Chapman University School of Law

Admissions: Chapman University

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 2,883
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 891
Overall acceptance rate 30.9%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 181
Number of full-time program applicants 2,615
Number of full-time program acceptances 839
Full-time acceptance rate 32.1%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 178
Number of part-time program applicants 268
Number of part-time program acceptances 52
Part-time acceptance rate 19.4%
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled 3
Fall 2009 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.11-3.56
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 156-159
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.11-3.56
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 156-159
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students 2.85-3.82
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students 151-160

Careers: Chapman University

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 75.4%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 70.7%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 184
Graduates employed at graduation 91.1%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 96.5%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $60,000
Median private sector starting salary $75,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $85,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 54%
Median public service starting salary $66,500
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 19.6%
Percent employed in business and industry 9.2%
Percent employed in government 10.5%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 2.6%
Percent employed in law firms 56.9%
Percent employed in public interest 0.7%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.7%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 2.0%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 90%
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) 0.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 0.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 3.9%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.7%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.7%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 92.1%
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 The Career Services Office provides comprehensive job search skills training and informational sessions as well as on-campus recruitment and job-posting services. Students and graduates have found employment with a wide range of employers, including top-tier law firms and state and federal courts.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 77.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 16.0%
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) 3.0%
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) 3.0%