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University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

A private institution founded in 1842, the University of Notre Dame resides on 1,250 urban acres in South Bend, Indiana.  The University of Notre Dame Law School is the oldest Roman Catholic law school in the country, and allows students to complete two degrees through dual-degree programs.  Notable alumni include Brian Moynihan, chief executive officer of Bank of America, and Pete King, a U.S. Representative from New York.

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University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

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Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

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Boston College

Newton, MA

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Fordham University

New York, NY

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Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA

Founded in 1749, Washington and Lee University is a private institution residing on 430 rural acres in Lexington, Virginia.  First and second year curriculums at the Washington and Lee University School of Law include required courses and electives, while the third focuses on training students through problem-based practicum courses, externships, and clinics.  Stokely Caldwell, Jr., a renowned sports lawyer at Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, is a W&L Law School graduate.

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Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

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University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

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University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

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