Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Admissions: Yeshiva University (Cardozo)

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 5,156
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 1,370
Overall acceptance rate 26.6%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 370
Number of full-time program applicants 4,645
Number of full-time program acceptances 1,204
Full-time acceptance rate 25.9%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 268
Number of part-time program applicants 625
Number of part-time program acceptances 166
Part-time acceptance rate 26.6%
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled 102
Fall 2009 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.37-3.73
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 160-165
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.39-3.75
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 161-166
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students 3.28-3.71
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students 158-161

Careers: Yeshiva University (Cardozo)

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 92.0%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.7%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 363
Graduates employed at graduation 74.5%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 94.3%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $75,000
Median private sector starting salary $137,500
75th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 82%
Median public service starting salary $53,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 0.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 19.0%
Percent employed in government 8.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 5.0%
Percent employed in law firms 58.0%
Percent employed in public interest 10.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 1.5%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 81%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 2%
Number of states where graduates are employed 16
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 2.8%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 88.1%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 0.6%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 3.1%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.3%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 2.8%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 0.3%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations The Office of Career Services advises students on career planning and provides opportunities to meet attorneys and hone job search skills. Recruitment programs attract hundreds of firms, public interest organizations, and government agencies. Funding programs provide resources for students and alumni to pursue public service opportunities. Please see:
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 94.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 6.0%
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) 0.0%
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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