In compliance with ABA Standard 509, the following information about UW Law School and its JD Program is provided to current and prospective students. The 2022 Standard 509 Information Report is compiled from the latest information submitted in the annual ABA questionnaire.
Section 509 (b)
A law school shall publicly disclose on its website, in the form and manner and for the time frame designated by the Council, the following information.
Standard 509 Information Report
The 2022 Standard 509 Information Report contains the following information:
- Admissions Data (see also Recent Admissions Statistics)
- Tuition, Fees, Living Costs, Financial Aid (see also Tuition and Costs)
- Conditional Scholarships
- Enrollment Data, Transfer, and Attrition/Graduation Rates
- Number of Full-time and Part-time Faculty and Administrators (see also Faculty and Staff Directory)
- Class Size, Number of Seminars, Clinical and Co-Curricular Offerings (see also Clinical Offerings)
ABA Employment Summaries:
- Employment Summary for 2021 Graduates
- Employment Summary for 2020 Graduates*
- Employment Summary for 2019 Graduates
NALP Employment Reports:
*Information on employment outcomes for the Class of 2020 may not reflect a particular law school’s typical results in this area. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, bar admission exams were canceled or delayed in many jurisdictions, thus making it more challenging for graduates to secure employment by the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the 3 years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org.
Bar Passage Information & 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.
Note that the bar passage data linked below does not reflect bar passage in another jurisdiction by those of our graduates who were also admitted by/applied for Wisconsin diploma privilege. Many of our graduates who are admitted by/apply for Wisconsin diploma privilege also sit for bar exams elsewhere. The small number of bar-exam takers listed (5 in 2018; 4 in 2020) reflects only that sub-set of our graduates who (a) sat for a bar exam but (b) did not apply for diploma privilege.
Ultimate Bar Passage and First Time Bar Passage Report
Section 509 (c)
A law school shall publicly disclose on its website, in a readable and comprehensive manner, the following information on a current basis:
- Refund Policies
- Curricular Offerings, Academic Calendar, and Academic Requirements
- Policies Regarding Transfer Credits
- Credit Transfer Policy
- The Law School does not have any articulation agreements with other schools.
Section 509 (d)
A law school shall distribute the data required under Standard 509(b)(3) to all applicants being offered conditional scholarships at the time the scholarship is extended.
The ABA’s definition of a conditional scholarship is: “any financial aid award, the retention of which is dependent upon the student maintaining a minimum grade point average or class standing, other than that ordinarily required to remain in good academic standing.”
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
|25%-75% LSAT Score||157-167||158-165||158-165|
|Colleges & Universities
|Colleges & Universities with Most Students Enrolled||
|States with Most Students
|% In-State Residents||44%||51%||53%|
|Average Entering Age||25||25||25|
|% Women Students||51%||50%||44%|
|% Students of Color||24%||27%||26%|