Creighton's full-time faculty members have earned reputations as outstanding classroom teachers. In addition, a distinguished adjunct faculty of judges and practicing attorneys teach courses in specialty areas. Creighton Law faculty adhere to the tradition of cura personalis, Latin for care of the whole person. This means that our professors spend more time with students, counseling them, cajoling them, and challenging them to go farther than they think they can. The faculty does not hold office hours. Instead, they have an open-door policy. Students are welcome to come visit, ask questions, test theories, or just chat. Creighton Law can achieve this because we decided to be a small, highly interactive law school.
Creighton places the highest priority on individual attention. With only 130-135 students in the entering class, even Creighton's larger sections are relatively small. The first year Legal Research and Writing courses feature small sections with an emphasis on individual attention. Upper class electives regularly have 25 or fewer students.
JD/MS GOAL Program
Our Government Organization and Leadership (M.S. GOAL) Program prepares law students for careers as government lawyers, and can be completed in the same three years as the J.D. degree. GOAL's central feature is a semester-long, full-time externship in a federal agency in Washington, DC. Combining applied and scholarly approaches, along with affording students a major opportunity for real-life experience working in a government agency setting, the program will offer a bridge between theory and practice.
CAREER PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
The Career Development Office provides a full array of services to Creighton Law students, including individual career counseling, on- and off-campus interview programs, and assistance from a law alumni network stretching from coast to coast. A dynamic website allows students to explore thousands of career opportunities throughout the world. Our graduates are employed in areas of private practice, business, government, academia, and public service, and can be found in all 50 states and several foreign countries.
Admitted applicants with an LSAT score and undergraduate grade point average above Creighton's medians for the previous year will receive strong consideration for scholarship assistance.
Creighton Law School is one of the least expensive private schools in the country and both the Administration and the Faculty are committed to keeping future tuition increases to a minimum. Adding to the affordability of attending Creighton is the cost of living in Omaha, which is significantly lower than most cities of comparable and larger size.
LIBRARY AND PHYSICAL FACILITIES
The School of Law is entirely contained in the Ahmanson Law Center. The Klutznick Law Library/McGrath North Legal Research Center houses one of the Midwest's finest legal collections. Students have access to a wealth of applications and research material through the network. The law school also has full range and wireless coverage throughout the building.
WERNER INSTITUTE FOR NEGOTIATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
The Werner Institute, the most richly endowed program of its kind in the country, is a growing national leader in the field of conflict resolution. Among the features of the Institute are: a groundbreaking interdisciplinary curriculum leading to graduate certificates and master's degrees in the field; a strong emphasis on a systems approach in conflict resolution; and a focus on preparation of leaders in the field for specialized applications.
Creighton Law School is part of the Creighton University campus, a complex institution with a broad range of curricular study that brings together on one campus nine different undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. Founded in the Jesuit intellectual tradition, Creighton University has over 6,500 students and is located on a 129-acre campus, adjacent to the downtown Omaha business district.
Omaha is a major metropolitan area of over 800,000 residents and overlooks the Missouri River. Omaha boasts the amenities of larger metropolitan areas, without losing the comfortable feel of a small town or a lower cost of living (approximately 12% below the national average). The thriving Old Market area, located just 5 minutes from campus, is home to numerous restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, coffeehouses, and loft-style apartments and condominiums.