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Legal Professions at University of Chicago

What traits are you looking for in a legal professions school? To help you decide if University of Chicago is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's legal professions program.

UChicago is located in Chicago, Illinois and has a total student population of 17,834.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Legal Professions section at the bottom of this page.

  • Master’s Degree in Legal Professions
  • Doctorate Degree in Legal Professions

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There were 213 students who received their doctoral degrees in legal professions, making the school the #56 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the legal professions majors at University of Chicago.

46% Women
Of the 28 students who graduated with a master’s in legal professions from UChicago in 2021, 54% were men and 46% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 39% men graduate in legal professions each year. UChicago does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 15% more men than average.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Chicago with a master's in legal professions.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 2
International Students 26
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

If you plan to be a legal professions major, you may want to focus your studies on one of the following concentrations. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at University of Chicago. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Law 212
Legal Research 29

A degree in legal professions can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for IL, the home state for University of Chicago.

Occupation Jobs in IL Average Salary in IL
Lawyers 31,260 $152,980
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 13,540 $57,180
Legal Secretaries 7,880 $51,140
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 1,070 $47,670


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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