University of Louisville Law School

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The Louis D. Brandeis School of Law is the law school of the University of Louisville. Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis, who served on the Supreme Court of the United States, was the school's patron, and he bequeathed his papers to the school. The cremated remains of Justice Brandeis and his wife Alice Goldmark Brandeis rest under the front portico of the law school. The school is one of few Supreme Court repositories in the nation. Jim Chen is the current Dean of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.

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U of L Law School Admissions

U of L Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 69% of its applicants. Comparatively, Louisville is Lower than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2025 597 407 (68.17%) 115 (19.3%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.12 3.39 3.70
LSAT 151 154 157

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $20,092 $37,432
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $18,806
  • Living off-campus: $18,806
  • Living at home: $18,806

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 03/01
  • Application Fee: $50

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U of L Law School Community

U of L Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Louisville is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 22
  • Part Time: 13


  • # Female Faculty: 16
  • # Minority Faculty: 5


14.3 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: No

U of L Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. U of L Law School 1L section size is 4% larger than law schools in Kentucky and 47% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

U of L Law School: 90
Kentucky Average: 86
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 355
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 44

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 75
  • Law Journals: 134
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 19.0%
  • Second Year: 4.0%
  • Third Year: 0.8%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

U of L Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The U of L Law School class of 2020 had an employment rate of 93% with 0% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2020, 95.4%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 48.0%
  • Business: 23.0%
  • Government: 16.0%
  • Public Interest: 5.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • Kentucky: 82%
  • Georgia: 3%
  • Indiana: 3%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 95.4%
  • First Time Takers: 109
  • Average School: 82.7%
  • Average State: 80.5%
  • Pass Difference: 2.2%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Kentucky: 80.5%
  • Passed: 86 of 104 (82.7%)
  • State Average: 80.5%
  • Difference: 2.2%