Founded: 1835 in New York City

Dean: Trevor Morrison

Academic Year Calendar: Semester

Degree Programs Offered: JD, LLM, JSD

Student to Faculty Ratio: 8.2 to 1

Centers and Institutes: 30+

Student-run Publications: 10

Student Organizations: 80+

 

JD Student Body

  • 1,364 full-time day students (no part-time or evening)
  • 29 percent students of color
  • 53 percent women
  • 9 percent citizens of foreign countries

Fall 2017 Entering JD Class Profile*

  • 427 full-time day students (no part-time or evening)
  • LSAT Score:
    • 75th percentile: 170
    • 50th percentile: 169
    • 25th percentile: 166

  • Undergraduate GPA:

    • 75th percentile: 3.9
    • 50th percentile: 3.8
    • 25th percentile: 3.7
  • 131 colleges represented
  • 41 states represented
  • 55 percent women
  • 35 percent students of color
    • 14.5 percent Asian
    • 7.5 percent Black/African American
    • 9.8 percent Hispanic/Latino

    • 2.8 percent South Asian

  • 27 percent enrolled directly after college
  • 60 percent out of college one to four years
  • 13 percent out of college five or more years
  • 8 percent hold advanced or professional degrees

*Fall 2017 entering class figures are accurate as of October 2017.

 

Public Interest Funding

The Law School's Loan Repayment Assistance Program, which eases the burden of debt repayment obligations for those choosing careers in public service,  awarded $4.8 million to more than 530 JD alumni worldwide in 2016-17.

In summer 2017, more than 400 students received Public Interest summer funding grants to work in the US and 25 other countries.

 

Careers

Median overall salary of the Class of 2016: $180,000

For more information, see Employment Data for Recent Graduates.