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University of Michigan Law School

University of Michigan Law School

Ann Arbor, United States





The University of Michigan Law School (Michigan Law) is the law school of the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor. Founded in 1859, the school offers Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Laws (LLM), and Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) degree programs.

Michigan Law School consistently ranks among the highest-rated law schools in the United States and the world. In the 2020 U.S. News ranking, Michigan Law is ranked 9th overall. When the ranking was first released in 1987, the college was ranked third, behind Yale Law and Harvard Law.

Notable alumni include U.S. Supreme Court Justices Frank Murphy, William Rufus Day, and George Sutherland, as well as a number of heads of state and corporate executives. Approximately 98% of class of 2019 graduates were employed within ten months of graduation; its bar passage rate in 2018 was 93.8%.

Michigan Law has placed 41 of its alumni on United States Circuit Courts, over 100 of its graduates on federal trial courts, and 36 of its graduates on the Michigan Supreme Court, including 16 who served as Chief Justice. More than 170 Michigan law graduates have served in the United States Congress, including 33 United States Senators and more than 150 Congressional representatives. Additionally, numerous graduates have served as state legislators.

The school has an enrollment of about 1020 as well as 81 full-time faculty members (60 tenured and tenure-track and 21 in clinical and legal practice)

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