Whittier Law School

Admissions: Whittier College

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 2,284
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 941
Overall acceptance rate 41.2%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 296
Number of full-time program applicants 1,914
Number of full-time program acceptances 906
Full-time acceptance rate 47.3%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 235
Number of part-time program applicants 370
Number of part-time program acceptances 134
Part-time acceptance rate 36.2%
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled 61
Fall 2009 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 2.83-3.35
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 149-153
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 2.82-3.35
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 149-153
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students 2.85-3.4
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students 149-153

Careers: Whittier College

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 82.6%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 70.7%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 161
Graduates employed at graduation 51.3%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 96.4%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $60,000
Median private sector starting salary $70,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $80,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 48%
Median public service starting salary $65,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 3.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 22.0%
Percent employed in government 8.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 2.0%
Percent employed in law firms 62.0%
Percent employed in public interest 3.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 0.7%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 86%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 4%
Number of states where graduates are employed 17
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 0.7%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 2.9%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 2.9%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.7%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 83.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 5.8%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations In the first semester, students are invited to alumni practice area roundtable discussions, panel presentations, and networking events. Counseling is available November 1 of the first year, students prepare for on/off-campus interviews, career days, job applications, and participation in an externship program in the courts, government agencies, public interest organizations and private law firms.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 67.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 12.0%
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) 14.0%
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) 7.0%

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