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Appalachian School of Law

Appalachian School of Law
PO Box 2825 Grundy, VA 24614-2825
Admissions Phone: (800) 895-7411
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Admissions Information

Fall 2010 Admissions Information
Director of admissions Nancy Pruitt
Application deadline 07/07
Full-time program application fee $60
Part-time program application fee N/A
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A
Fall 2008 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 1,688
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 766
Overall acceptance rate 45.4%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 115
Number of full-time program applicants 1,688
Number of full-time program acceptances 766
Full-time acceptance rate 45.4%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 115
Number of part-time program applicants N/A
Number of part-time program acceptances N/A
Part-time acceptance rate N/A
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled N/A
Fall 2008 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 2.67-3.39
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 147-152
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 2.67-3.39
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 147-152
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students N/A
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students N/A

Career Information

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2007 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar TN
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 89.7%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.1%
Class of 2007 Graduates
Total graduates 104
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 64.8%
Starting Salaries of 2007 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $40,000
Median private sector starting salary $45,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $55,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 61%
Median public service starting salary $42,250
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2007)
Percent employed in academia 0.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 11.0%
Percent employed in government 13.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 13.0%
Percent employed in law firms 58.0%
Percent employed in public interest 5.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge N/A
2007 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 27%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 13
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 1.8%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 1.8%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 3.5%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 43.9%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 43.9%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 0.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 5.3%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services
Career services operations: Full service office with on-line access to job bulletins; two full-time employees; on-site interview rooms
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 82.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 11.0%
Professional/other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 5.0%
Nonprofessional/other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 2.0%


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