Michigan Law has a sizable and diverse faculty, with many preeminent in their fields. The careers of alumni speak eloquently to the strength of the school; our graduates are leaders serving with distinction in the public, private, and academic sectors in this nation and beyond.
Michigan Law at a Glance
For more than 150 years, the University of Michigan Law School has offered its students one of the world's finest legal educations in a setting of stunning physical beauty. Among Michigan Law's more than 22,000 alumni are leaders in law, business, and public service in countries across the globe.
So what explains the Michigan difference? While students certainly gain access to a collegial community of scholars who work at the top of their fields, they also forge connections with each other—a diverse body of talented students whose cooperative spirit helps bring out the best in faculty and students alike.
JD Bar Passage: First-Time
2019 Calendar Year
314 - Total Graduates in Calendar Year
80 - Number from Calendar Year NOT taking Bar Exam
77 - Number from Previous Years Taking Bar for First Time in Calendar Year
7 - Number from Calendar Year with no information
304 - Total First Time Takers in any jurisdiction
290 - Total who passed the bar in any jurisdiction
77.22% - ABA first time weighted average pass rate
95.39% - Percent who passed the bar in any jurisdiction
95.39% - Law School weighted average pass rate
Mark D. West is the 17th dean of the Law School.
Michigan's Law Library has one of the world's most comprehensive collections of foreign, comparative, and international law materials.
With more than one million volumes, the Law Library has one of the world's premier collections and is staffed by experts in legal librarianship.
Michigan Law is an international center for interdisciplinary legal scholarship and teaching.
The variety of workshops, symposia, and student activities reflects the Law School's strong institutional interest in global affairs.
Michigan offers a number of formalized dual-degree programs. Students also can design their own programs.
Michigan's Debt Management Program is one of the most progressive in the country.
Michigan has externship programs in South Africa, Geneva, and India, and with human rights organizations worldwide.
Michigan has eight student-edited journals and more than 50 student organizations.
More than half of our students take advantage of one of Michigan Law's 19 established clinical offerings.