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Wayne State University Law School

About Wayne State University Law School

Overview

  • Established: 1927
  • Parent School: Wayne State University
  • Dean: Richard Bierschbach (Interim Dean)
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Website: law.wayne.edu
  • School Type: Public
  • Campus: Urban
  • Enrollment: 419

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Alumni Directory

This alumni directory of 442 lawyers who graduated from Wayne State University Law School is powered by Lawyer Legion. Use the filters to narrow your search for attorneys by graduation year, practice areas or location. Results are limited to 250 per query. The lawyers in this directory all attended or received their Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University Law School and are currently practicing law in the United States. The attorneys in this directory are also included in the Lawyer Legion network and provide legal services to consumers in and around their local area. Browse the alumni directory to find and connect with lawyers who attended Wayne State University Law School

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Alumni Active on Lawyer Legion

Matthew R Abel (1985)
Cannabis Counsel® Law Firm
Detroit, MI
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William W Swor (1972)
William W. Swor & Associates
Detroit, MI
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Lawrence E Gursten (1966)
Michigan Auto Law
Farmington Hills, MI
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Samuel Meklir (1980)
Sommers Schwartz, PC
Southfield, MI
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William L Huebner (1997)
The Huebner Law Firm, PC
Fort Worth, TX
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Starla D. Zehr (1994)
Starla D. Zehr PC
Waterford, MI
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Statistics

Admissions Statistics

201920182017
Completed Applications741824786
Total Offers328396433
Acceptance Rate44.26%48.06%55.09%
LSAT Score Median159158157
LSAT Score Low154155153
LSAT Score High161161160
Undergraduate GPA Median3.563.503.44
Undergraduate GPA Low3.163.263.18
Undergraduate GPA High3.733.693.69
Total Graduates133141114

Bar Exam Statistics

201920182017
Total First Time Takers119138110
Total Passed9710485
School's Bar Passage Rate81.51%75.36%77.27%
ABA Approved Law Schools Average Bar Passage Rate70.55%73.75%75.25%
School Passage Rate vs. Average Passage Rate10.961.612.02

Tuition and Expenses

201920182017
Tuition Full Time Resident$31,666$32,882$31,956
Tuition Full Time Non-resident$34,740$35,860$34,850
Tuition Part Time Resident$16,888$17,824$17,321
Tuition Part Time Non-resident$18,528$19,412$18,864
On Campus Living Expenses$22$21,924$21,955
Off Campus Living Expenses$22$21,924$21,955

Grants and Scholarships

201920182017
Total Students Reciving Grants360380346
Total Percentage Receiving Grants83%86%82%
Average Grant Amount - Median$15,187.50$17,485.00$15,979.50
Average Grant Amount - Low$10,030.50$12,464.50$11,103.00
Average Grant Amount - High$24,002.00$24,711.00$22,834.50

Students and Faculty

201920182017
Student-to-Faculty Ratio4.6:15.9:15.1:1
Total Students419433444
Total Students Male213234246
Total Students Female206199198
Total Faculty927387
Total Faculty Male524054
Total Faculty Female403333
Total Faculty Minorities10109

National Comparison Rankings

The national comparison rankings below compare Wayne State University Law School to other ABA-approved law schools in the United States. The rankings were determined by comparing the statistics reported by each school. You can view the raw data for these law school rankings here.

2019 National Rankings - Wayne State University Law School


#28 in Median Undergraduate GPA - 3.56
Wayne State University Law School ranks #28 regarding the highest median undergraduate GPA (3.56) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.

#88 in Acceptance Rate - 44.26%
Wayne State University Law School ranks #88 regarding student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 44.26% among those who applied for admission.

#85 in Student-to-Faculty Ratio - 4.6:1
Wayne State University Law School ranks #85 regarding the lowest student-to-faculty ratio with a 4.6:1 faculty ratio

#15 in Median LSAT - 159
Wayne State University Law School is tied for #15 regarding the median LSAT score, with a score of 159 among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.

#89 in Bar Passage Rate - 81.51%
Wayne State University Law School ranks #89 regarding the highest bar passage rate among first-time test takers.

#107 in Highest Tuition - $31,666
Wayne State University Law School ranks #107 regarding the highest tuition among full-time resident (in-state) students.

#125 in Presence of Minority Faculty - 10.87%
Wayne State University Law School ranks #125 regarding the highest percentage of racial or ethnic minority faculty (10.87%).

#57 in Presence of Female Faculty - 43%
Wayne State University Law School is tied for #57 regarding the highest percentage of faculty who are female (43%).

Contact the Wayne Law

Wayne State University Law School
471 W Palmer Ave
Detroit, MI 48202
law.wayne.edu
Phone: 313-577-3933

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