Is law school right for you?

There are many factors that must be taken into account before deciding to go to law school. Students should consider carefully before making the decision to attend law school.

 

Cost:

To give you a better idea of how much law school will cost you here is a few examples from law schools in Oregon .

  • University of Oregon (2016-2017)
    • Resident Tuition and Fees: $32,476
    • Nonresident Tuition and Fees: $40,396
    • Total Costs (Resident): $47,534
    • Total Costs (Nonresident): $56,351
  • Lewis and Clark (2016-2017)
    • Tuition and Fees Full Time: $44,970
    • Tuition and Fees Part Time: $33,724
    • Living Expenses: $9,900/Semester
    • Books: $800/Semester
    • Loan Fees: $600/Semester
  • Willamette University (2016-2017)
    • Tuition: $41,065
    • Total Costs: $60,762

Scholarships are available, but will differ from school to school.

Grades:

While law school admissions will take an applicants entire resume into account, the two most important factors are an applicant’s GPA and LSAT score.

  • National Figures (2015)
    • Total applicants: 52,313
    • Admitted to at least one school: 40,596 (77.6%)
    • Average highest LSAT score: 152.9
    • Average GPA: 3.27
    • Average number of schools applied to: 6.22
    • Average admissions per candidate:2.57
  • University of Oregon (2014)
    • Applicants: 1,140
    • Enrolled: 118
    • Median GPA: 3.33
    • Median LSAT 157
  • Lewis and Clark (2014)
    • Applicants: 1,860
    • Offers: 1,096
    • Enrolled: 207
    • Median GPA: 3.34
    • Median LSAT: 158
  • Willamette University (2016)
    • Applicants: 507
    • Offers: 376
    • Enrolled: 105
    • Median GPA: 3.18
    • Median LSAT: 151

For more information about median GPA and LSAT required for acceptance to various schools:

This is a GPA/LSAT calculator that can give you a better idea of the requirements from individual law schools across the country.

 

 

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments contact Dr, Henkels at henkelsm@wou.edu.