UMass Dartmouth Law School

General Info

The University of Massachusetts School of Law-Dartmouth, is a public school located in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. University of Massachusetts School of Law-Dartmouth was founded in 2010 and recently accredited by the ABA.

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Dartmouth Admissions

Dartmouth is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 66% of its applicants. Comparatively, Massachusetts is Lower than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2025 770 507 (65.84%) 71 (9.2%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 2.63 2.97 3.35
LSAT 146 148 152

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $25,016 $32,768
Part Time $18,881 $24,695

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $18,576
  • Living off-campus: $23,616
  • Living at home: $16,756

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: N/A
  • Application Fee: $50

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Dartmouth Community

Dartmouth is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Below Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Massachusetts is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 15
  • Part Time: 12

Faculty

  • # Female Faculty: 14
  • # Minority Faculty: 3

Ratio

13.7 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: No
  • Law Specific Housing: No

Dartmouth Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Dartmouth 1L section size is 229% smaller than law schools in Massachusetts and 159% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Dartmouth: 51
Massachusetts Average: 168
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 351
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 49

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 37
  • Law Journals: 25
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 29.5%
  • Second Year: 6.7%
  • Third Year: 4.1%
  • Fourth Year: 3.7%

Dartmouth Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Dartmouth class of 2020 had an employment rate of 83% with 0% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2020, 73.1%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 52.0%
  • Business: 20.0%
  • Government: 14.0%
  • Public Interest: 11.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • Massachusetts: 65%
  • New York: 9%
  • Rhode Island: 8%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 73.1%
  • First Time Takers: 78
  • Average School: 64.9%
  • Average State: 83.2%
  • Pass Difference: -18.2%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Massachusetts: 83.2%
  • Passed: 37 of 57 (64.9%)
  • State Average: 83.2%
  • Difference: -18.2%