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Standard 509. Consumer Information

This is the 2012-2013 page for the 2013-2014 page click here.

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

509 Reports: 2012, 2011, 2010

(a) All consumer 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 consumer 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 consumer information in the following categories:

(b) (1) admissions data;

admissions data - Contained in 509 report on page two top left.

 

 

Total

Full-Time

Part-Time

Number of apps

1,617

1,487

130

Number of offers

1,090

1,021

69

Number of matrics

237

201

36

75% GPA

3.46

3.46

3.38

Median GPA

3.21

3.21

3.22

25% GPA

2.97

2.98

2.76

75% LSAT

155

155

156

Median LSAT

152

152

153

25% LSAT

150

150

149

 

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

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

Tuition and Fees

  Resident Non-Resident
Full-Time $41,448 $41,448
Part-Time $28,428 $28,428
Tuition Guarantee Program No

Living Expenses

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 two bottom left.

Grants and Scholarships (from prior year)

 

Total

#

%

Full-Time

#

%

Part-Time

#

%

Total number of students

813

100

685

84.3

128

15.7

Total number receiving grants

328

40.3

294

42.9

34

26.6

Less than 1/2 tuition

171

21

144

21

27

21.1

Half to full tuition

146

18

139

20.3

7

5.5

Full tuition

10

1.2

10

1.5

0

0

More than full tuition

1

0.1

1

0.1

0

0

Median grant amount

   

$ 20,000

 

$ 13,313

 

average loan indebtedness

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

budget information

conditional scholarships

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

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

(b) (3) enrollment data and attrition/graduation rates;

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

J.D. Enrollment and Ethnicity

 

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

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

Awrd

Hispanics of any race

40

10.2

42

11.7

73

11.5

9

7.6

24

9.8

82

10.9

26

Amer Ind/Alsk

Native

6

1.5

4

1.1

6

0.9

4

3.4

3

1.2

10

1.3

3

Asian

14

3.6

10

2.8

24

3.8

0

0

4

1.6

24

3.2

9

Black/Afr Amer

22

5.6

45

12.5

56

8.8

11

9.3

20

8.2

67

8.9

50

Nat Haw/Pac IsI

0

0

1

0.3

1

0.2

0

0

0

0

1

0.1

0

Two or more races

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total Minority

82

20.9

102

28.3

160

25.2

24

20.3

51

20.9

184

24.4

88

White

282

71.8

240

66.7

437

68.8

85

72

179

73.4

522

69.3

169

Nonresident Alien

2

0.5

2

0.6

4

0.6

0

0

0

0

4

0.5

0

Race/Eth Unknown

27

6.9

16

4.4

34

5.4

9

7.6

14

5.7

43

5.7

18

Total

393

52.2

360

47.8

635

84.3

118

15.7

244

32.4

753

100

275

 

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

J.D. Attrition (from prior year)

  Academic Other Total  
  # # # %
1st year 3 26 29 12
2nd year 2 5 7 2.7
3rd year 1 1 2 0.7
4th year 0 1 1 5.3

graduation rates - Degrees awarded is part of the above enrollment and ethnicity table.

(b) (4) composition and number of full-time and part-time faculty and administrators;

composition and number - Contained in 509 report on page one middle left.

Faculty and Administrators

  Total   Men   Women   Minorities  
  Spr Fall Spr Fall Spr Fall Spr Fall
Full-Time 39 39 21 18 18 21 10 12
Other Full-Time 13 10 6 3 7 7 2 1
Deans, librarians & others who teach 12 12 6 7 6 5 2 2
Part-Time 30 28 23 24 7 4   2
  94 89 56 52 38 37 14 17

 

(b) (5) curricular offerings, academic calendar, and academic requirements;

curricular offerings

academic calendar

academic requirements

(b) (6) library resources;

library resources - Contained in 509 report page two top right

Informational and Library Resources

Total amount spent on library materials 1,369,515
Study seating capacity inside the library 366
Number of FTE professional librarians 8
Hours per week library is open 106
Require computer? No

library website

About the Library

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Library is housed in the College of Law building, which is on the Dominican campus. It occupies parts of the first and third floors and all of the second floor of the building, a total of over 50,356 square feet. The Library's full-time staff numbers eighteen, including eight librarians.

Our Collection

The Law Library has a collection of over 371,000 volumes and microform equivalents which has the primary purpose of supporting the curriculum and research needs of the College of Law faculty and students. The collection is comprised of federal and state legal research sources, specific subject materials, foreign, international, comparative, and civil law materials, and law-related books. The microform collection includes United States Supreme Court records and briefs, state bar journals, and legal treatises from the nineteenth century.

Due to the civil law tradition of Louisiana, the Law Library collects substantial materials from civil law jurisdictions, such as France, Quebec and Scotland. The library is a designated depository for both United States Government and State of Louisiana Government documents. Public access to the federal government documents collection is guaranteed by Title 44 of the United States Code. The documents have been integrated into the general collection according to jurisdictional, research, and subject matter relationships.

Online Catalog

The Law Library's Online Catalog provides location information for all Library holdings, as well as records of what has been received and what has been ordered. The catalog is an Innovative Interfaces, Inc. INNOPAC system.

The Library subscribes to the LEXIS-NEXIS and WESTLAW databases, which give students and faculty access to federal and state court decisions and statutes, law review and law journal articles and indexes, and some international materials. There is a computer lab in the Library for LEXIS and WESTLAW use and training and offline printers for both systems. Another computer lab housed in the Library has networked personal computers with up-to-date versions of word processing, database management and spreadsheet software and CALI exercises. This lab also provides access to email and the Internet.

(b) (7) physical facilities; and

physical facilities

The College of Law is located at 526 Pine Street. The main building is 118,000 square feet. It houses 12 classrooms, administrative offices, faculty offices, and the law library. All classrooms have electrical connections for student laptops, and a podium containing a computer connected to a ceiling mounted projector and screens.

Within the law library are 2 student computer labs. One contains 48 desktop computers; the other is a teaching lab and contains 13 student computers and one instructor computer with a large touchscreen display. It is available for general student use when not being used for instruction.

The Broadway Activities Centers (BAC) is located across Pine Street from the College of Law. It houses one classroom, offices for student organizations, and food services.

The Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic Building is located at 540 Broadway Street. Opened in 2011; it houses the law clinic, clinical faculty offices, the career development center, two classrooms, five conference rooms, several client meeting rooms, and a computer lab for law students participating in the clinic.

(b) (8) employment outcomes and bar passage data.

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

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

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

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, its 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:

(c) (1) 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.

(c) (2) 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 publicly disclose the employment outcomes of its graduates on its website.

Employment outcomes are disclosed above under section (b)(8).

(d) (1) The employment outcomes shall be posted on the school's website each year by March 31 or such other date at the Council may establish.

(d) (2) The employment outcomes posted must be accurate as of February 15th for persons who graduated with a JD degree between September 1 two calendar years prior and August 31 one calendar year prior.

(d) (3) The employment outcomes posted shall remain on the school's website for at least three years, so that at any time at least three graduating classes' data are posted.

(d) (4) The employment outcomes shall be gathered and disclosed in accordance with the form, instructions and definitions approved by the Council.

(e) A law school shall publicly disclose on its website, in the form designated by the Council, its conditional scholarship retention data. A law school shall also distribute this data to all applicants being offered conditional scholarships at the time the scholarship offer is extended.

Conditional scholarship retention data is disclosed above under section (b)(2). This information is mailed with scholarship offers.

(f) 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.