Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

Admissions: Washington University in St. Louis

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 3,690
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 987
Overall acceptance rate 26.7%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 261
Number of full-time program applicants 3,690
Number of full-time program acceptances 987
Full-time acceptance rate 26.7%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 261
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 3.3-3.8
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 161-168
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.3-3.8
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 161-168
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students N/A
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students N/A

Careers: Washington University in St. Louis

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar MO
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 100.0%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 91.3%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 266
Graduates employed at graduation 89.4%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 95.0%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $110,000
Median private sector starting salary $152,500
75th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 65%
Median public service starting salary $39,750
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 2.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 10.0%
Percent employed in government 10.5%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 10.5%
Percent employed in law firms 62.0%
Percent employed in public interest 2.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 3.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 8.2%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 23%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 4%
Number of states where graduates are employed 30
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 2.4%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 13.7%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 15.8%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 24.3%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 16.7%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 3.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 5.5%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 7.3%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 4.3%
Employment location unknown 3.5%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations The Career Services Office provides a full spectrum of professional development programming and opportunities for students as well as focused outreach to potential employers across the nation. The CSO commitment to close interaction in matching students with outstanding employment opportunities remains a hallmark of Washington University Law. Visit us at http://law.wustl.edu/career_services/
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 91.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 7.0%
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%