ABA Required Disclosures

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

509 Reports: 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

1,014

922

92

Number of offers

591

551

40

Number of matrics

139

116

23

75% GPA

3.47

3.43

3.54

Median GPA

3.15

3.15

3.20

25% GPA

2.84

2.84

2.70

75% LSAT

157

157

157

Median LSAT

153

154

152

25% LSAT

150

150

150

# not incl. in LSAT percentile calc. 0 0 0

 

(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 $43,150 $43,150
Part-Time $32,650 $32.650
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

697

100

581

83.4

116

16.6

Total number receiving grants

308

44.2

270

46.5

38

32.8

Less than 1/2 tuition

165

23.7

149

25.6

16

13.8

Half to full tuition

135

19.4

116

20

19

16.4

Full tuition

8

1.1

5

0.9

3

2.6

More than full tuition

0

0

0

0

0

0

75% grant amount

    $ 28,686   $19,892  

50% grant amount

   

$ 20,000

 

$ 16,375

 

25% grant amount

    $10,000   $ 9,625  

 

(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 116 22
2012-2013 Academic Year 91 20
2011-2012 Academic Year 73 25

(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

21

7

29

9.6

0 0

41

8.2

9

9.1

13

9.2

50

8.3

29

Amer Ind/Alsk

Native

1

0.3 4 1.3 0 0 3 0.6 2 2 0 0 5 0.8 3

Asian

6

2 9 3 0 0 14 2.8 1 1 3 2.1 15 2.5 5

Black/Afr Amer

24

8 35 11.6 0 0 46 9.1 13 13.1 16 11.3 59 9.8 20

Nat Haw/Pac IsI

0

0 1 0.3 0 0 1 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0.2 1

Two or more races

3

1 5 1.7 0 0 6 1.2 2 2 2 1.4 8 1.3 0

Total Minority

55

18.3 83 27.5 0 0 111 22.1 27 27.3 34 24.1 138 22.9 58

White

230

76.7 206 68.2 0 0 370 73.6 66 66.7 102 72.3 436 72.4 148

Nonresident Alien

1

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

Race/Eth Unknown

14

4.7 12 4 0 0 20 4 6 6.1 5 3.5 26 4.3 11

Total

300

49.8 302 50.2 0 0 503 89.6 99 16.4 141 23.4 602 100 219

 

attrition - Contained in 509 report on page two middle left.

J.D. Attrition (prior academic year)

  Academic Transfer Other Total  
  # # # # %
1st year 7 13 7 27 11.2
2nd year 0 3 5 8 3.8
3rd year 3 0 0 3 1.4
4th year 0 0 0 0 0

 

transfer - Contained in 509 report on page two bottom left.

Transfers (prior academic year)

Transfers In 6
50th Percentile 1L GPA 2.95

(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 48 46 22 22 26 24 12 12
Deans, librarians & others who teach 8 8 5 5 3 3 1 1
Part-Time 23 19 19 15 4 4 0 2
  79 73 46 42 33 31 13 15

 

(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 46 26
Number of classroom course titles beyond first-year curriculum 110  
Number of upper division classroom course sections    

Under 25

86  

25-49

27  

50-74

19  

75-99

5  

100+

0  
Number of positions available in simulation courses

135

 
Number of simulation positions filled 101 8
Number of seminar psitions filled 267 98
Number of positions available in faculty supervised clinical courses 155  
Number of faculty supervised clinical positions filled 155 10
Number of field placement positions filled 43 1
Number of students who enrolled in independent study 41 8
Number of students who participated in law journals 21 2
Number of students who participated in interschool skills competitions 19 2
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:

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 2013)

 

First Time Takers: 200         Avg. Pass Diff: 6.18
Reporting %: 75.50   Avg. School %: 64.90   Avg. State %: 58.72
Jurisdiction Takers Passers Pass % State % Diff %
Louisiana 151 98 64.90 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

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

(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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