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Schools Offering Law Programs in Minnesota

Around 1.8% of Minnesota's graduates graduate from law degree programs every year. That means an estimated 3,315 law professionals graduate from Minnesota's 65 law schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which was ranked 14th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Minnesota that has a law program. It is located in Minneapolis. 303 students graduated with a degree in law from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010. Tuition at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was $12,288 per year.

Hamline University, which was ranked 35th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Minnesota that has a law program. It is located in Saint Paul. 301 students graduated with degree in law from Hamline University in 2010. Students at Hamline University paid $30,489 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Minnesota with a law program is Augsburg College, which is located in Minneapolis. In 2010, it was ranked 37th nationwide. Students at Augsburg College paid $28,864 per year in tuition fees.


Law schools in Minnesota, charge students an average tuition of $11,737 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $30,493 per year, or as little as $4,430 per year. In 2010, the law schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Minnesota were:

  1. University of St Thomas - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $30,493 per year
  2. Hamline University - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $30,489 per year
  3. Augsburg College - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $28,864 per year

The law schools in Minnesota that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Leech Lake Tribal College - located in Cass Lake, students are charged $4,430 per year
  2. Lake Superior College - located in Duluth, students are charged $4,608 per year
  3. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College - located in Cloquet, students are charged $4,770 per year

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

Some of the most popular jobs law graduates in Minnesota pursue include law clerk, administrative judge, police officer, court clerk, and paralegal. If you decide to work as a law professional in Minnesota, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 32,390 Minnesota law professional as of 2010. This number includes 9,920 lawyers, 610 law clerks, and administrative judges. In Minnesota, the largest numbers of law professional work in the following counties:

  1. Anoka County - 23,910 law professionals
  2. Becker County - 2,110 law professionals
  3. Brown County - 1,300 law professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 40,860 law professionals will be working in Minnesota. This would require the number of law professional to grow by 7%.


law professionals in Minnesota earn $63,226 per year on average. However, Minnesota law professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,820 per year to more than $164,390 per year in 2010. On average law professional earn the most in the following Minnesota counties:

  1. Dodge County - $67,385 per year
  2. Anoka County - $65,707 per year
  3. Carlton County - $63,096 per year

The Minnesota counties with the lowest average salary for law professionals are:

  1. Big Stone County - $44,375 per year
  2. Becker County - $46,707 per year
  3. Blue Earth County - $48,566 per year

On average, the highest paid law professionals in Minnesota were:

  1. Lawyer - $124,860 per year
  2. Administrative Judge - $107,290 per year
  3. Police Detective - $69,740 per year

The law professionals with lowest average salaries in Minnesota were:

  1. Court Clerk - $40,300 per year
  2. Bailiff - $32,630 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Minnesota statistics regarding a career in law. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as forensic accounting or public administration.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Law in Minnesota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law in Minnesota
  • Master's Degree in Law in Minnesota
  • Doctoral Degree in Law in Minnesota
  • Certificate in Law in Minnesota

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers n/a $107,290
Lawyers 9,920 $124,860 -2.6%
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 8,120 $55,200 6.4%
Legal Secretaries 4,300 $45,030 10.5%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 3,890 $51,450 -4.0%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 2,640 $40,300 1.1%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 1,530 $60,920 37.8%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1,280 $69,740 45.5%
Judicial Law Clerks 610 $44,840
Bailiffs 100 $32,630 -47.4%

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