Law School Overview
U.S. News Rankings
|Ranking score and category|
#6 in Clinical Training
#9 in International Law
Law School Overview
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: $48,250 per year (in-state) and full-time: $51,250 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 12.8:1. The Law School at University of Michigan--Ann Arbor has 110 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 370 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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|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|
|Full- and part-time faculty||110|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||388|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $48,250 per year (in-state)
|Room and board||$12,000|
|Employed at graduation 2||70.7%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$160,000|
|Median public service starting salary||$61,245|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||1,035,459|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data