2009 Raw Data Law School Rankings*

Schools' Bar Pass Rate (Descending)

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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 U. of Wisconsin-Madison 3.32 3.74 157 163 29.5% 13.4 72.9% 97.2% WI 100.0% 89.0% +11.0%
1 Marquette University 3.2 3.65 155 159 45.6% 17.5 63.4% 95.7% WI 100.0% 89.0% +11.0%
3 Baylor University 3.38 3.78 157 162 30.4% 16.6 68.3% 96.4% TX 98.5% 82.0% +16.5%
4 Vanderbilt University 3.54 3.83 164 168 25.0% 12.9 90.5% 98.3% TN 97.8% 78.0% +19.8%
5 U. of Chicago 3.49 3.76 169 173 16.2% 10.3 96.4% 99.0% IL 97.7% 87.0% +10.7%
6 U. of Alabama 3.31 3.84 160 165 29.2% 9.8 83.7% 96.5% AL 97.2% 79.0% +18.2%
7 Harvard University 3.75 3.95 170 175 11.8% 10.3 96.4% 98.1% NY 97.1% 77.0% +20.1%
8 Duke University 3.61 3.82 167 170 26.6% 13.9 91.8% 98.2% NY 97.0% 77.0% +20.0%
9 Campbell University 2.94 3.55 151 157 36.2% 16.5 62.6% 93.9% NC 96.5% 74.0% +22.5%
10 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%
10 U. of Minnesota-Twin Cities 3.28 3.78 163 167 24.7% 12.1 87.0% 97.5% MN 96.3% 91.0% +5.3%
12 U. of Oklahoma 3.35 3.78 154 160 38.4% 11.9 81.7% 95.7% OK 96.2% 92.0% +4.2%
12 Brigham Young University 3.51 3.85 162 167 28.6% 18.9 75.0% 91.2% UT 96.2% 87.0% +9.2%
14 Columbia University 3.56 3.81 169 174 15.9% 9.5 98.9% 98.9% NY 95.6% 77.0% +18.6%
14 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%
16 Boston College 3.44 3.78 162 165 20.2% 12.6 82.5% 97.6% MA 95.2% 86.0% +9.2%
17 New York University 3.54 3.86 169 173 22.9% 10.4 96.3% 98.5% NY 95.1% 77.0% +18.1%
17 Northwestern University 3.4 3.8 166 172 17.6% 10.4 96.2% 99.2% IL 95.1% 87.0% +8.1%
19 Emory University 3.28 3.62 162 166 26.2% 10.8 95.9% 98.3% GA 95.0% 85.0% +10.0%
19 Boston University 3.51 3.81 164 166 26.8% 12.3 96.3% 98.7% MA 95.0% 86.0% +9.0%
21 U. of Montana 3.12 3.75 151 158 42.3% 14.3 N/A 94.1% MT 94.9% 92.0% +2.9%
22 U. of Michigan-Ann Arbor 3.49 3.79 167 170 20.7% 12.7 97.2% 98.8% NY 94.8% 77.0% +17.8%
23 U. of Pennsylvania 3.52 3.86 166 171 16.3% 12.1 95.3% 98.2% NY 94.4% 77.0% +17.4%
24 George Washington U. 3.4 3.86 163 168 19.8% 14.9 95.1% 97.1% NY 93.9% 77.0% +16.9%
25 Michigan State Univ-DCL 3.21 3.64 155 161 41.8% 19.4 N/A 90.7% MI 93.7% 89.0% +4.7%
26 Washington U. in St Louis 3.3 3.7 163 167 25.7% 11.6 83.9% 98.8% IL 93.0% 87.0% +6.0%
27 Georgia State University 3.11 3.62 158 162 17.7% 12.8 N/A 97.9% GA 92.8% 85.0% +7.8%
28 U. of New Mexico 3.09 3.72 152 159 22.5% 10.0 60.5% 98.5% NM 92.4% 88.0% +4.4%
29 U. of Mississippi 3.28 3.79 152 157 30.7% 15.8 59.6% 88.2% MS 92.2% 88.0% +4.2%
29 Wayne State U. 3.29 3.69 152 158 51.8% 14.2 N/A 87.9% MI 92.2% 89.0% +3.2%
31 Cornell University 3.54 3.78 166 168 21.6% 11.2 96.9% 99.0% NY 92.1% 77.0% +15.1%
32 U. of Detroit Mercy 2.95 3.36 146 154 46.6% 16.8 N/A 86.0% MI 92.0% 89.0% +3.0%
33 U. of Cincinnati 3.39 3.87 157 162 35.1% 9.6 72.8% 96.2% OH 91.8% 84.0% +7.8%
33 U. of Kansas 3.09 3.77 155 160 36.7% 12.1 65.9% 94.7% KS 91.8% 90.0% +1.8%
35 U. of Tennessee-Knoxville 3.35 3.82 157 162 29.2% 13.1 74.0% 95.3% TN 91.6% 78.0% +13.6%
36 Yale University 3.77 3.97 170 177 7.3% 7.4 96.1% 99.6% NY 91.2% 77.0% +14.2%
36 U. of Colorado-Boulder 3.33 3.83 160 165 25.2% 12.2 88.6% 97.0% CO 91.2% 76.0% +15.2%
36 U. of St. Thomas 3.16 3.63 154 161 48.6% 16.8 N/A 94.9% MN 91.2% 91.0% +0.2%
39 U. of Memphis 3.03 3.64 154 158 33.8% 17.7 36.0% 89.2% TN 91.1% 78.0% +13.1%
39 U. of Toledo 3.1 3.74 156 161 26.9% 15.1 71.5% 92.2% OH 91.1% 84.0% +7.1%
39 U. of Virginia 3.51 3.87 167 171 24.0% 13.3 96.8% 99.6% VA 91.1% 74.0% +17.1%
42 Georgetown University 3.44 3.82 167 171 23.2% 13.2 94.8% 97.8% NY 91.0% 77.0% +14.0%
42 William Mitchell 3.15 3.63 151 157 51.3% 22.5 N/A 90.0% MN 91.0% 91.0% +0.0%
42 U. of Georgia 3.42 3.86 159 165 24.9% 14.8 87.9% 98.1% GA 91.0% 85.0% +6.0%
45 U. of Missouri-Columbia 3.26 3.8 156 161 35.8% 17.2 54.9% 98.6% MO 90.8% 86.0% +4.8%
46 Drake University 3.11 3.72 153 158 50.7% 12.9 N/A 94.9% IA 90.6% 87.0% +3.6%
47 Southern Methodist Univ. 3.28 3.84 157 165 22.9% 14.7 70.1% 94.7% TX 90.4% 82.0% +8.4%
48 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%
49 U. of Iowa 3.41 3.86 159 163 34.6% 13.0 79.9% 92.8% IA 90.0% 87.0% +3.0%
49 U. of Kentucky 3.36 3.79 156 162 36.3% 15.0 77.5% 99.3% KY 90.0% 83.0% +7.0%
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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.