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Whittier Law School

Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
74%
Number students applying:
1,352
Number students accepted:
997
First-year attrition rate:
34%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
152
Median:
146
25th percentile:
143

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.18
Median:
2.9
25th percentile:
2.62

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $42,400 $28,300
Non-resident $42,400 $28,300
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus 0
Off Campus $27,796                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
536
Number students enrolled full-time:
409
Number students enrolled part-time:
127
Number of first-year students:
239

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
49%
% Women students:
56%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
24%
% Minority students:
48%
% International students:
1%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
2
Names of law journals:
Whittier Law Review; Whittier Journal of Child & Family Advocacy
% of students involved in law journals:
42%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
4
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Children's Advocacy Clinic, Environmental Water Law Clinic, Family Violence Clinic, Special Education Clinic
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
15%
% of students in field placements:
50%
% of students in simulation courses:
102%

Curriculum Strengths

Family Law,
Juvenile Law,
Media-Entertainment/Intellectual Property,
International Law,
Environmental Law,
Trial Skills & Litigation,
Criminal Justice,
Corporate/M&A/Transactions

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 27% 53
National Employment Rate 2013 27% 56
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer CA 91% 125
State 2nd Largest Employer FL 1% 2
State 3rd Largest Employer DC 1% 1
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer CA 82% 96
State 2nd Largest Employer DC 1.7% 2
State 3rd Largest Employer NJ 1.7% 2

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
0
Law Firm 2-10
25.6%
Law Firm 11-25
9.4%
Law Firm 26-50
1.7%
Law Firm 51-100
4.3%
Law Firm 101-250
0.9%
Law Firm 251-500
0
Law Firm 501+
0.9%
Law Firm Unknown Size
2.6%
Business & Industry
20.5%
Government
3.4%
Public Interest / Service
0.9%
Clerkships Federal
0.9%
Clerkships State / Local
0
Education / Academia
0
Other
0

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 CA 64% 71%
State 2 NY 100% 85%
State 3 NV 100% 74%
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 CA 68% 71%
State 2 WA 100% 60%
State 3 AZ 100% 80%
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 CA 55% 72%
State 2 FL 100% 80%
State 3 MA 100% 88%

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Private
Part-time:
Yes
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
University of California-Irvine
Feeder School 2:
University of California-Los Angeles
Feeder School 3:
University of California-Riverside

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:
URL (if any):

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

3333 Harbor Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Region:
Far West
Main Phone:
714-444-4141
Admissions Phone:
714-444-4141 x123
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Penelope
E.
Bryan
Undergraduate:
BS
School:
Rollins College
Law Degree:
JD
School:
University of Florida College of Law
Graduate Degree:
MA
School:
University of Florida
Director of Admissions:
Tom
McColl
Undergraduate:
School:
Law Degree:
School:
Graduate Degree:
School:

Reputation Profile

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