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University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

University of Detroit Mercy School of LawUniversity of Detroit Mercy School of Law is located in the state of Michigan. As one of the leading law programs, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law has a high average LSAT score of 147-154 when recruiting new students. As a return, the median starting salary for law graduates reaches $50,500 per year. See the following table for detailed admissions information and career profiles of University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

University of Detroit Mercy is abbreviated for UDM: https://www.abbreviationfinder.org/acronyms/udm_university-of-detroit-mercy.html

Admissions: University of Detroit Mercy

Fall 2019 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 1,926
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 859
Overall acceptance rate 44.6%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 282
Number of full-time program applicants 1,707
Number of full-time program acceptances 772
Full-time acceptance rate 45.2%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 243
Number of part-time program applicants 219
Number of part-time program acceptances 87
Part-time acceptance rate 39.7%
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled 39
Fall 2019 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 2.93-3.38
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 146-153
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 2.93-3.38
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 147-154
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students 2.91-3.31
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students 144-149

Careers: University of Detroit Mercy

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2018 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar MI
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 71.4%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 82.0%
Class of 2018 Graduates
Total graduates 211
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 78.4%
Starting Salaries of 2018 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $42,500
Median private sector starting salary $50,500
75th percentile private sector starting salary $80,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 34%
Median public service starting salary $48,500
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2018)
Percent employed in academia 5.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 22.0%
Percent employed in government 5.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 6.0%
Percent employed in law firms 57.0%
Percent employed in public interest 5.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 0.6%
2018 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 58%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 17%
Number of states where graduates are employed 19
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 5.8%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 66.9%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.6%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 3.9%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 2.6%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 0.6%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 2.6%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations Full-time Career Services Assistant Dean; Full-time Director; Full-time Program Coordinator; Mock Interviews; Fall and Spring On-Campus Interview Programs; Alumni Mentor Program; Career Counseling; Resume and Cover Letter Review; Career Seminars; Job Postings; Preparing to Practice Series and other special events.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 75.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 14.0%
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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