Wake Forest University School of Law

Admissions: Wake Forest University

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 2,775
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 905
Overall acceptance rate 32.6%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 154
Number of full-time program applicants 2,775
Number of full-time program acceptances 905
Full-time acceptance rate 32.6%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 154
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 3.2-3.7
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 160-164
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.2-3.7
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 160-164
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students N/A
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students N/A

Careers: Wake Forest University

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NC
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 96.3%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 82.6%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 149
Graduates employed at graduation 74.5%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 95.8%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $73,000
Median private sector starting salary $120,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $145,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 76%
Median public service starting salary $45,742
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 3.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 6.0%
Percent employed in government 9.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 9.0%
Percent employed in law firms 70.0%
Percent employed in public interest N/A
Percent employed in an unknown field 3.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 5.0%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 56%
Graduates employed in foreign countries N/A
Number of states where graduates are employed 20
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 1.4%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 10.7%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 2.1%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.7%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 78.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.7%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 3.6%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 0.7%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 2.1%
Employment location unknown N/A
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations Our Career Services staff counsels individual students/alumni in their personal job search needs and manages a robust on-campus interview program and resume collection service. We participate in numerous job fairs throughout the U.S. and offer video conferencing for distant employers. Our supportive national alumni network willingly offers job search advice and identifies potential opportunities.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 90.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 6.0%
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%