J.D. Admissions

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The University of Minnesota Law School’s full-time J.D. degree program begins annually in late August. We draw talented, diverse students from every part of the United States and numerous countries who are seeking an academically rigorous program in a supportive environment.

We are distinguished by a collegial culture that emphasizes collaboration, public service, problem solving and leadership. Our exceptional faculty bring real-world experience, practice, and leading research into the classroom. Passionate about their vocation and committed to integrating theory and practice in their teaching, they are demanding but eager to mentor and readily available to help students succeed along their chosen path.

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Employment Rate
(2023 Grads; FT/ LT JD Required/ JD Advantage)
Law students held summer positions across the U.S. in 2023
Bar Passage Rate
2023 Grads
(MN July 2023 First-Time Takers)