Overview

Applicants
5,284
Acceptance Rate
22%
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
320

Test Scores

LSAT
164 - 170

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
February 15

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$75

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
No

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
Yes

Other Admission Factors

Academic

LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Extracurricular Activities
Work Experience

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
157

33.1
Female
8.3
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

It’s rather easy to understand why students clamor to attend law school at the University of Michigan. The academics are “fantastic” and “a culture of friendliness...pervades faculty, staff and students alike.” Additionally, the “classroom and research facilities are top-notch.” Students also laud the “research librarians [who] are constantly on-hand to save your butt when you can't find what you need.” Moreover, there’s a great “range of classes” available. And students really appreciate the school’s “course-selection process [which] emphasizes personal priorities over first-come first-served.”

Without a doubt, one of the best aspects of Michigan Law is the “brilliant” and “engaging” faculty. Their teaching styles provide “just the right amount of variation...such that you get exposed to many different methods pedagogically and substantively but without feeling like each new class is a curveball.” They also tend to “go above and beyond in mentoring and guiding students.” As one amazed student gushes, “Professors are so available that one must wonder if they get bonuses for clocking more student-face-time hours.” This fellow classmate agrees adding, “I have already formed many strong relationships with faculty and I am confident that those relationships will nurture my career and intellectual growth.” This concern and care also extend to the administration who “works hard to keep up with student needs and is always looking for input.”

Perhaps most importantly, students are quick to sing the praises of the Office of Career Planning. And it’s easy to understand why: the office is “extremely involved on campus and is constantly putting on events to help students figure out what they want to do...and how to do it.” Even better, the folks who work there are “very approachable and always seem excited when students make appointments to come in and talk with them one on one.” As one satisfied individual elaborates, “I’ve met a LOT of times with the government, clerkship, and public interest/non-profit counselors, and they are very knowledgeable and well-connected.” Best of all, Career Planning is “really big on alumni participation” and even set[s] up a summer mentoring program for [both] private practice and public interest students that can happen remotely or in various cities where lots of students intern.”

Career overview

Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
96%
Median Starting Salary
$160,000
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
97%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
93%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
Yes

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$54,028

% Students Receiving Some Aid
93%

Expenses per Academic Year

In-State Tuition
$56,844
Out-Of-State Tuition
$60,090
Estimated On-Campus Room and Board
$14,650
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$14,650
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$4,740
Fees
$418

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
931
Parent Institution Enrollement
46,002

Number of Foreign Countries Represented
30
Average Age at Entry
25

% Out-of-State
78%
% International
6%

Demographics

13.64%
% Under-represented Minorities

100% are full time
0% are part time
47% female
53% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Life is pretty grand for Michigan law students. As this future JD immediately boasts, “I’m not sure how many places can successfully combine a spirit of collegiality (and dare I say fun) with such excellence in academics, but Michigan pulls it off.” Moreover, students happily report that their peers are “bright, talented, and driven” yet also manage to “achieve balance in their lives.” They are exceedingly “friendly” to boot and always seem to “root...for each other.” Unlike the law school stereotype, Michigan students “have each others’ backs and care deeply about the well-being of the people around them.” And though most people here “lean heavily to the left side of the spectrum, everyone is generally very open and accepting.”

Students love to note that Ann Arbor is a “great town with lots of [cafes], places to go out, [and] sports teams to watch.” And since it’s relatively “small,” “you can often run into your professors at restaurants or going for walks in the area.” At the very least, you’ll definitely find “a huge Michigan Law contingency at football games in the fall!” Overall, the only major drawback to attending Michigan is “the cold, cold winter.” But, as students readily admit, “the law school can’t do much about that.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Sarah C. Zearfoss
Senior Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions

Address
701 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone
734-764-0537

Email
law.jd.admissions@umich.edu