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Bison wade in a river in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota.

There are a lot of factors that go into the choice of a law school. If you are considering attending law school in North Dakota, then one of those factors will be the state itself. Theodore Roosevelt spent a great deal of time in North Dakota in the late 1800s and was so impressed with the rugged beauty of the state that he credited his time in the state to his desire to create the National Park system.

It is not hard to see the natural appeal of the state, from the Theodore Roosevelt National Park to the excitement of its cities of Fargo and Grand Forks, separated by vast stretches of rolling hills and farmlands. While there are many opportunities in North Dakota, if you are looking for a law school, you will find only one: the University of North Dakota School of Law (UND School of Law).

University of North Dakota School of Law

UND School Of Law is located in Grand Forks on the eastern border North Dakota shares with Minnesota. Grand Forks is the third largest city in the state, with a population of about 60,000. It gets its name from its location at the fork of the Red River and the Red Lake River.

One of the smallest American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law schools, UND Law's first-year class for 2021 was about 85 students. It is also one of the least expensive law schools in the country, with resident tuition of around $15,000 a year.

UND has two unique law school learning certificates: the Indian and Tribal Law Certificate Program and the Aviation Law Certificate, which takes advantage of the University of North Dakota's undergraduate aerospace programs.

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Choosing the right law school requires careful consideration. FindLaw's Law Student section can help you sift through the strengths and weaknesses of the various schools, along with your personal preferences. Once you've settled into legal academic life, check back in for tips on studying, choosing a bar prep program, networking, and more.

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