Gonzaga Law School

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The Gonzaga University School of Law is the law school of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. It is commonly viewed as a strong regional school in the inland Pacfic Northwest, and is the only law school in the State of Washington outside of the Seattle metropolitan area. It is a private, Jesuit institution and is consistently ranked as a third tier law school. The recently constructed School of Law building is located along the Spokane River on the south end of the Gonzaga University campus and contains the large Chastek Law Library. It is a fully ABA-accredited law school, first established in 1912.

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Gonzaga Law School Admissions

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

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2028 860 569 (66.16%) 127 (14.8%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 2.98 3.25 3.49
LSAT 151 153 156

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $36,510 $36,510
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $18,349
  • Living off-campus: $18,349
  • Living at home: $18,349

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 04/15
  • Application Fee: $50

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Gonzaga Law School Community

Gonzaga 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 Gonzaga is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 24
  • Part Time: 23


  • # Female Faculty: 21
  • # Minority Faculty: 6


14.0 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

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

Gonzaga 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. Gonzaga Law School 1L section size is 120% smaller than law schools in Washington and 125% smaller than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Gonzaga Law School: 65
Washington Average: 143
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 258
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 134

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 101
  • Law Journals: 81
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 10.4%
  • Second Year: 0.0%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

Gonzaga Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Gonzaga Law School class of 2023 had an employment rate of 81% with 3% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2023, 73.0%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 54.0%
  • Business: 18.0%
  • Government: 14.0%
  • Public Interest: 5.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • Washington: 62%
  • Idaho: 8%
  • Utah: 7%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 73.0%
  • First Time Takers: 152
  • Average School: 77.5%
  • Average State: 80.2%
  • Pass Difference: -2.7%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Washington: 80.7%
  • Passed: 78 of 103 (75.7%)
  • State Average: 80.2%
  • Difference: -5.0%