News and Announcements Archive

National Jurist Ranks Wayne Law High with Regard to Starting Salaries

January 28, 2008

DETROIT (Jan. 25, 2008) – Prospective law students have yet another reason to apply to Wayne State University Law School. In addition to offering students cutting-edge legal theory and real-world practical skills from an internationally recognized faculty, graduates from Wayne Law earn higher starting salaries than graduates from most other law schools, according to a recent feature article in The National Jurist.

The January 2008 publication ranked the starting salaries earned by graduates of 156 law schools from across the country. Wayne Law graduates earned starting salaries higher than graduates from 60 percent of the other law schools.

Among law schools in Michigan, Wayne Law's starting salaries, ranked No. 62 nationally, were second to only the University of Michigan Law School, which was ranked No. 4. Michigan State University College of Law and Thomas Cooley Law School were ranked No. 77 and No. 151 nationally, respectively. According to the publication, Wayne Law graduates earn on average $70,808 immediately after law school.

Wayne State University Law School has served Michigan and beyond since its inception as Detroit City Law School in 1927. Located in Detroit’s re-energized historic cultural center, the Law School remains committed to student success and features modern lecture and court facilities, multi-media classrooms, a 250-seat auditorium, and the Arthur Neef Law Library, which houses one of the nation's 30 largest legal collections. Taught by an internationally recognized faculty, Wayne Law students experience a high-quality legal education via a growing array of hands-on curricular offerings, five live-client clinics, and access to well over 100 internships with local and non-profit entities each year. Its 11,000 living alumni, who work in every state of the nation and more than a dozen foreign countries, include leading members of the local, national and international legal communities. For more information, visit