Capital University Law School

Capital University Law School is a law school in Columbus, Ohio, affiliated with Capital University. In recent years Capital University Law School has developed a strong reputation for public law, with many alumni going on to prominent political positions. The school's faculty includes the poet Kevin Griffith, Kent Markus, former Chief of Staff to United States Attorney General Janet Reno and Clinton nominee to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and Bradley A. Smith, former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.law.capital.edu/
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) admissions@law.capital.edu
Location (Location) Columbus, OH
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1903
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : N/A
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 149
Median GPA : 3.17
Acceptance Rate : 76%


Capital Law School Admissions

Capital Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 76% of its applicants. Comparatively, Capital is Higher than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2021 570 433 (75.96%) 131 (23.0%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 2.81 3.17 3.45
LSAT 144 149 152

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $36,160 $36,160
Part Time $25,242 $25,242
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: N/A
Living off-campus: $16,866
Living at home: $16,866

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : N/A
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : N/A
Application Fee : $40

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Capital Law School Community

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

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 21
  • Part Time : 35

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 19
  • # Minority Faculty : 4

RATIO

19.5 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

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

Capital 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. Capital University 1L section size is 16% larger than law schools in Ohio and 21% smaller than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Capital Law School: 121
Ohio Average: 102
PRIVATE School Average: 146
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 1016
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 139
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 97
  • Law Journals : 48
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 14.4%
  • Second Year : 9.6%
  • Third Year : 0.7%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

Capital Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Capital University class of 2016 had an employment rate of 66% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2016, 92.3%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 48.0%
  • Business: 26.0%
  • Government: 22.0%
  • Public Interest: 1.0%
  • Academia: 1.0%
  • Ohio: 85%
  • New York: 2%
  • Florida: 1%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 92.3%
  • First Time Takers: 156
  • Average School: 84.7%
  • Average State: 81.1%
  • Pass Difference: 3.6%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Ohio : 81.1%
  • Passed : 122 of 144 (84.7%)
  • State Average : 81.1%
  • Difference : 3.6%