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The Basics
(2013) (Calendar Year)
Type of School Private
Term Semester
Application Deadline 7/15
Application Fee $50
Financial Aid Deadline N/A
Can first year start other than fall? No
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 8-to-1
# of housing spaces available restricted to law students 0
graduate housing for which law students are eligible
JD Enrollment and Ethnicity
(2013-2014 and JDs Awarded 2012-2013 Academic Year) (Prior Academic Year)
  JD
  Men Women Full-Time Part-Time 1st-Year Total Degs.
# % # % # % # % # % # % Awd.
All Hispanics 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0
Am.Ind./AK Nat. 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0
Asian 1 1.6 0 0.0 1 2.4 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0
Black/Af. Am. 2 3.2 2 4.8 1 2.4 3 4.8 2 7.1 4 3.8 0
Nat. HI/Pac.Isl. 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0
2 or More Races 1 1.6 1 2.4 1 2.4 2 3.2 3 10.7 2 1.9 0
Subtotal (minor.) 4 6.5 3 7.2 3 7.3 5 7.9 5 17.9 7 6.7 0
Nonres. Alien 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0
White/Cauc. 57 91.9 39 92.8 38 92.7 58 92.1 23 82.1 96 92.3 0
Unknown 1 1.6 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1.6 0 0 1 1.0 0
Total 62 59.6 42 40.4 41 39.4 63 60.6 28 26.9 104 100.0 0
GPA and LSAT Scores
(Entering 2013 Classes)
Total Full-Time Part-Time
# of apps 89 60 36
# of offers 42 29 13
# of matrics 28 16 12
75% GPA 3.23 3.27 3.19
Median GPA 3.04 3.13 2.93
25% GPA 2.69 2.77 2.56
75% LSAT 150 152 148
Median LSAT 149 149 144
25% LSAT 145 149 140
Grants and Scholarships
(2012-2013) (Previous Academic Year)
Total Full-Time Part-Time
# % # % # %
Total # of Students 162 100 63 38.9 99 61.1
Total # Receiving Grants 155 95.7 56 88.9 99 100.0
Less than 1/2 Tuition 130 83.9 49 87.5 91 91.9
Half to Full Tuition 12 7.7 5 8.9 7 7.0
Full Tuition 3 1.9 2 3.6 1 1.0
More Than Full Tuition 0 0 0 0 0 0
Median Grant Amount $5,736 $7,170 $5,497
Scholarship Retention Data
Matriculation # Entering With Conditional Scholarships # Whose Conditional Scholarships Were Reduced/Eliminated
Year
2013-2014 21 N/A
2012-2013 13 8**
2011-2012 11 6*
2010-2011 0 0
2009-2010 0 0
**Of the 13 merit-based scholarships awarded to students during the 2012-13 academic year, four (4) withdrew from the University, four (4) experienced a reduction or loss of scholarship during the 2013-2014 academic year, and five (5) students retained their awards.
*Of the 11 merit-based scholarships awarded to entering students during the 2011-2012 academic year, three (3) withdrew from the University, two (2) experienced either a reduction or loss of scholarship during the 2012-2013 academic year, one (1) received a full-tuition VA disability payment to replace the scholarship, and five (5) students retained their awards at the level awarded originally.
A conditional scholarship is any financial aid award, the retention of which dependent upon the student maintaining a minimum grade point average or class standing, other than that ordinarily required to remain in good academic standing. 2013-2014 ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools, Chapter 5, Standard 509, Interpretation 509-4.
Direct Costs: Tuition and Fees
(2013-2014) (Prior Academic Year)
Tuition: $975 Per Credit Hour
Fees: Full-Time Student 13-15 credit hours per semester $867 per semester
Part-Time Student 8-12 credit hours per semester $775 per semester
Half-Time Student 6-7 credit hours per term – summer term $775 for semester
Commencement one-time fee billed term prior to graduation $250
* LMU-DSOL does not have a “half-time” curriculum. However, students may delay the taking of elective courses set forth in §XII.G. of the Student Handbook and Catalog.
Indirect Costs: Living and Other Expenses
(2013-2014) (Prior Academic Year)
Estimated Living Expenses for Singles
FULL-TIME STUDENT
Enrolled 13-15 credit hours per semester
FALL SPRING TOTAL
Books & Supplies $1,100 $1,100 $2,200
Housing and Food $5,850 $5,850 $11,700
Loan Fees $500 $500 $1,000
Personal/Miscellaneous $800 $800 $1,600
Transportation $1,680 $1,680 $3,360
TOTAL $9,930 $9,930 $19,860
PART-TIME STUDENT
Enrolled 8-12 credit hours per semester
FALL SPRING TOTAL
Books & Supplies $800 $800 $1,600
Housing and Food $4,390 $4,390 $8,780
Loan Fees $400 $400 $800
Personal/Miscellaneous $600 $600 $1,200
Transportation $1,680 $1,680 $3,360
TOTAL $7,870 $7,870 $15,740
HALF-TIME STUDENT
Enrolled 6-7 credit hours (summer term)
FALL SPRING TOTAL
Books & Supplies $300 $300 $600
Housing and Food $2,925 $2,925 $5,850
Loan Fees $250 $250 $500
Personal/Miscellaneous $400 $400 $800
Transportation $840 $840 $1,680
TOTAL $4,715 $4,715 $9,430
* LMU-DSOL does not have a “half-time” curriculum. However, students may delay the taking of elective courses set forth in §XII.G. of the Student Handbook and Catalog.
Typical First Year Tuition and Fees
(2013-2014) (Prior Academic Year)
FALL SPRING TOTAL
Full-Time Student (15 hours per semester) $15,492 $15,492 $30,984
Part-Time Student (9 hours per semester) $9,550 $9,550 $19,100
Typical Annual Living Expenses
(2013-2014) (Prior Academic Year)
Estimated Living Expenses for Singles
  Living On-Campus   Living Off-Campus Living at Home
Full-Time Student N/A $19,860 $19,860
Part-Time Student N/A $15,740 $15,740
Half-Time Student N/A $9,430 $9,430
Transfers
(2012-2013) (Previous Academic Year)
Transfers in 0
Transfers out 9
JD Attrition
(October 1, 2012-October 1, 2013) (Based on Fall 2012 Enrollment) (From Prior Year)
Academic Other Total
# # # %
1st Year 2 2 4 30.8
2nd Year 6 5 11 20.4
3rd Year 1 7 8 8.9
4th Year 0 1 1 1.2
Informational and Library Resources
(2012-2013)
Total amount spent on library materials $546,344.95
Study seating capacity inside the library 108
# of full-time equivalent professional librarians 1
Hours per week library is open 94
# of open, wired connections available to students N/A
# of networked computers available for use by students N/A
Has wireless network? Y
Requires computer? N
Curriculum
(June 2012-May 2013) (Based on 12-Month Period Beginning at the Close of the Prior Academic Year)
Typical first-year section size – full-time 11
Typical first-year section size – part-time 9
Is there typically a “small section” of the first-year class, other than Legal Writing, taught by full-time faculty –  full-time Yes
If yes, typical size offered last year-full-time XX
Is there typically a “small section” of the first-year class, other than Legal Writing, taught by full-time faculty  ̶  part-time No
If yes, typical size offered last year  ̶  part-time N/A
# of classroom course titles beyond first-year curriculum 35
# of seminars 0*
# of seminar positions available N/A
# of seminar positions filled-full-time N/A
# of seminar positions filled-part-time N/A
# of positions available in simulation courses 402
# of positions filled-full-time 133
# of positions filled-part-time 144
# of positions available in faculty supervised clinical courses 0
# of faculty supervised clinical positions filled-full-time 0
# of faculty supervised clinical positions filled-part-time 0
# involved in field placement-full-time 10
# involved in field placement-part-time 30
# involved in law journals-full-time 4
# involved in law journals-part-time 8
#involved in moot court or trial competitions-full-time 2
#involved in moot court or trial competitions-part-time 11
# of credit hours required to graduate 88
* Upper-level writing (seminar) courses are taken by students in the academic year in which they graduate. Due to LMU-DSOL’s first class starting with a part-time program in Fall 2009, students had not yet advanced to the point where seminars would be offered during the reporting period.
Faculty and Administrators
(2013) (Spring 2013-Fall 2013) (Both Semesters)
Total Men Women Minorities
Spr Fall Spr Fall Spr Fall Spr Fall
Full-Time 22 19 13 11 9 8 4 4
Other Full-Time 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0
Deans, librarians, & others who teach 6 6 3 3 3 3  0 0
Part-Time 5 6 3 4 2 2 1   0
Total 35 32 19 18 16 14 5 4
Employment Summary
(Nine Months After Graduation)
LMU-DSOL graduated its first class May 18, 2013. As of March 15, 2014 in jobs that require a law degree the May 2013 graduating class is employed at a rate of 76%. Including jobs that do not require a law degree (JD Advantage), the May 2013 graduating class is employed at a rate of 83%. As of February 25, 2014 our December 2013 graduating class is employed at a rate of 78% in jobs that require a law degree.
Bar Passage Rates
(2012) (Previous Calendar Year)
LMU-DSOL graduated its first class in May 2013. For the July 2013 Tennessee Bar Exam, LMU-DSOL examinees passed at a rate of 81.08%. This is higher than the overall state pass rate of 78.13% for the July 2013 exam.

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