Overview

Applicants
279
Acceptance Rate
69%
Median Undergrad GPA
3.22
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
74

Test Scores

LSAT
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
149 - 156

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
July 15

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$0

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
No

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
Yes

Other Admission Factors

Academic

LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Interviews

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
7:1
Total Faculty
41

24.4
Female
21.9
Underrepresented Minorities

Students Say

Tucked away in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Liberty is a “conservative,” “Christian” university that teaches law “from a biblical perspective.” Not surprisingly, the school attracts applicants with similar “values and morals.” Of course, it also draws in students thanks to the “rigorous” academics and “small” class sizes. The coursework itself is geared towards the “practical” and “taught in as simple a manner as complex legal theories allow.” And while the university does “encourage [students] to compete for class rank,” it simultaneously pushes everyone “to help each other rather than cut each other down.” Hence, “anyone who would look to sabotage someone else would be an outlier, to say the least.”

Additionally, Liberty retains “top notch” professors who are deeply motivated to “teach law and teach it well.” They also tend to be “incredibly caring” and “truly seek to have relationships with all of their students.” For example, they are “always willing to meet with you and go above and beyond to answer any questions you have.” Even better, their “vast amount of knowledge” is bolstered by their “decades of experience within their respective fields.”

Just as critical, Liberty Law provides students with “great” resources. To begin with, the library’s “selection of material and recorded legal opinions” is incredibly “expansive.” Students also love that “opportunities to compete in moot competitions” abound. Moreover, they rush to highlight the fact that it’s quite easy to snag “internships and externships.” However, there is one consistent complaint “the fact that we don’t have our own Law School building.” And, sadly, the facilities to which these law students are privy feel “pretty small” and provide “very little natural light.”

Fortunately, despite the lackluster classrooms, the administration remains well regarded by the students. We’re told that they are “always very helpful” and they do “what [they] can to ensure that everything behind the scenes runs well.” Students also applaud the fact that the administration is “willing to receive constructive criticism” and open to making “changes” when appropriate. And a handful single out Dean Faulkner who is doing “great work to increase the notoriety of Liberty law” and to ensure that “it is a place where genuine growth occurs.”

Career overview

Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
87%
Median Starting Salary
$55,000
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
84%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
41%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
Yes

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

# of Employers that Recruit on Campus Each Year
12

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
State Supreme Courts, Federal Courts, State Courts, Court of Appeals, Public Defenders, Commonwealth Attorneys, District Attorneys, Private Law Firms, Government Agencies.

Graduates Employed by Area

12%
Business/Industry

Prominent Alumni

Sara Watt
Associate Attorney at Littler Mendelson

Adam Walton
Associate Attorney at Hunton, Andrews, Kruth, LLP

Matthew Haston Krause
Texas State House Representative, Texas

Kerri Kupec
Public Affairs Officer at Department of Justice

Sarah Seitz
Legislative Counsel for the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Sep 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$37,703

% Students Receiving Some Aid
100%

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$34,672
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$12,144
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$1,550
Fees
$2,190

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
194
Parent Institution Enrollement
110,000

Number of Foreign Countries Represented
2
Average Age at Entry
28

% Out-of-State
57%
% International
3%

Demographics

18.00%
% Under-represented Minorities

100% are full time
0% are part time
46% female
54% male

Campus Life

Students Say

"Liberty University’s law school fosters an “[incredible] family atmosphere.” Indeed, students happily report that “everyone is loving and encouraging [of] each other.” They truly want to see their peers “succeed.” In turn, this creates a “very cooperative and collaborative environment.” Liberty students also maintain “a high degree of trust and expectation of honor.” As this future lawyer explains, “The law school horror stories of stolen books, stolen computers, ripped pages, are non-existent at Liberty. People leave keys, wallets, phones, computers, textbooks, you name it, out openly on desks with no fear that it will be stolen.” The one note of criticism students seem to have is that minority representation is “seriously lacking” at Liberty. However, this is tempered by assurances that “those who are minorities seem to be accepted without any issue.”

Importantly, the university makes it rather easy to lead a robust life beyond the classroom. After all, Liberty provides “innumerable things to do on campus.” Students can enjoy everything from “intramural sports, D1 Sports, skiing, ice skating, horseback riding [and] dirt bikes/4-wheelers” to “shooting range[s], disc golf, swimming, hiking, biking [and] fishing.” In other words, “You name it, it’s available for free as a student at LU.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Lisa M. Lucena
Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Address
1971 University Boulevard
Lynchburg, VA 24515

Phone
(434) 592-5300

Email
LawAdmissions@Liberty.edu