University of Washington School of Law

Admissions: University of Washington

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 2,448
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 622
Overall acceptance rate 25.4%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 181
Number of full-time program applicants 2,448
Number of full-time program acceptances 622
Full-time acceptance rate 25.4%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 181
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 3.47-3.8
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 160-166
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.47-3.8
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 160-166
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 Washington

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar WA
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 84.7%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 74.1%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 173
Graduates employed at graduation 90.5%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 98.2%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $80,000
Median private sector starting salary $125,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 61%
Median public service starting salary $49,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 1.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 7.0%
Percent employed in government 14.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 16.0%
Percent employed in law firms 54.0%
Percent employed in public interest 8.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 3.1%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 62%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 2%
Number of states where graduates are employed 16
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.6%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 2.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 2.4%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 11.7%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.6%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.6%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 77.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 3.1%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations Personalized counseling and professional development for students and alumni. Programs include leadership development and extensive career planning and employment resources and program. Wide range of workshops, seminars and networking events, connecting with an extensive network of opportunities in law, business and public service. Coordinates on-campus interviews and judicial clerkship program.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 87.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 10.0%
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) 0.0%