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University of Wisconsin--Madison Law School

University of Wisconsin--Madison Law SchoolUniversity of Wisconsin--Madison Law School is located in the state of Wisconsin. As one of the leading law programs, University of Wisconsin--Madison Law School has a high average LSAT score of 156-163 when recruiting new students. As a return, the median starting salary for law graduates reaches $125,000 per year. See the following table for detailed admissions information and career profiles of University of Wisconsin--Madison Law School.

Admissions: University of Wisconsin--Madison

Fall 2019 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 2,936
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 697
Overall acceptance rate 23.7%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 278
Number of full-time program applicants 2,936
Number of full-time program acceptances 697
Full-time acceptance rate 23.7%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 278
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 2019 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.31-3.76
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 156-163
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.31-3.76
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 156-163
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students N/A
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students N/A

Careers: University of Wisconsin--Madison

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2018 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar WI
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 99.3%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 91.9%
Class of 2018 Graduates
Total graduates 290
Graduates employed at graduation 80.8%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 98.3%
Starting Salaries of 2018 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $67,625
Median private sector starting salary $125,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 54%
Median public service starting salary $47,500
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2018)
Percent employed in academia 2.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 12.0%
Percent employed in government 15.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 6.0%
Percent employed in law firms 58.0%
Percent employed in public interest 7.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 1.0%
2018 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 51%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 3%
Number of states where graduates are employed 26
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 3.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 4.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 64.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 6.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 9.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 3.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 6.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 2.0%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations Five lawyers provide personal attention and individualized career counseling to help students explore their interests and learn job search strategies. Special JD adviser works with students interested in public service careers or judicial clerkships. Employers across the country come for on-campus interviewing. School participates in off-campus recruiting including in NY/Northeast, DC, and CA.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 86.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 9.0%
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) 2.0%
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) 1.0%

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