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University of Chicago Law School

Law School
1111 E. 60th Street Chicago, IL 60637
Admissions Phone: (773) 702-9484
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Admissions Information

Fall 2010 Admissions Information
Director of admissions Ann Killian Perry
Application deadline 02/01
Full-time program application fee $75
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 5,032
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 887
Overall acceptance rate 17.6%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 184
Number of full-time program applicants 5,032
Number of full-time program acceptances 887
Full-time acceptance rate 17.6%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 184
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 3.57-3.79
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 169-173
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.57-3.79
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 169-173
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 IL
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 98.9%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 88.6%
Class of 2007 Graduates
Total graduates 199
Graduates employed at graduation 96.5%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 99.5%
Starting Salaries of 2007 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Median private sector starting salary $160,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 86%
Median public service starting salary $56,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2007)
Percent employed in academia 0.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 4.0%
Percent employed in government 2.5%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 10.0%
Percent employed in law firms 81.0%
Percent employed in public interest 2.5%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 10.0%
2007 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 36%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 2%
Number of states where graduates are employed 19
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 2.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 25.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 39.5%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 3.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 11.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.5%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 3.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 13.5%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 0.5%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services
Career services operations: 6 professional career coaches are dedicated to helping you find the job that will fit you best. Interview coaching and job search advising are available. Alumni at top firms, government agencies and public interest organizations come back to talk to students. One-quarter secure some of the most sought-after judicial clerkships, including clerkships with Justices on the United States Supreme Court.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 96.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 1.0%
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) 2.0%
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) 0.0%


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