The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at University of Memphis

The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at University of Memphis

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Sue Ann McClellan
Application deadline March 1
Full-time program application fee $25
Part-time program application fee $25
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at University of Memphis

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 35.1% – Medium
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.42
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 155

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 34.0%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 153-158
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.1-3.64
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.42
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 155

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate N/A
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 145-150
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.92-3.43
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants 3.37
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants 149

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered
J.D./M.B.A.
J.D./M.A.
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
The TIP program is an alternative admissions program for diverse applicants from underrepresented populations in TN and the 5 border counties. Clinics focusing on Child and Family Litigation, Civil Litigation, and Elder Law offer practical, skills-focused training through supervised, live-client representation. An externship program offers supervised field placement with an in-school seminar.
Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
clinical training international law
dispute resolution tax law
environmental law trial advocacy
health care law

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 73
Seminars 9
Positions available in seminars 108
Positions available in simulation courses 160
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 38
Student activities (as provided by the school)
Our award-winning Moot Court program participate in seven national Moot Court and Mock Trial competitons and two alternative dispute resolution competitions. The University of Memphis Law Review is the premier publication. The Mental Health Law & Policy Journal provides a scholarly publication dedicated to mental health law and policy. There are 15 active registered student organizations.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 75
Is there typically a full-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Typical size of first-year “small section” N/A
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 97
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 152
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 34
Full-time students involved in field placements 72
Full-time students involved in law journals 99
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 29
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 2

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) N/A
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Positions filled in part-time program seminars N/A
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses N/A
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses N/A
Part-time students involved in field placements N/A
Part-time students involved in law journals N/A
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions N/A
Part-time students enrolled in independent study N/A

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 19.4:1 – High
Full- and part-time faculty 66
Full-time minority faculty 12.5%
Part-time minority faculty 19.0%
Total faculty 68
Total faculty (men) 66.2%
Total faculty (women) 33.8%
Total faculty (minorities) 16.2%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Law Schools

Law Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 1.9
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 2.6
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.09-3.62
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.42
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 153-157
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 155
Acceptance rate 35.1% – Medium
Student-faculty ratio 19.4:1 – High
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 34.6% – Low
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 72.4% – Low
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 88.3% – Medium
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar TN
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 79.2%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 421

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 394

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 27

Attrition Rates for Full- and Part-time Students (2010-2011)

First-year students discontinuing law school 12.2%
Second-year students discontinuing law school 3.6%
Third-year students discontinuing law school 0.8%
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school 6.3%
Female students discontinuing law school 5.6%

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director DebraAnn Brown
Financial aid phone (901) 678-3737
Financial aid application deadline N/A

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $15,690 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $37,562 per year (out-of-state)
Part-time: $742 per credit (in-state)
Part-time: $1,735 per credit (out-of-state)
Room and board $9,084
Books $1,875
Miscellaneous expenses $4,746
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? Yes
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? No

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 11.9%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 15.5%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 2.0%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 1.3%
Median grant amount $7,209
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $3,515–$10,000
Full-time students receiving grants 30.7%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 40.7%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 0.0%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 0.0%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 3.7%
Median grant amount $2,000
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $2,000–$2,375
Part-time students receiving grants 44.4%

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $70,025
Proportion who borrowed 78.0%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? No

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 48,332
Microform titles 2,453
Electronic titles 0
Other non-book titles 665
Total titles 51,450
Volumes (excluding microforms) 166,933
Volume equivalent microforms 107,229
Total volumes and volume equivalents 274,162
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 0
Library’s online catalog or website includes links to electronic titles or databases made available by another campus library or consortia Yes

Library Schedule of Operation

Number of hours per week library is open on a regular schedule 168
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 50
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 3
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 15
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 50
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 0

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school information technology department, university information technology department
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 2
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 0
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? No

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 36,647
Total seats available for library users 287
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) The University of Memphis law library serves students, faculty, the legal community and the public with reference services and access to its print and electronic resources, with primary resources in federal law and all 50 states, court records and briefs, treatises, and periodicals. The law library space includes extensive and varied study areas and two student computer labs.

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar TN
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 88.3% – Medium
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 79.2%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 127
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 34.6%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 72.4%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 25.2%
Graduates whose employment status is known 74.8%
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 34.6%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 1.6%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 37.8%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 0.8%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 15.7%
Graduates whose employment status is known 84.3%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 72.4%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 1.6%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 9.4%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 0.8%

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2010)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $42,000
Median private sector starting salary $50,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $70,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 42%
Median public service starting salary $42,900

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Percent employed in academia 6.5%
Percent employed in business and industry 6.5%
Percent employed in government 9.8%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 10.9%
Percent employed in law firms 62.0%
Percent employed in public interest 3.3%
Percent employed in an unknown field 1.1%

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 89%
Graduates employed out-of-state 11.0%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 7
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 0.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 0.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 4.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 4.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 92.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 0.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 0.0%
Employment location unknown 0.0%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations The Career Services Office provides information about employment opportunities and career exploration, with seminars on job search skills and round table discussions with practitioners. We host on-campus interviews and participate in recruiting conferences. Students and graduates have access to our data management program, Symplicity, which houses job postings, resource materials, and the like.

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 76.0%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 92.6%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 4.0%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 75.0%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 5.0%
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 80.0%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 2.0%
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 50.0%