William & Mary Law School

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William & Mary Law School

At William & Mary Law School, we believe that we prepare students for the ethical practice of law better than any other program in the country. It all starts with our philosophy of the citizen lawyer, the Jeffersonian ideal of the lawyer as skilled advocate and devoted public servant. That concept translates into an academic curriculum that emphasizes experiential learning and the "human element" of the law—compassion, ethics and public service. In our flagship J.D. program, first-year courses do more than cover the basics. In addition to required coursework in civil procedure, constitutional law, contracts, criminal law, property and torts, every 1L is assigned to a "law firm" as part of W&M’s groundbreaking Legal Practice Program. You’ll research, draft memos, negotiate, argue motions, file documents in court and take mock cases to trial. From the very first day, you'll be putting ethical lawyering skills to practice in a supportive academic setting.

Contact Info


Website: https://law.wm.edu/
Address: 613 S Henry St, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Admission Phone: (757) 221-3785
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students645
Student-faculty ratio15:1
Tuition $32,000 per year (full-time, in-state)
$41,000 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
N/A per year (part-time, in-state)
N/A per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$18,250
Founded In1932
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline03/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 50
Financial Aid Deadline02/15/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

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Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
Rn293 165 A 3.82

Accepted

Yes 12/26/17 01/01/17 01/05/17 8 months ago
jmd0405 158 A 4.00

Accepted

01/14/17 01/16/17 01/25/17 11 months ago
jessebarrad 164 A 3.55

Accepted

11/30/16 11/30/16 12/08/16 12 months ago
Delaneytesterman 163 A 3.80

Accepted

Yes 10/19/16 10/20/16 11/01/16 one year ago
DustinLorenzo 163 A 3.90

Accepted

Yes - - - one year ago
harri2rt 159 A 3.97

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
krheaume 164 A 3.88

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
ompt13 157 A 3.81

Accepted

- - - 2 years ago
themccon 170 P 3.80

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 months ago
KCH11001 165 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 months ago
Lowrancc 165 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 months ago
katiebrown12 165 P 4.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 months ago
Jeanelle1990 175 P 3.67

Interested In Applying

- - - 7 months ago
hrgourdie 162 P 3.98

Interested In Applying

- - - 8 months ago
mcox303 168 P 3.93

Interested In Applying

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caseyer 160 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 9 months ago
aj4faith 162 A 3.85

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
Bonwcha 160 P 3.53

Interested In Applying

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Sl9gh 172 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

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smb7be 165 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

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mcooper 157 P 3.87

Interested In Applying

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ilerman 172 P 3.71

Interested In Applying

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Rollin 155 P 3.90

Interested In Applying

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chasecorey14 163 A 3.78

Interested In Applying

No - - - one year ago
macharkj 155 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

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Jana 157 A 3.80

Interested In Applying

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Gordonbasil1 170 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

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IanGriffinVA 160 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

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jpc91 164 A 3.50

Interested In Applying

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jlmeely 170 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

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PhantasmalUndertow 150 A 3.50

Interested In Applying

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blaneybk 169 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

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teakogun 165 P 3.25

Interested In Applying

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mtbmatt 160 A 2.82

Interested In Applying

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Scotting12 165 P 3.80

Interested In Applying

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Matthew 170 P 3.85

Interested In Applying

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rachaelstewart 163 A 3.59

Interested In Applying

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WrightLaw10 180 A 3.00

Interested In Applying

No - - - 2 years ago
not 155 A 2.00

Interested In Applying

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Kbenton2 170 P 3.71

Interested In Applying

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vvosen 158 A 3.70

Interested In Applying

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bryce2762 150 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

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hyorke 156 A 3.42

Interested In Applying

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pr8hy 165 A 3.20

Interested In Applying

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kayleetrost 163 A 3.70

Interested In Applying

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joebarton9 153 A 3.63

Interested In Applying

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cdgrant95 175 P 3.02

Interested In Applying

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zachmiller325 162 A 3.31

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Tstorm123 162 A 3.65

Pending

10/18/17 10/20/17 - a month ago
rnthinnes 150 A 3.27

Pending

12/29/16 - - 11 months ago
FPassawe 147 A 3.69

Pending

12/15/16 - - 12 months ago
jessebarrad 164 A 3.55

Pending

11/30/16 11/30/16 - one year ago
chrismerk99 160 P 3.61

Pending

09/03/16 09/03/16 - one year ago
dlamonte1 153 A 3.51

Pending

No - 02/02/16 - 2 years ago
alclem 149 A 3.00

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
melordi 158 A 3.96

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
Thinnern 152 A 3.28

Rejected

No - - - 9 months ago
lbarker 155 A 3.43

Rejected

03/01/17 - 03/28/17 9 months ago
Jackieeeebee 161 A 3.31

Waitlisted

- - - 9 months ago
mikebac 156 A 3.78

Waitlisted

- - - 9 months ago
pcvlrm 161 A 3.49

Waitlisted

09/02/15 09/02/15 - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants422745670
Number of Offers171717170
Number of Matriculants2362360
75% GPA3.883.880
Median GPA3.753.750
25% GPA3.493.490
75% LSAT1571570
Median LSAT1621620
25% LSAT1641640
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students645
Total Students Receiving Grants536
% of Students Receiving Grants83.1
75% Grant Amount$18,000
Median Grant Amount$12,000
25% Grants Amount$10,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:This school does not award scholarships that may be reduced or eliminated based on law school academic performance

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (65.7)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (17.4)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (506)
  • Hispanics (34)
  • Black or African American (36)
  • Asian (16)
  • American Indian / Native (2)
  • Other (39)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (17)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (22)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (0)


  • Total Women% (54.5)
  • Total Men% (45.5)
William & Mary Law School Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 166 85.51% 74.10% 11.41%
2014 215 88.43% 74.97% 13.46%
2013 209 89.47% 79.70% 9.77%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (210)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (49)
  • Employed Other (27)
  • Unemployed (31)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (3)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association