Law Schools In North Dakota

North Dakota has 10 accredited law schools where law faculty who teach law classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in law in the state of North Dakota, which encompasses law training at the following levels:

  • Law Certificate
  • Associates degree in Law
  • Bachelors degree in Law
  • Masters degree in Law
  • PhD degree in Law


Schools

  1. Rasmussen College-North Dakota

    4012 19th Avenue SW, Fargo, North Dakota 58103-7196

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  2. Bismarck State College

    1500 Edwards Ave, Bismarck, North Dakota 58506-5587

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  3. Lake Region State College

    1801 College Dr N, Devils Lake, North Dakota 58301-1598

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  4. University of Mary

    7500 University Dr, Bismarck, North Dakota 58504

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  5. Minot State University

    500 University Ave W, Minot, North Dakota 58707

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  6. University of North Dakota

    Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202-8193

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. North Dakota State University-Main Campus

    1301 12th Avenue North, Fargo, North Dakota 58108-6050

    181 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Sitting Bull College

    9299 Hwy 24, Fort Yates, North Dakota 58538-9721

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  9. Turtle Mountain Community College

    10145 BIA #7 North, Belcourt, North Dakota 58316

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  10. United Tribes Technical College

    3315 University Dr, Bismarck, North Dakota 58504

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

North Dakota Vs. National Law Employment

North Dakota 2,680
National 2,096,250

Approximately 0% of the country's law professionals work in North Dakota state.

Employment Growth for Law professionals In North Dakota

3,290 3,130 3,580 2,500 2,680
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Law is a shrinking field in North Dakota. There were 610 less law professionals working in North Dakota in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in North Dakota, this field has shrunk by 19% in four years. This decline is faster than the national trend for law professionals which shows a 3% increase in the number of law professionals working around the nation.

Law VS. All Professions salaries in North Dakota

$54,924 $59,112 $41,255 $54,202 $53,189
$38,611 $40,428 $41,355 $43,390 $43,459
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Law
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of law professionals is declining, the salaries paid to law professionals are decreasing in North Dakota. The mean salary for law professionals in 2006 was $54,924 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $53,189 per year.

Salary percentiles for Law professionals in North Dakota

10th percentile
$34,819
25th percentile
$42,094
50th percentile
$51,195
75th percentile
$61,898
90th percentile
$75,448

This represents a decline in salaries of 3%. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. Within the field of law, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid law professionals earning 117% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in North Dakota state.

Average Salaries for Law professionals and related professions in North Dakota

Court Reporter
$46,320
Criminal Justice
$39,603
Criminology
$56,090
Forensic Accounting
$51,130
Homeland Security
$42,877
Law
$53,189
Paralegal
$36,395
Public Administration
$97,745

Law professionals in North Dakota earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Law programs available for each degree type for all schools in North Dakota

associate
9
bachelor
4
master
1
doctor
1
Certificate
3
Total18

The number of students graduating from the 10 accredited law schools in North Dakota is decreasing. In North Dakota, there were 367 graduates in 2006. And there were 268 graduates from law courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of law school degree or certificate graduates in North Dakota by 27%. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a associate's degree in law.

Law Faculty Salaries in North Dakota

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