William & Mary Law School
William & Mary Law School
William & Mary Law School P.O. Box 8795 Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
Founded in 1779, the College of William and Mary is a public institution located in Williamsburg, Virginia. It has a three-year law program that received 2,642 applications in fall of 2021. It has an acceptance rate of 30.09% and enrolled 164 students for fall of 2021. LSAT scores range from 161 to 165, with the median being 164. Students have a median GPA of 3.78. 26% of the student population consider themselves to have a minority background, and 56% are women. 5.7% are veterans and 5% are a part of the LGBTQ+ community. 9% of students hold advanced degrees, and the average age is 24. The application fee is $85 for this program.
Tuition at the College of William and Mary Law School is $32,964 for in-state students and $41,964 for those living out-of-state. More than 50 merit and need-based scholarships are available, with 96% of students receiving scholarships. The university accepts two to three letters of recommendation.
The university offers seven concentrations and three dual degree programs, including an MBA, MA, and MPP. The student/teacher ratio is 7.3:1. Students begin law school with Law Week, where they are introduced to the law program. They can meet professors and fellow students before the instruction begins. Moreover, first-year students take a class in legal writing, where they are paired with a faculty member who specializes in the field. Students are also required to take a three-semester Legal Practice Program.
97.8% of students pass the bar within two years of graduation, and 92.7% are employed ten months after graduation. Graduates earn an average salary of $90,060. 35 students from the class of 2021 work in firms that have 250 members or below, and 34 work in those with over 250 members.
Graduates work all over the nation, with Virginia, Washington, D.C., and New York being the most popular. 27 from the class of 2021 have obtained clerkships, with 9 working on the federal level, and 18 working on the state, territorial, or local level. 30 are employed in government, 16 in public interest, and 15 are employed in business and industry. 20 work in fields where obtaining a JD is an advantage.
William and Mary is located in the center of downtown Williamsburg, where students have many shopping, restaurant, and recreational activities available to them. The city has many coffee shops and historic sites open to people of all interests. The University also offers many opportunities for students to interact with each other and build a community through events hosted by student organizations, such as the Student Bar Association, which offers a fall formal and “Barristers Ball.”
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Employed 10 months post graduation:
- • First Generation Students: 15
• International students: -
• Average age(years): 24
• Minority students: 26%
• Women: 56%
• Veterans: 5.7%
• LGBTQ: 5%
• Graduates that passed the bar exam within 2 years: 97.8%
• Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 250 and less: 35
• Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 251 and above: 34
• Median salary of graduate: -