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University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Admissions: University of Memphis (Humphreys)

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics  
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 950
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 303
Overall acceptance rate 31.9%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 143
Number of full-time program applicants 905
Number of full-time program acceptances 293
Full-time acceptance rate 32.4%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 136
Number of part-time program applicants 46
Number of part-time program acceptances 10
Part-time acceptance rate 21.7%
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled 7
Fall 2009 GPA and LSAT Scores  
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.16-3.68
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 153-158
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.17-3.68
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 153-158
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students 3.22-3.69
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students 150-156

Careers: University of Memphis (Humphreys)

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)  
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar TN
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 93.1%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 82.9%
Class of 2008 Graduates  
Total graduates 130
Graduates employed at graduation 41.1%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 93.3%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time  
25th percentile private sector starting salary $50,000
Median private sector starting salary $59,281
75th percentile private sector starting salary $80,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 42%
Median public service starting salary $47,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)  
Percent employed in academia 1.8%
Percent employed in business and industry 10.7%
Percent employed in government 8.9%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 5.4%
Percent employed in law firms 69.6%
Percent employed in public interest 3.6%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 1.0%
2008 Graduates Employment Location  
Graduates employed in-state 88%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 12
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 1.8%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 1.8%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.9%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 1.8%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 89.2%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 1.8%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 0.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 2.7%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services  
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations The Career Office provides information about employment opportunities and career exploration, with seminars on job search skills, resume writing and interview techniques. We host on-campus interviews by local and national law firms, corporations and public interest/governmental employers and participate in recruiting conferences. Graduates have access to a nationwide alumni network.
Job Type  
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 87.5%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 8.9%
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) 2.8%
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) 0.8%

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