Law School Spotlight: The University of Michigan Law School

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    The University of Michigan Law School (also known as Michigan Law) is today's Law School Spotlight. From LSAC's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools:

    The University of Michigan Law School, founded in 1859, is one of the nation’s finest institutions of legal education. The school’s distinguished and diverse faculty, many preeminent in their fields, have a history of devotion to both scholarship and teaching. Our students come from around the globe to contribute their remarkable talents and accomplishments and make the Law School a collegial community that exudes a sense of serious purpose, academic achievement, and social commitment. Never restricted to the privileged, in 1870, Michigan—then the largest law school in the country—became the second American university to confer a law degree on an African American. That same year, Michigan became the first major law school to admit a woman, and in 1871, its graduate, Sarah Killgore, became the first woman with a law degree in the nation to be admitted to the bar.


    Type of school: Public

    Setting: Urban

    Size: 1,200 (approx.)

    Incoming class size: 375 (2010)

    Student-to-faculty ratio: 10.7 to 1

    Acceptance percentage: 18.6% (1,171 of 6,311 admitted)

    Tuition and fees: $44,600 (MI residents), $47,600 (non-residents)

    Cost of living (single student): $17,500

    Address: Hutchins Hall, 625 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
    Phone: 734.764.1358
    Email: law.jd.admissions@umich.edu
    Website: www.law.umich.edu
    Twitter accounts: @UMichLaw
    Facebook: None
    Blog: A2Z

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