William and Mary Law School

Rank 45 (USNWR 2023)
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 45 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for William and Mary Law School is approximately 212.

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 160 165 166
GPA 3.5 3.75 3.85
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1541 52
# Admissions offers 709 -
Class size 212 69
% Accepted 46.0% 42
% Yield 29.8% 51

During the 2023 application cycle, 1,541 people applied and 709 were offered admission.

William & Mary Law School has a 1L class size of 212, and yield of 29.76%. 211 out of 709 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 29.76% 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 165. The 25th percentile LSAT is 160 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 166.

The median GPA is 3.75. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.5 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.85.

William and Mary Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 468 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 William and Mary Law School cost per year?

43rd percentile
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Grads with debt
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Average debt
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Salary, 25th %
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Employment rate
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Bar pass rate
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Cost of attending William and Mary Law School

In 2023, tuition was $56,014 and the annual cost of attending was $56,014 (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 $125,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $67,137.

45.0% of law graduates from William & Mary Law School go directly to work for law firms, while 16.9% clerk for a judge. 10.0% of graduates go into public interest.

93.8% 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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so sorry pandally :(((
Ugh I’m sorry
ive been hoping for W&M for you for months
Sorry Pandally I was rooting for you that sucks
It is what it is. At least i have a decision.
sorry friend :( Rooting for you!
nothing yet for me. Did anything change on your portals?
and im so sorry pandally i am still rooting for you! waitlist isnt a flat no!
w&m has a lot of waitlist movement usually so im still hoping for you :)
Portal still blank. - sent my LOCI so here's to hoping. Either way, I'm moving forward with other options and a cutoff date.
@BrokenGrayGoat: thanks :)
@BrokenGrayGoat: i see what you mean! I saw this post and was far more hopeful: https://www.reddit.com/r/lawschooladmissions/s/JEMJvNc06j
WL for me too :(
@jmaria congrats on your acceptance! I knew it was your only choice!
seems like im the only one to catch the R lmao i wish everyone well here <3
@Pandally: thank you so so much! I hope everything works out in your favor <3
so exciting for @JMaria! I wish you all the best
@JMaria: I'm very happy for you! Perhaps I'll get some good luck my way and we'll be classmates come Fall- ty! <3
@beansandsuch: sorry buddy sending hugs your way
@Pandally: I am so sorry :(, sending good vibes. When did you apply again?
i still havent heard back no sure what i should doooooooooooo
@WickedBoringDragonfly: We have near identical stats. I have a feeling our decisions will be some of the last ones. I feel good that we were not rejected yet thought, they are probably just unsure what to make of our apps.
more decisions???
looks like it
@WickedBoringDragonfly: thanks! I applied September 1st.
has anyone sent a LOCI (not having received a decision yet, just waiting long) or is that annoying to them?
@LightLudicrousSwan: I waited 5 months for an answer - received my WL yesterday, and sent the LOCI shortly after. Everyone else says don't send LOCI until you've been WL or a week before seat deposit deadline.
anything today maybeee?>
i feel like they have been mostly doing tues-thurs tho
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