The School of Law at University of Mississippi

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Cary Lee Cluck
Application deadline March 1
Full-time program application fee $40
Part-time program application fee $0
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

The School of Law at University of Mississippi

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 32.2% – Medium
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.49
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 155

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 32.2%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 151-157
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.24-3.69
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.49
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 155

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate N/A
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants N/A
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants N/A

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered N/A
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
Public Service Externship, Prosecutorial Externship, Criminal Appeals Clinic, Civil Law Clinic, Mississippi Innocence Project, Business Regulation Externship, Summer session in Cambridge, England, Appellate Judicial Externship, Concentration in Criminal Law, and Concentration in Remote Sensing Air and Space Law
Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
clinical training international law
dispute resolution tax law
environmental law trial advocacy
health care law

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 83
Seminars 24
Positions available in seminars 602
Positions available in simulation courses 352
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 30
Student activities (as provided by the school)
Mississippi Law Journal, Space Law Journal, Moot Court Board, LSSB, BLSA, Christian Legal Society, Environmental Law Society, Federalist Society, Law Association for Women, Phi Alpha Delta, Phi Delta Phi, Delta Theta Phi, PILC, International Law Society, Health Law Association, OUTLAW

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 56
Is there typically a full-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Typical size of first-year “small section” 0
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 397
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 273
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 60
Full-time students involved in field placements 117
Full-time students involved in law journals 80
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 59
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 101

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 0
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Positions filled in part-time program seminars 0
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses 0
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses 0
Part-time students involved in field placements 0
Part-time students involved in law journals 0
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 0
Part-time students enrolled in independent study 0

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 22.5:1 – High
Full- and part-time faculty 38
Full-time minority faculty 17.6%
Part-time minority faculty 4.8%
Total faculty 53
Total faculty (men) 60.4%
Total faculty (women) 39.6%
Total faculty (minorities) 9.4%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

#135 Best Law Schools

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#58 in Law Firms Rank Schools

Law Ranking Scores

Score 33
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.3
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 2.9
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.24-3.69
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.49
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 151-157
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 155
Acceptance rate 32.2% – Medium
Student-faculty ratio 22.5:1 – High
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 66.0% – Low
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 85.6% – Medium
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar MS
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 80.3%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 531

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 531

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A

Attrition Rates for Full- and Part-time Students (2010-2011)

First-year students discontinuing law school 3.0%
Second-year students discontinuing law school 7.3%
Third-year students discontinuing law school 0.7%
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school 3.1%
Female students discontinuing law school 4.4%

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Laura Diven-Brown
Financial aid phone (800) 891-4569
Financial aid application deadline March 1

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $11,283 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $24,692 per year (out-of-state)
Room and board $12,444
Books $1,200
Miscellaneous expenses $4,570
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? Yes
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? Yes

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 16.8%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 16.4%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 1.7%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 3.6%
Median grant amount $1,050
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $1,000–$7,501
Full-time students receiving grants 38.4%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full N/A
Students receiving grants of full tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition N/A
Median grant amount $0
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $0–$0
Part-time students receiving grants N/A

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $73,436
Proportion who borrowed 75.5%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? No

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 48,635
Microform titles 37,302
Electronic titles 47,698
Other non-book titles 462
Total titles 137,052
Volumes (excluding microforms) 135,097
Volume equivalent microforms 183,918
Total volumes and volume equivalents 319,015
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 0
Library’s online catalog or website includes links to electronic titles or databases made available by another campus library or consortia Yes

Library Schedule of Operation

Number of hours per week library is open on a regular schedule 109
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 53
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 24
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 33
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 50
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 4
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 82
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 50
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 13
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 40
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 4

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school information technology department, law school library, university information technology department
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 3
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 135
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 765
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 20
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 78
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? No

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 24,000
Total seats available for library users 316
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) The Law Library collection consists of more than 319,000 books and volume equivalents online and in microform. Its holdings include case reports from all state and federal courts, statutes and codes from state and federal government and other significant titles in American legal periodicals, and leading treatises. Highly trained librarians and other staff members comprise the Law Library team.

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar MS
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 85.6% – Medium
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 80.3%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 162
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 66.0%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown N/A
Graduates whose employment status is known N/A
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program N/A
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work N/A
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work N/A

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 11.1%
Graduates whose employment status is known 88.9%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 66.0%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 9.9%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 13.0%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work N/A

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2010)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $63,000
Median private sector starting salary $75,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $97,500
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 50%
Median public service starting salary $49,431

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 60%
Graduates employed out-of-state 40.0%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 13
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 0.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 1.9%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 1.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 17.1%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 73.3%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 6.7%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 0.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 0.0%
Employment location unknown 0.0%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations The University of Mississippi School of Law Career Services Office offers assistance to all law students, beginning with first-years in November of their first semester to assist them with summer employment; with second-years to assist in their summer employment; and with third-years who seek legal employment following graduation. The Office also assists alumni who wish to make a job change.

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 65.5%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 96.8%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 4.1%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 3.4%
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 0.1%
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%

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