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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Admissions phone: 757.221.3785
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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.
LSD has stats for 308 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.
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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.
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.
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.