2009 Raw Data Law School Rankings*

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No. Law School GPA Low GPA High LSAT Low LSAT High Accept S/F Ratio Empl. @Grad Empl. @9Mos St. Pass Bar State Avg. School vs. Avg.
1 Albany Law School Union U. 2.92 3.48 152 157 45.1% 14.7 N/A 97.2% NY 86.3% 77.0% +9.3%
2 American University 3.14 3.59 161 163 22.8% 13.8 85.2% 95.8% MD 81.4% 77.0% +4.4%
3 Appalachian School of Law 2.75 3.32 147 153 38.0% 21.0 N/A 69.1% VA 46.7% 74.0% -27.3%
4 Arizona State University 3.3 3.81 156 162 23.7% 9.4 N/A 93.3% AZ 78.7% 75.0% +3.7%
5 Ave Maria School of Law 2.93 3.47 147 155 51.0% 15.7 N/A 73.3% MI 96.3% 89.0% +7.3%
6 Barry University 2.7 3.3 148 152 55.3% 20.7 N/A 80.3% FL 71.1% 74.0% -2.9%
7 Baylor University 3.38 3.78 157 162 30.4% 16.6 68.3% 96.4% TX 98.5% 82.0% +16.5%
8 Boston College 3.44 3.78 162 165 20.2% 12.6 82.5% 97.6% MA 95.2% 86.0% +9.2%
9 Boston University 3.51 3.81 164 166 26.8% 12.3 96.3% 98.7% MA 95.0% 86.0% +9.0%
10 Brigham Young University 3.51 3.85 162 167 28.6% 18.9 75.0% 91.2% UT 96.2% 87.0% +9.2%
11 Brooklyn Law School 3.17 3.63 162 165 29.4% 19.9 66.7% 97.0% NY 84.5% 77.0% +7.5%
12 California Western 3.0 3.53 150 156 54.9% 17.7 N/A 84.2% CA 67.6% 65.0% +2.6%
13 Campbell University 2.94 3.55 151 157 36.2% 16.5 62.6% 93.9% NC 96.5% 74.0% +22.5%
14 Capital University 2.94 3.54 151 156 51.2% 16.2 N/A 82.1% OH 84.3% 84.0% +0.3%
15 Cardozo-Yeshiva University 3.3 3.7 162 166 27.5% 16.2 75.1% 95.4% NY 88.8% 77.0% +11.8%
16 Case Western Reserve U. 3.17 3.6 156 160 34.8% 13.7 70.7% 96.7% OH 83.3% 84.0% -0.7%
17 Catholic U. of America 3.08 3.57 156 160 34.3% 13.6 70.1% 93.7% MD 79.6% 77.0% +2.6%
18 Chapman University 3.1 3.61 154 159 31.5% 12.6 51.1% 95.4% CA 61.3% 65.0% -3.7%
19 Cleveland State U. (Marshall) 3.14 3.65 153 157 36.3% 13.0 63.0% 93.3% OH 82.4% 84.0% -1.6%
20 College of William and Mary 3.44 3.82 159 166 27.1% 14.8 82.3% 96.3% VA 86.8% 74.0% +12.8%
21 Columbia University 3.56 3.81 169 174 15.9% 9.5 98.9% 98.9% NY 95.6% 77.0% +18.6%
22 Cornell University 3.54 3.78 166 168 21.6% 11.2 96.9% 99.0% NY 92.1% 77.0% +15.1%
23 Creighton University 3.23 3.68 151 156 45.3% 18.1 73.0% 97.3% NE 75.0% 83.0% -8.0%
24 CUNY-Queens College 2.92 3.47 151 156 24.6% 13.0 36.7% 87.7% NY 76.4% 77.0% -0.6%
25 DePaul University 3.1 3.66 159 162 35.2% 13.6 82.7% 90.3% IL 87.2% 87.0% +0.2%
26 Drake University 3.11 3.72 153 158 50.7% 12.9 N/A 94.9% IA 90.6% 87.0% +3.6%
27 Duke University 3.61 3.82 167 170 26.6% 13.9 91.8% 98.2% NY 97.0% 77.0% +20.0%
28 Duquesne University 3.28 3.65 151 155 52.8% 18.2 N/A 86.1% PA 87.5% 83.0% +4.5%
29 Emory University 3.28 3.62 162 166 26.2% 10.8 95.9% 98.3% GA 95.0% 85.0% +10.0%
30 Florida Coastal 2.81 3.47 149 154 54.9% 19.7 N/A 88.1% FL 73.7% 74.0% -0.3%
31 Florida International U. 2.97 3.58 153 157 24.6% 15.0 21.4% 84.2% FL 82.5% 74.0% +8.5%
32 Florida State University 3.3 3.77 158 162 23.8% 13.7 82.0% 95.1% FL 88.1% 74.0% +14.1%
33 Fordham University 3.41 3.74 163 167 23.5% 14.6 82.3% 94.7% NY 89.0% 77.0% +12.0%
34 Franklin Pierce Law Center 3.0 3.5 150 155 49.8% 14.4 65.8% 95.5% MA 95.6% 86.0% +9.6%
35 George Mason University 3.11 3.86 159 166 22.3% 16.7 93.2% 98.0% VA 83.8% 74.0% +9.8%
36 George Washington U. 3.4 3.86 163 168 19.8% 14.9 95.1% 97.1% NY 93.9% 77.0% +16.9%
37 Georgetown University 3.44 3.82 167 171 23.2% 13.2 94.8% 97.8% NY 91.0% 77.0% +14.0%
38 Georgia State University 3.11 3.62 158 162 17.7% 12.8 N/A 97.9% GA 92.8% 85.0% +7.8%
39 Golden Gate University 2.82 3.37 150 154 62.9% 18.9 N/A 77.6% CA 60.4% 65.0% -4.6%
40 Gonzaga University 3.06 3.54 153 157 45.4% 14.8 N/A 92.6% WA 84.3% 82.0% +2.3%
41 Hamline University 3.22 3.7 152 158 48.6% 14.6 N/A 91.5% MN 85.8% 91.0% -5.2%
42 Harvard University 3.75 3.95 170 175 11.8% 10.3 96.4% 98.1% NY 97.1% 77.0% +20.1%
43 Hofstra University 3.11 3.69 154 159 42.0% 15.5 N/A 92.9% NY 73.6% 77.0% -3.4%
44 Howard University 2.9 3.5 149 155 22.7% 18.7 87.6% 94.1% NY 61.5% 77.0% -15.5%
45 Illinois Inst. of Tech. (Kent) 3.2 3.77 157 164 33.3% 11.5 71.8% 90.7% IL 90.3% 87.0% +3.3%
46 Indiana U.-Bloomington 3.03 3.67 158 165 38.9% 11.4 88.1% 97.7% IN 86.2% 83.0% +3.2%
47 Indiana U.-Indianapolis 3.36 3.78 151 158 35.0% 17.0 81.5% 95.9% IN 84.8% 83.0% +1.8%
48 John Marshall 2.85 3.42 151 156 49.3% 17.9 N/A 87.5% IL 87.3% 87.0% +0.3%
49 Lewis & Clark (Northwestern) 3.15 3.73 157 163 37.0% 10.6 N/A 92.2% OR 85.8% 82.0% +3.8%
50 Louisiana State-Baton Rouge 3.16 3.7 155 159 37.4% 16.2 73.7% 93.8% LA 88.8% 75.0% +13.8%
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*ABOUT THIS REPORT: Bar passage rates for ILRG's 2009 Raw Data Law School Rankings Report, which was released in Spring 2008, reflect those rates among first-time test takers for the Summer 2006/Winter 2007 administrations of the bar examinations. The acceptance rates, LSAT scores, undergraduate GPAs, and student-to-faculty ratios reflect those data representative of full-time students in Fall 2007. The employment rates reflect those among 2006 full-time graduates. The state bar passage rate noted for each law school is the statewide bar passage rate for the jurisdiction in which the greatest number of the law school's graduates took the bar exam for the reported period. The data have been compiled from a variety of public sources, including data released by the law schools and from the bar examiner offices in each jurisdiction.ILRG's 2010 report is slated for release in the Spring of 2009.