Why Hire a Boyd Lawyer

By the Numbers

The 113 students in the 2013 entering class were selected from 838 applicants. The top quarter of the entering class had GPAs of 3.71 or greater and LSAT scores of 160 or above. With an age range of 20-60, many of our students come with exceptional experiences and prior careers.

Nationally Recognized Practical Skills Training

The Boyd School of Law has a number of nationally recognized programs which prepare students for legal practice.

  • Lawyering Process Program - Ranked 3rd in the Nation by the 2015 U.S. News & World Report - During this required three-semester program, students develop skills in legal research, analysis and writing as well as oral advocacy, client interviewing, counseling, and negotiation.
  • Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution - Ranked 9th in the Nation by the 2015 U.S. News & World Report, this program provides law students with professional training in the theory and practice of dispute resolution and provides information and educational opportunities to facilitate the resolution of public and private sector disputes imbued with the public interest.
  • Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic - This innovative, interdisciplinary program gives student attorneys the chance to work under faculty supervision to provide high-quality representation to children, youths, and adults. Clinical areas include appellate, family justice, immigration, and juvenile justice.
  • Society of Advocates - Through this co-curricular organization, students represent the school in national and international interscholastic advocacy competitions. Students receive advanced training in oral advocacy, negotiation and counseling skills, complex analysis and writing. This scholastic preparation transfers to the assignments students receive when they begin to practice. Our students have the confidence and experience to formulate complex arguments, competently advise a client, and negotiate effectively on behalf of a client.