2008 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 Columbia University 3.51 3.82 169 174 14.7% 10.3 99.2% 99.2% NY 90.6% 74.0% +16.6%
2 U. of Pennsylvania 3.47 3.84 167 171 15.6% 12.1 99.0% 99.0% NY 95.5% 74.0% +21.5%
3 U. of Michigan-Ann Arbor 3.53 3.8 166 170 20.6% 14.5 98.5% 99.7% NY 96.5% 74.0% +22.5%
3 U. of Chicago 3.51 3.77 169 172 15.9% 9.4 98.5% 98.5% IL 95.6% 85.0% +10.6%
5 Stanford University 3.77 3.96 167 172 8.7% 8.6 98.1% 98.1% CA 86.6% 62.0% +24.6%
6 Northwestern University 3.4 3.8 166 172 17.3% 10.6 97.3% 99.6% IL 94.9% 85.0% +9.9%
7 U. of California-Berkeley 3.65 3.89 163 169 11.0% 12.0 97.2% 98.4% CA 87.0% 62.0% +25.0%
8 New York University 3.58 3.89 168 172 21.1% 10.7 97.0% 99.3% NY 93.4% 74.0% +19.4%
9 U. of California-Los Angeles 3.44 3.8 162 169 18.9% 12.5 96.8% 99.7% CA 87.8% 62.0% +25.8%
10 George Mason University 3.1 3.78 160 166 20.0% 16.1 96.5% 99.6% VA 77.1% 74.0% +3.1%
11 Harvard University 3.72 3.95 169 175 12.6% 10.5 96.1% 100.0% NY 95.3% 74.0% +21.3%
12 U. of Virginia 3.49 3.82 167 171 25.2% 13.9 96.0% 99.1% NY 96.5% 74.0% +22.5%
13 Duke University 3.66 3.85 165 169 23.3% 11.9 95.6% 100.0% NY 94.0% 74.0% +20.0%
14 Georgetown University 3.47 3.82 167 171 21.5% 14.5 95.5% 98.3% NY 92.5% 74.0% +18.5%
15 Cornell University 3.5 3.8 166 168 22.6% 10.0 94.8% 98.1% NY 94.3% 74.0% +20.3%
16 U. of Minnesota-Twin Cities 3.25 3.74 163 167 24.1% 11.1 94.6% 98.6% MN 98.8% 89.0% +9.8%
17 Yale University 3.83 3.97 170 176 6.8% 7.3 94.5% 99.6% NY 94.2% 74.0% +20.2%
17 U. of Southern California 3.47 3.75 165 167 19.1% 13.1 94.5% 98.2% CA 81.3% 62.0% +19.3%
19 Boston University 3.52 3.83 163 166 26.2% 12.2 94.0% 99.1% MA 93.7% 83.0% +10.7%
20 George Washington U. 3.45 3.81 163 166 22.8% 15.2 93.4% 98.3% NY 87.5% 74.0% +13.5%
21 U. of Texas-Austin 3.33 3.8 162 168 21.7% 14.0 93.2% 95.4% TX 89.6% 80.0% +9.6%
22 U. of Washington 3.5 3.84 159 166 21.1% 10.8 90.1% 99.4% WA 84.3% 75.0% +9.3%
23 Howard University 2.95 3.5 148 154 22.6% 13.0 89.7% 96.8% NY 68.3% 74.0% -5.7%
24 Vanderbilt University 3.49 3.88 164 167 25.3% 15.0 89.3% 99.0% TN 88.1% 80.0% +8.1%
25 Seton Hall University 3.17 3.66 158 163 29.8% 15.2 88.8% 95.2% NJ 83.5% 77.0% +6.5%
26 Emory University 3.3 3.69 162 166 29.0% 12.5 88.4% 98.7% GA 95.9% 85.0% +10.9%
27 U. of Akron 3.07 3.63 154 159 27.6% 13.2 87.5% 94.0% OH 79.3% 80.0% -0.7%
28 Washington U. in St Louis 3.2 3.7 162 167 28.1% 11.5 87.4% 99.2% MO 90.6% 89.0% +1.6%
29 Indiana U.-Bloomington 3.24 3.78 157 164 38.9% 12.3 86.1% 93.9% IN 88.2% 83.0% +5.2%
29 U. at Buffalo 3.22 3.67 153 158 37.5% 13.1 86.1% 97.8% NY 77.1% 74.0% +3.1%
31 Fordham University 3.41 3.74 163 167 24.0% 14.9 85.8% 98.6% NY 87.0% 74.0% +13.0%
32 U. of Denver 3.11 3.63 155 160 25.8% 16.3 84.9% 98.8% CO 70.1% 76.0% -5.9%
33 U. of Alabama 3.29 3.83 159 165 32.0% 11.3 84.8% 98.4% AL 97.3% 80.0% +17.3%
33 U. of Toledo 3.02 3.82 155 160 21.5% 14.1 84.8% 96.4% OH 78.1% 80.0% -1.9%
35 U. of Colorado-Boulder 3.37 3.75 159 165 26.3% 13.7 84.5% 99.5% CO 89.4% 76.0% +13.4%
36 DePaul University 3.02 3.59 157 161 31.8% 16.0 84.2% 94.3% IL 83.7% 85.0% -1.3%
37 U. of Utah (SJ Quinney) 3.36 3.81 157 162 31.9% 11.6 83.9% 93.2% UT 89.6% 90.0% -0.4%
38 College of William and Mary 3.33 3.84 162 166 24.1% 15.5 83.7% 95.2% VA 88.5% 74.0% +14.5%
39 American University 3.15 3.6 158 163 24.7% 14.0 83.4% 97.8% MD 80.3% 74.0% +6.3%
40 Washington and Lee U. 3.28 3.73 162 167 31.4% 9.8 83.1% 88.2% VA 93.3% 74.0% +19.3%
41 U. of Georgia 3.39 3.85 156 164 22.6% 15.7 83.0% 98.2% GA 91.4% 85.0% +6.4%
42 Indiana U.-Indianapolis 3.25 3.75 154 159 30.4% 18.0 82.9% 95.2% IN 77.4% 83.0% -5.6%
42 U. of Iowa 3.4 3.83 158 163 33.3% 12.8 82.9% 98.6% IA 91.4% 85.0% +6.4%
44 Brigham Young University 3.4 3.8 161 166 28.4% 20.9 82.0% 98.0% UT 93.2% 90.0% +3.2%
45 Rutgers State U.-Camden 3.0 3.6 160 162 14.4% 14.5 81.2% 90.4% NJ 81.3% 77.0% +4.3%
46 Case Western Reserve U. 3.07 3.61 157 161 28.5% 13.8 81.0% 98.1% OH 85.1% 80.0% +5.1%
47 Florida State University 3.26 3.74 158 161 24.3% 13.8 80.9% 99.3% FL 78.9% 72.0% +6.9%
47 Southwestern Univ. 3.12 3.59 153 157 30.6% 15.8 80.9% 89.4% CA 67.6% 62.0% +5.6%
49 U. of Maryland 3.4 3.77 160 165 16.5% 11.8 80.7% 98.3% MD 79.9% 74.0% +5.9%
50 U. of Pittsburgh 3.11 3.63 158 161 31.1% 14.1 80.3% 97.3% PA 83.3% 78.0% +5.3%
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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.