2009 Raw Data Law School Rankings*

Employed at Graduation (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 California-Berkeley 3.64 3.9 163 170 12.0% 12.3 99.0% 99.0% CA 84.9% 65.0% +19.9%
2 Columbia University 3.56 3.81 169 174 15.9% 9.5 98.9% 98.9% NY 95.6% 77.0% +18.6%
3 Stanford University 3.74 3.95 167 172 9.0% 8.3 98.3% 98.5% CA 88.7% 65.0% +23.7%
4 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%
5 Cornell University 3.54 3.78 166 168 21.6% 11.2 96.9% 99.0% NY 92.1% 77.0% +15.1%
6 U. of Virginia 3.51 3.87 167 171 24.0% 13.3 96.8% 99.6% VA 91.1% 74.0% +17.1%
7 U. of Chicago 3.49 3.76 169 173 16.2% 10.3 96.4% 99.0% IL 97.7% 87.0% +10.7%
7 Harvard University 3.75 3.95 170 175 11.8% 10.3 96.4% 98.1% NY 97.1% 77.0% +20.1%
9 New York University 3.54 3.86 169 173 22.9% 10.4 96.3% 98.5% NY 95.1% 77.0% +18.1%
9 Boston University 3.51 3.81 164 166 26.8% 12.3 96.3% 98.7% MA 95.0% 86.0% +9.0%
11 U. of Utah (SJ Quinney) 3.31 3.77 156 162 36.9% 9.9 96.2% 98.5% UT 85.8% 87.0% -1.2%
11 Northwestern University 3.4 3.8 166 172 17.6% 10.4 96.2% 99.2% IL 95.1% 87.0% +8.1%
13 Yale University 3.77 3.97 170 177 7.3% 7.4 96.1% 99.6% NY 91.2% 77.0% +14.2%
14 Emory University 3.28 3.62 162 166 26.2% 10.8 95.9% 98.3% GA 95.0% 85.0% +10.0%
15 U. of Pennsylvania 3.52 3.86 166 171 16.3% 12.1 95.3% 98.2% NY 94.4% 77.0% +17.4%
16 George Washington U. 3.4 3.86 163 168 19.8% 14.9 95.1% 97.1% NY 93.9% 77.0% +16.9%
17 U. of California-Los Angeles 3.54 3.85 163 169 17.5% 12.9 94.9% 97.8% CA 85.7% 65.0% +20.7%
18 Georgetown University 3.44 3.82 167 171 23.2% 13.2 94.8% 97.8% NY 91.0% 77.0% +14.0%
19 U. of Baltimore 3.0 3.57 153 157 40.9% 18.9 93.9% 94.9% MD 75.3% 77.0% -1.7%
20 George Mason University 3.11 3.86 159 166 22.3% 16.7 93.2% 98.0% VA 83.8% 74.0% +9.8%
21 U. of Texas-Austin 3.38 3.8 163 168 24.0% 14.2 92.0% 97.4% TX 89.4% 82.0% +7.4%
22 Duke University 3.61 3.82 167 170 26.6% 13.9 91.8% 98.2% NY 97.0% 77.0% +20.0%
23 Vanderbilt University 3.54 3.83 164 168 25.0% 12.9 90.5% 98.3% TN 97.8% 78.0% +19.8%
24 U. of Southern California 3.46 3.72 165 167 18.7% 12.7 90.1% 96.0% CA 85.1% 65.0% +20.1%
25 Seton Hall University 3.22 3.65 157 162 42.6% 15.4 89.7% 98.3% NJ 85.4% 79.0% +6.4%
26 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%
27 Indiana U.-Bloomington 3.03 3.67 158 165 38.9% 11.4 88.1% 97.7% IN 86.2% 83.0% +3.2%
28 U. of Georgia 3.42 3.86 159 165 24.9% 14.8 87.9% 98.1% GA 91.0% 85.0% +6.0%
29 U. of Washington 3.47 3.82 159 165 22.7% 10.2 87.6% 97.2% WA 87.6% 82.0% +5.6%
29 Howard University 2.9 3.5 149 155 22.7% 18.7 87.6% 94.1% NY 61.5% 77.0% -15.5%
31 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%
32 Ohio State University (Moritz) 3.34 3.81 158 164 29.5% 12.6 85.8% 95.4% OH 84.0% 84.0% +0.0%
33 American University 3.14 3.59 161 163 22.8% 13.8 85.2% 95.8% MD 81.4% 77.0% +4.4%
34 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%
35 U. of Notre Dame 3.4 3.76 164 167 18.6% 14.7 83.8% 97.3% IL 89.5% 87.0% +2.5%
36 U. of Alabama 3.31 3.84 160 165 29.2% 9.8 83.7% 96.5% AL 97.2% 79.0% +18.2%
37 DePaul University 3.1 3.66 159 162 35.2% 13.6 82.7% 90.3% IL 87.2% 87.0% +0.2%
38 Boston College 3.44 3.78 162 165 20.2% 12.6 82.5% 97.6% MA 95.2% 86.0% +9.2%
39 Rutgers State U.-Newark 3.08 3.55 155 161 29.8% 14.8 82.4% 95.3% NJ 80.0% 79.0% +1.0%
40 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%
40 Fordham University 3.41 3.74 163 167 23.5% 14.6 82.3% 94.7% NY 89.0% 77.0% +12.0%
42 Florida State University 3.3 3.77 158 162 23.8% 13.7 82.0% 95.1% FL 88.1% 74.0% +14.1%
43 U. of Oklahoma 3.35 3.78 154 160 38.4% 11.9 81.7% 95.7% OK 96.2% 92.0% +4.2%
44 Indiana U.-Indianapolis 3.36 3.78 151 158 35.0% 17.0 81.5% 95.9% IN 84.8% 83.0% +1.8%
45 U. of Maryland 3.47 3.84 160 166 15.5% 11.4 79.9% 94.2% MD 87.5% 77.0% +10.5%
45 U. of Iowa 3.41 3.86 159 163 34.6% 13.0 79.9% 92.8% IA 90.0% 87.0% +3.0%
47 Southern University 2.52 3.26 143 149 37.1% 13.0 79.4% 84.0% LA 62.6% 75.0% -12.4%
48 U. of Nebraska-Lincoln 3.5 3.82 153 159 37.1% 12.5 78.9% 93.9% NE 87.1% 83.0% +4.1%
49 U. of Arizona (Rogers) 3.23 3.73 157 164 30.9% 11.7 78.8% 94.9% AZ 86.5% 75.0% +11.5%
49 U. of California-Davis 3.38 3.75 159 165 28.8% 12.4 78.8% 87.1% CA 75.9% 65.0% +10.9%
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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.