Washburn University School of Law

Admissions: Washburn University

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 957
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 453
Overall acceptance rate 47.3%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 159
Number of full-time program applicants 957
Number of full-time program acceptances 453
Full-time acceptance rate 47.3%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 159
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 2.95-3.68
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 152-157
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 2.95-3.68
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 152-157
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students N/A
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students N/A

Careers: Washburn University

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar KS
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 89.4%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 89.3%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 148
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 93.5%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $45,000
Median private sector starting salary $55,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $64,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 44%
Median public service starting salary $45,600
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 1.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 13.0%
Percent employed in government 24.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 9.0%
Percent employed in law firms 43.0%
Percent employed in public interest 9.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 1.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 3.0%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 65%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 15
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 1.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 1.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 79.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 1.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 1.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 5.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 4.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 7.0%
Employment location unknown 1.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations The Professional Development Office makes available extensive resources regarding local, regional, national, and international employment in the public and private sectors, graduate and foreign study, and judicial clerkships. A Student Resource Center is available for students. Washburn Law alumni reside in every state in the nation, in the District of Columbia, and in several foreign countries.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 84.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 8.0%
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) 4.0%
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) 2.0%