University of Mississippi Law School

The University of Mississippi School of Law, established in 1854, is the fourth-oldest state law school in the country. Throughout its history, the School of Law has served as a training ground for leaders of the state, the bar and the nation. During the 20th century alone, the law school produced from its graduates 10 of the state?s 25 governors, nearly a third of the state?s lieutenant governors, half the justices on the Mississippi Supreme Court and nearly two-thirds of the presidents of the Mississippi Bar.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.law.olemiss.edu/
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) lawadmissions@olemiss.edu
Location (Location) University, MS
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1854
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 106
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 155
Median GPA : 3.41
Acceptance Rate : 49%


Old Miss Law School Admissions

Old Miss Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 49% of its applicants. Comparatively, Mississippi is Lower than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2020 736 354 (48.10%) 145 (19.7%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 3.04 3.41 3.65
LSAT 151 155 157

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $15,036 $32,374
Part Time N/A N/A
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: $17,698
Living off-campus: $17,698
Living at home: $17,698

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : N/A
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 07/08
Application Fee : $40

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Old Miss Law School Community

Old Miss Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Mississippi is Below Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 32
  • Part Time : 16

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 27
  • # Minority Faculty : 5

RATIO

11.8 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : Yes
  • Graduate Housing : Yes
  • Law Specific Housing : No

Old Miss Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. University of Mississippi 1L section size is 2% larger than law schools in Mississippi and 20% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Old Miss Law School: 110
Mississippi Average: 108
PUBLIC School Average: 132
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 668
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 124
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 96
  • Law Journals : 88
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 11.0%
  • Second Year : 0.0%
  • Third Year : 0.0%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

Old Miss Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The University of Mississippi class of 2015 had an employment rate of 83% with 4% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2015, 89.2%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 57.0%
  • Business: 13.0%
  • Government: 15.0%
  • Public Interest: 5.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • Mississippi: 53%
  • Alabama: 9%
  • Tennessee: 6%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 89.2%
  • First Time Takers: 167
  • Average School: 85.2%
  • Average State: 86.2%
  • Pass Difference: -1.0%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Mississippi : 86.7%
  • Passed : 98 of 117 (83.8%)
  • State Average : 86.2%
  • Difference : -2.9%