Why Choose UND School of Law
UND School of Law offers a high-quality legal education at an affordable price. We are proud of the environment we provide that values students as people, and a faculty and staff invested in the professional and personal growth of each student.
UND educated attorneys are well-rounded legal professionals with the necessary skill set to serve as effective, innovative, and ethical leaders. Students gain hands-on training through real-world experiences by participating in externships, competitions, practicums, simulation courses, and projects. Our curricular goals are to facilitate each student's professional and personal development and to promote the highest professional standards, critical thinking, self-and other-awareness, creative problem solving skills, life-long learning, and a commitment to serving society.
Small Community of Faculty, Staff and Scholars Committed to Your Success
The personal attention given to each student and the intimate nature of the educational experience are, in part, a function of our size. In an entering class of 80 to 90 students and an overall student body of around 250, no one gets lost in the crowd.
Our faculty and support personnel will know you as an individual and care about your success. Our Academic Success program exists to help you succeed. If you are admitted, then we believe you have the tools necessary to graduate. Through three years of law school, and after graduation, you will receive the support and encouragement of a talented faculty and staff who are committed to you. Our students are bright, conscientious, and highly motivated. The small class sizes create bonds that survive well beyond law school and open up personal and professional opportunities for years to come.
Value at an Affordable Price
Investing in a law degree is both a personal and financial commitment. Consistently recognized as a "best value law school" UND School of Law offers a high quality educational program at an affordable price, ranking in the top ten law schools with the least amount of student debt. We believe affordability means our graduates have the ability to pursue the career path they want. Financial Aid, scholarships, and waivers are also available to make your legal education affordable.
A Growing Need for Legal Services in North Dakota
The State of North Dakota is in the midst of a rapid-onset shortage of lawyers. In just the last few years, the state's growth in population and economic development, particularly in western North Dakota, and the accompanying surge in civil and criminal cases have resulted in overburdened court systems and legal services providers. Practice-ready lawyers are critically needed throughout our state. These legal needs span the spectrum from family law, financial and estate planning, real estate and housing law to the complexities of criminal and constitutional law.
Built for Your Future
With the support of the North Dakota State Legislature and N.D. Governor Jack Dalrymple the state made an historic commitment to the legal future of North Dakota by supporting an $11.4 million appropriation for an addition to and renovation of North Dakota's only School of Law. Completed in fall 2015 the building addition and renovation enhanced the already strong academic reputation of the UND School of Law through the addition of student space, new classrooms and courtroom space.
See For Yourself
We encourage you to come visit the UND School of Law and experience first-hand the benefits of our welcoming and supportive environment in which we live and learn together.