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BYU Law School

Rank 28 (USNWR 2024)
168
Median LSAT
3.94
Median GPA
28.8%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • BYU Law School
  • Brigham Young University
  • BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
  • BYU

BYU Law School is a law school located in Provo, Utah. The school was ranked 28 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for BYU Law School is approximately 121.

Admissions website: https://law.byu.edu/departments/admissions/

Admissions email: admissions@law.byu.edu

Admissions phone: 801.422.4277

Can I get into BYU Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

BYU Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 165 168 171
GPA 3.66 3.92 3.96
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 503 6
# Admissions offers 158 -
Class size 121 17
% Accepted 31.4% 73
% Yield 72.8% 99

During the 2024 application cycle, 503 people applied and 158 were offered admission.

Brigham Young University has a 1L class size of 121, and yield of 72.78%. 115 out of 158 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 72.78% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Brigham Young University has a median LSAT of 168. The 25th percentile LSAT is 162 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 170.

The median GPA is 3.94. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.74 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.97.

BYU Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 44 applicants for the 2022-2023 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

Click on a data point to see that user's profile.

25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

How much does BYU Law School cost per year?

$29,272.00
Tuition
7th percentile
$14,636.00
In-state tuition
$43,696.00
CoA
3rd percentile
96.20%
Bar pass rate
84th percentile
$82,000.00
Salary, 25th %
89th percentile
$117,500.00
Salary
85th percentile
$54,288.00
PI Salary
28th percentile
78.10%
Employment rate
93rd percentile
57.60%
Grads with debt
2nd percentile
$51,481.00
Average debt
1st percentile

Cost of attending BYU Law School

In 2024, tuition was $29,272 and the annual cost of attending was $43,696 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

BYU Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from Brigham Young University make $117,500 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $54,288.

50.5% of law graduates from Brigham Young University go directly to work for law firms, while 21.8% clerk for a judge. 5.9% of graduates go into public interest.

96.2% of Brigham Young University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about BYU Law School

Since its founding in 1973, the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University has been distinguished by the strength of its programs and the accomplishments of its graduates. The Law School’s relatively small entering class size of 140 students lends itself to individualized instruction, while the university, with its 30,000 students, provides all the athletic, cultural, and social opportunities that a student expects from a great university. The students also benefit from the location of the Law School, which is situated in Provo, Utah, at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains, giving students easy access to multiple state and national parks, ski resorts, and public lands with outstanding outdoor recreational activities. The Wasatch Front is the home of some of the top information technology, biomedical, aerospace, and outdoor-product companies in the world and offers law students early access to a strong business network both inside and outside the State of Utah.

The Law School is fully accredited by the American Bar Association, is a member of the Association of American Law Schools, and has a chapter of the Order of the Coif. It also possesses a highly qualified faculty that, in addition to publishing in top journals and regularly presenting at academic conferences, consistently demonstrates a commitment to the development of individual law students. The faculty members do this by assisting students with directed research projects, hiring students as research or teaching assistants, co-authoring papers with them, and guiding students through the networking process for clerkships and employment after law school. They also regularly take students to lunch and participate in student events. Due in large part to its outstanding faculty, the Law School has produced 14 United States Supreme Court clerks and has an enviable placement record throughout the country in all branches of the legal profession.

The students themselves have academic qualifications placing them among the top law school applicants in the nation every year, and they possess a commitment to leadership and service that sets them apart. Each entering class typically comes from over 20 different states, and approximately half of the students have lived abroad for at least a year engaging in various work, education, and volunteer activities. Over 70 percent of the students speak more than one language, and they currently range in age from 20 to 57. The diversity of the students’ backgrounds and experiences makes each entering class a rich community of ideas and viewpoints.

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March 1
BloodyBitterRoc
13:42
Anyone know when admitted students get their package
11:32
My application status went from 1/18 to blank today >.>
Go Utes
21:26
Got R email, big sad time
Does anyone know what the odds are for getting accepted with the LSAT exemption and a high GPA are? I qualified and my actual LSAT is pretty low, so I'm wondering if anyone got in with the exemption and what their GPA was, along with other factors etc.
Unless you have an ace up your sleeve as far as significant life or work experience (and I mean you’re basically Steven Hawking, Mahlala or an Olympic athlete) you don’t have good odds. Things that improve your chances at byu when you’re below their medians are being URM, from out of state, undergrad somewhere besides byu (but a good school), really impressive volunteer experience—missions don’t count—or some incredible rags to riches story. Otherwise, study your tush off and take the LSAT.
@RockChalktilliDrop: if i'm not mistaken, you only qualify for LSAT exemption if you've never taken the LSAT before. Since you say that you have an official score, that would unfortunately disqualify you from the exemption program. I would take a course and try the LSAT again!
Hey all, who is coming to Provo next year? How was admitted students day?
21:23
ASD was good. It wasn't necessary to attend though; you didn't really miss much.
Anonymous0180
11:53
Oct 27, 2023: Got W/L.
Anonymous0180
11:56
We'll see when we get movement!
stats?
Any tips on how to get off the waitlist?
Have yall heard about BYU potentially moving down in thee rankings next year? Do y'all know anything on that
Has anyone heard about the Clark scholar application?
I haven't heard anything about it yet
Did anybody hear about Clark’s today?
Anyone hear anything?
Clarks have been decided, some have been offered Dean's. I think there may be more Dean's coming though
Does anyone know if they call about scholarships or send emails
Not sure, have any of y'all gotten the info today?
But not mad with my stats. Also I wish they could give me more info on why I was WL but everything was so general.
17:48
why is brigham young ranked like 23 and nobody applies
17:48
bc it’s mormon?
TediousBrightPossum
14:19
@jmonnaayyy: That is exactly why it's ranked number 23. Mormons have all the power.
13:42
How long did it take everyone to hear back on their admissions decisions? I submitted mine on the deadline date. Still have not heard anything from the school.
18:29
WL friends! Has anyone gotten off the WL so far? Wondering if they're even taking anybody. Second deposit deadline was this past Monday, hopefully we all know soon one way or another...
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