Syracuse University College of Law

Syracuse University College of Law

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Syracuse Law School combines a rigorous legal education with the development of a “professional identity” for law students. The incoming interim dean, William C. Banks, said the College of Law’s innovative curriculum and expanded experiential learning opportunities ensure that students are ready for the profession when they graduate.

“The College of Law is committed to ensuring that all students receive first-rate classroom teaching coupled with the practical experiences needed to succeed in today’s world. This philosophy manifested itself with last year’s opening of Dineen Hall, where students benefit from an environment that fosters learning, collaboration and personal interactions,” he said.

Dineen Hall is the school's $95 million facility that opened in 2014. The 200,000 square foot building includes a 330-seat multipurpose auditorium. preLaw ranked it as the 28th best facility in the nation. 

Former Dean Hannah Arterian said the new building was designed for a new kind of law school.

“We tried to think of all the details that would matter to a developing attorney, such as big lockers where they could hang professional clothing, and building in all kinds of opportunities where students could get integrated with each other and start building networks,” she said.

Syracuse is one of the leading schools in the region in both simulation courses and clinics. It has nine law clinics and extensive externship placement opportunities, including the recently added Veterans Legal Clinic.

The law school boasts several interdisciplinary programs, such as the Institute for National Security and Counter Terrorism and the Technology Law Commercialization Program and dual degree opportunities with other highly ranked master’s programs within Syracuse University.

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75th Percentile1573.58
25th Percentile1523.12
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time$41,862$41,862
Living Expenses
Median grant$21250
Percent receiving grants94.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 90.30%
NJ Employment79.66
Bar Passage82.74%
Academic Profile
Best Law Schools 2018: Practical Training: 
Business, Corporate, Banking
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Family Law/Child & Family
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Real Estate Transactions
Technology Law
Trial Advocacy