University of Michigan--Ann Arbor

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625 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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The Law School at University of Michigan--Ann Arbor has an application deadline of February 15. The full-time program application fee at the Law School at University of Michigan--Ann Arbor is $75. Its tuition is full-time: $49,784 per year (in-state) and full-time: $52,784 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 12.4:1. The Law School at University of Michigan--Ann Arbor has 119 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

Students at the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor Law School can get a jump-start on their legal education by beginning in the summer. About a quarter of students will enroll in Summer Start, an early education program that transitions students into Michigan Law and gives them more flexibility with course selection later in their academic career. In a typical year, the class at the Law School has about 315 students, roughly split between male and female.

Students can beef up their legal education with a dual degree in areas like Law and Business Administration, Law and Japanese Studies, and Law and Natural Resources. To give the legal education a global slant, all students must take a course in Transnational Law, and law students can spend a semester abroad at Amsterdam Law School, Japan’s Waseda University Law School or Germany’s Bucerius Law School, to name a few.

There are more than 50 student organizations to get involved in, from the Law School Hockey Team to a rock climbing group called MLaw Rocks, and more than five academic publications to write for. Students can live on the University of Michigan campus in the Lawyers Club residence hall or in university-owned apartments. Students who live off campus can find housing options throughout Ann Arbor, Mich., a vibrant city that surrounds the university.

Notable alumni of Michigan Law School include Ann Coulter, a conservative political commentator and author; Valerie Jarrett, President Obama’s senior adviser; and Bob Woodruff, ABC News journalist.

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Year founded 1859
Public/private Public
Law school designation National


Application deadline February 15
Full-time program application fee $75
Part-time program application fee N/A
Admissions phone (734) 764-0537
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 119
Student-faculty ratio 12.4:1
Total faculty 146

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 1,055
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 399


Tuition and fees

full-time: $49,784 per year (in-state)
full-time: $52,784 per year (out-of-state)

Room and board $12,000


Employed at graduation2 75.0%
Median private sector starting salary $160,000
Median public service starting salary $57,408


Total volumes and volume equivalents 1,044,561

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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