Gonzaga University School of Law

Gonzaga University School of Law

Infobox Law School

name = Gonzaga University School of Law
established = 1912
type = Private
endowment =
parent endowment =
head = Earl Martin
city = Spokane
state = Washington
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 school of Gonzaga University in 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 Washington outside of the Seattle metropolitan 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 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.

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 Work degrees.

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 Interest Law, Business Law, and Environmental/Natural Resources Law.

An optional program in the law school is the International Law study 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.

Clinical curriculum

Gonzaga University School of Law is recognized in the region for The Gonzaga Center for Law and Justice, a not-for-profit University Legal Assistance clinical 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.

cholarly publications

The Gonzaga University School of Law currently publishes two legal journals:

* "Gonzaga Law Review" (Current legal issues)
* "Gonzaga Journal of International Law" (GJIL)

Notable alumni

*Ralph E. Foley, Superior Court Judge
*Christine Gregoire, former Attorney General of Washington and 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 Court Judge
*Mary Fairhurst, Washington Supreme Court Judge
*Debra Stephens, Washington Supreme Court Judge


External links

* [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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