The members of the Class of 2019 arrived at the Law School on August 15, 2016, hailing from 38 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, China, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom. 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: 162 (75th/25th: 164/157)*
- Median undergraduate GPA: 3.75 (75th/25th: 3.88/3.49)*
- Class Size: 236
- Average age: 24
- Age range: 20 to 36
- 54% women, 46% men
- 24% of students identify themselves as students of color
- Total applicants: 4,243
The Class of 2019 attended 156 different undergraduate institutions, 15 in Virginia and 141 in other locations. Eighteen members of the class have earned advanced degrees.
The leading Virginia undergraduate institutions were:
- University of Virginia
- College of William & Mary
- Virginia Commonwealth University
Other undergraduate institutions with multiple matriculants include:
- Christopher Newport University
- College of Charleston
- College of the Holy Cross
- Cornell University
- Elon University
- Fairfield University
- Florida State University
- George Washington University
- James Madison University
- Louisiana State University
- Miami University Oxford
- Michigan State University
- Niagara University
- North Carolina State University
- Pennsylvania State University
- Princeton University
- Rutgers University
- Southern Methodist University
- State University of New York
- Stonehill College
- Trinity University
- University of California
- University of Central Florida
- University of Florida
- University of Maryland
- University of Miami
- University of Michigan
- University of Mississippi
- University of New Mexico
- University of North Carolina
- University of Pittsburgh
- University of San Diego
- University of South Florida
- University of Texas
- University of Utah
- University of Wisconsin
- Virginia Tech
- Wake Forest University
- Washington and Lee University
- Yale University
Political science, history, international relations, English, economics, psychology, and philosophy, are the predominant majors studied by sixty-two percent of the Class of 2019. Many other disciplines are represented and include anthropology, art history, biology, business (accounting, finance, marketing), classics, communications, criminology/criminal justice, cultural studies (African American, East Asian, women’s studies), engineering (chemical, civil), classics, chemistry environmental studies, foreign languages/linguistics (French, Italian, Russian, Spanish), geology, governement/service, industrial relations, information sciences, mathematics, policy studies/public policy, social work, sociology, and urban planning.
Members of the Class of 2019 come to William & Mary with a variety of different experiences.
- Fifty-two 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.
- Twelve members served or are serving in the military.
- Students were active in student life, serving as organization leaders, fraternity and sorority presidents and officers, college ambassadors, and newspaper and journal editors.
- Members have served in Teach for America, the Peace Corps, and AmeriCorps; played professional baseball and basketball; and many have been involved in mentoring and community service. Two members of the class were Fulbright Scholars and five are Eagle Scouts.
- The class includes twenty-nine varsity athletes, six of whom were team captains. Others are talented musicians and performers.
In addition to the Class of 2019 J.D. candidates, fifty-two students joined William & Mary Law School for study of the American Legal System as LL.M. candidates. These new members of the Law School community are citizens of China, India, Italy, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Russia, 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.
*First-year students enrolled as of August 15, 2016.