University of Michigan Law School

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The University of Michigan Law School, located in Ann Arbor, is a unit of the University of Michigan. The Law School, founded in 1859, currently has an enrollment of approximately 1,200 students, most of whom are earning the degrees of Juris Doctor (J.D.) or Master of Laws (LL.M). As of 2004, the Law School's faculty includes 72 full-time professors and 42 visiting or adjunct professors. For decades, Michigan Law has been regarded as one of the top law schools in the country. According to the 2008 edition of U.S. News and World Report graduate school rankings, it is ranked 8th overall.

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U Michigan Law School Admissions

U Michigan Law School is considered a Moderately Competitive law school, which accepts only 28% of its applicants. Comparatively, Michigan is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2027 4335 1213 (27.98%) 267 (6.2%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.54 3.76 3.87
LSAT 164 168 169

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $53,112 $56,112
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $18,550
  • Living off-campus: $18,550
  • Living at home: $18,550

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: 12/15
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 02/15
  • Application Fee: $75

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U Michigan Law School Community

U Michigan Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Michigan is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 91
  • Part Time: 48


  • # Female Faculty: 52
  • # Minority Faculty: 14


10.3 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: Yes

U Michigan Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. U Michigan Law School 1L section size is 25% larger than law schools in Michigan and 35% larger than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

U Michigan Law School: 204
Michigan Average: 152
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 756
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 537

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 67
  • Law Journals: 528
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 0.0%
  • Second Year: 0.9%
  • Third Year: 0.3%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

U Michigan Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The U Michigan Law School class of 2022 had an employment rate of 96% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2022, 82.7%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 52.0%
  • Business: 5.0%
  • Government: 12.0%
  • Public Interest: 11.0%
  • Academia: 1.0%
  • New York: 20%
  • Illinois: 15%
  • District of Columbia: 13%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 82.7%
  • First Time Takers: 353
  • Average School: 93.2%
  • Average State: 76.3%
  • Pass Difference: 16.8%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • New York: 78.6%
  • Passed: 104 of 112 (92.9%)
  • State Average: 76.3%
  • Difference: 14.3%