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University of Hawaii at Manoa – William S. Richardson School of Law

Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
38%
Number students applying:
621
Number students accepted:
235
First-year attrition rate:
1%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
159
Median:
156
25th percentile:
152

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.60
Median:
3.39
25th percentile:
3.07

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $19,464 $7,299
Non-resident $39,192 $14,697
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $17,758
Off Campus $17,758                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
325
Number students enrolled full-time:
257
Number students enrolled part-time:
68
Number of first-year students:
120

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
44%
% Women students:
54%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
37%
% Minority students:
65%
% International students:
4%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
2
Names of law journals:
Asian-Pacific Law and Policy Journal; University of Hawaii Law Review
% of students involved in law journals:
51%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
84%
% of students in field placements:
47%
% of students in simulation courses:
52%

Curriculum Strengths

Environmental Law,
International Law,
Trial Skills and Litigation,
Corporate/M&A/Transactions,
Dispute Resolution

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 54% 56
National Employment Rate 2013 51% 53
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer HI 88% 74
State 2nd Largest Employer DC 2% 2
State 3rd Largest Employer CA 2% 2
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer HI 90% 81
State 2nd Largest Employer SC 1.1% 1
State 3rd Largest Employer VA 1.1% 1

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
0
Law Firm 2-10
14.4%
Law Firm 11-25
2.2%
Law Firm 26-50
4.4%
Law Firm 51-100
6.7%
Law Firm 101-250
0
Law Firm 251-500
0
Law Firm 501+
0
Law Firm Unknown Size
0
Business & Industry
8.9%
Government
12.2%
Public Interest / Service
6.7%
Clerkships Federal
0
Clerkships State / Local
20%
Education / Academia
3.3%
Other
2.2%

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 HI 83% 81%
State 2
State 3
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 HI 74% 75%
State 2
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 HI 74% 83%
State 2
State 3

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Public
Part-time:
Yes
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
Feeder School 2:
Feeder School 3:

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

2515 Dole St.
Honolulu, HI 96822
Region:
Far West
Main Phone:
808-956-7966
Admissions Phone:
808-956-5557
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Avi
Soifer
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Yale University
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Yale University
Graduate Degree:
MUS
School:
Yale University
Director of Admissions:
Elisabeth
Steele
Hutchison
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Carleton College
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Yale University
Graduate Degree:
School:

Reputation Profile

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