Class of 2007 Profile


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Median GPA: 3.63 on a 4.0 scale
25%-75% GPA: 3.49-3.82
Median LSAT: 169 (98th percentile)
25%-75% LSAT: 166-171
Average age: 24 (range is 19 to 54)

EDUCATION Twenty-six members of the class hold graduate degrees, including master’s degrees in business, American studies, education, biotechnology, East Asian studies, international law, philosophy, economics, national security studies, mechanical engineering, soil science, English, history, accounting, forensic science, church-state studies, Slavic languages, international development, computer science, marine sciences, and international relations. There is also an M.Div., and two Ph.D.s, one in sociology and the other in the history of science. One student is taking a leave of absence from medical school to get a J.D. before completing his M.D.

University of Virginia

Represented by two students in the class: Arizona State University, Barnard College - Columbia University, Boston College, Boston University, Clemson University, Denison University, George Mason University, Lee University, Liberty University, Mary Washington College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Miami University Oxford, Michigan State University, Morehouse College, North Carolina State University, Northwestern University, Southern Methodist University, SUNY Binghamton Center, Texas A&M University - College Station, University of California - Los Angeles, University of Missouri - Columbia, University of Notre Dame, University of Richmond, University of Texas - Austin, Washington University, Wellesley College.

Represented by one student in the class: Agnes Scott College, Auburn University, Beaver College, Belmont University, Baylor University, Brandeis University, Calvin College, Cameron University, Carleton College, Case Western Reserve University, Columbia College, DePauw University, Dordt College, Furman University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Grinnell College, James Madison University, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Lewis and Clark College, Macalester College, Mary Baldwin College, Muhlenberg College, North Carolina A&T State University, Northern Arizona University, Ohio State University, Purchase College - State University of New York, Reed College, Saint Louis University, Saint Olaf College, San Diego State University, San Jose State University, Skidmore College, Spelman College, St. John's College, Swarthmore College, Taylor University, Tufts University, Union University, University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa, University of Arizona, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, University of Arkansas - Little Rock, University of California - Davis, University of Dallas, University of Dayton, University of Illinois - Urbana, University of Kansas, University of Miami, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, University of Missouri - Rolla, University of Montana, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, University of New Mexico, University of Puget Sound, University of San Diego, University of South Carolina, University of Southern California, University of Texas - El Paso, University of Texas - San Antonio, University of Utah, University of Vermont, University of Wyoming, Valparaiso University, Vassar College, Wesleyan University, Williams College.


Duke University
Princeton University
College of William & Mary
Cornell University
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Georgetown University
University of Pennsylvania
Emory University
Dartmouth College
Brigham Young University
Yale University
Brown University
Columbia University - Columbia College
University of Florida
Harvard University
Virginia Tech
Stanford University
University of California - Berkeley
University of Chicago
University of Washington
Vanderbilt University

Represented by three students in the class: Amherst College, Davidson College, Johns Hopkins University, Rice University, United States Naval Academy, University of Colorado, University of Georgia, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, University of Mississippi, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Washington and Lee University, Wake Forest University.

HOME SWEET HOME Students come from 44 states and several foreign countries. After Virginia, feeder states are New York (26), Georgia (15), California (14), Texas (12), North Carolina (11), Maryland (11), the District of Columbia (8), South Carolina (8), Massachusetts (7), Florida (7), Pennsylvania (7), New Jersey (6), Connecticut (6), Ohio (6), Michigan (6), Tennessee (5),Washington (5), Wisconsin (5), Arizona (4), Colorado (4); three each from Arkansas, Illinois, Alabama, Minnesota, and Utah; two each from Nebraska, Alaska, West Virginia, Wyoming, Iowa, and Oklahoma, and one each from Vermont, Oregon, Nevada, New Mexico, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Maine, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Delaware. Students also come from Pakistan, China, Korea, Ukraine, and India.

GLOBETROTTERS Many members of this class have lived, worked, or studied overseas, including in the United Kingdom, throughout western Europe, and in China, Romania, Japan, Tanzania, Chile, Egypt, Senegal, Morocco, Singapore, Israel, Cuba, Mexico, Korea, New Zealand, Lebanon, Mauritania, Australia, India, Argentina, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Greece, Cameroon, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Gambia, Kenya, Botswana, Croatia, Nepal, Zimbabwe, Lithuania, Russia, Guatemala, Latvia, Thailand, Haiti, and Ukraine.

WELL-ROUNDED Members of this class have served as CASA volunteers; in homeless shelters and food kitchens; building houses here and abroad with Habitat for Humanity; tutored, coached, and mentored kids; staffed domestic violence centers and sexual assault hotlines; worked with Teach for America; served in the Peace Corps in Senegal, Morocco, China, and Romania; served international medical missions, worked at AIDS clinics, and taught therapeutic riding; and have been volunteer firefighters, EMTs, and on mountain rescue teams. One lasted two days on "Jeopardy"; another appeared on Wheel of Fortune. We have Utah’s Cherry Blossom Princess and Virginia’s Apple Blossom Princess. One founded a Japanese animation interest group; another gave significant hours to an open source software project. Two rode 4,200 miles across the United States to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity. One student drove a bus in Athens for the Olympics. We have editors-in-chief of the campus papers at the University of Virginia, Stanford, and the University of Puget Sound, and the "Columnist of the Year" at the Daily Pennsylvanian. They play football, baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, golf, rugby, and tennis; there are martial arts enthusiasts, kickboxers, whitewater canoeists, marathoners, triathletes, cyclists, and gymnasts. They are into backcountry and extreme telemark skiing, snowboarding, scuba diving, rowing, fencing, and wrestling. There is a semi-pro baseball umpire, a gymnastics coach, and a kayaking instructor. Other students are interested in Indian classical dance, African drumming, African dance, ballroom dance, and one won a prize for slam poetry.

IN THE WORKPLACE The most popular pre-law-school vocation was as a paralegal or legal assistant, primarily with law firms but also with the Alaska Public Defender Service, the ACLU, the Department of Justice, the NFL Players Association, the New York County D.A. Rackets Bureau, the New York City Department of Education, a Virginia Circuit Court judge, and the SBA Office of Disaster Assistance. Others were business analysts for Accenture, the Corporate Executive Board, the Advisory Board, McKinsey & Co., and Capitol One; financial analysts from Lehman Brothers, Barclays Bank, Citigroup, Wachovia Securities, Lockheed Martin, Deloitte Touche, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley; dealers in securities and futures; and commodities traders. A number of students have experience in information technology, including as a software engineer; programmer and operations manager; IT consultant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers; web developer, and University tech support. Other jobs included chemical engineer for ExxonMobil; managing a family restaurant; environmental engineer; insurance claims adjuster; engineering liaison for Microsoft in Shanghai; media strategist for the Centers for Disease Control; researcher at the Harvard School of Public Health; assistant to the dean of GW’s law school; mechanical engineer at Honeywell; fisherman and cook on a salmon fishing vessel; teachers in the New York City public schools; National Park Service ranger; co-editor of a book in Hindi; transportation planner; newspaper staff writer; glassblower; soil scientist; legislative assistant for a member of the Taiwanese legislature; hazmat specialist for the Transportation Security Administration; biochemistry and molecular genetics lab technician; police officer at the CIA; tax consultant; composer, conductor, and musician on Broadway; technician at a state crime lab; research coordinator for the Governor of South Carolina; mission coordinator for Operation Smile; employment counselor for at-risk youth; assistant director of student affairs at the University of Arizona; elementary school Spanish teacher; church organist and music director; CPA; wine consultant; sushi chef; manager of a 20,000-acre, 1,000-head Wyoming cattle ranch; processor on a fishing boat in the Bering Sea; high school history teacher; sports writer; associate editor of the Asia Security Monitor; assistant for Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell; strategy director for Travelocity; both an assistant to the president and an intervention associate with the International Justice Mission; the New York State outreach director for the Howard Dean campaign; scorer of statewide secondary school writing tests; director and stage manager of an off-off-Broadway theater company; writer for the Let’s Go guides; president and CEO of an information systems company; aquarium technician; editorial coordinator for National Geographic; pretrial officer with criminal offenders; legislative correspondent with Sen. John Edwards; funeral home administrator; and an oncology market researcher for Bristol Myers. Students have been on active military service with the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force, and several have seen recent duty in Iraq, Afghanistan, or Pakistan.

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