2013 ABA Standard 509 Information Report.pdf

Section 509 (b) Admissions Data

Number Who Enrolled 117
Resident 71
Non-resident 46
Males 70
Females 47
Minorities 19%
Average age 24
Median LSAT 155
75% LSAT 157
25% LSAT 152
Median GPA 3.46
75% GPA 3.67
25% GPA 3.13
Number Represented
Schools 49
States 17

 


 

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

Students Matriculating In Number Entering with Conditional Scholarships Number Whose Scholarships Have Since Been Reduced or Eliminated
2013 0 Not applicable
2012 0 Not applicable
2011 7 2

**Please note: In 2011, we had 39 students entering law school with a renewable scholarship.  In 2010, we had 41 students entering law school with a renewable scholarship.  Our scholarships come from our endowment and our donors set the renewability requirements.  In 2011, 32 of those required good standing in order to renew.

See also the Tuition &Financial Aid page.

 


 

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

2013 JD Enrollment and Ethnicity

Entering Class # Enrolled1st Year # Enrolled2nd Year # Transferred Out # Academically Dismissed # Withdrew # Graduated Graduated Rate*
2013 117 - - - - - -
2012 156 142 5 2 7 - -
2011 178 171 5 1 2 2 -
2010 197 185 3 3 3 182 93.81%
2009 172 165 2 2 5 163 95.88%
2008 164 150 4 5 5 150 93.75%
2007 172 163 5 1 5 161 96.41%
2006 174 164 3 5 3 163 95.32%
2005 187 171 7 4 5 170 94.44%
2004 168 155 5 1 8 154 94.48%

 


 

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

Faculty Resource Group Male Fem Min Tot. FTE CrHrs
****Full-Time Faculty Members****
Tenured [1 FTE] 11.00 4.00 1.00 15.00 15.00 102.00
Tenure-Track [1 FTE] 3.00 1.00 0.00 4.00 4.00 26.00
405(c) [1 FTE] 5.00 3.00 1.00 8.00 8.00 45.00
Visitors filling a perm slot or replacing FT fac member [1 FTE] 1.00 1.00 1.00 2.00 2.00 10.00
All Full-Time Teaching Resources 20.00 9.00 3.00 29.00 29.00 183.00
Average Teaching Load (each semester) 6.31
Average Teaching Load (per year) 11.72
**** Additional Instructional Resources ****
Admin. who teach or hold fac rank – ten/ten track [.5 FTE] 2.00 1.00 0.00 3.00 1.50 11.00
Admin. who teach or hold fac rank – not ten/ten track (.2 FTE) 2.00 8.00 1.00 10.00 2.00 15.00
Full-Time Skills – no tenure/405(c) (.7 FTE) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Full-Time Writing – no tenure/405(c) (.7 FTE) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Other Full-Time – no tenure/405(c) (.7 FTE) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Part-Time (incl. adj., emer. p/t & other p/t teachers) (.2 FTE) 16.00 6.00 1.00 22.00 4.40 68.00
ALL FTE Additional Instructional Resources 7.90 94.00
Allowable Additional Instructional Resources (20% maximum) 5.80
**** Total teaching resources for student/faculty ratio **** 34.80
**** Total FTE Students **** 502.00
Administrator Resource Group Male Female Minority Total
SENIOR ADMINISTRATORS
Dean 1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00
Associate or Vice Dean 1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00
Assistant Dean/Director 3.00 5.00 1.00 8.00

 

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: 7

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 2012, 2011, and 2010 my be found on the Employment Statistics page.

Bar Passage Data MS Bar State %
July 2013
2013 72% 81%
2012 84% 81%
2011 86% 80%
2010 91% 85%

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

Students Matriculating In Number Entering with Conditional Scholarships Number Whose Scholarships Have Since Been Reduced or Eliminated
2012 0  Not applicable
2011 7 2
2010 18 1

 

Section 509 (f) Status of law school

See the About page.