Class of 2010 Profile | Brochure
Median GPA: 3.76 on a 4.0 scale
25%-75% GPA: 3.51–3.87
Median LSAT: 170 (98th percentile)
25%-75% LSAT: 167–171
Median Age: 23 (range is 17 to 57)
361 students enrolled from among 5,438 applicants
216 men (60%), 145 women (40%)
69 identify themselves as minority students (19%)
Geographic Representation New students come from 40 different states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and two foreign countries. Approximately 40 percent of the entering class is comprised of Virginia residents. Other feeder states are Texas (24), New York (21), California (20), Georgia (16), Ohio (14), Florida (13), North Carolina (11), New Jersey (9), Illinois (8), South Carolina (8), Massachusetts (7), Michigan (7), Minnesota (7), Tennessee (7), Maryland (6), Missouri (6), Pennsylvania (6), Connecticut (5), Utah (5), Alabama (3), Arizona (3), the District of Columbia (3), Kansas (3), Kentucky (3), and Oklahoma (3), with the remainder from Arkansas, Colorado, Hawai’i, Iowa, Idaho, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nevada, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Washington, and West Virginia. Our international students are from Sri Lanka and Thailand.
EDUCATION Twenty-nine students hold advanced degrees, including master’s degrees in journalism, science education, finance, chemistry, linguistics, biomedical engineering, political science, international conflict studies, public and international affairs, accounting, hospital administration, human rights, security studies, public policy, philosophy, theology, history, politics, procurement and acquisitions management, English literature, chemical engineering, accountancy, national security and strategic studies, systems engineering, math education, and computer science. Three hold MBAs; two have a Ph.D., in religion and philosophy; one is an M.D.
TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOLS: 129
The Global Community First-year students have lived, worked, or studied all over the world, including the United Kingdom, throughout western Europe, and in New Zealand, Nigeria, Australia, Thailand, Guatemala, Japan, China, Kenya, the Czech Republic, India, Trinidad, Guyana, Israel, Jordan, Ecuador, the Philippines, South Africa, Brazil, Costa Rica, Morocco, Bahrain, Iraq, Turkey, the Cape Verde Islands, Lebanon, Romania, Pakistan, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina, Egypt, Tanzania, Bhutan, South Korea, Ukraine, Russia, Hungary, Mexico, Bolivia, Uruguay, Sri Lanka, Qatar, Afghanistan, Greece, and Bangladesh.
And In Their Spare Time Volunteer, extracurricular, athletic, and artistic pursuits include service with the Peace Corps, Teach for America, Americorps/VISTA, CityYear, Habitat for Humanity, on the Navajo reservation, Amnesty International, Special Olympics, Scouting, and the Innocence Project; work with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; tutoring in schools, prisons, migrant farmworker communities, shelters, and after-school programs; work for political campaigns or issue advocacy on the local, state, and national level; teaching English here and abroad; as volunteer emergency room workers, firefighters and EMTs; post-Katrina cleanup on the Gulf Coast; animal rescue; support for hospice and AIDS patients; coaching youth sports; transcribing interviews with Holocaust survivors; mountain rescue; work with the disabled or special needs children; and as interpreters in court, with child protective services, and in hospitals. They play all the usual sports; there are marathoners and bicycle racers; a competitive figure skater; rock climbers and cavers; whitewater canoe and kayak enthusiasts; a sprint-distance triathlete; freestyle skiiers and a boxer; a pentathlete; a member of a Dragonboat team; a powerlifter; a motocross dirt bike racer; surfers and snowboarders. Dance enthusiasts include competitive ballroom dancers, Latin dance, African and Irish step dance, tap, Asian dance, ballet, hip-hop and breakdance, and jazz. There is a bagpiper and an opera singer; several singers and songwriters; African drummers and a marimba player; and a fiddler in a Celtic band. Several compete on and train horses; they practice any number of martial arts, including Korean swordfighting; and one is a competitive Texas Hold’em poker player.
Life Before Law School Many members of this class have worked as paralegals or legal assistants, mostly at law firms but also with the Department of Justice and Legal Aid. A number have worked as committee staffers, including with the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; the House Agriculture Committee, and the Senate Judiciary Committee; as legislative assistants on Senate or Congressional staffs, or in similar roles on the state level. This class includes Virginia’s assistant secretary of transportation and two policy assistants to the Governor of Virginia. Many have been analysts, consultants, or researchers with firms including Accenture, AIG, Wells Fargo, SNL Financial, Promontory Financial, Goldman Sachs, the Federal Reserve, Booz Allen & Hamilton, Fidelity Investments, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Dominion Resources, KPMG, Merrill Lynch, The Advisory Board, the American Institute of Mathematics, and policy groups including the Council on African American Affairs, the National Iranian American Council, the Indian Law Resource Center, the White House Council of Economic Advisors, and the American Israel PAC. Several have taught at the elementary, secondary, or college level. There are computer programmers, software engineers, systems analysts, and web developers; the COO of a media IT business, and a geographic information systems manager for a congressional redistricting project. One member of the class is a cardiothoracic surgeon and a former professor of surgery. There are civil, electrical, and construction engineers and patent examiners. Members of the class have served in the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, some with recent duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Others have worked as an intelligence analyst for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center; marine mammal trainer; business consultant for a French cheese company; as an intelligence or economic analyst with the CIA; newspaper reporter; assistant director of stewardship for Stanford; microbiologist; modular home salesman; church organist and music director; probation officer; wedding photographer; restaurant manager; manager of a Radio Shack; counter-terrorism analyst; mental health technician at a children’s psychiatric center; prosecution assistant at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; investigator for the public defender service; corrections officer; heli-rappel firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service, and probation and parole officer.