2009 Raw Data Law School Rankings*

Schools' Pass Rate vs. State's Avg. 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 Stanford University 3.74 3.95 167 172 9.0% 8.3 98.3% 98.5% CA 88.7% 65.0% +23.7%
2 Campbell University 2.94 3.55 151 157 36.2% 16.5 62.6% 93.9% NC 96.5% 74.0% +22.5%
3 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%
4 Harvard University 3.75 3.95 170 175 11.8% 10.3 96.4% 98.1% NY 97.1% 77.0% +20.1%
4 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%
6 Duke University 3.61 3.82 167 170 26.6% 13.9 91.8% 98.2% NY 97.0% 77.0% +20.0%
7 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%
8 Vanderbilt University 3.54 3.83 164 168 25.0% 12.9 90.5% 98.3% TN 97.8% 78.0% +19.8%
9 Columbia University 3.56 3.81 169 174 15.9% 9.5 98.9% 98.9% NY 95.6% 77.0% +18.6%
10 U. of Alabama 3.31 3.84 160 165 29.2% 9.8 83.7% 96.5% AL 97.2% 79.0% +18.2%
11 New York University 3.54 3.86 169 173 22.9% 10.4 96.3% 98.5% NY 95.1% 77.0% +18.1%
12 Pepperdine University 3.42 3.73 158 162 32.5% 16.9 N/A 95.0% CA 82.8% 65.0% +17.8%
12 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%
14 U. of California (Hastings) 3.36 3.74 160 165 26.5% 16.2 67.5% 93.2% CA 82.4% 65.0% +17.4%
14 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 U. of Virginia 3.51 3.87 167 171 24.0% 13.3 96.8% 99.6% VA 91.1% 74.0% +17.1%
17 George Washington U. 3.4 3.86 163 168 19.8% 14.9 95.1% 97.1% NY 93.9% 77.0% +16.9%
18 Baylor University 3.38 3.78 157 162 30.4% 16.6 68.3% 96.4% TX 98.5% 82.0% +16.5%
19 U. of Wyoming 3.18 3.63 150 156 27.6% 11.4 N/A 87.0% WY 78.4% 62.0% +16.4%
20 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%
21 Cornell University 3.54 3.78 166 168 21.6% 11.2 96.9% 99.0% NY 92.1% 77.0% +15.1%
22 Yale University 3.77 3.97 170 177 7.3% 7.4 96.1% 99.6% NY 91.2% 77.0% +14.2%
23 Florida State University 3.3 3.77 158 162 23.8% 13.7 82.0% 95.1% FL 88.1% 74.0% +14.1%
24 Georgetown University 3.44 3.82 167 171 23.2% 13.2 94.8% 97.8% NY 91.0% 77.0% +14.0%
25 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%
26 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%
27 Wake Forest University 3.17 3.68 159 166 35.4% 10.3 71.3% 95.0% NC 87.5% 74.0% +13.5%
28 U. of Memphis 3.03 3.64 154 158 33.8% 17.7 36.0% 89.2% TN 91.1% 78.0% +13.1%
29 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%
30 U. of N. Carolina-Chap. Hill 3.45 3.8 157 164 18.5% 15.7 62.6% 88.8% NC 86.5% 74.0% +12.5%
31 Santa Clara University 3.16 3.59 156 161 51.3% 15.9 72.3% 92.5% CA 77.3% 65.0% +12.3%
32 Fordham University 3.41 3.74 163 167 23.5% 14.6 82.3% 94.7% NY 89.0% 77.0% +12.0%
33 Cardozo-Yeshiva University 3.3 3.7 162 166 27.5% 16.2 75.1% 95.4% NY 88.8% 77.0% +11.8%
33 St. John's University 3.19 3.74 157 162 34.2% 16.4 65.7% 88.7% NY 88.8% 77.0% +11.8%
35 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%
36 Marquette University 3.2 3.65 155 159 45.6% 17.5 63.4% 95.7% WI 100.0% 89.0% +11.0%
36 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%
38 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%
39 U. of Miami 3.21 3.63 155 160 50.9% 19.1 72.4% 90.7% FL 84.8% 74.0% +10.8%
39 U. of Richmond 3.23 3.66 158 162 34.7% 15.6 72.5% 94.6% VA 84.8% 74.0% +10.8%
41 Samford U. (Cumberland) 3.07 3.52 155 159 40.2% 17.6 66.0% 90.1% AL 89.7% 79.0% +10.7%
41 U. of Chicago 3.49 3.76 169 173 16.2% 10.3 96.4% 99.0% IL 97.7% 87.0% +10.7%
43 U. of San Diego 3.1 3.53 160 164 31.5% 14.0 N/A 87.9% CA 75.5% 65.0% +10.5%
43 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 Emory University 3.28 3.62 162 166 26.2% 10.8 95.9% 98.3% GA 95.0% 85.0% +10.0%
46 Loyola Law School 3.22 3.65 159 163 29.7% 15.8 66.6% 96.9% CA 74.9% 65.0% +9.9%
47 George Mason University 3.11 3.86 159 166 22.3% 16.7 93.2% 98.0% VA 83.8% 74.0% +9.8%
48 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%
49 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%
50 Brigham Young University 3.51 3.85 162 167 28.6% 18.9 75.0% 91.2% UT 96.2% 87.0% +9.2%
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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.