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Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

School of Law
Sydney Lewis Hall Lexington, VA 24450-0303
Admissions Phone: (540) 458-8504
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Admissions Information

Fall 2010 Admissions Information
Director of admissions Mary Ann Clifford
Application deadline 03/01
Full-time program application fee $70
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 3,700
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 996
Overall acceptance rate 26.9%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 266
Number of full-time program applicants 3,700
Number of full-time program acceptances 996
Full-time acceptance rate 26.9%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 266
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 3.2-3.7
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 162-168
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.2-3.7
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 162-168
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 VA
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 83.3%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 75.6%
Class of 2007 Graduates
Total graduates 124
Graduates employed at graduation 75.0%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 93.3%
Starting Salaries of 2007 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $75,000
Median private sector starting salary $105,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $145,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 56%
Median public service starting salary $48,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2007)
Percent employed in academia 1.8%
Percent employed in business and industry 3.5%
Percent employed in government 8.9%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 18.6%
Percent employed in law firms 56.6%
Percent employed in public interest 4.4%
Percent employed in an unknown field 6.2%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 9.0%
2007 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 26%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 1%
Number of states where graduates are employed 30
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 2.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 17.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 4.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 1.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 47.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 5.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 5.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 5.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 6.0%
Employment location unknown 7.0%
Career Services
Career services operations: Office of Career Planning and Prof. Development serves JD and LL.M. students and alumni seeking legal and nonlegal positions. Offers individual counseling, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, Myers-Briggs Type interpretations year round. Fall and spring on-campus interviews and off-site programs. Students and alumni may access free fax services and research resources 24/7.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 88.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 3.0%
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) 7.0%


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