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Columbia University Law School

Columbia University Law SchoolColumbia University Law School is located in the state of New York. As one of the leading law programs, Columbia University Law School has a high average LSAT score of 170-175 when recruiting new students. As a return, the median starting salary for law graduates reaches $160,000 per year. See the following table for detailed admissions information and career profiles of Columbia University Law School.

Columbia Law School is abbreviated for CLS: https://www.abbreviationfinder.org/acronyms/cls_columbia-law-school.html

Admissions: Columbia University

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics  
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 8,505
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 1,235
Overall acceptance rate 14.5%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 400
Number of full-time program applicants 8,505
Number of full-time program acceptances 1,235
Full-time acceptance rate 14.5%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 400
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 2009 GPA and LSAT Scores  
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.6-3.81
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 170-175
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.6-3.81
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 170-175
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students N/A
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students N/A

Careers: Columbia University

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)  
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 96.7%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.7%
Class of 2008 Graduates  
Total graduates 408
Graduates employed at graduation 98.8%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 99.5%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time  
25th percentile private sector starting salary $95,000
Median private sector starting salary $160,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $168,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 98%
Median public service starting salary $54,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)  
Percent employed in academia 1.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 2.0%
Percent employed in government 2.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 11.0%
Percent employed in law firms 81.0%
Percent employed in public interest 3.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 11.0%
2008 Graduates Employment Location  
Graduates employed in-state 66%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 3%
Number of states where graduates are employed 23
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 2.7%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 67.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 1.2%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.5%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 10.2%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 1.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 3.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 10.3%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 0.7%
Employment location unknown 0.2%
Career Services  
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations The Career Services Office offers many educational and recruitment-based programs each of which is designed to meet the specific needs of each of the three J.D. classes and the international LL.M. students. For more info: http://www.law.columbia.edu/ careers.
Job Type  
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 98.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 2.0%
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) 0.0%
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%

Address

435 W 116th St, New York, NY 10025
(212) 854-2640

 

 

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