Judging the Law Schools 12th Edition

In the 12th edition, Judging adds eight new factors relating to diversity, access, globalization and affordability.

 


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Number of Tennessee Schools Compared to Thomas M. Cooley Law School in this Report: 3
Printable format Thomas M. Cooley Law School University of Memphis University of Tennessee Vanderbilt University
  Data Rank National Rank   Data Rank National Rank   Data Rank National Rank   Data Rank National Rank  
JD Total Enrollment 3,727 1 1   420 4 164   471 3 148   594 2 114  
JD Minority Total Enrollment 858 1 1   59 4 163   96 3 127   101 2 123  
JD Percentage Minority Students 23.0 1 68   14.0 4 148   20.4 2 89   17.0 3 115  
JD First Year Matriculants 1,510 1 1   143 4 172   158 3 156   195 2 124  
JD First Year Minority Enrollment 513 1 1   27 4 143   30 3 136   32 2 131  
JD First Year Minority Percentage 26.3 1 58   16.9 3 117   19.0 2 99   16.3 4 127  
JD Foreign National Enrollment 149 1 1   0 4 149   4 3 101   17 2 41  
JD Foreign National Percentage 4.0 1 17   0.0 4 149   0.8 3 98   2.9 2 30  
Median Undergraduate Grade Point Average 2.99 4 186   3.43 3 94   3.55 2 53   3.71 1 18  
Median LSAT Score 146 4 189   156 3 100   160 2 64   168 1 13  
Total Applications 5,775 1 19   951 4 175   1,468 3 146   4,850 2 30  
Full-Time Faculty 97 1 6   18 4 182   26 3 149   32 2 116  
Part-Time Faculty 162 1 3   26 4 112   38 2 72   34 3 81  
Total Faculty 286 1 2   49 4 168   81 2 99   77 3 103  
Total Minority Faculty 29 1 17   5 3 155   3 4 177   8 2 117  
Student Faculty Ratio 23.5 4 190   17.7 3 162   13.8 1 88   14.4 2 101  
First-Year Section Size 54 1 24   75 3 107   55 2 27   97 4 178  
Course Titles Beyond the First Year 223 1 12   62 4 179   130 3 76   151 2 54  
Full-Time Resident Tuition $28,740 3 80   $13,570 2 22   $13,118 1 20   $44,074 4 178  
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition $28,740 1 42   $35,442 3 111   $31,862 2 71   $44,074 4 174  
Percentage of Students Receiving Grants/Scholarships 100.0 1 1   28.9 4 177   62.8 3 45   70.4 2 28  
Median Grant Amount $7,704 3 117   $8,891 2 109   $4,000 4 161   $15,000 1 40  
Full-Time Resident Affordability $19,132 3 70   $10,215 2 27   $9,572 1 18   $31,646 4 166  
Full-Time NonResident Affordability $19,132 1 18   $32,087 4 158   $26,792 2 88   $31,646 3 154  
Library Materials Expenditure $2,637,051 1 8   $938,530 4 132   $950,890 3 127   $1,637,363 2 31  
Total Volumes in Library 592,374 2 45   277,125 4 169   587,152 3 46   609,706 1 39  
Total Titles in Library 336,364 1 18   50,953 4 181   153,751 3 110   191,026 2 78  
Total Serial Subscriptions 6,723 3 35   2,328 4 169   6,733 2 34   6,956 1 29  
Number of Professional Librarians 25 1 4   3 4 189   17 2 11   6 3 141  
Library Hours per Week 124 1 11   100 4 132   112 2 31   111 3 36  
Library Hours per Week with Professional Staff 88 1 13   48 4 168   71 2 79   60 3 135  
Library Seating Capacity 1,058 1 2   203 4 191   437 2 95   278 3 177  
Networked Computers Available 251 1 4   50 3 133   77 2 76   40 4 151  
Library Total Square Footage 100,763 1 4   29,465 4 157   56,307 2 45   42,520 3 98  
Law School Square Footage Excluding Library 589,932 1 1   56,482 3 117   48,080 4 142   108,300 2 35  
Total Law School Square Footage 690,695 1 1   85,947 4 142   104,387 3 108   150,820 2 47  
Percentage of Graduates Employed 78.8 4 181   88.2 3 132   91.3 2 88   95.5 1 30  
Number of States in which Graduates Employed 39 1 1   12 4 148   17 3 92   32 2 7  
First Time Bar Passage Percentage 80.58 4 160   93.10 2 54   89.66 3 92   95.65 1 27  
Program Achievement Rating (Index/Bar Passage) 81 4 114   88 1 26   82 3 100   85 2 55  
Average Ranking Average 1.68 43.15   Average 3.48 137.08   Average 2.50 89.60   Average 2.35 86.80  
Overall Ranking Overall 1 2   Overall 4 184   Overall 3 77   Overall 2 71  


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NOTE: Charlotte School of Law, Earle Mack School of Law-Drexel University, and Elon University had not yet graduated a class at the time the ABA information was collected and are not included in these rankings.

 

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