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J.D. Class of 2024

JD Class of 2024

J.D. Class of 2024 (first-year students 2021-22)

As of September 13, 2021 

  • 6,884 applications received / 14.25% accepted
  • 154 students (three first-year sections of about 60 students)
  • 53% women
  • 33% minority
  • 23 median age
  • 31 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada represented   | view list |
  • 85 undergraduate schools represented   | view list   |
  • 8 students (5%) hold advanced degrees: M.A. (4); M.S.(2); M.P.A.; M.U.E.P.

 

Experience counts               

The majority of the Class of 2024 (51%) graduated college at least one year before entering VLS; 26% were age 24 to 34 at entry. Collectively, the members of the class bring a wealth of experience in a variety of areas. Their backgrounds include business, science, education, technology, service, public policy, and graduate training in a number of fields.

 

Members of the Class of 2024...                  

... have worked for law firms or in-house counsel (sample):

Alexandria, VA; Ann Arbor, MI; Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Bakersfield, CA; Baltimore, MD; Boca Raton, FL; Bristol, VA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Coral Gables, FL; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Huntington, WV; Huntsville, AL; Kingsport, TN; Knoxville, TN; Las Vegas, NV; Liberty, MO; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Milton, MA; Nashville, TN;; New York, NY; Orlando, FL; San Francisco, CA; San Juan, PR; Washington, D.C.; West Palm Beach, FL

 

... have worked for government, prosecutors, public defenders, courts or municipalities (sample):

Arkansas Third Congressional District; Bronx District Attorney Office, NY; Bullitt County Commonwealth's Attorney, KY; Council of the District Court, DC; Davidson County Juvenile Court, TN; Essex County Prosecutor's Office, NJ; Federal Aviation Administration; Federal Reserve Bank of Pennsylvania; Florida State Attorney; Hamilton County Public Defender's Office, OH; Henderson County Circuit Court, KY; Hopkins County Attorney's Office, KY; Illinois State Senate Democratic Caucus; Institute for the Study of War; International Criminal Court, The Hague; Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce; Los Angeles City Attorney's Office, CA; Los Angeles County District Attorney, CA; Massachusetts State Senate; Michigan House of Representatives; Montgomery County State Attorney's Office, MD; Municipal Court of the City of Las Vegas; New York City Council; New York City Office of the Mayor; New York Civil Liberties Union; New York County Supreme Court; New York State Education Department; New York Supreme Court; Orleans Public Defenders, LA; Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office, FL; Polk County Public Defenders Office, FL; San Diego City Council, CA; State Attorney's Office 6th Circuit, FL; Tennessee Attorney General; Tennessee Department of Corrections; U.S. Attorney of Eastern Missouri's Office, KY; U.S. Attorney's Office, D.C.; U.S. Court of Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; U.S. Department of Homeland Security; U.S. Department of State; U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development; U.S. Dept of Justice; U.S. House of Representatives; U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; U.S. Senate; Westchester County Legislature, NY

 

... have worked for public interest organizations, non-profits, or NGOs (sample):

ACLU; American Bar Association; Americorps; Bowery Mission Meal Prep; Brookings Institute; CASA; Center for Constitutional Rights; Center for Immigration Studies; Claire Booth Luce Policy Institute; Congressional Black Caucus Foundation; DigDeep Right to Water Project; Domestic Violence Center, Chester County; Earthjustice; Education Justice Project; Feeding San Diego; Fulbright Program; Fund for the Public Interest; Global International Vision Child Care and Education; Healing Steps Foundation; Indiana Legal Services; Jumpstart; Legal Aid Chicago; Legal Aid Society; LGBTQ+ Archives of New Orleans; March for Our Lives; Movements Including X; NAACP; Nashville International Center for Empowerment; New Mexico Human Rights Project; NextGen Climate Action; Ohio Citizen Action; Organizing for Action; Innocence Project; Partnership for Public Service; Planned Parenthood Federation of America; Prison Education Project; Progressive Turnout Project; Southeastern Louisiana Legal Services; Southern Environmental Law Center; Texas Criminal Justice Coalition; Tennessee Advocates for Planned Parenthood; Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition; Tennessee Legal Aid Society; United Nations; Women's Lunch Place; Worker's Dignity; West Virginia Innocence Project

 

...have lived, worked or studied in:

China (2); Argentina; Australia (4); Austria; Belgium; Belize (2); Brazil (2); Canada; Czech Republic; Denmark (4); Egypt; England (6); France (5); Germany; Hong Kong (3); Ireland; Israel (4); Italy (2); Jordan; Morocco; Netherlands (2); New Zealand; North Macedonia; Puerto Rico; Romania; Scotland; South Africa (2); Spain (9); Sweden; Switzerland (2); Taiwan

 

... know these languages: 

American Sign Language; Arabic; Armenian; Czech (2); French (10); German (6); Hebrew (2); Hindi (3); Japanese (2); Korean; Latin; Macedonian; Mandarin (5); Persian; Portuguese (2); Romanian; Russian (2); Spanish (34); Tamil; Telugu

 

Fun Facts 

  • A Cappella Singer (3)
  • Aerial arts intstructor
  • Animal rescue volunteer
  • Artist (2)
  • Author of two science fiction novels
  • Avid Crossword puzzler
  • Backyard chicken farmer
  • Bakery clerk
  • Band members
  • Barista (2)
  • Bartender (3)
  • Big Brother/Sister mentor (2)
  • Black belt in Taekwondo
  • Blogger (3)
  • Board game enthusiast (2)
  • Bubble tea maker
  • Campaign canvassar (4)
  • Campus tour guide (5)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker
  • Certified firearms instructor
  • Choir director
  • College admissions ambassador (5)
  • College newspaper editor (4)
  • Composer
  • Creator of STEM outeach program for girls
  • Cross country/track (3)
  • Debate team (9)
  • Division I soccer
  • Eagle Scout (4)
  • Editor of college academic journal (9)
  • Equestrian
  • Fly fisherman
  • Founder of not-fot-profit (2)
  • Glee club member
  • Guitarists 
  • Hikers
  • Hip hop crew
  • Honor council (6)
  • Jazz dancer
  • Jazz trombonist
  • Knitters
  • Krav Maga
  • Lifeguard
  • Lighting Designer
  • Mock trial team (8)
  • Moot court (4)
  • Motorcyclist
  • Perfecter of vegan recipes
  • Piano player (6)
  • President of Greek organization (4)
  • President of student body (3)
  • Prison educator
  • Published writer (6)
  • Radio DJ (4)
  • Ranch hand
  • Rock Climber (2)
  • Rowing
  • Sailing Instructor
  • SCUBA certified (6)
  • Ski team (2)
  • Sky diver
  • Sports writer
  • Star Wars fanatic
  • Student judicial board (5)
  • Tap dancer
  • Ukulele player
  • Ultra marathon runner (2)
  • US Army (2)
  • US Marine Corps
  • Varsity golfer (5)
  • Varsity lacrosse (2)
  • Violinist
  • Volunteer EMT
  • Weightlifter (4)
  • Woodworker 

 

A tradition of excellence                

While the members of the Class of 2024 comprise a diverse group in multiple dimensions, they share a common bond of academic excellence. As the following statistics indicate, they excelled in their undergraduate studies and show outstanding promise for law studies.

 

J.D. Class of 2024:               

  • 75th percentile GPA: 3.95
  • Median GPA: 3.89
  • 25th percentile GPA: 3.70
  • 75th percentile LSAT: 170 (96th percentile among test-takers)
  • Median LSAT: 169 (95th percentile among test-takers)
  • 25th percentile LSAT: 165 (89th percentile among test-takers)

             

Historic J.D. entering class statistics and links to prior class profiles