William and Mary Law School

Class of 2016

The members of the Class of 2016 arrived at the Law School on August 19, 2013, hailing from 40 different states, the District of Columbia, China, and Japan. Their records of achievements, awards, honors, leadership, employment, and service indicate students who will individually and collectively uphold the fine tradition of William & Mary Law School.

  • Median LSAT: 164 (75th/25th: 165/161)*
  • Median undergraduate GPA: 3.73 (75th/25th: 3.88/3.46)*
  • Class Size: 227
  • Average age: 24
  • Age range: 20 to 47
  • 51% women, 49% men
  • 10% of students identify themselves as minorities
  • Total applicants: 5,857

The Class of 2016 attended 149 different undergraduate institutions, 13 in Virginia and 136 in other locations. Seven percent of the class have earned advanced degrees.

The leading Virginia undergraduate institutions were:

  • College of William & Mary
  • University of Virginia
  • Virginia Tech

Other undergraduate institutions with multiple matriculants include:

  • Baylor University
  • Boston University
  • Brigham Young University
  • Brigham Young University – Idaho
  • Bucknell University
  • The College of New Jersey
  • Cornell University
  • Elon University
  • Florida State University
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • Iowa State University
  • Miami University – Oxford
  • Michigan State University
  • New York University
  • The Ohio State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • The State University of New York – Albany, Binghamton
  • Syracuse University
  • University of California – Berkeley
  • University of Florida
  • University of Maryland – College Park
  • University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Wilmington
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Richmond
  • University of South Carolina – Columbia
  • University of Tennessee – Chattanooga
  • University of Texas – Austin
  • Vassar College
  • Washington and Lee University

Class members have undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting, biochemistry, business, classics, communications, economics, education policy, engineering, English, finance, geography, history, industrial relations, international relations, journalism, linguistics, mathematics, nursing, performing arts, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, public health, social work, women's studies, and others.

Members of the Class of 2016 come to William & Mary with a variety of different experiences.

  • Forty-three percent of the class has full-time work experience, including work in the private sector, federal government, non-profit organizations, education, and the legal profession.
  • Eleven members served or are serving in the military.
  • Students were active in student life, serving as student council members, fraternity and sorority presidents and officers, college ambassadors, and newspaper editors.
  • Members have served in Teach for America and AmeriCorps, nine are Eagle Scouts, and many have been involved in mentoring and community service. One member of the class has received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award Gold Medal.
  • The class includes thirty-eight varsity athletes. Others are talented musicians and performers.

In addition to the Class of 2016 J.D. candidates, fifty-five students joined William & Mary Law School for one year of study in the American Legal System as LL.M. candidates. These new members of the Law School community are citizens of China, Indonesia, Mexico, Qatar, Russia, and the United Kingdom. Two others are scheduled to enroll in January from Morocco and Saudi Arabia. Most have been trained in law in their home nations, and we are excited for the contributions and added understanding that they bring to William & Mary.

*LSAT/UGPA percentiles were calculated by the Law School Admission Council based on matriculant lists provided by William & Mary to the ABA. Numbers are based on first-year students enrolled as of August 26, 2013.