Consumer Information (ABA Required Disclosures, Standards 504 and 509)
This information about the JD programs at the University of Chicago Law School is provided in accordance with American Bar Association Standards 504 and 509.
Standard 504 of the ABA requires that law schools advise each applicant as follows: "In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners."
Standard 509 Information Reports
The University of Chicago Law School's Standard 509 Information Reports (formerly known as the ABA-LSAC Reports) are available here:
- 2020 ABA Standard 509 Report (PDF)
- 2019 ABA Standard 509 Report (PDF)
- 2018 ABA Standard 509 Report (PDF)
- 2017 ABA Standard 509 Report (PDF)
- 2016 ABA Standard 509 Report (PDF)
- 2015 ABA Standard 509 Report (PDF)
- 2014 ABA Standard 509 Report (PDF)
- 2013 ABA Standard 509 Report (PDF)
- 2012 ABA Standard 509 Report (PDF)
- 2011 ABA Standard 509 Report (PDF)
Information by Subject Matter
- For JD admissions data, please refer to the 509 report linked above.
- Tuition, fees, and living costs, as well as information on the University of Chicago Bursar’s Office policy on refunds
- Financial aid
- Conditional Scholarships: The University of Chicago Law School does not award scholarships that are conditional on law school academic performance; therefore, we do not post an ABA "conditional scholarship retention worksheet." Under ABA Interpretation 509-4: "A conditional scholarship is any financial aid award, the retention of which is dependent upon the student maintaining a minimum grade point average or class standing, other than that ordinarily required to remain in good academic standing."
- For enrollment data and attrition/graduation rates, please refer to the 509 report linked above.
- For data about the number of full-time and part-time faculty, professional librarians, and administrators, please refer to the 509 report linked above. For more information about our faculty, visit the Faculty section of our website.
- Curricular offerings and Determination of Credit Hours for Coursework
- Academic calendar
- Academic requirements
- Library resources
- The Law School’s facilities
- Employment outcomes
- Accreditation and memberships
- Bar passage data is available in the ABA Bar Passage Outcomes Report (PDF)
All transfer students will be given credit for up to 40 credit hours and three quarters of residence, which is equal to what University of Chicago law students complete in their first year. Transfer students are eligible for graduation with honors based upon academic performance in the second and third years of law school at Chicago. Read more about transfer credit. The Law School has no articulation agreements.
ABA Required Dislaimer: Information on employment outcomes for the Class of 2020 may not reflect a particular law school’s typical results in this area. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, bar admission exams were canceled or delayed in many jurisdictions, thus making it more challenging for graduates to secure employment by the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the 3 years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org.