University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Law School

Admissions: University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 5,414
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 1,178
Overall acceptance rate 21.8%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 371
Number of full-time program applicants 5,414
Number of full-time program acceptances 1,178
Full-time acceptance rate 21.8%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 371
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 2009 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.55-3.84
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 167-170
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.55-3.84
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 167-170
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 Michigan–Ann Arbor

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 91.2%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.7%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 386
Graduates employed at graduation 97.9%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 99.8%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Median private sector starting salary $160,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 88%
Median public service starting salary $56,386
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 0.8%
Percent employed in business and industry 5.1%
Percent employed in government 2.6%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 13.6%
Percent employed in law firms 72.6%
Percent employed in public interest 5.3%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 9.0%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 10%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 2%
Number of states where graduates are employed 31
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 3.5%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 27.9%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 27.9%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 2.3%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 11.7%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.5%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 2.7%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 17.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 3.5%
Employment location unknown 1.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations The 6 attorney-counselors in Career Services and Public Service advise students about the full range of professional opportunities. Our on-campus recruiting program, consistently one of the largest and geographically broadest, attracts employers from all major markets. We are leaders in clerkships and academia; a generous LRAP helps ensure high placement in government and public interest.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 95.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 3.0%
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) 0.0%