Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Rank 142 (USNWR 2022)
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Also known as

  • Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • University of Memphis
  • UMemphis

Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law is a law school located in Memphis, Tennessee. The school was ranked 142 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law is approximately 115.

Admissions website: https://www.memphis.edu/law/admissions/index.php

Admissions email: lawadmissions@memphis.edu

Admissions phone: 901.678.5403

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Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 152 154 157
GPA 3.03 3.36 3.65
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 825 25
# Admissions offers 400 -
Class size 115 9
% Accepted 48.5% 35
% Yield 28.5% 38

During the 2022 application cycle, 825 people applied and 400 were offered admission.

University of Memphis has a 1L class size of 115, and yield of 28.50%. 114 out of 400 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 28.50% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of Memphis has a median LSAT of 154. The 25th percentile LSAT is 152 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 157.

The median GPA is 3.36. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.03 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.65.

Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 30 applicants for the 2021-2022 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 Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law cost per year?

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Cost of attending Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

In 2022, tuition was $12,087 and the annual cost of attending was $34,263 (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.

Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law employment outcomes

JD graduates from University of Memphis make $75,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $56,000.

53.3% of law graduates from University of Memphis go directly to work for law firms, while 8.0% clerk for a judge. 8.0% of graduates go into public interest.

79.2% of University of Memphis graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

The University of Memphis—Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law is located in the historic former US Custom House, Courthouse, and Post Office in the heart of the legal, business, and cultural district that is downtown Memphis. The beautiful state-of-the-art building offers a magnificent view of the Mississippi River and is within blocks of numerous law offices and both state and federal courthouses. This location gives students unparalleled opportunities for experiential learning and easy access to cultural attractions. Memphis Law students consistently praise the law school’s quality of life, due in large part to the impressive building aesthetics, sense of community, location, classroom facilities, social life, and library staff. These benefits are paired with a solid, practice-focused education. Memphis Law traditionally has a high bar-passage rate and a solid job-placement rate for graduates and has been nationally recognized for its facility and value—an honor that considers not only bar passage and employment rates, but financial factors of student debt, tuition, and cost of living.

Memphis is one of the South’s largest, most beautiful, and diverse cities. The city possesses a rich history and an unmatched musical heritage ranging from Graceland and Sun Studios to the National Civil Rights and Rock and Soul Museums. This is enhanced by the temperate climate, which allows ample opportunity for year-round activities. In particular, Memphis in May Music Fest and BBQ Fest draw visitors from not just around the country, but the world. The city boasts one of the lowest cost-of-living rates of any major US city, making it ideal for students and allowing broader access to everything the city has to offer. All these factors contribute to the city of Memphis being named as one of the “World’s Greatest Places for 2021” by TIME Magazine.

Memphis Law brings together unique individuals with a wide variety of cultural, geographic, employment, and academic backgrounds. Many of its students come to law school immediately after finishing their undergraduate education; however, a significant number have been in the workforce or have completed advanced degrees. The school recognizes that diversity within the student body enriches the classroom experience for all students and enhances the overall quality of the educational program, and therefore, strives to ensure that both traditional and nontraditional students have an opportunity to succeed.

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