William and Mary Law School

Rank 30 (USNWR 2022)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
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Also known as

  • William and Mary Law School
  • William & Mary Law School
  • W&M

William and Mary Law School is a law school located in Williamsburg, Virginia. The school was ranked 30 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for William and Mary Law School is approximately 176.

Admissions website: https://law.wm.edu/admissions/index.php

Admissions email: lawadm@wm.edu

Admissions phone: 757.221.3785

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William and Mary Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 161 164 165
GPA 3.64 3.78 3.89
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 2642 72
# Admissions offers 795 -
Class size 176 47
% Accepted 30.1% 72
% Yield 20.6% 8

During the 2022 application cycle, 2,642 people applied and 795 were offered admission.

William & Mary Law School has a 1L class size of 176, and yield of 20.63%. 164 out of 795 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 20.63% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at William & Mary Law School has a median LSAT of 164. The 25th percentile LSAT is 161 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 165.

The median GPA is 3.8. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.6 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.9.

William and Mary Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 307 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 William and Mary Law School cost per year?

41st percentile
In-state tuition
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Grads with debt
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Average debt
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Salary, 25th %
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PI Salary
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Employment rate
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Bar pass rate
92nd percentile

Cost of attending William and Mary Law School

In 2022, tuition was $51,620 and the annual cost of attending was $73,170 (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.

William and Mary Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from William & Mary Law School make $130,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $62,433.

45.2% of law graduates from William & Mary Law School go directly to work for law firms, while 24.4% clerk for a judge. 6.5% of graduates go into public interest.

96.9% of William & Mary Law School graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about William and Mary Law School

At William & Mary Law School, we believe that we prepare students for the ethical practice of law better than any other program in the country.

It all starts with our philosophy of the citizen lawyer, the ideal of the lawyer as skilled advocate and devoted public servant. That concept translates into an academic curriculum that emphasizes experiential learning and the "human element" of the law—compassion, ethics and public service.

In our J.D. program, first-year courses do more than cover the basics. In addition to required coursework in civil procedure, constitutional law, contracts, criminal law, property and torts, every 1L goes through W&M's leading Legal Practice Program. You’ll research and draft memos and briefs, learn how to interview clients and negotiate on their behalf. From the very first day, you'll be putting ethical lawyering skills to practice in a supportive academic setting, trained by both full-time legal writing professors as well as by practitioners in the field.

Legal Practice continues into the second year of law school, where you’ll have the opportunity to specialize in an area of practice as you continue to improve your writing and lawyering skills.

Starting in the second year, you'll also choose from nearly 100 different elective course offerings. Every aspect of modern law practice is covered, from intellectual property to national security to business and corporate law. Our nine clinics and one Practicum will help prepare you for the practice of law and membership in the profession. Students in our clinics provide more than 14,000 hours of service annually to underserved clients that include the elderly, children with special needs, and veterans.

All the while, you'll be engaged in learning opportunities outside the classroom through the Law School's more than 40 student organizations and five student-edited journals. Participation in some of these endeavors, such as the National Trial Team and journals, is eligible for credit.

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I emailed and they said all decisions will be out by April 1 lol
Hopefully before :D
cause isn't deposit deadline april 1?
w&m called with my acceptance today and also said i would be "getting a scholarship i would be pleased with" tomorrow, so maybe that's when they'll send all the schollys that aren't out yet?
Did anyone else just get that career services email? I have ND from W&M right now so it seems odd that I am being invited to a career services zoom, right?
Makes sense - thanks.
Soooo.. no decisions?
Is waitlist told by email?
It seems like the waitlist candidates have a pretty good shot at getting accepted if this chart means anything
Anybody else with numbers above 75ths get WL'd?
w&m sending some harsh ass WLs today
any idea when the A's are coming?
anyone know if W&M ever gives $ off the WL?
Did yalls WL email strongly imply that W&M overpromised seats early in the cycle?
WL or WM? @k8031459
@k8031459: i dont think it strongly implied it they overpromised seats. i read earlier their target was always 150-160 people
now theyre waitlisting to be cautious of overenrolling
Applied end of October still nada
@gdenali: I was waitlisted, then accepted two weeks later, received a scholarship offer the first week of March.
@DapperUnbiasedPheasant: thank you!
Anyone have advice for how to approach scholly reconsideration with W&M?
question to everyone-- did you get an update when your application went for review? I applied over a month ago and received an "application complete" email but nothing after than. Starting to get paranoid that my application is lost so just wanted to check
I just got a financial aid email that said I had a fin aid offer (and was accepted) but i never got an acceptance call...
also is this email need only? or should the portal show both?
the portal shows both for me
hmm okay