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The School of Law at Texas Wesleyan University

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Sherolyn Hurst
Application deadline March 31
Full-time program application fee $55
Part-time program application fee $55
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 41.9% - Medium
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.22
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 153

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 43.1%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 151-156
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.95-3.51
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.21
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 153

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 36.3%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 150-154
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.88-3.44
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants 3.23
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants 152
 

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered N/A
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
In clinics, students represent clients in social security & family law cases. As externs, students work with practicing attorneys. In practicums, students learn practical skills such as drafting & mediation. A summer Art Law program is taught in Santa Fe,NM. Students participate in the Innocence Project, investigate claims of actual innocence by prisoners resulting in several exonerations.
Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
clinical training international law
dispute resolution tax law
environmental law trial advocacy
health care law

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 114
Seminars 16
Positions available in seminars 260
Positions available in simulation courses 289
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 75
Student activities (as provided by the school)
Law Review, Moot Court, Mock Trial, ACLU, Energy, Health, Federalist Society, Gay-Straight Alliance, Innocence Project, IP-E Commerce, Order of Barristers, Sports & Entertainment Law, Wesleyan Law Fellowship, numerous law fraternities, Black, Hispanic, Women's, Christian, Jewish, AP®ILSA, Law Professional Associations with local, state, and national bars, and many others.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 72
Is there typically a full-time "small section" of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Typical size of first-year "small section" 0
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 145
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 180
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 39
Full-time students involved in field placements 61
Full-time students involved in law journals 70
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 44
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 15

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 52
Is there typically a part-time "small section" of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Positions filled in part-time program seminars 55
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses 34
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses 22
Part-time students involved in field placements 17
Part-time students involved in law journals 20
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 11
Part-time students enrolled in independent study 12

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 19.3:1 - High
Full- and part-time faculty 75
Full-time minority faculty 14.7%
Part-time minority faculty 7.3%
Total faculty 80
Total faculty (men) 56.3%
Total faculty (women) 43.8%
Total faculty (minorities) 13.8%

Class Size

 

Law School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Law Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#58 in Part-time Law

Law Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 1.8
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 1.8
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.94-3.48
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.22
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 151-155
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 153
Acceptance rate 41.9% - Medium
Student-faculty ratio 19.3:1 - High
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 48.5% - Medium
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 65.0% - Low
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 77.0% - Low
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar TX
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 82.5%
 

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 730

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 431

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 299

Attrition Rates for Full- and Part-time Students (2010-2011)

First-year students discontinuing law school 11.7%
Second-year students discontinuing law school 0.6%
Third-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school 6.0%
Female students discontinuing law school 6.9%
 

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Doug Akins
Financial aid phone (817) 212-4090
Financial aid application deadline N/A

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $28,790 per year
Part-time: $20,390 per year
Room and board $10,845
Books $1,800
Miscellaneous expenses $2,250
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? Yes
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? No

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 30.4%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 11.1%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 2.8%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.0%
Median grant amount $7,500
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $6,250–$12,500
Full-time students receiving grants 44.3%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 19.4%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 4.7%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 1.7%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.0%
Median grant amount $6,250
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $2,500–$10,000
Part-time students receiving grants 25.8%

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $96,387
Proportion who borrowed 80.2%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? No
 

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 56,792
Microform titles 116,401
Electronic titles 24,136
Other non-book titles 300
Total titles 197,629
Volumes (excluding microforms) 151,137
Volume equivalent microforms 132,496
Total volumes and volume equivalents 283,633
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 835
Library's online catalog or website includes links to electronic titles or databases made available by another campus library or consortia Yes

Library Schedule of Operation

Number of hours per week library is open on a regular schedule 104
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 68
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 0
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 33
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 68
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 6
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 81
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 58
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 15
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 58
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 3

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations university information technology department
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 2
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 42
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 17
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? No

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 30,021
Total seats available for library users 383
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) The Dee J. Kelly Law library occupies one floor with 30,021 square feet. It is open 112 hours a week. The library offers 383 seats, wireless access, nine study rooms, an 18 station computer lab, computer classroom and a quiet room. The print and microfiche holdings combined exceed 159,000 titles and most of the print collection is housed on electronic movable shelving.
 

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar TX
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 77.0% - Low
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 82.5%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 237
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 48.5%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 65.0%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 11.4%
Graduates whose employment status is known 88.6%
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 48.5%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 0.4%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 39.2%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 0.4%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 17.3%
Graduates whose employment status is known 82.7%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 65.0%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 0.8%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 13.1%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 3.8%

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2010)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $48,000
Median private sector starting salary $60,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $78,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 35%
Median public service starting salary $54,800

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 91%
Graduates employed out-of-state 9.0%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 13
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 1.2%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 0.6%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 1.9%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 1.9%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.6%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 92.2%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 0.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 1.2%
Employment location unknown 0.0%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations Students & alumni are provided with career development, counseling services & resources from the first year of law school throughout their careers. We offer personal counseling, seminars covering job search & various practice areas, cover letter & resume review, on-campus interviews, job fairs, online job bank and library. Office hours: 8-6 weekdays and after 6 p.m. by appt. and on weekends.

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 74.0%
Bar admission required/anticipated - percent employed in full-time positions 79.8%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 8.0%
J.D. preferred - percent employed in full-time positions 83.3%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 16.0%
Professional other - percent employed in full-time positions 68.0%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 1.0%
Non-professional other - percent employed in full-time positions 0.0%
 


 
 

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