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  • 91% Employment rate for Class of 2022
  • 80% First-time MA bar passage rate (2023, MA Board of Bar Examiners)
  • #3 Highest enrollment growth among U.S. law schools
  • #3 Most Graduates of Color among New England Law Schools (2021)
  • #7 Highest employment in public service in the U.S. (Class of 2022)
  • #1 Lowest tuition of any ABA-accredited law school in MA
  • #1 Smallest class sizes of any ABA-accredited law school in Massachusetts
  • 91% UMass Law students received scholarships (2020-2021)
  • 15th Highest Percent of Female Tenured Faculty among 200 ABA-accredited law schools in the U.S.
  • 65% UMass Law entering class women (2022)
  • 60% UMass Law enrolled from outside MA entering class (2022)
  • 14 UMass Law entering class countries represented (2022)
  • 152 Median LSAT
  • 377 UMass Law total enrollment
  • 50% Scholarships for Public Interest Law Fellows
  • #4 in New England for Practical Legal Training
  • 175K Hours of pro bono legal services contributed to the community valued at over $9M
  • 40% UMass Law MA residents entering class (2022)
  • 117 UMass Law total students entering class (2022)
  • 23 UMass Law entering class states represented (2022)
  • 3.47 Median UGPA
  • #1 Best Path to Government Jobs in New England (2016-2021)
  • #2 in Massachusetts for Practical Legal Training
  • 5 Law Clinics
  • 100% UMass Law guaranteed clinic or internship placement

Student life

Degree programs

Programs leading to the Juris Doctor (JD)                          

  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • Evening/weekend

Programs

Joint programs:

Location

  • 10 minutes from UMass Dartmouth
  • 30 minutes from Providence or Cape Cod
  • 60 minutes from Boston
  • 75 minutes from Worcester

About the SouthCoast

Campus

  • 75,000 square feet on three floors
  • 8.5 acres with easy parking
  • Wireless connectivity throughout
  • 140,000 volume Law Library with access to online databases
  • Moot Court Room
  • Video camera and card access security
  • Access to housing, library, fitness center and amenities at UMass Dartmouth main campus

Facilities

Tuition & Fees 2023-2024

Tuition and mandatory fees:

Full-time: 12 or more credits

  • In-state  - $31,040.00 ($15,520.00/semester)
  • Out-of-state - $40,322.08 ($20,161.04/semester)
  • Regional/proximity (RI or VT residency) - $33,080.00 ($16,540.00/semester)

Part-time: 9 credits

  • In-state - $23,348.66 ($11,674.33/semester)
  • Out-of-state - $30,310.16 ($15,155.08/semester)
  • Regional/proximity (RI or VT residency) - $24,878.66 ($12,349.33/semester)

Students who enroll in fewer than 12 credits are considered part-time. Part-time charges are calculated on a per-credit basis. The normal course load for part-time study is 8-10 credits.

Tuition & fees

Financial aid

  • 50% Public Interest Law Fellowships: up to 25/year
  • Student fellows make a 4-year commitment to practicing public interest law upon graduation
  • Additional need and merit-based financial aid is available

Financial Aid

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