Founded in 1904, Creighton University School of Law is a Jesuit Catholic institution educating aspiring attorneys in the theory, practice and ethics of lawyering for more than 100 years. Consistent with its mission, the law school's motto is "educating for service and justice," and its goal is to produce attorneys who not only meticulously care for their clients' needs, but also recognize their own over-arching duty to the profession and society-at-large.
Graduating Class of 2012
Fall 2013 Entering Class
91.4% of students were employed, enrolled in a full-time degree program or not seeking employment nine months following graduation*
90.6% of those employed were in bar required/preferred positions
$61,845 Salary Mean**
Graduates employed in 22 states and the District of Columbia.
84% Bar Passage Rate for first-time test takers
*Does not include 2 unknown students; includes 7 students enrolled in full-time degree programs and 3 students not seeking employment. Of those employed, 12.2% were part-time jobs.
** 49 out of 139 students (35.3%) from the Class of 2012 reported salary information.
137 Full-time students
2 Part-time students
24 Median age
26 States represented
18% Minority enrollment
3.25 Average GPA
3.55-2.95 GPA range
152 Average LSAT score
155-149 LSAT score range
Tuition and Financial Aid for 2013-2014 - $32,946
A variety of scholarships and loans are available to qualifying students.
The School of Law offers a curriculum designed to provide students with intellectual challenge, academic rigor, and an opportunity to develop a foundation of moral values for life-long service in the law. Students are prepared for practice in the traditional law firm structure as well as in the many other settings where a legal education can play an important role.
Students may earn a certificate indicating that they completed intensive work in particular areas of concentration, including:
(a) Business Law;
(b) Criminal Law and Procedure;
(c) International and Comparative Law
35 Full-Time Professors
31 Adjunct and Part-Time Faculty Members
Student/Faculty Ratio: 14.5:1
3 Jesuit Faculty Members
There are four endowed chairs and two endowed professorships in the School of Law.
Students also have the unique opportunity to take a seminar class that is jointly taught by United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Creighton's G. Michael Fenner, James L. Koley '54 Professor of Constitutional Law. Offered every other year, the class provides opportunities for students to discuss Constitutional Law and interact with Justice Thomas.
Recent Points of Pride
Our nationally recognized curriculum, grounded in Jesuit values, emphasizes critical thinking, oral and written communications, and social justice issues. At Creighton School of Law, you will...
- Choose from externships with city, county, and federal legal offices and non-profits in Omaha, or represent live-clients in the Milton R. Abrahams Legal Clinic and the Community and Economic Development Clinic
- Learn trial tactics in the classroom - then put them into action on our award-winning moot court, trial and negotiation competition teams
- Receive hands-on legal experience through our GOAL program to prepare you for leadership positions in Federal and State government agencies
- Have the opportunity to earn a powerful law degree as well as a graduate degree in one of four areas, including a J.D./M.S. in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution through the university's Werner Institute
- 1 of 14 Catholic, Jesuit law schools in the U.S.
- The Milton R. Abrahams Legal Clinic, winner of the Inez Fitz Community Service Award, provides services to low-income persons in the community while providing law students hands-on experience
- JD/MBA Program ranked 50th in the world by Eduniversal
- Only law school in the country with an academic program that furthers legal education and Holocaust education simultaneously through the Nuremberg to the Hague study abroad program
- Prof. Mike Fenner elected first academic to serve as President of the Nebraska State Bar Association
- The Werner Institute at Creighton School of Law tied for #15 in U.S. News & World Report's 2011 assessment of America's Best Graduate Schools