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Schools Offering Law Programs in Nevada

Each year, roughly 1.7% of Nevada students graduate with degrees in law. That means an estimated 716 law professionals graduate from Nevada's 14 law schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Nevada with a law program is University of Nevada-Las Vegas, which is located in Las Vegas. In 2010, it was ranked 70th nationwide. In 2010, University of Nevada-Las Vegas graduated 342 students from its law program. Tuition at University of Nevada-Las Vegas was $5,808 per year.

The second-ranked school in Nevada that has a law program is University of Nevada-Reno. University of Nevada-Reno, which was ranked 70th in the country in 2010, is located in Reno. In 2010, 29 students graduated from University of Nevada-Reno law program. The tuition rate at University of Nevada-Reno was $5,561 per year.

The third-ranked school in Nevada that has a law program is Career College of Northern Nevada. Career College of Northern Nevada, which was ranked 71st in the country in 2010, is located in Sparks. In 2010, Career College of Northern Nevada graduated 21 students from its law programs. Tuition at Career College of Northern Nevada was $0 per year.


Law schools in Nevada, charge students an average tuition of $6,271 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $18,576 per year, or as little as $2,243 per year. In 2010, the following Nevada law schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Everest College-Henderson - located in Henderson, students are charged $18,576 per year
  2. ITT Technical Institute-Henderson - located in Henderson, students are charged $18,048 per year
  3. University of Phoenix-Las Vegas Campus - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $10,500 per year

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

  1. Truckee Meadows Community College - located in Reno, students are charged $2,243 per year
  2. College of Southern Nevada - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $2,243 per year
  3. Great Basin College - located in Elko, students are charged $2,243 per year

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

Law clerk, administrative judge, police officer, court clerk, and paralegal are the professions of choice for a majority of law graduates in Nevada. In 2010, there were 15,940 law professional working in Nevada, including 4,310 lawyers, 180 law clerks, and 140 administrative judges. The Nevada counties with the largest populations of law professional are:

  1. Clark County - 7,430 law professionals
  2. Pinal County - 2,510 law professionals
  3. Elko County - 600 law professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of law professionals in Nevada will grow by 12%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 18,380 law professionals working in Nevada. The greatest growth for law professional is predicted to be amongst Paralegals, who are expected to increase by 30% by 2018.


On average, law professionals earn $73,119 per year. But, salaries for law professional can vary. In 2010, law professional made as little as less than $24,760 per year or as much as more than $147,060 per year in Nevada. The counties in Nevada with the highest average salary for law professionals are:

  1. Pinal County - $90,028 per year
  2. Clark County - $68,156 per year
  3. Carson City County - $64,370 per year

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

  1. Elko County - $59,387 per year
  2. Churchill County - $59,525 per year
  3. Carson City County - $64,370 per year

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

  1. Judge - $148,130 per year
  2. Lawyer - $123,700 per year
  3. Police Detective - $76,950 per year

The law professionals with lowest average salaries in Nevada were:

  1. Legal Assistant - $46,130 per year
  2. Court Clerk - $45,180 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Nevada statistics regarding a career in law and to compare salaries with a variety of 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 Nevada
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law in Nevada
  • Master's Degree in Law in Nevada
  • Doctoral Degree in Law in Nevada
  • Certificate in Law in Nevada

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 4,790 $65,840 14.6%
Lawyers 4,310 $123,700 14.9%
Legal Secretaries 2,320 $46,130 -9.0%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 1,400 $45,180 4.5%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 1,390 $51,580 33.7%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 630 $76,950 28.6%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 510 $60,570 -32.0%
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 210 $148,130 40.0%
Judicial Law Clerks 180 $57,980
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 140 $66,180 7.7%
Fish and Game Wardens 60 $62,070 50.0%

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