Yale University Law School

Admissions: Yale University

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 3,363
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 270
Overall acceptance rate 8.0%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 214
Number of full-time program applicants 3,363
Number of full-time program acceptances 270
Full-time acceptance rate 8.0%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 214
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 3.82-3.96
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 170-176
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.82-3.96
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 170-176
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students N/A
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students N/A

Careers: Yale University

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 96.5%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.7%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 200
Graduates employed at graduation 93.5%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 98.1%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Median private sector starting salary $160,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 87%
Median public service starting salary $59,631
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 2.6%
Percent employed in business and industry 7.3%
Percent employed in government 5.2%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 35.1%
Percent employed in law firms 41.4%
Percent employed in public interest 8.4%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 31.4%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 6%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 3%
Number of states where graduates are employed 28
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 11.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 26.7%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 5.2%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 3.7%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 24.6%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 1.6%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 2.1%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 19.4%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 2.6%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations Please see our bulletin and/or website for this information. http://www.law.yale.edu
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 93.7%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 5.2%
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) 1.0%
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%

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