UK Law School

The College of Law is a college of the University of Kentucky located within Central Campus along South Limestone. Founded initially from a law program at Transylvania University in 1799, the law program at the UK began operations in 1908; it was one of the nation's first public law schools. In 1913, the college became the first in the nation to institute a trial practice program, and is host to the tenth-oldest law review student publication in the United States.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.law.uky.edu/
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) uklawadmissions@uky.edu
Location (Location) Lexington, KY
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1799
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 60
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 155
Median GPA : 3.42
Acceptance Rate : 61%


UK Law School Admissions

UK Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 61% of its applicants. Comparatively, Kentucky is Lower than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2020 696 419 (60.20%) 113 (16.2%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 3.17 3.42 3.69
LSAT 152 155 158

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $21,618 $40,836
Part Time N/A N/A
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: $15,832
Living off-campus: $15,832
Living at home: $7,182

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : N/A
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : N/A
Application Fee : $50

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UK Law School Community

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

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 25
  • Part Time : 22

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 24
  • # Minority Faculty : 4

RATIO

15.0 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : No
  • Graduate Housing : No
  • Law Specific Housing : No

UK 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. University of Kentucky 1L section size is 9% larger than law schools in Kentucky and 39% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

UK Law School: 95
Kentucky Average: 86
PUBLIC School Average: 132
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 370
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 151
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 39
  • Law Journals : 68
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 3.5%
  • Second Year : 0.0%
  • Third Year : 0.0%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

UK Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The University of Kentucky class of 2015 had an employment rate of 92% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2015, 87.8%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 54.0%
  • Business: 11.0%
  • Government: 12.0%
  • Public Interest: 2.0%
  • Academia: 1.0%
  • Kentucky: 80%
  • District Of Columbia: 4%
  • Ohio: 3%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 87.8%
  • First Time Takers: 123
  • Average School: 89.8%
  • Average State: 80.5%
  • Pass Difference: 9.3%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Kentucky : 80.5%
  • Passed : 97 of 108 (89.8%)
  • State Average : 80.5%
  • Difference : 9.3%