UK Law School

General Info

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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.

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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 2027 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.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 25
  • Part Time: 22


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


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. UK Law School 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 UK Law School class of 2022 had an employment rate of 92% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2022, 87.8%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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%