Willamette University Truman Wesley Collins Legal Center

Admissions: Willamette University (Collins)

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 1,532
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 598
Overall acceptance rate 39.0%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 148
Number of full-time program applicants 1,532
Number of full-time program acceptances 598
Full-time acceptance rate 39.0%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 148
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 3.05-3.51
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 153-157
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.05-3.51
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 153-157
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students N/A
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students N/A

Careers: Willamette University (Collins)

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar OR
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 84.4%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 78.5%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 107
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 91.1%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $45,800
Median private sector starting salary $59,625
75th percentile private sector starting salary $76,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 65%
Median public service starting salary $45,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 1.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 19.5%
Percent employed in government 18.5%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 6.0%
Percent employed in law firms 49.0%
Percent employed in public interest 5.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 1.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 0.0%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 67%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 14
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 0.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 1.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 6.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 2.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 80.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 11.0%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations Career Services partners with students to develop and achieve career goals. This includes individual counseling, attorney mentoring programs, specialty law information panels, law firm visits, networking events, online job applications, pro bono work, plus workshops on identifying skills, interviewing, networking, resumes, cover letters, job search strategies, life balance, and more.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 68.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 13.0%
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) 6.0%
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) 12.0%

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