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Appalachian School of Law

Overview

Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
67%
Number students applying:
494
Number students accepted:
329
First-year attrition rate:
17%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
149
Median:
144
25th percentile:
141

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.25
Median:
2.9
25th percentile:
2.57

Financial Profile

$5,500,000
Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $31,525
Non-resident $31,525
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus
Off Campus $16,170                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
155
Number students enrolled full-time:
153
Number students enrolled part-time:
2
Number of first-year students:
52

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
50%
% Women students:
41%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
7%
% Minority students:
15%
% International students:

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
2
Names of law journals:
Appalachian Natural Resources Law Journal, Appalachian Journal of Law
% of students involved in law journals:
7%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
5
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Family Law Practicum, Wills & Trusts, Juvenile Law Seminar, Criminal Practice, Trial Practice Practicum
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
% of students in field placements:
48%
% of students in simulation courses:
95%

Curriculum Strengths

Dispute Resolution,
Natural Resources Law,
Health Law

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 37% 34
National Employment Rate 2013 50% 44
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer VA 28% 19
State 2nd Largest Employer KY 15% 10
State 3rd Largest Employer TN 13% 9
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer VA 25% 17
State 2nd Largest Employer WV 20.9% 14
State 3rd Largest Employer KY 14.9% 10

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
10.5%
Law Firm 2-10
29.9%
Law Firm 11-25
1.5%
Law Firm 26-50
0
Law Firm 51-100
1.5%
Law Firm 101-250
0
Law Firm 251-500
1.5%
Law Firm 501+
0
Law Firm Unknown Size
0
Business & Industry
9%
Government
13.4%
Public Interest / Service
0
Clerkships Federal
1.5%
Clerkships State / Local
10.5%
Education / Academia
1.5%
Other
0

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 VA 59% 77%
State 2 WV 71% 76%
State 3 TN 83% 85%
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 VA 62% 78%
State 2 TN 67% 77%
State 3 NC 70% 79%
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 VA 63% 80%
State 2 TN 92% 81%
State 3 KY 58% 86%

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Private
Part-time:
No
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
East Tennessee State University
Feeder School 2:
Virginia Tech
Feeder School 3:
University of Virginia's College at Wise

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:
URL (if any):

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

1169 Edgewater Drive
Grundy, VA 24614
Region:
Midsouth
Main Phone:
276-935-4349
Admissions Phone:
276-935-4349
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Lucy
S
McGough
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Agnes Scott College
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Emory University
Graduate Degree:
LLM
School:
Harvard University
Director of Admissions:
Kendall
Smith
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Smith College
Law Degree:
School:
Graduate Degree:
MALA (Master of Arts in the Liberal Arts)
School:
The Graduate Institute of St. John's College

Reputation Profile

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