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ABA Required Disclosures

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.

This page has been updated with the 2016 report. For last years page please look here

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

509 Reports: 201720162015201420132012, 2011, 2010

(a) All information that a law school reports, publicizes, or distributes shall be complete, accurate and not misleading to a reasonable law school student or applicant. A law school shall use due diligence in obtaining and verifying such 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, in the form and manner and for the time frame designated by the Council, the following information:

(b) (1) admissions data;

admissions data - Contained in 509 report on page one top right.

GPA and LSAT Scores (calendar year)

Completed Applications 809
Offers of Admission 594
Acceptance Rate (Percent) 73.42%
Enrollees from Applicant pool 171
Enrollment rate from Completed Applications 21.14%
Enrollment rate from Offers of Admission 28.79%
Other first-year enrollees 6
Total in First-year class 177
LSAT  
75th Percentile 152
50th Percentile 148
25th Percentile 145
# not included in LSAT calculations 0
UGPA  
75th Percentile 3.42
50th Percentile 3.13
25th Percentile 2.84
# not included in UGPA calculations 0

 

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

tuition, fees, living costs - Contained in 509 report on page two middle left.
Breakdown of tuition and fees by year of enrollment can be found here.

Tuition and Fees (academic year)

  Resident Non-Resident
Full-Time $44,330 $44,330
Part-Time $33,620 $33,620

Living Expenses (academic year)

Estimated Living Expenses for singles
Living on Campus Living Off Campus Living at Home
$22,594 $22,594 $22,594

financial aid - Contained in 509 report on page two bottom right.

Grants and Scholarships (prior academic year)

 

Total

#

%

Full-Time

#

%

Part-Time

#

%

Total number of students

469

100

370

79

99

21

Total number receiving grants

315

67

260

70

55

56

Less than 1/2 tuition

125

27

98

26

27

27

Half to full tuition

172

37

147

40

25

25

Full tuition

14

3

12

3

2

2

More than full tuition

4

1

3

1

1

1

75% grant amount

 

 

$ 34,000

 

$ 22,000

 

50% grant amount

 

 

$ 25,000

 

$ 15,500

 

25% grant amount

 

 

$ 15,500

 

$ 5,000

 

 

(b) (3) conditional scholarships;

Conditional scholarships contained in 509 report on page two bottom left.

Students Matriculating In # Entering with Conditional Scholarships # Whose Conditional Scholarships Have Since Been Reduced or Eliminated
2016-2017 Academic Year 89 12
2015-2016 Academic Year 93 20
2014-2015 Academic Year 117 20

(b) (4) enrollment data, including academic, transfer, and other attrition;

enrollment data - Contained in 509 report on page two top.

J.D. Enrollment and Ethnicity (as of October 5, 2017)

 

  1L 2L 3L  
  Total Men Women Other Total Men Women Other Total Men Women Other Total
Hispanics of any race 35 16 19 0 13 1 12 0 13 3 10 0 61
American Indian or Alaska Native 8 5 3 0 3 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 12
Asian 10 7 3 0 2 0 2 0 3 2 1 0 15
Black or African American 49 23 26 0 16 5 11 0 12 9 3 0 77
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Two or More Races 0 0 0 0 4 2 2 0 4 4 0 0 8
Total Minority 102 51 51 0 38 9 29 0 33 18 15 0 173
White 161 86 75 0 64 30 34 0 70 34 36 0 295
Nonresident Alien 2 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 5 4 1 0 1 0 1 0 6 4 2 0 12
Total 270 142 128 0 105 41 64 0 109 56 53 0 484

 

attrition - Contained in 509 report on page two top right.

J.D. Attrition (prior academic year)

  1L 2L 3L 2L/3L  
  Total Men Women Other % Total Men Women Other Total Men Women Other %
Hispanics of any race 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
American Indian or Alaska Native 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Asian 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Black or African American 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 -
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Two or More Races 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Total Minority 2 1 1 0 - 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 -
White 8 3 5 0 - 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Nonresident Alien 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Total 10 4 6 0 5.8 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1.0

 

transfer - Contained in 509 report on page two middle right.

Transfers (prior academic year)

1L Transfers Out 4
Transfers In* 0
75th Percentile GPA 0.00
50th Percentile GPA 0.00
25th Percentile GPA 0.00

*GPA Percentiles provided if School has 12 or more transfers in

 

(b) (5) numbers of full-time and part-time faculty, professional librarians, and administrators

Faculty and Administrators - Contained in 509 report on page one bottom right.

Faculty and Administrators

  Male Female Other Minority Total
Full-time Faculty Members 23 28 0 13 51
Non-full-time Faculty Members 26 11 0 2 37
Total 49 39 0 15 88

 

(b) (6) class sizes for first-year and upper-class courses; number of seminar, clinical and co-curricular offerings;

Contained in 509 report page one bottom left.

Curriculum (prior academic year)

Typical first-year section size, excluding all small sections taught by full-time faculty 55
Number of classroom course titles beyond first-year curriculum 116
Number of upper division classroom course sections with an enrollment:  

Under 25

110

25-49

17

50-74

12

75-99

3

100+

0
Number of seats filled in the law clinics last year 173
Number of field placement positions filled last year 52
Number of seats available in simulation courses 306

 

(b) (7) employment outcomes; and

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

 

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

(b) (8) bar passage data.

bar passage data

Bar Passage Rates (February and July 2015)

First Time Takers: 157         Avg. Pass Diff: 2.52
Reporting %: 99.36   Avg. School %: 71.15   Avg. State %: 68.63
Jurisdiction Takers Passers Pass % State % Diff %
Louisiana 172 111 71.15 68.63 2.52

Bar Passage Rates (February and July 2014)

First Time Takers: 190         Avg. Pass Diff: -0.46
Reporting %: 90.53   Avg. School %: 69.19   Avg. State %: 69.65
Jurisdiction Takers Passers Pass % State % Diff %
Louisiana 172 119 69.19 69.65 -0.46
 

Bar Passage Rates (February and July 2013)

First Time Takers: 200         Avg. Pass Diff: 6.18
Reporting %: 75.5   Avg. School %: 64.9   Avg. State %: 58.72
Jurisdiction Takers Passers Pass % State % Diff %
Louisiana 151 98 64.9 58.72 6.18

(c) A law school shall publicly disclose on its website, in a readable and comprehensive manner, the following information on a current basis:

(c) (1) refund policies;

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

(c) (2) curricular offerings, academic calendar, and academic requirements; and

curricular offerings

academic calendar

academic requirements

(c) (3) 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:

(i) 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.

(ii) 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 distribute the data required under Standard 509(b)(3) to all applicants being offered conditional scholarships at the time the scholarship offer is extended.

(e) 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