University of Tennessee Law School

General Info

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The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system in the American state of Tennessee.

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UTK Law School Admissions

UTK Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 38% of its applicants. Comparatively, Tennessee is Lower than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2028 1004 374 (37.25%) 116 (11.6%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.31 3.64 3.80
LSAT 153 158 161

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $19,256 $37,903
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $21,072
  • Living off-campus: $21,072
  • Living at home: $12,080

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: 12/01
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 01/15
  • Application Fee: $15

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UTK Law School Community

UTK Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Tennessee is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 26
  • Part Time: 44


  • # Female Faculty: 35
  • # Minority Faculty: 7


14.8 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: No
  • Graduate Housing: No
  • Law Specific Housing: No

UTK Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. UTK Law School 1L section size is 30% larger than law schools in Tennessee and 18% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

UTK Law School: 112
Tennessee Average: 78
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 861
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 201

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 46
  • Law Journals: 151
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 0.0%
  • Second Year: 1.2%
  • Third Year: 0.8%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

UTK Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The UTK Law School class of 2023 had an employment rate of 85% with 0% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2023, 87.2%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 54.0%
  • Business: 12.0%
  • Government: 17.0%
  • Public Interest: 2.0%
  • Academia: 6.0%
  • Tennessee: 78%
  • Georgia: 5%
  • District Of Columbia: 2%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 87.2%
  • First Time Takers: 148
  • Average School: 83.7%
  • Average State: 74.5%
  • Pass Difference: 9.2%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Tennessee: 74.5%
  • Passed: 108 of 129 (83.7%)
  • State Average: 74.5%
  • Difference: 9.2%