Located in Oxford, the Lamar Law Center of the University of Mississippi Law School offers a great legal education at an attractive price—tuition is under $10,000 for Mississippi residents. Its 2007 acceptance rate was 31%. The school is affectionately known as the Ole Miss Law School.
Mississippi Law’s 3-year full-time Juris Doctor (J.D.) program operates from mid-August to mid-May; no part-time program is available. Housing information is available through the school’s Admissions Office.
PO Box 1848
Oxford, MS 38677
Fast Facts (Class of 2011)
- Enrollment Information
- GPA/LSAT Scores
- Costs and Fees (2008-2009)
Applications received: 1,380
Student to Faculty Ratio: 1: 15.8
LSAT Median: 156
LSAT 25/75 Percentile: 154-159
UGPA Median: 3.4
Tuition: $9,817.50 (resident); $20,987.50 (nonresident)
Application fee: $40
Application deadline: March 1, 2009 for Fall 2009 admission
Applicants can obtain a paper application by contacting the admissions office, but Ole Miss prefers online applications throught the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).
In addition to the application and fee, applicants must submit:
- Personal statement
- Two letters of recommendation (academic letters strongly preferred)
- Residency form if claiming Mississippi residency
- Supplemental information if answering “yes” to any question on the back of the application
For complete information on application procedures, see the school’s website.
Transfer applicants must have completed one year and be in good standing at an ABA-approved law school; in order to apply to transfer to the Mississippi Law School, an applicant must complete an online application through LSDAS or request a paper application from the Admissions Office; deadline is May 1. For more complete information on applying to Ole Miss as a transfer student, see Admissions
In order to earn a JD at the University of Mississippi School of Law, students must complete 90 credit hours of legal study with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
The first-year curriculum includes Civil Procedure I, Constitutional Law I, Contracts I and II, Criminal Law, Property, Torts I and II, and Legal Research and Writing I and II. Upper-class required courses include Legal Profession, Skills Course, and Advanced Writing Course.http://www.law.olemiss.edu/lawvbook/acprogram.html
Mississippi Law students can also earn joint degrees such as JD/MBA, JD/Mast of Taxation, or JD/Master of Accountancy. For more information on such programs, see the Academic Program.
In conjunction with Downing College of Cambridge University in England, the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville School of Law, the University of Tennessee College of Law and the University of Nebraska College of Law, Mississippi Law offers the Cambridge Summer Study Abroad Program.
Law Journals and Other Activities
Along with various student organizations, the law school also has several centers, programs, clinics, and externships for special legal interests including the Criminal Appeals Program, The Croft Institute for International Studies, and the Business Regulation Externship.
Bar Exam Passage Rate
A majority of Mississippi Law students take the Mississippi State Bar Exam and, in 2007, achieved a 92.2% pass rate. The overall pass rate for the Mississippi Bar Exam was 88%.
From the 2006 graduating class of Mississippi Law, 59.6% were employed at graduation and 88.2% were employed nine months after graduation. Starting salaries in the private sector averaged $66,500, and $47,034 in the public sector.