2016 ABA Standard 509 Information Report (PDF)

Section 509 (b) Admissions Data

Number Who Enrolled 108
Resident 75
Non-resident 70
Males 54
Females 54
Minorities 18%
Average age 24
Median LSAT 155
75% LSAT 157
25% LSAT 150
Median GPA 3.45
75% GPA 3.61
25% GPA 3.18
Number Represented    
  Schools 44
  States 20

 


 

Section 509 (b) (2) Tuition Fees, living costs, financial aid, conditional scholarships and refunds

 

A school that does not grant scholarships that are conditional is not required to post the worksheet, but may instead post a statement to the following effect: “The school does not award scholarships that are conditional on law school academic performance; therefore we do not post an ABA ‘conditional scholarship retention worksheet.'”

See also the Tuition & Financial Aid page.


 

Section 509 (b) (3) Enrollment data and attrition/graduation rates

2015 JD Enrollment 

Entering Class # Enrolled1st Year # Enrolled2nd Year # Transferred Out # Academically Dismissed # Withdrew # Graduated Graduated Rate*
2015 142 121  5  7    142  –
2014 127 119
1
5
3
179
2013 116 146
5 2 3
190
2012 156 142 5 2 7

 


 

Section 509 (b) (4) Number of full-time and part-time faculty and administrators

Spring Faculty Results

****Full-Time Faculty Members****
Tenured 10 6 0 3 16 128
Tenure-Track 1 3 0 0 3 15
Other 6 4 0 1 10 61
Visitors filling a perm slot or replacing FT fac member 0 0 0 0 0 0
All Full-Time Teaching Resources 17 12 0 4 29 204
Average Teaching Load (each semester) 7.03
Average Teaching Load (per year) 13.10
Admin. who teach or hold fac rank – ten/ten track 2 2 0 0 4 8
Admin. who teach or hold fac rank – not ten/ten track 2 7 0 1 9 19
Part-Time (incl. adj., emer. p/t & other p/t teachers) 7 4 0 0 11 33
Teaches Non-J.D. only (0 FTE) 0 0 0 0 0

 

Fall Faculty Results

****Full-Time Faculty Members****
Tenured 9 5 0 3 14 106
Tenure-Track 1 2 0 0 3 23
Other 6 3 0 1 9 47
Visitors filling a perm slot or replacing FT fac member 0 0 0 0 0 0
All Full-Time Teaching Resources 16 10 0 4 26 176
Average Teaching Load (each semester) 6.77
Average Teaching Load (per year) 14.62
Admin. who teach or hold fac rank – ten/ten track 2 2 0 0 4 9
Admin. who teach or hold fac rank – not ten/ten track 2 7 0 1 9 34
Part-Time (incl. adj., emer. p/t & other p/t teachers) 21 10 0 2 31 91
Teaches Non-J.D. only 0 0 0 0 0

 

 

Administrator Resource Group Male Female Other Minority Total
SENIOR ADMINISTRATORS
Dean 0 1 0 0 1
Associate or Vice Dean 2 0 0 0 2
Assistant Dean/Director 0 2 0 0 2

 


Section 509 (b) (5) Curricular offerings, academic calendar, and academic requirements

See academic calendar.

See course offerings.

See graduation requirements.


Section 509 (b) (6) Library resources

Number of Professional Librarians: 4

See also the Library’s website.


 

Section 509 (b) (7) Physical facilities

Features

  • Lecture theater (sits 220)
  • State-of-the-art library with reading room, special collections room and computer lab
  • Student organizations suite
  • Group study rooms
  • Distance-learning room
  • Career Services interview rooms
  • Mississippi Law Journal suite
  • Civil Legal Clinic suite
  • Moot Court suite (two courtrooms and staff offices)
  • Café and dining room
  • Student Lounge
  • Courtyard

See also the Facilities page.


 

Section 509 (b) (8) Employment outcomes and bar passage data

Employment statistics for the class of 2013, 2012, and 2011 may be found on the Employment Statistics page.

Bar Passage Data MS Bar State %
2015 82.72 83.83
2014
 91% 84%
2013 72% 81%
2012 84% 81%

Section 509 (c) Policies regarding the transfer of credit earned at another institution of higher education

See the J.D. Transfer Students page.


Section 509 (d) Employment outcomes

See the Employment Statistics page.


Section 509 (e) Conditional scholarship retention data

A school that does not grant scholarships that are conditional is not required to post the worksheet, but may instead post a statement to the following effect: “The school does not award scholarships that are conditional on law school academic performance; therefore we do not post an ABA ‘conditional scholarship retention worksheet.'”


Section 509 (f) Status of law school

See the About page.


 

Section 509-Character and Fitness

Because honesty and integrity are essential attributes for every attorney, the School of Law and each state bar conduct character and fitness inquiries. The exact nature of the character and fitness investigation varies by state. You should familiarize yourself with the requirements of any state in which you anticipate seeking admission by consulting the website of the National Conference of Bar Examiners at http://www.ncbex.org/

When you applied to the School of Law, you answered several character and fitness questions. These questions required you to report any criminal matters (including arrests, charges, convictions, etc. for any matter other than a parking ticket) along with academic discipline issues, involvement in lawsuits, and other matters.

The bar will expect that you completely disclose all relevant information. The bar examiners will examine your law school file to determine whether you disclosed all character and fitness matters to the School of Law. If you have not disclosed any relevant information, you must do so now. Further, the duty to disclose this information continues from the moment of the application until graduation – you must provide updated disclosures on a continuing basis.

You must update the law school within 5 school days of any development – an arrest, a criminal charge, becoming a party to a lawsuit, etc. You should provide this update to the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Marie Cope, 662-915-7413, mscope@olemiss.edu.

Your failure to disclose character and fitness information may result in serious sanctions, including dismissal from the law school, an adverse report from the law school to the bar, or a rejection of your application to the bar (even if you pass the bar exam).

A disclosure should answer:

  1. On what date did the charge/incident/party to law suit happen?
  2. What are the specific details of the charge/incident/party to law suit?
  3. Where did it occur (city/county and state)?
  4. What is the disposition of the charge/charge/incident/party to law suit?
  5. If you failed to disclose in the appropriate timeframe, what is the reason that you did not disclose as required?