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Ave Maria School of Law

Ave Maria School of Law
3475 Plymouth Road Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2550
Admissions Phone: (734) 827-8063
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Admissions Information

Fall 2010 Admissions Information
Director of admissions Rachele Conner
Application deadline 06/10
Full-time program application fee $50
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 1,389
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 805
Overall acceptance rate 58.0%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 127
Number of full-time program applicants 1,389
Number of full-time program acceptances 805
Full-time acceptance rate 58.0%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 127
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 2.9-3.46
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 146-153
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 2.9-3.46
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 146-153
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 MI
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 75.0%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 86.1%
Class of 2007 Graduates
Total graduates 123
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 80.8%
Starting Salaries of 2007 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $42,000
Median private sector starting salary $70,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $100,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 49%
Median public service starting salary $52,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2007)
Percent employed in academia 7.4%
Percent employed in business and industry 9.6%
Percent employed in government 24.5%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 10.6%
Percent employed in law firms 39.4%
Percent employed in public interest 7.4%
Percent employed in an unknown field 1.1%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 6.0%
2007 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 33%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 3%
Number of states where graduates are employed 24
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 1.1%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 7.4%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 42.6%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 8.5%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 17.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 1.1%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 3.2%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 8.5%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 5.3%
Employment location unknown 2.1%
Career Services
Career services operations: The individualized approach of the Career Services Office is geared toward helping students obtain meaningful and rewarding employment that is well suited to their interests and skills. The CSO annually coordinates a series of presentations and programs that are designed to broaden students' knowledge of employment options and to help them through the various stages of the job-search process.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 65.2%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 7.8%
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) 7.8%
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) 0.9%


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