The Class of 2014 is a diverse and accomplished group of students coming from across the country and around the globe. The 357 students come from 41 states, the District of Columbia and four foreign countries, and attended 172 undergraduate institutions.
Median LSAT: 170
25%-75% LSAT: 165-171
Median GPA: 3.86
25%-75% GPA: 3.49-3.94
Average Age: 24 (range is 18 to 46)
- 357 students enrolled from among 7,410 applicants
- 55% men, 45% women
- 25% identify themselves as minority students
- 70% have work experience after college
- 2 years on average of post-college experience
- 14% have graduate degrees
Students come from 41 states, the District of Columbia, and four foreign countries. In addition to Virginia, the following states are represented by five or more students:
International students come from China, New Zealand, South Korea and the United Kingdom.
Class members have undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting, American civilization, anthropology, art history, biology, biomedical engineering, business administration, chemistry, chemical engineering, civil engineering, classics, communication and media studies, computer programming, computer science, criminal justice, criminology, economics, education administration, electrical engineering, elementary education, English, environmental sciences, film production, finance, fine arts, French, German, government, health systems management, history, industrial relations, information systems management, international relations, journalism, linguistics, literature, marketing, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, nuclear engineering, philosophy, physics, policy studies, political science, pre-law, psychology, public affairs/public policy, real estate finance, religion/ religious studies, restorative justice, sociology, Spanish and theology.
Members of the Class of 2014 come from 172 undergraduate schools. Schools with five or more alumni include:
Life Before Law School
Testing the Legal Waters
Many members of the class worked in the legal profession as paralegals, litigation assistants, secretaries, interns and clerks for private law and lobbying firms, general counsels' offices, legal aid offices, the American Bar Association, the American Civil Liberties Union, and prosecutors' and public defenders' offices.
Federal Public Service
Class members worked as speechwriters, aides, advisers, analysts and interns in offices and committees across Capitol Hill and in state legislatures; in federal and state judges' chambers; in embassies and parliaments; and in federal, state and local executive offices. They worked for the U.S. departments of Justice, Energy, Commerce, Agriculture, Treasury, State and Homeland Security, as well as the Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Securities and Exchange Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Transportation Security Administration, Patent and Trademark Office, International Trade Administration, National Institutes of Health, Nuclear Security Administration, the White House, the U.S. Supreme Court and the World Bank. Some have served in the military, including students who had tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Several others have served in AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps and Teach For America.
Local Public Service
A number of the Class of 2014 served at the state and local level, including with the Bronx Borough President's Office, the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, the California State Controller, the New York Public Library, Onandaga (N.Y.) County Lead Poisoning Control, the New York City mayor's office, the San Diego County Assessor's Office and the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts.
Many members of the class
have been analysts, consultants
or researchers with privatesector
firms, think tanks,
institutes and foundations.
They have held jobs with
companies such as Clear
Capital One, Merrill Lynch,
Lockheed Martin, Paramount
Pictures, Citigroup, Fox Sports,
Deutsche Bank, Warner
Bros., USA Today and Bank
of America. One worked as a
nuclear submarine radiation
safety officer, while others
had jobs as an information
technology manager for the
Scottish National Parliament,
a model, a park ranger, an
independent film producer, a
casino pit boss, a mental health
specialist, a philharmonic
orchestra cellist, an energy
trader and a self-employed farm
Some of the Class of 2014 have taught in countries such as Belize, the Czech Republic, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Jamaica, Morocco, Russia and South Africa. They have undertaken mission and service trips to a range of countries, including Estonia, Peru, Tanzania, Uganda, Nicaragua, Spain, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Ghana, the Dominican Republic and the Ukraine. Class members have worked in China, Bangladesh, Kenya, Costa Rica, Luxembourg, Taiwan, Latvia, Mongolia, Haiti, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Iraq, Madagascar and South Korea, and have studied abroad in many more. One member of the class has served with the Israeli army and another served as an intelligence analyst for the South Korean army. A number of members of the Class of 2014 are proficient in foreign languages.
In Their Spare Time
Outside of their academic and professional work, members of the class have volunteered with organizations including churches, youth sports leagues, recycling clubs, orphanages, hospitals, soup kitchens, libraries, Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, domestic violence shelters, legal aid centers, the I Have A Dream Foundation, zoos and aquariums, animal shelters, veterans assistance groups, the Special Olympics, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Meals on Wheels, the YMCA, Amnesty International, the Appalachian Service Project, a hospice, Autism Institutes, NARAL Pro- Choice America, Just Neighbors, the International Rescue Committee, America Reads and for voter registration drives.
In their free time, members of
the Class of 2014 have a wide
range of hobbies and interests.
Among them are a Civil War
re-enactor, a former artistic
advisor for a film director at the Cannes Film
Festival and the director of an
improv comedy troupe.
There are a number of
including the nation's former
No. 12 ranked tennis player in
the under-18 category, Florida's
former No. 1 junior golfer, a
champion badminton player
and a rock climber who has
scaled five of Colorado's
mountains with peaks of
14,000 feet or higher. One
member of the class has learned
to solve the Rubik's Cube in less
than 40 seconds. There is at
least one ultramarathon runner,
in addition to others who have
competed in marathons. One
member of the class was a
past participant on CBS' "The
Amazing Race," another is a
certified pilot, and yet another
is a film critic and screenwriter.
A few played professionally
in indie rock bands. One is a
ballroom dance competitor, and
yet another is certified by the
Memphis Barbecue Network as
a barbecue judge.