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William Mitchell College of Law

William Mitchell College of Law
875 Summit Avenue St. Paul, MN 55105-3076
Admissions Phone: (651) 290-6476
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Admissions Information

Fall 2010 Admissions Information
Director of admissions Kendra Dane
Application deadline 05/01
Full-time program application fee $50
Part-time program application fee $50
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A
Fall 2008 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 1,332
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 762
Overall acceptance rate 57.2%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 317
Number of full-time program applicants 1,203
Number of full-time program acceptances 510
Full-time acceptance rate 42.4%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 193
Number of part-time program applicants 422
Number of part-time program acceptances 263
Part-time acceptance rate 62.3%
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled 124
Fall 2008 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.15-3.65
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 150-157
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.24-3.7
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 153-158
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students 2.96-3.52
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students 146-153

Career Information

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2007 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar MN
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 91.0%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 93.0%
Class of 2007 Graduates
Total graduates 345
Graduates employed at graduation 45.4%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 96.5%
Starting Salaries of 2007 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $46,750
Median private sector starting salary $60,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $85,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 69%
Median public service starting salary $46,625
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2007)
Percent employed in academia 0.3%
Percent employed in business and industry 31.0%
Percent employed in government 7.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 13.0%
Percent employed in law firms 38.0%
Percent employed in public interest 7.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 3.7%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 0.3%
2007 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 83%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 22
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.3%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 0.6%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 4.1%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 86.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 2.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.6%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 2.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 2.8%
Employment location unknown 2.0%
Career Services
Career services operations: The Career Development Office works with students throughout their legal education. Staff assists full-time, part-time, and second-career students and alumni. Services include career counseling, assistance with materials, access to job search resources, and connections to the legal community. The college sponsors an alumni mentor program that matches first-year students with legal professionals.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 74.8%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 16.8%
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) 0.6%


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