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University of Michigan Law School

University of Michigan Law School

625 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215

The University of Michigan Ann Arbor Law School was founded in 1859. 15% of students at the school are first generation college students, 37% are racial minorities, 49% are women, and 18% are a part of the LGBTQ+ community. Students are 24.4 years old, on average.

Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, this public institution has an acceptance rate of 10.65%. For the class entering the program in fall of 2021, there were 7,693 applications, 819 students were accepted, and 272 students chose to enroll. Accepted students had a median LSAT score of 171 and a median GPA of 3.84. 75% of students have been out of college for at least one year. Students represent 12 countries and 44 states.

All students are required to submit LSAT scores with their application, with one exception. Students enrolled in another graduate program at the University of Michigan may submit a GRE, GMAT, or MCAT score in lieu of the LSAT. There are no interviews as a part of the admissions process.

In-state tuition at the school is $64,098 and out-of-state tuition is just a few grand more ($67,098). All students are automatically considered for scholarships ranging from $5,000 to full tuition. There are also GI Bill benefits available.

At the University of Michigan there are an incredible 22 concentrations for law students to choose from. These include Environmental Law, Health Law, Human Rights, Civil Rights, Administrative Law, and more. A 7.2 to 1 student/faculty ratio provides an intimate and collaborative environment at the school. The program emphasizes writing, client interaction, relationship-building, and professionalism.

Students have the option to pursue a dual degree to earn a MSW, MPP, MPH, PhD, MIRS, or other degree while completing their JD. The school also offers many options for students to engage in global opportunities. For instance, students may work for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees office, the US State Department, the African Court of Human and Peoples Rights, and other reputable agencies.

98% of students are employed within ten months of graduation and 95.99% pass the bar exam within two years of graduation. 31 graduates from the class of 2021 are employed in small law firms (250 or less) and 188 are employed in large law firms (251 or more).

Graduates from the University of Michigan earn an average salary of $105,034. 333 of the class of 2021 are employed in a position where passing the bar exam is required and 8 are employed in a position where a JD is an advantage. 62 have earned a clerkship placement. Of these, 40 hold a federal clerkship position, 21 hold a state, local, or territorial clerkship position, and 1 holds an international clerkship position. 8 work in business and industry, 16 are employed by government, 46 are employed in public interest, and 3 work in academia.

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3 Years

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Employed 10 months post graduation:

    • First Generation Students: 15
    • International students: -
    • Average age(years): 24.4
    • Minority students: 37%
    • Women: 49%
    • Veterans: -
    • LGBTQ: 18%
    • Graduates that passed the bar exam within 2 years: 95.99%
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 250 and less: 31
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 251 and above: 188
    • Median salary of graduate: -

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