Vermont Law School

Admissions: Vermont Law School

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 884
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 590
Overall acceptance rate 66.7%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 233
Number of full-time program applicants 884
Number of full-time program acceptances 590
Full-time acceptance rate 66.7%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 233
Number of part-time program applicants 0
Number of part-time program acceptances 0
Part-time acceptance rate N/A
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled 0
Fall 2009 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.05-3.57
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 152-158
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.05-3.57
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 152-158
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students 0-0
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students N/A

Careers: Vermont Law School

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 83.3%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.7%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 171
Graduates employed at graduation 60.4%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 95.2%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $50,000
Median private sector starting salary $65,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $80,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 54%
Median public service starting salary $43,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 0.6%
Percent employed in business and industry 18.8%
Percent employed in government 16.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 14.6%
Percent employed in law firms 34.7%
Percent employed in public interest 15.3%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 3.0%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 15%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 1%
Number of states where graduates are employed 29
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 34.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 16.7%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 2.8%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.7%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 29.2%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 1.4%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 9.7%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 4.9%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations The Office of Career Services operates on the assumption that career services are an integral part of a law student’s education, involving career education; academic and personal counseling, experiential education and placement opportunities.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 55.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 17.0%
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) 6.4%
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) 5.8%