Gonzaga University School of Law
Infobox Law School
name = Gonzaga University School of Law
established = 1912
type = Private
parent endowment =
city = Spokane
country = USA
students = 557 [http://officialguide.lsac.org/SearchResults/SchoolPage_PDFs/ABA_LawSchoolData/ABA4330.pdf Gonzaga University School of Law Official ABA Data] ]
faculty = 69
ranking = Tier 3 [ [http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/grad/law Law - Best Graduate Schools - Education - US News and World Report] ]
bar pass rate = 85%
annual tuition = $29,397
homepage = [http://www.law.gonzaga.edu/ www.law.gonzaga.edu]
motto = "Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam"
aba profile = [http://officialguide.lsac.org/SearchResults/SchoolPage_PDFs/LSAC_LawSchoolDescription/LSAC4330.pdf Gonzaga University School of Law Profile]
The Gonzaga University School of Law is the
law schoolof Gonzaga Universityin Spokane, Washington. It is commonly viewed as a strong regional school in the inland Pacific Northwest, and is the only law school in the State of Washingtonoutside of the Seattlemetropolitan area. It is a private, Jesuit institution and is consistently ranked as a third or fourth tier law school. cite web
title = Law School Rankings
publisher = US News & World Report
url = http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/rankings/law/brief/lawrank_brief.php
accessdate = 2007-04-16 ]
The recently constructed School of Law building is located along the
Spokane Riveron the south end of the Gonzaga Universitycampus and contains the large Chastek Law Library.
It is a fully ABA-accredited law school, first established in 1912.
Degrees and curriculum
The Law School offers the standard
J.D.degree along with joint J.D./ MBA, J.D./ Master of Accountancy, and J.D./ Master of Social Workdegrees.
J.D. students are able to choose from three concentrations during their second and third years of study or continue a generalized course of study. These concentrations include
Public InterestLaw, Business Law, and Environmental/Natural Resources Law.
An optional program in the law school is the
International Lawstudy abroad program in Florence, Italy. This program allows students to travel to and live in Italy on Gonzaga University's Florence campus. Students are also permitted to attend other ABA-approved law schools for a semester or longer if an area of legal study is not available at Gonzaga University.
Gonzaga University School of Law is recognized in the region for
The Gonzaga Center for Law and Justice, a not-for-profit University Legal Assistanceclinical program. The clinic has a pool of 40 law students that meet with members of the Spokane community that need legal representation and are without the means to hire a traditional lawyer. The structure of the clinic is patterned after a large law firm, and specializes in family law, elder law, civil rights, disability rights, and criminal defense.
The Gonzaga University School of Law currently publishes two legal journals:
* "Gonzaga Law Review" (Current legal issues)
* "Gonzaga Journal of International Law" (GJIL)
Ralph E. Foley, Superior CourtJudge
Christine Gregoire, former Attorney General of Washingtonand current Governor of Washington
Carl Maxey, civil rights leader
George Nethercutt, former Representative and 2004 Republican candidate for United States Senate
Barbara Madsen, Washington Supreme CourtJudge
Mary Fairhurst, Washington Supreme Court Judge
Debra Stephens, Washington Supreme Court Judge
* [http://www.law.gonzaga.edu/default.asp Gonzaga University School of Law] website.
* [http://www.law.gonzaga.edu/Academic+Program/Clinical+Experiences/default.asp The Gonzaga Center for Law and Justice] description.
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