ABA Required Disclosures

Admissions & Employment Statistics


The University of Wisconsin Law School is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association (ABA), 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738. Information about the approval process can be found on the ABA website, or by contacting the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

Recent Admissions Statistics


Entering Class 2016 (as of October 6, 2016)
2015 (LSAT/GPA data certified by LSAC
2014 (LSAT/GPA data certified by LSAC)
Total Applicants 1406
1292
1385
Enrolled Students 149
186 158
Median LSAT 161
161 161
25%-75% LSAT Score 156-163
155-162 157-163
Median GPA 3.58
3.54 3.62
25%-75% GPA
3.30-3.72
3.27-3.76 3.30-3.76
Colleges & Universities
Represented
68
99 74
Colleges & Universities with Most Students Enrolled UW-Madison
U. of Minnesota-Minneapolis
UW-La Crosse
Northwestern University
U. of Michigan
UW-Eau Claire
Marquette University
UW-Milwaukee
Marquette University
Northern Illinois University

UW-Madison
Marquette University
U. of Minnesota-Minneapolis
U. of Michigan
U. of Southern California
UW-Whitewater
UW-La Crosse
U. of Illinois
UW-Oshkosh

UW-Madison
Marquette University
UW-Eau Claire
UW-Milwaukee
U. of Minnesota-Minneapolis
UW-Green Bay
UW-Stevens Point
U. of Illinois
U. of Iowa
U. of Michigan

States Represented 26
27 19
States with Most Students
Enrolled
Wisconsin
California
Illinois
Minnesota
New York
Michigan

Washington, D.C. 
Wisconsin
Illinois
California
Minnesota
Michigan
New York
Ohio

Wisconsin
California
Illinois
Minnesota
New York
Michigan
% In-State Residents
69%
53% 70%
Average Entering Age 25
24 25
Age Range 21-36
21-54 21-43
% Women Students 42%
53% 47%
% Students of Color 25%
26% 22%

Employment Summary For 2015 Graduates


EMPLOYMENT STATUS
FULL TIME
LONG TERM
FULL TIME
SHORT TERM
PART TIME
LONG TERM
PART TIME
SHORT TERM
NUMBER        

Employed - Bar Passage Required

142


1

4

4

151
Employed - JD Advantage
29
2
0
3
34
Employed - Professional Position
11
0
0
0
11
Employed - Non-Professional Position
0
0
0
1
1
Employed - Undeterminable *
0
0
0
0
0
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time




3
Unemployed - Start Date Deferred




1
Unemployed - Not Seeking




2
Unemployed - Seeking




14
Employment Status Unknown 




2
Total graduates




219

LAW SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY FUNDED POSITIONSFULL TIME
LONG TERM
FULL TIME
SHORT TERM
PART TIME
LONG TERM
PART TIME
SHORT TERM
NUMBER
Employed - Bar Passage Required
0
0
0
0
0
Employed- J.D. Advantage
0
0
0
0
0
Employed - Professional Position
0
0
0
0
0
Employed - Non-Professional Position
0
0
0
0
0
Total Employed by Law School/University
0
0
0
0
0

EMPLOYMENT TYPE
FULL TIME
LONG TERM
FULL TIME
SHORT TERM
PART TIME
LONG TERM
PART TIME
SHORT TERM
NUMBER
Law Firms





     Solo
5
0
1
1
7
     2-10
24
0
2
3
29
     11-25
10
0
0
0
10
     26-50
6
0
0
0
6
     51-100
6
0
0
1
7
     101-250
7
0
0
0
7
     251-500
12
0
0
0
12
     501+
10
0
0
0
10
     Unknown Size
1
0
0
0
1
Business & Industry28
2
0
2
32
Government
46
1
0
0
47
Pub. Int. 
15
0
0
1
16
Clerkships





     Federal
2
0
0
0
2
     State & Local
6
0
0
0
6
     Other0
0
1
0
1
Education
4
0
0
0
4
Employer Type Unknown
0
0
0
0
0
Total
182
3
4
8
197

EMPLOYMENT LOCATION
STATE
NUMBER
State# - largest employment
Wisconsin
123
State# - 2nd largest employment
Minnesota17
State# - 3rd largest employment
Illinois14
# employed in foreign countries

1

Employment Summary For 2014 Graduates


EMPLOYMENT STATUS
FULL TIME
LONG TERM
FULL TIME
SHORT TERM
PART TIME
LONG TERM
PART TIME
SHORT TERM
NUMBER        

Employed - Bar Passage Required

158

9

3

3

173

Employed - JD Advantage
30 2 2 0 34
Employed - Professional Position
5 0 0 0 5
Employed - Non-Professional Position
2 0 0 1 3
Employed - Undeterminable *
0 0 0 0 0
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time




3
Unemployed - Start Date Deferred




1
Unemployed - Not Seeking




0
Unemployed - Seeking




17
Employment Status Unknown




0
Total graduates




236

LAW SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY FUNDED POSITIONS FULL TIME
LONG TERM
FULL TIME
SHORT TERM
PART TIME
LONG TERM
PART TIME
SHORT TERM
NUMBER
Employed - Bar Passage Required
0 0 0 0 0
Employed- J.D. Advantage
0 0 0 0 0
Employed - Professional Position
0 0 0 0 0
Employed - Non-Professional Position
0 0 0 0 0
Total Employed by Law School/University
0 0 0 0 0

EMPLOYMENT TYPE
FULL TIME
LONG TERM
FULL TIME
SHORT TERM
PART TIME
LONG TERM
PART TIME
SHORT TERM
NUMBER
Law Firms





     Solo
7 0 0 0 7
     2-10
42 3 1 1 47
     11-25
14 1 0 0 15
     26-50
2 0 0 0 2
     51-100
5 0 0 0 5
     101-250
15 1 0 0 16
     251-500
7 0 0 0 7
     501+
13 0 0 0 13
     Unknown Size
2 0 0 0 2
Business & Industry 38 2 2 2 44
Government
28 1 1 0 30
Pub. Int.
9 1 1 1 12
Clerkships





     Federal
3 0 0 0 3
     State & Local
8 1 0 0 9
     Other 0 0 0 0 0
Education
2 1 0 0 3
Employer Type Unknown
0 0 0 0 0
Total
195 11 5 4 215

EMPLOYMENT LOCATION
STATE
NUMBER
State# - largest employment
Wisconsin
134
State# - 2nd largest employment
Illinois
19
State# - 3rd largest employment
Minnesota
9
# employed in foreign countries

8

Employment Summary For 2013 Graduates


EMPLOYMENT STATUS
FULL TIME
LONG TERM
FULL TIME
SHORT TERM
PART TIME
LONG TERM
PART TIME
SHORT TERM
NUMBER        

Employed - Bar Passage Required

152

12

2

1

167

Employed - JD Advantage
35
5
1
0
41
Employed - Professional Position
5
0
1
0
6
Employed - Non-Professional Position
2
2 0
0
4
Employed - Undeterminable *
0
0
0
0
0
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time




9
Unemployed - Start Date Deferred





0
Unemployed - Not Seeking





2
Unemployed - Seeking




17
Employment Status Unknown




5
Total graduates




251

*A graduate in an undeterminable category may or may not have a term defined.


LAW SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY FUNDED POSITIONS FULL TIME
LONG TERM
FULL TIME
SHORT TERM
PART TIME
LONG TERM
PART TIME
SHORT TERM
NUMBER
Employed - Bar Passage Required
1
1
0
1
3
Employed- J.D. Advantage
1
1
0
0
2
Employed - Professional Position
0
0
0
0
0
Employed - Non-Professional Position
0
0
0
0
0
Total Employed by Law School/University
2
2
0 1
5

EMPLOYMENT TYPE
FULL TIME
LONG TERM
FULL TIME
SHORT TERM
PART TIME
LONG TERM
PART TIME
SHORT TERM
NUMBER
Law Firms





     Solo
8
0
0
0
8
     2-10
32
2
10 35
     11-25
11
0
0
0
11
     26-50
6
0
0
0
6
     51-100
2
1
0
0
3
     101-250
8
0
0
0
8
     251-500
10
0
0
0 10
     501+
10
0
0
0
10
     Unknown Size
12
2
1
0
15
Business & Industry 32
6 0
0
38
Government
28
3
0
0
31
Pub. Int.
16
3
0
1
20
Clerkships





     Federal
2
0
0
0
2
     State & Local
12
0
0
0
12
     Other 0
0
0
0
0
Education
4
1
2
0
7
Employer Type Unknown
1
1
0
0
2
Total
194
19 4
1
218

EMPLOYMENT LOCATION
STATE
NUMBER
State# - largest employment
Wisconsin
136
State# - 2nd largest employment
Illinois
19
State# - 3rd largest employment
New York
9
# employed in foreign countries

2

Enrollment Data (as of October 5, 2012)



Year/Type of Degree
NUMBER
1L
232
2L
247
3L
253
Total JD Enrollment
732
Advanced Degrees (LLM-LI, LLM, SJD)
80
Non-Law
5
Total Enrollment
817

JD Degrees Awarded



DATE
NUMBER
December 2011
33
May 2012
245
August 2012
6
Total 2011-2012 Academic Year
284


Attrition


TYPE OF DISCONTINUATION
NUMBER
Involuntary Academic
1
Transfer
9
Other
11

Bar Passage Information & the Diploma Privilege

Wisconsin is the only remaining U.S. jurisdiction that retains the diploma privilege: Wisconsin Supreme Court Rule 40.03 allows for the admission to practice by diploma privilege, rather than bar examination, of applicants who have been awarded a J.D. from an ABA-approved law school in Wisconsin and met legal competence requirements with respect to satisfactory academic performance and satisfactory completion of certain mandatory and elective subject matter areas.

Of the 285 students who received J.D. degrees during 2012, 283 of them took the courses that are required to satisfy the diploma privilege.  All of them satisfied the minimum GPA requirement in the diploma privilege courses, and were admitted to practice law in the State of Wisconsin. 

Scholarship Retention Information

Students Matriculating In
# Entering with Conditional Scholarships
# Whose Conditional Scholarships Have Since Been Reduced or Eliminated
2012
0
0
2011
3
0
2010
0
0

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