Hamline University School of Law

General Info

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Hamline University School of Law is a private law school affiliated with Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. The School of Law was founded in 1972 as the Midwestern School of Law by a group of legal professionals. It was then absorbed by Hamline University as its own School of Law, making Hamline one of the few smaller universities to support a full law school. The School is accredited by the American Bar Association.

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Hamline Law School Admissions

Hamline Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 62% of its applicants. Comparatively, Hamline is Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2025 464 287 (61.85%) 71 (15.3%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.00 3.25 3.52
LSAT 149 152 156

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $40,128 $40,128
Part Time $28,882 $28,882

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $14,370
  • Living off-campus: $20,227
  • Living at home: $20,227

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: N/A
  • Application Fee: N/A

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Hamline Law School Community

Hamline Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Hamline is Below Average.

Student body

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Comparable Schools

Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 12
  • Part Time: 61

Faculty

  • # Female Faculty: 41
  • # Minority Faculty: 3

Ratio

21.6 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: No

Hamline Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Hamline University 1L section size is 13% smaller than law schools in Minnesota and 17% smaller than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Hamline Law School: 125
Minnesota Average: 141
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 770
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 66

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 67
  • Law Journals: 70
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 6.4%
  • Second Year: 20.7%
  • Third Year: 1.7%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

Hamline Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Hamline University class of 2020 had an employment rate of 90% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2020, 75.0%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 35.0%
  • Business: 33.0%
  • Government: 15.0%
  • Public Interest: 4.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • Minnesota: 69%
  • Wisconsin: 8%
  • California: 1%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 75.0%
  • First Time Takers: 188
  • Average School: 75.2%
  • Average State: 83.7%
  • Pass Difference: -8.5%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Minnesota: 83.7%
  • Passed: 106 of 141 (75.2%)
  • State Average: 83.7%
  • Difference: -8.5%