University College of Law 1st Time Test Takers (NY State):  91.6%
New York State ABA Accredited law schools: 85%

Admissions & Financial Aid Information

  • Merit- and need-based financial aid programs
  • Admissions application deadline: July 15th
  • Early Decision application deadline: January 15th 
    • Admission and merit scholarship decisions are made on a "rolling admissions" basis
    • June LSAT scores and late applications will be considered based on space availability
  • Financial Aid application deadlines: Submit FAFSA on the Web to federal processor: beginning October 1. Priority submission deadline:  January 15.
  • Application processes for admission and financial aid must be done concurrently; do not wait for an admissions decision to begin the financial aid application process.
  • Tuition for 2017 - 2018: $47,860 Required fees: $2,106
  • Average percentage of students receiving institutional financial aid: 85%

Career Services

Employment Survey for the Class of 2016

  • Number of graduates in class: 166
  • Percent of class employed in all sectors or pursuing an advanced degree: 89%
  • Percent of class that provided salary information: 66%
  • Average salary reported for 100+ attorney firms: $114,400
  • Average salary reported for all private practice: $74,500
  • Average salary reported for government employers: $56,000
  • Average salary reported for all public sector employers: $54,440

View Office of Career Services Employment Statistics

 

Featured Centers and Institutes

Centers and Institutes 

Clinical Programs  

  • Bankruptcy Clinic
  • Children's Rights and Family Law Clinic
  • Community Development Law Clinic
  • Criminal Defense Law Clinic
  • Disability Rights Clinic
  • Elder law Clinic
  • Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic
  • Securities Arbitration/Consumer Law Clinic
  • Veterans Legal Clinic
     

Externship Programs

Advocacy Skills Programs 

  • Trial Advocacy Courses
  • Moot Court Teams and Competitions
      

First-Year Elective Courses (3 credits each)

  • Fact Investigation and Analysis
  • Introduction to Legal Practice: Applying Contracts, Torts and Civil Procedure
  • Land Use Planning & Zoning Law
  • National Security Lawyering
  • Negotiation for Lawyers
  • Problem Solving & intelligent Lawyering
  • Professional Responsibility: Becoming a Lawyer
  • Public Interest Lawyering

    * Courses may vary from year to year
     

    Opportunities for Specialization & Interdisciplinary Study

    Joint Degree Programs

    • J.D./Business Administration (M.B.A)
    • J.D./M.S. in Cultural Foundations of Education (Disability Studies)
    • J.D./M.S. in Computer Science
    • J.D./Environmental Science and Forestry
    • J.D./M.S. in Forensic Science
    • J.D./M.S. in Library Science
    • J.D./Master in Public Administration (M.P.A.)
    • J.D./M.S. Communications
    • J.D./M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science
    • J.D./M.A. in Economics
    • J.D./M.A. in History
    • J.D./M.A. in International Relations
    • J.D./M.A. in Philosophy, and J.D./Doctor of Philosophy
    • J.D./Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)