University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law

University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law

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The University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law is one of the smallest schools in the region with fewer than 360 students. However, the numbers that really matter are quite high. About 94 percent of students ultimately pass the bar exam, and the school’s employment rate for the class of 2017 was 93.2 percent. Those statistics, combined with in-state tuition of $21,392, helped it earn a A- for Best Value.

The University of Louisville offers a comprehensive education that is rooted in its commitment to public service. It was one of the first law schools to require public service for graduation, with each class donating 7,000 or more hours to the community.   

The law school has an extensive skills program, which includes a downtown Law Clinic, an Entrepreneur Clinic, externship opportunities, expansive moot court and professional skills competitions, and the Samuel L. Greenbaum Public Service Program. It is also home to three student-run law journals nd more than 20 student-run organizations. 

First-year sections average between 20 to 60 students, allowing the school to offer a welcoming atmosphere where students get personal attention.



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75th Percentile1553.47
25th Percentile1502.95
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time$17,092$31,668
Living Expenses
Median grant$10250
Percent receiving grants58.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 93.20%
NJ Employment83.01
Bar Passage72.00%
Academic Profile
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Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business, Corporate, Banking
Employment and Labor Law
Environmental/Natural Resource Law
Family Law/Child & Family
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Public Interest/Social Justice
Tax Law