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School of Law

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You are forever a part of this community. See how you can stay connected, support the School of Law and inspire a new generation of Creighton lawyers.

Joshua Fershee, JD

Making Bold Strides Together

"Here, in the heart of the Heartland, you’ll find America’s Jesuit law school, where a network of faculty, staff, students and alumni are ever committed to building upon our values and making bold strides together.”

— School of Law Dean Joshua Fershée, JD

America’s Jesuit law school 

As our alumni know, Creighton's School of Law provides our students with intellectual challenge, academic rigor and an opportunity to form a foundation of values for lifelong service in the law.  

With a new dean, Joshua Fershée, JD, at the helm, we will fulfill our promise as America’s Jesuit law school. 

We will continue to educate the attorneys of tomorrow in a tradition of service, ethics and compassion. We will expand opportunities for clinics and externships, giving our students hands-on legal experience and continuing to increase the level of service Creighton offers our community. 

And we will build a foundation based on trust, faith and hope. Trust in each other. Faith in our institution and values. And hope that working together, for and with others, we can build a better and more just future for all. 

School of Law — By the Numbers 

12:1 

Student-to-faculty ratio 

940 

Hours of pro bono and community service work logged by students (2018–19) 

36 

Home states of law students 

Student Cesar Linares

The reach of your gift

“Your generosity makes the Creighton experience possible for students like me. But the reach of your gift goes much further. I will take into my community all the skills and values I’m learning. My Jesuit education will inform every encounter with every client I ever serve. When you give, you’re not just helping me; you’re helping everyone I will ever help as a Creighton lawyer.”

— César Magaña Linares, School of Law

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Walter J., JD’72, and Mary Lou Smith

Honoring a father’s lifelong service to law

Through their gifts, Walter J., JD’72, and Mary Lou Smith, provide access for men and women to develop a foundation of moral values for a lifelong service in law. The Hon. Walter H. Smith Scholarship honors the legacy of Judge Smith, BA’35, JD’37.

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Male School of Law faculty member looks over shoulder of male law student

Service and opportunity in the law

Creighton’s School of Law forms future judges and lawyers in the Jesuit tradition, agents of change committed to service and improving their communities. We offer many ways for our law students to engage with the profession and gain real-world experience as they’re earning their degree.