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Western State College of Law

Overview

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Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
63%
Number students applying:
825
Number students accepted:
521
First-year attrition rate:
20%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
152
Median:
149
25th percentile:
146

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.34
Median:
3.09
25th percentile:
2.86

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $42,102 $28,310
Non-resident $42,102 $28,310
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus 0
Off Campus $23,467                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
353
Number students enrolled full-time:
220
Number students enrolled part-time:
133
Number of first-year students:
105

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
46%
% Women students:
53%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
25%
% Minority students:
48%
% International students:
1%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
1
Names of law journals:
Western State University Law Review
% of students involved in law journals:
17%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
6%
% of students in field placements:
20%
% of students in simulation courses:
100%

Curriculum Strengths

Corporate/M&A/Transactions,
Criminal Justice,
Public Interest

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 33% 49
National Employment Rate 2013 37% 46
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer CA 86% 84
State 2nd Largest Employer UT 2% 2
State 3rd Largest Employer FL 1% 1
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer CA 93% 78
State 2nd Largest Employer TX 2.4% 2
State 3rd Largest Employer MN 1.2% 1

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
6%
Law Firm 2-10
34.5%
Law Firm 11-25
3.6%
Law Firm 26-50
3.6%
Law Firm 51-100
2.4%
Law Firm 101-250
0
Law Firm 251-500
0
Law Firm 501+
0
Law Firm Unknown Size
0
Business & Industry
16.7%
Government
3.6%
Public Interest / Service
2.4%
Clerkships Federal
1.2%
Clerkships State / Local
0
Education / Academia
2.4%
Other
0

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 CA 77% 71%
State 2 TX 100% 85%
State 3 AK 100% 80%
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 CA 80% 71%
State 2 UT 100% 82%
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 CA 78% 72%
State 2 NY 67% 85%
State 3 UT 100% 88%

Type of School

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

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:
URL (if any):

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

1111 North State College Boulevard
Fullerton, CA 92831
Region:
Far West
Main Phone:
714-738-1000
Admissions Phone:
800-978-4529
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
William
Adams
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Indiana University
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Indiana University
Graduate Degree:
School:
Director of Admissions:
Rhonda
Cohen
Undergraduate:
School:
Law Degree:
School:
Graduate Degree:
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Reputation Profile

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