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School of Law: Indicators of Excellence

Creighton University School of Law graduates benefit from the school’s commitment to providing each student a personalized legal education in Jesuit values.

Each year, the School of Law hosts lectures by nationally prominent attorneys and officials. Every other year, students have the opportunity for face-to-face discussion with Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Clarence Thomas in a constitutional law seminar.

The Milton R. Abrahams Legal Clinic, winner of the Inez Fitz Community Service Award, provides services to low-income individuals while providing law students hands-on experience.

The Werner Institute at the School of Law tied for No. 15 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 assessment of America’s Best Graduate Schools.

The School of Law offers a government and leadership combined-degree program in which students earn J.D. and Master of Science degrees in three years. It includes a semester-long government externship in Washington, D.C.

Through the Summer Abroad Program, law students spend the summer with faculty in Germany and The Netherlands exploring international criminal law, prosecution of war criminals, crimes against humanity and more.
The Creighton Fund for Clerkships in the Public Interest (CFPI) – provides summer grants to first- and second-year students who accept unpaid externships with government and nonprofit entities.
84 percent of Creighton law graduates are employed nine months after graduation; 4 percent go on to pursue additional degrees. Graduates find jobs not only as attorneys but in a variety of leadership roles in fields such as business, government and nonprofit organizations.

First-time bar passage rates are high—95 percent in Iowa and 87 percent in Nebraska.