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University of Michigan Law School

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The University of Michigan Law School (Michigan Law) is the law school of the University of Michigan, a public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Founded in 1859, the school offers Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Laws (LLM), and Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) degree programs.

Generally considered to be one of the most prestigious public law schools in the United States, Michigan Law has ranked among the top 14 law schools in the country every year since the U.S News Rankings were first released in 1987. In the 2023 U.S. News ranking, Michigan Law ranked 10th overall.

Notable alumni include U.S. Supreme Court Justices Frank Murphy, William Rufus Day, and George Sutherland, as well as a number of heads of state and corporate executives. Approximately 98% of Class of 2019 graduates were employed within ten months of graduation; its bar passage rate in 2018 was 93.8%.

The school enrolls about 1020 students and employs about 81 full-time faculty members (60 tenured and tenure-track and 21 in clinical and legal practice).