Overview

Applicants
846
Acceptance Rate
63%
Median Undergrad GPA
3.47
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
128

Test Scores

LSAT
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
151 - 157

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
April 15

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$40

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
Yes

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
No

Other Admission Factors

Academic

LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
52

31
Female
13
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Students at Ole Miss love the combination of “a down-home, small-town atmosphere where everyone knows your name” and a law degree that is “given much credit within the state.” Though “academically strenuous,” the school’s “laid-back atmosphere “prevails, and students praise the “easily accessible” staff, the “large student mall with plenty of couches and chairs for discussions between classes,” and the “professors with awesome senses of humor.” By all accounts, Ole Miss is not a school that “makes you feel like they are trying to weed you out.” As one student explains, “I love the dynamics of the classes and the size of the student body. It is nice to be friends with 2Ls and 3Ls and not feel like a freshman again.” “Everyone in the administration is incredibly friendly and helpful,” a classmate adds. “If you have any question, even if it has nothing to do with their particular job, they will do everything they can to get you the right answer.” Professors here hail from “a broad diversity of backgrounds” and “are all extremely knowledgeable and very experienced.” Not only do they “present the material in an entertaining way,” they “take a special interest” in students, “which can help build up [students’] confidence and help them to excel.”
The professors at Ole Miss are a major reason why its students say the school is a “great value.” “It is not nearly as expensive to go to school here as the other schools to which I applied or was accepted,” says one student. “I can still get pretty much any job I want coming out of Ole Miss, yet I have zero debt.” Other students, however, temper such expectations, noting that while Ole Miss’ “Career Services Office is always there to help with a résumé or to provide Tylenol during exams,” securing a job outside of Mississippi can be an uphill battle. That said, this situation seems to be on the upswing thanks to the school’s “great relationship with alumni” and also in that “Ole Miss changed their grading curve [a few years ago] and that has significantly helped those who are looking to get a job out of state.”
Students consistently report that the faculty is one of the school’s “greatest strengths.” “They take away the mundane, stereotypical experience of law school and present the material in an entertaining way without compromising the integrity of the institution,” says one student. Many feel that “there is a lot of potential in the legal writing and research classes”; however, they are damaged by “the lack of communication between...departments.” Others would like “more classes to choose from,” particularly in the area of entertainment law. Students are divided on the school’s aesthetics, finding that the “great library” is “extremely up to date with the latest technology” while the building itself is “not very pretty” and “somewhat outdated.” A 1L provides some perspective, explaining that “the law school building would be aesthetically pleasing at most major schools, but when compared to the columned architecture and tree-lined walkways of the rest of the campus, you can immediately tell it is a relic of the early 1970s. Instead of being ‘postmodern,’ it simply looks out of place.” However, “a new state-of-the-art building” “will soon be under construction.”

Career overview

Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
90%
Median Starting Salary
$64,025
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
96%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
Yes

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

# of Employers that Recruit on Campus Each Year
80

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
Top regional employers from across the South and Southeast.

Graduates Employed by Area

50%
Private Practice

Graduates Employed by Region

4%
Mid-Atlantic
4%
South West

Prominent Alumni

C. Trent Lott
Former U.S. Senator

Thad Cochran
U.S. Senator

John Grisham
Author

Robert C. Khayat
Chancellor, The University of Mississippi

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$26,298

% Students Receiving Some Aid
87%

Expenses per Academic Year

In-State Tuition
$14,688
Out-Of-State Tuition
$31,688
Estimated On-Campus Room and Board
$19,198
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$19,198
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$1,200

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
386
Parent Institution Enrollement
20,112

Number of Foreign Countries Represented
1
Average Age at Entry
24

Demographics

21.00%
% Under-represented Minorities

100% are full time
0% are part time
40% female
60% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Ole Miss students emphasize that theirs is a “relaxed learning environment,” one that “promotes collaboration between students instead of the cutthroat competition that you hear about at other law schools.” The school divides 1Ls into sections of “about sixty students.” While this can be “good for making friends” and forming “study groups and TV nights,” it can at times seem “like high school all over again with the distinct social circles.” “In true Southern form,” law students at Ole Miss “like to work hard and play hard,” and “Life at the law school is very social. Everyone is a part of LSSB (Law School Student Body) and participates in “bar reviews.” Also, students attend Ole Miss football games and tailgate every weekend in the fall.” When they do take a break, Ole Miss students find themselves in a pleasant location. The university’s campus is “beautiful,” and hometown Oxford is “a unique place” with “a healthy social scene.” Though most will tell you that “drinking is a big part of social life” here, popular opinion states that “you can absolutely have a good time without drinking.” “There are two great new movie theaters, and there are plans to open a ‘New Square,’” says one student. “Oxford is constantly growing, and hopefully there will be a lot more for students to do soon.” One thing that students agree could be improved a more “diverse student body.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Cary Lee Cluck
Assistant Dean of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 1848
481 Chucky Mullins Drive
University, MS 38677

Phone
662-915-6910

Email
lawadmissions@olemiss.edu