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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 2016 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: 20162015201420132012, 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

709

638

71

Number of offers

601

553

48

Number of matrics

172

136

36

75% GPA

3.41

3.46

3.28

Median GPA

3.15

3.16

3.11

25% GPA

2.90

2.92

2.72

75% LSAT

152

153

150

Median LSAT

148

149

146

25% LSAT

146

146

142

# not incl. in LSAT percentile calc. 0 -1 1

 

(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
$21,674 $21,674 $21,674

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

527

100

425

80.6

102

19.4

Total number receiving grants

345

65.5

330

77.6

15

14.7

Less than 1/2 tuition

150

28.5

147

34.6

3

2.9

Half to full tuition

181

34.3

171

40.2

10

9.8

Full tuition

10

1.9

9

2.1

1

1

More than full tuition

4

0.8

3

0.7

1

1

75% grant amount

 

 

$ 32,000

 

$ 17,500

 

50% grant amount

 

 

$ 24,000

 

$ 12,500

 

25% grant amount

 

 

$ 12,500

 

$ 8,000

 

 

(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
2014-2015 Academic Year 93 20
2013-2014 Academic Year 117 20
2012-2013 Academic Year 116 22

(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

14

6.4

34

13.6

0

0

42

11.4

6

6.1

20

11.6

48

10.2

18

Amer Ind/Alsk

Native

5

2.3

3

1.2

0

0

6

1.6

2

2

7

4.1

8

1.7

2

Asian

3

1.4

6

2.4

0

0

7

1.9

2

2

3

1.9

9

1.9

10

Black/Afr Amer

31

14.2

33

13.2

0

0

39

10.5

25

25.3

29

16.9

64

13.6

22

Nat Haw/Pac IsI

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Two or more races

8

3.7

2

0.8

0

0

7

1.9

3

3

0

0

10

2.1

0

Total Minority

61

27.9

78

31.2

0

0

101

27.3

38

38.4

59

34.3

139

29.6

52

White

148

65.3

161

64.4

0

0

247

66.8

57

57.6

102

59.3

304

64.8

157

Nonresident Alien

4

1.8

1

0.4

0

0

5

1.4

0

0

4

2.3

5

1.1

0

Race/Eth Unknown

11

5

10

4

0

0

17

4.6

4

4

7

4.1

21

4.5

6

Total

219

46.7

250

53.3

0

0

370

78.9

99

21.1

172

36.7

469

100

215

 

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

J.D. Attrition (prior academic year)

  Academic Transfer Other Total  
  # # # # %
1st year 7 0 7 14 9.2
2nd year 1 3 2 6 4.5
3rd year 4 0 0 4 1.8
4th year 0 0 0 0 0

 

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

Transfers (prior academic year)

Transfers In

0

Transfers Out

3

(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 41 40 21 18 20 22 11 12
Deans, librarians & others who teach 6 6 3 4 3 2 0 0
Part-Time 21 18 17 13 4 5 0 1
  68 64 41 35 27 29 11 13

 

(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 49
Number of classroom course titles beyond first-year curriculum 103
Number of upper division classroom course sections  

Under 25

109

25-49

22

50-74

8

75-99

2

100+

0
Number of positions available in simulation courses

50

Number of simulation positions filled 20
Number of law clinics 16
Number of seats available in the law clinics identified in sub-part (i) above 165
Number of seats filled in the law clinics identified in sub-part (i) above 112
Number of field placement positions filled 60
Number of students who enrolled in independent study 116
Number of students who participated in law journals 102
Number of students who participated in interschool skills competitions 34

 

(b) (7) employment outcomes; and

employment outcomes - ABA employment 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 2015)

First Time Takers: 157         Avg. Pass Diff: 2.52
Reporting %: 99.36   Avg. School %: 71.15   Avg. State %: 68.63
Jurisdiction Takers Passers Pass % State % Diff %
Louisiana 172 111 71.15 68.63 2.52

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

(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