William Mitchell College of Law

Admissions: William Mitchell College of Law

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 1,395
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 785
Overall acceptance rate 56.3%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 300
Number of full-time program applicants 1,268
Number of full-time program acceptances 602
Full-time acceptance rate 47.5%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 197
Number of part-time program applicants 424
Number of part-time program acceptances 190
Part-time acceptance rate 44.8%
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled 103
Fall 2009 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.19-3.6
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 150-158
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.29-3.67
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 154-159
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students 2.95-3.48
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students 147-154

Careers: William Mitchell College of Law

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar MN
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 89.8%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 91.1%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 318
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 96.8%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $47,500
Median private sector starting salary $60,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $85,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 72%
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 26.0%
Percent employed in government 8.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 9.0%
Percent employed in law firms 52.0%
Percent employed in public interest 3.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 1.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 1.0%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 84%
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) 0.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 2.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 91.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 0.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 1.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 2.0%
Employment location unknown 4.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations Career Development has J.D. Counselors (4), a Program Administrator and Office Specialist, who assist students and alumni with career counseling, job search strategies, print/electronic resources and connections to the legal community; an alumni mentor program that matches first-year students with legal professionals; and a 2L Apprenticeship Program that matches students with practicing attorneys.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 80.0%
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) 8.0%
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%