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Hofstra University School of Law

Hofstra University School of LawHofstra University School of Law is located in the state of New York. As one of the leading law programs, Hofstra University School of Law has a high average LSAT score of 155-159 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 Hofstra University School of Law.

Hofstra University is abbreviated for HU:

Admissions: Hofstra University

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics  
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 4,893
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 1,891
Overall acceptance rate 38.6%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 401
Number of full-time program applicants 4,573
Number of full-time program acceptances 1,853
Full-time acceptance rate 40.5%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 391
Number of part-time program applicants 328
Number of part-time program acceptances 38
Part-time acceptance rate 11.6%
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled 10
Fall 2009 GPA and LSAT Scores  
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.27-3.7
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 155-159
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.27-3.7
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 155-159
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students 3.08-3.67
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students 152-158

Careers: Hofstra 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 86.5%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.7%
Class of 2008 Graduates  
Total graduates 343
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 96.3%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time  
25th percentile private sector starting salary $67,500
Median private sector starting salary $160,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 29%
Median public service starting salary $52,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)  
Percent employed in academia 3.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 26.0%
Percent employed in government 13.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 6.0%
Percent employed in law firms 48.0%
Percent employed in public interest 3.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 1.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 0.3%
2008 Graduates Employment Location  
Graduates employed in-state 84%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0.3%
Number of states where graduates are employed 18
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 1.3%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 88.1%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 0.3%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 4.4%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.3%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.9%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 2.5%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 0.0%
Employment location unknown 1.9%
Career Services  
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations The Office of Career Services organizes recruitment programs, teaches resume writing and interviewing techniques, provides comprehensive career counseling and professionalism training. "On-campus" interviews are conducted on LI and in Manhattan providing full access to the New York legal market; individualized counseling and reciprocal rights ensure opportunities in other regions.
Job Type  
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 76.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 5.0%
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) 8.0%
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) 4.0%



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