Wayne State Law School

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Wayne State University Law School is located in the City of Detroit?s Cultural Center, and is one of the schools of Wayne State University. It one of two public law schools in the state of Michigan. The Law School has educated and trained lawyers since 1927, and its 10,000+ alumni serve as successful leaders of the bench and bar. Alumni include six of the last ten presidents of the State Bar of Michigan, members of Congress, the former national president of the Federal Bar Association, and a quarter of all sitting judges in the Michigan judiciary.

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Wayne State Law School Admissions

Wayne State Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 53% of its applicants. Comparatively, Wayne is Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2027 687 358 (52.11%) 130 (18.9%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.06 3.42 3.60
LSAT 154 157 159

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $30,111 $32,894
Part Time $16,316 $17,800

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $21,962
  • Living off-campus: $21,962
  • Living at home: $12,310

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: N/A
  • Application Fee: N/A

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Wayne State Law School Community

Wayne State Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Wayne is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 36
  • Part Time: 26


  • # Female Faculty: 24
  • # Minority Faculty: 6


11.6 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: Yes

Wayne State Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Wayne State Law School 1L section size is 55% smaller than law schools in Michigan and 35% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Wayne State Law School: 98
Michigan Average: 152
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 216
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 253

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 73
  • Law Journals: 64
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 5.1%
  • Second Year: 2.4%
  • Third Year: 0.7%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

Wayne State Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Wayne State Law School class of 2022 had an employment rate of 86% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2022, 91.0%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 63.0%
  • Business: 21.0%
  • Government: 9.0%
  • Public Interest: 4.0%
  • Academia: 1.0%
  • Michigan: 91%
  • California: 3%
  • Texas: 1%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 91.0%
  • First Time Takers: 166
  • Average School: 82.8%
  • Average State: 68.8%
  • Pass Difference: 14.0%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Michigan: 68.8%
  • Passed: 125 of 151 (82.8%)
  • State Average: 68.8%
  • Difference: 14.0%