Student Enrollment on October 5, 2020:

  • 926 J.D. students enrolled 
  • 384 J.D. students are members of minority groups (41%)
  • 565 J.D. students are women (61%)
  • 24 J.D. students are from foreign countries (0.3%)
  • 73% of J.D. students are enrolled part time

2019-2020 Faculty

  • 209 total faculty
  • 56 full-time, tenured and tenure-track faculty
  • 150 part-time faculty

Degrees Awarded

  • The Law School awarded 329 J.D. degrees from October 6, 2019 to October 6, 2020.


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