ABA Required Disclosures

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

509 Reports: 20132012, 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. Schools 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

1,291

1,169

122

Number of offers

904

842

62

Number of matrics

240

205

35

75% GPA

3.48

3.47

3.50

Median GPA

3.15

3.16

2.95

25% GPA

2.81

2.84

2.67

75% LSAT

154

153

155

Median LSAT

151

151

152

25% LSAT

147

147

148

 

(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 $43,432 $43,432
Part-Time $29,772 $29,772
Tuition Guarantee Program No

Living Expenses (academic year)

Estimated Living Expenses for singles

Living on Campus Living Off Campus Living at Home
$20,700 $20,700 $15,400

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

Grants and Scholarships (from prior year)

 

Total

#

%

Full-Time

#

%

Part-Time

#

%

Total number of students

753

100

635

84.3

118

15.7

Total number receiving grants

320

42.5

302

47.6

18

15.3

Less than 1/2 tuition

179

23.8

165

26

14

11.9

Half to full tuition

126

16.7

123

19.4

3

2.5

Full tuition

13

1.7

13

2

0

0

More than full tuition

2

0.3

1

0.2

1

0.8

75% grant amount

    $ 27,256   $ 11,414  

Median grant amount

   

$ 17,750

 

$ 7,788

 

25% grant amount

    $8,360   $ 4,139  

average loan indebtedness

2008-2009 Award Year: $107,168.00
2009-2010 Award Year: $112,068.00
2010-2011 Award Year: $115,393.00
2011-2012 Award Year: $124,355.00

budget information

 

(b) (3) conditional scholarships;

conditional scholarships

Students Matriculating In # Entering with Conditional Scholarships # Whose Conditional Scholarships Have Since Been Reduced or Eliminated
2012 Academic Year: 237 91 20
2011 Academic Year: 242 73 25
2010 Academic Year: 269 88 28
2009 Academic Year: 325 108 43
 

(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 Full-Time Part-Time First-Year Total J.D. Deg
 

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

Awrd

Hispanics of any race

29

8.1

30

8.9

48

8.3

11

9.5

10

4.1

59

8.5

28

Amer Ind/Alsk

Native

5

1.4 5 1.5 6 1 4 3.4 1 0.4 10 1.4 1

Asian

8

2.2 8 2.4 16 2.8 0 0 7 2.9 16 23 14

Black/Afr Amer

22

6.1 44 13 51 8.8 15 12.9 25 10.3 66 9.5 25

Nat Haw/Pac IsI

0

0 2 0.6 2 0.3 0 0 1 0.4 2 0.3 0

Two or more races

5

1.4 9 2.7 12 2.1 2 1.7 14 5.8 14 2 0

Total Minority

69

19.2 98 29 135 23.2 32 27.6 58 24 167 24 68

White

267

74.4 224 66.3 415 71.4 76 65.5 171 70.7 491 70.4 173

Nonresident Alien

3

0.8 2 0.6 5 0.9 0 0 3 1.2 5 0.7 2

Race/Eth Unknown

20

5.6 14 4.1 26 4.5 8 6.9 10 4.1 34 4.9 14

Total

359

51.5 338 48.5 581 83.4 116 16.6 242 34.7 697 100 257

 

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

J.D. Attrition (prior academic year)

  Academic Other Total  
  # # # %
1st year 13 30 43 17.6
2nd year 0 1 1 0.4
3rd year 0 4 4 1.5
4th year 1 2 3 14.3

 

Transfers (prior academic year)

Transfers In 0
Transfers Out 23

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

composition and number - 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 39 38 19 18 20 20 9 12
Other Full-Time 11 11 4 3 7 8 1 0
Deans, librarians & others who teach 12 9 7 6 5 3 2 1
Part-Time 23 19 15 16 8 3 0 2
  85 77 45 43 40 34 12 15

Student to faculty ration 14.61 to 1

 

(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)

  Full-Time Part-Time
Typical first-year section size 66 38
Number of classroom course titiles beyond first-year curriculum 175  
Number of upper division classroom course sections    

Under 25

101  

25-49

31  

50-74

23  

75-99

3  

100+

1  
Number of positions available in simulation courses

330

 
Number of simulation positions filled 137 6
Number of positions available in faculty supervised clinical courses 320  
Number of faculty supervised clinical positions filled 82 8
Number of field placement positions filled 27 0
Number of students who enrolled in independent study 62 9
Number of students who participated in law journals 105 13
Number of students who participated in interschool skills competitions 55 5
Number of  credit hours required to graduate 90  

 

(b) (7) employment outcomes; and

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

- 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 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

Bar Passage Rates (February and July 2011)

First Time Takers: 228         Avg. Pass Diff: -3.92
Reporting %: 72.81   Avg. School %: 66.27   Avg. State %: 70.19
Jurisdiction Takers Passers Pass % State % Diff %
Louisiana 166 110 66.27 70.19 -3.92

Bar Passage Rates (February and July 2010)

First Time Takers: 296         Avg. Pass Diff: -0.30
Reporting %: 71.62   Avg. School %: 66.98   Avg. State %: 67.28
Jurisdiction Takers Passers Pass % State % Diff %
Louisiana 193 133 68.91 66.26 2.65
Florida 19 9 47.37 77.63 -30.26

(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

 

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