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ABA Required Disclosures

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.

This page has been updated with the 2014 report. For last years page please look here

ABA Standard 509 requires public disclosure in many categories.  This page consolidates all the required information in one place. 

509 Reports: 2015 201420132012, 2011, 2010

(a) All information that a law school reports, publicizes, or distributes shall be complete, accurate and not misleading to a reasonable law school student or applicant. A law school shall use due diligence in obtaining and verifying such information. Violations of these obligations may result in sanctions under Rule 16 of the Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools.

(b) A law school shall publicly disclose on its website, in the form and manner and for the time frame designated by the Council, the following information:

(b) (1) admissions data;

admissions data - Contained in 509 report on page one top right.

GPA and LSAT Scores (calendar year)

 

Total

Full-Time

Part-Time

Number of apps

813

721

92

Number of offers

620

561

59

Number of matrics

153

120

33

75% GPA

3.52

3.47

3.56

Median GPA

3.15

3.19

3.00

25% GPA

2.87

2.93

2.63

75% LSAT

154

154

150

Median LSAT

151

151

148

25% LSAT

147

148

143

# not incl. in LSAT percentile calc. 1 -1 2

 

(b) (2) tuition and fees, living costs, and financial aid;

tuition, fees, living costs - Contained in 509 report on page one middle left.
Breakdown of tuition and fees by year of enrollment can be found here.

Tuition and Fees (academic year)

  Resident Non-Resident
Full-Time $43,410 $43,410
Part-Time $32,910 $32,910
Tuition Guarantee Program No

Living Expenses (academic year)

Estimated Living Expenses for singles

Living on Campus Living Off Campus Living at Home
$21,644 $21,644 $21,644

financial aid - Contained in 509 report on page one middle right.

Grants and Scholarships (prior academic year)

 

Total

#

%

Full-Time

#

%

Part-Time

#

%

Total number of students

602

100

503

83.6

99

16.4

Total number receiving grants

368

61.1

320

63.6

48

48.5

Less than 1/2 tuition

185

30.7

163

32.4

22

22.2

Half to full tuition

165

27.4

145

28.8

20

20.2

Full tuition

13

2.2

10

2

3

3

More than full tuition

5

0.8

2

0.4

3

3

75% grant amount

 

 

$ 32,571

 

$ 26,583

 

50% grant amount

 

 

$ 20,000

 

$ 17,250

 

25% grant amount

 

 

$ 10,000

 

$ 7,188

 

 

(b) (3) conditional scholarships;

conditional scholarships Contained in 509 report on page one middle left.

Students Matriculating In # Entering with Conditional Scholarships # Whose Conditional Scholarships Have Since Been Reduced or Eliminated
2013-2014 Academic Year 117 20
2012-2013 Academic Year 116 22
2011-2012 Academic Year 91 20

(b) (4) enrollment data, including academic, transfer, and other attrition;

enrollment data - Contained in 509 report on page one bottom.

J.D. Enrollment and Ethnicity

 

  Men Women Other Full-Time Part-Time First-Year Total J.D. Deg Awd
 

#

%

#

%

# %

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

 

Hispanics of any race

15

5.9

31

11.4

0

0

36

8.5

10

9.8

17

11.1

46

8.7

15

Amer Ind/Alsk

Native

0

0

2

0.7

0

0

2

0.5

0

0

1

0.7

2

0.4

6

Asian

4

1.6

8

2.9

0

0

9

2.1

3

2.9

4

2.6

12

2.3

5

Black/Afr Amer

28

11

29

10.7

0

0

40

9.4

17

16.7

18

11.8

57

10.8

16

Nat Haw/Pac IsI

0

0

1

0.4

0

0

1

0.2

0

0

0

0

1

0.2

0

Two or more races

10

3.9

5

1.8

0

0

12

2.8

3

2.9

8

5.2

15

2.8

1

Total Minority

57

22.4

76

27.9

0

0

100

23.5

33

32.4

48

31.4

133

25.2

43

White

188

73.7

185

68

0

0

308

72.5

65

63.7

99

64.7

373

70.8

146

Nonresident Alien

1

0.4

0

0

0

0

1

0.2

0

0

0

0

1

0.2

1

Race/Eth Unknown

9

3.5

11

4

0

0

16

3.8

4

3.9

6

3.9

20

3.8

10

Total

255

48.4

272

51.6

0

0

425

80.6

102

19.4

153

29

527

100

200

 

attrition - Contained in 509 report on page two top right.

J.D. Attrition (prior academic year)

  Academic Transfer Other Total  
  # # # # %
1st year 4 6 9 19 13.5
2nd year 1 1 2 4 1.8
3rd year 0 0 0 0 0
4th year 0 0 0 0 0

 

transfer - Contained in 509 report on page two middle right.

Transfers (prior academic year)

Transfers In 0
50th Percentile 1L GPA n/a

(b) (5) numbers of full-time and part-time faculty, professional librarians, and administrators

Faculty and Administrators - Contained in 509 report on page two bottom left.

Faculty and Administrators

  Total   Men   Women   Minorities  
  Spr Fall Spr Fall Spr Fall Spr Fall
Full-Time 45 42 20 20 25 22 11 11
Deans, librarians & others who teach 8 7 5 4 3 3 1 0
Part-Time 23 15 18 14 5 1 0 0
  76 64 43 38 33 26 12 11

 

(b) (6) class sizes for first-year and upper-class courses; number of seminar, clinical and co-curricular offerings;

Contained in 509 report page two top left.

Curriculum (prior academic year)

Typical first-year section size 36
Number of classroom course titles beyond first-year curriculum 112
Number of upper division classroom course sections  

Under 25

101

25-49

30

50-74

22

75-99

4

100+

0
Number of positions available in simulation courses

62

Number of simulation positions filled 42
Number of seminar positions filled 474
Number of field placement positions filled 64
Number of students who enrolled in independent study 80
Number of students who participated in law journals 103
Number of students who participated in interschool skills competitions 33

 

(b) (7) employment outcomes; and

employment outcomes - ABA employment summaries and National Association for Law Placement reports:

2015 reports will be published by April 15, 2015.

 

- Additional information may be available on the career development page.

(b) (8) bar passage data.

bar passage data - Contained in 509 report page two bottom right.

Bar Passage Rates (February and July 2014)

First Time Takers: 190         Avg. Pass Diff: -0.46
Reporting %: 90.53   Avg. School %: 69.19   Avg. State %: 69.65
Jurisdiction Takers Passers Pass % State % Diff %
Louisiana 172 119 69.19 69.65 -0.46
 

Bar Passage Rates (February and July 2013)

First Time Takers: 200         Avg. Pass Diff: 6.18
Reporting %: 75.5   Avg. School %: 64.9   Avg. State %: 58.72
Jurisdiction Takers Passers Pass % State % Diff %
Louisiana 151 98 64.9 58.72 6.18

Bar Passage Rates (February and July 2012)

First Time Takers: 209         Avg. Pass Diff: -4.64
Reporting %: 90.91   Avg. School %: 58.95   Avg. State %: 63.59
Jurisdiction Takers Passers Pass % State % Diff %
Louisiana 190 112 58.95 63.59 -4.64

 

(c) A law school shall publicly disclose on its website, in a readable and comprehensive manner, the following information on a current basis:

(c) (1) refund policies;

refunds - A student who withdraws from a course before the end of the term may be entitled to a refund of a percentage of the tuition charged for that course. The university’s general policy on refunds is described here. If a student account has been overpaid and a credit balance exists, a student may request a refund

(c) (2) curricular offerings, academic calendar, and academic requirements; and

curricular offerings

academic calendar

academic requirements

(c) (3) policies regarding the transfer of credit earned at another institution of higher education. The law school’s transfer of credit policies must include, at a minimum:

(i) A statement of the criteria established by the law school regarding the transfer of credit earned at another institution; and

The associate dean for academic affairs may give written permission for a student to take courses at other law schools, thus assuring the student that the courses will be applied toward the student’s current program. An official copy of the transcript from the other school must be submitted to the Office of Law Records in the College of Law prior to the completion of Loyola’s next term. No credit will be awarded for a course taken at another law school unless the grade in that course is at least equal to the minimum grade point average required for graduation at that school. If a student fails to earn such a grade in a course required for graduation from Loyola, the course must be repeated. (See Academic Standards.) Credit earned at other schools will count toward total earned hours but will not affect the student’s cumulative grade point average.

Students are cautioned that the associate dean of academic affairs will only grant permission to take courses elsewhere when compelling reasons are demonstrated. Rarely will permission be granted to take a required course at another law school. At a minimum, two year’s residence (60 credit hours at any time or, if they are the last remaining hours, 45 credit hours) in the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is required of students in order that they may be eligible for a Loyola degree.

(ii) A list of institutions, if any, with which the law school has established an articulation
agreement.

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law has three joint degree programs: J.D./M.B.A. with the Loyola University New Orleans College of Business and J.D./M.U.R.P. (Master of Urban and Regional Planning) and J.D./M.P.A. (Master of Public Administration) with the University of New Orleans. In each joint program the number of hours is reduced by nine credit hours to reflect the hours taken in the joint program.

(d) A law school shall distribute the data required under Standard 509(b)(3) to all applicants being offered conditional scholarships at the time the scholarship offer is extended.

(e) If a law school elects to make a public disclosure of its status as a law school approved by the Council, it shall do so accurately and shall include the name and contact information of the Council