UND Law School

General Info

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The University of North Dakota School of Law is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota at the University of North Dakota (UND) and is the only law school in the state of North Dakota. Established in 1899, the law school is home to approximately 235 students and has more than 3,000 alumni. It has one of the smallest student populations among the American Bar Association accredited law schools.

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UND Law School Admissions

UND Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 68% of its applicants. Comparatively, Northdakota is Significantly Lower than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2025 300 204 (68.00%) 85 (28.3%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 2.84 3.20 3.43
LSAT 145 148 152

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $11,161 $24,836
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $16,533
  • Living off-campus: $16,533
  • Living at home: $16,533

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: N/A
  • Application Fee: $35

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UND Law School Community

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

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 13
  • Part Time: 14


  • # Female Faculty: 17
  • # Minority Faculty: 2


17.2 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

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

UND 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. UND Law School 1L section size is equal to law schools in North Dakota and 69% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

UND Law School: 78
North Dakota Average: 78
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 500
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 26

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 48
  • Law Journals: 36
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 16.4%
  • Second Year: 1.3%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

UND Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The UND Law School class of 2020 had an employment rate of 85% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2020, 100.0%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 43.0%
  • Business: 21.0%
  • Government: 8.0%
  • Public Interest: 0.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • North Dakota: 75%
  • Minnesota: 13%
  • Pennsylvania: 3%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 100.0%
  • First Time Takers: 75
  • Average School: 56.0%
  • Average State: 70.0%
  • Pass Difference: -14.0%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • North Dakota: 65.0%
  • Passed: 28 of 50 (56.0%)
  • State Average: 70.0%
  • Difference: -9.0%