Valparaiso Law School

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The Valparaiso University School of Law (known colloquially as "Valpo Law") is a law school located on the campus of Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana. In the 2003-2004 academic year, Valpo Law celebrated its 125th anniversary with a series of lectures, public speakers, and on- and off-campus events, culminating with a dinner celebration in May 2004 at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago which featured former U.S. president George H.W. Bush as its keynote speaker.

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Valpo Law School Admissions

Valpo Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 67% of its applicants. Comparatively, Valparaiso is Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2026 928 615 (66.27%) 130 (14.0%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 2.64 2.93 3.27
LSAT 142 145 148

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $40,372 $40,372
Part Time $24,672 $24,672

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: N/A
  • Living off-campus: $13,950
  • Living at home: $7,450

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: 12/01
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 03/15
  • Application Fee: N/A

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Valpo Law School Community

Valpo Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Valparaiso is Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 30
  • Part Time: 21


  • # Female Faculty: 27
  • # Minority Faculty: 6


14.4 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

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

Valpo Law School 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. Valpo Law School 1L section size is 83% smaller than law schools in Indiana and 78% smaller than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Valpo Law School: 82
Indiana Average: 150
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 14
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 185

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 115
  • Law Journals: 48
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 11.7%
  • Second Year: 1.2%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

Valpo Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Valpo Law School class of 2021 had an employment rate of 73% with 6% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2021, 79.2%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 56.0%
  • Business: 14.0%
  • Government: 22.0%
  • Public Interest: 5.0%
  • Academia: 1.0%
  • Indiana: 43%
  • Illinois: 30%
  • Michigan: 4%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 79.2%
  • First Time Takers: 173
  • Average School: 62.1%
  • Average State: 81.5%
  • Pass Difference: -19.5%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Indiana: 79.4%
  • Passed: 42 of 69 (60.9%)
  • State Average: 81.5%
  • Difference: -18.5%