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Schools Offering Law Programs in Hawaii


Each year, roughly 1.8% of Hawaii students graduate with degrees in law. In other words, every year an estimated 392 law professionals graduate from Hawaii's 12 law schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Hawaii that has a law program is University of Hawaii at Manoa. University of Hawaii at Manoa, which was ranked 35th in the country in 2010, is located in Honolulu. 97 students graduated with a degree in law from University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2010. Tuition at University of Hawaii at Manoa was $8,095 per year.

University of Hawaii at Hilo, which was ranked 47th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Hawaii that has a law program. It is located in Hilo. In 2010, University of Hawaii at Hilo graduated 14 students from its law program. Tuition at University of Hawaii at Hilo was $5,416 per year.

Hawaii Pacific University, which is located in Honolulu, is the third-ranked school in Hawaii that has a law program. It received a ranking of 47th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Hawaii Pacific University graduated 57 students from its law programs. Students at Hawaii Pacific University paid $15,820 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Hawaii's law schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $9,783 per year, though tuition can range from $20,388 per year to $2,142 per year. In 2010, the following Hawaii law schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Argosy University-Hawaii - located in Honolulu, students are charged $20,388 per year
  2. Chaminade University of Honolulu - located in Honolulu, students are charged $17,740 per year
  3. Remington College-Honolulu Campus - located in Honolulu, students are charged $16,190 per year

The following Hawaii law schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Honolulu Community College - located in Honolulu, students are charged $2,142 per year
  2. Kapiolani Community College - located in Honolulu, students are charged $2,172 per year
  3. University of Hawaii Maui College - located in Kahului, students are charged $2,238 per year

A law degree from a Hawaii school... what next?

law graduates in Hawaii can go into a variety of professions such as law clerk, administrative judge, police officer, court clerk, and paralegal. 8,500 law professionals were working in Hawaii in 2010. Of these, 2,020 were lawyers. In addition, 80 were law clerks, and 60 were administrative judges. The largest populations of Hawaii law professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Honolulu County - 6,440 law professionals
  2. Hawaii County - 1,840 law professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of law professionals is expected to grow by 4% by 2018. There are projected to be 9,810 law professionals working in Hawaii then. Of these 9,810 law professionals, the government predicts that 2,950 will be lawyers, an unknown number will be law clerks, and an unknown number will be administrative judges.

Salary

law professionals in Hawaii make an average of $69,893 per year. However, this number is only an average. Law professional in Hawaii had varying salaries from $30,860 to $149,090 per year in 2010. Law professionals in the following Hawaii counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Honolulu County - $72,350 per year
  2. Hawaii County - $66,115 per year

Law professionals in the following counties in Hawaii make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Hawaii County - $66,115 per year
  2. Honolulu County - $72,350 per year

The law professionals with highest average salaries in Hawaii were:

  1. Judge - $132,860 per year
  2. Lawyer - $104,480 per year
  3. Police Detective - $80,990 per year

The law professionals with lowest average salaries in Hawaii were:

  1. Legal Assistant - $44,710 per year
  2. Court Clerk - $42,160 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in law in Hawaii and to compare salaries with various related fields such as forensic accounting or public administration, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Law in Hawaii
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law in Hawaii
  • Master's Degree in Law in Hawaii
  • Doctoral Degree in Law in Hawaii

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 2,950 $54,140 18.5%
2
Lawyers 2,020 $104,480 8.0%
3
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 820 $42,160 41.4%
4
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 810 $51,540 -30.2%
5
Legal Secretaries 800 $44,710 9.6%
6
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 470 $80,990 2.2%
7
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 370 $56,260 164.3%
8
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 120 $132,860
9
Judicial Law Clerks 80 $52,330
10
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 60 $79,460
 

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