Facts and figures

  • The National Jurist and preLaw magazine have recognized Wayne Law as a Best Value Law School for the past 6 years.

  • 86 students in our clinics worked for 15,260 hours on behalf of clients during 2018-19.

  • Wayne Law is No. 51 nationally and No. 2 in Michigan for placing recent graduates in full-time, long-term jobs that require bar passage or for which a J.D. is an advantage, according to the American Bar Association’s most recent employment data.

  • Wayne Law consistently has the lowest tuition in the state.

  • In 2018, preLaw magazine recognized Wayne Law as one of the best law schools in the nation for practical training.

  • Our 2020 U.S. News and World Report rankings — No. 91 overall, No. 80 in clinical training and No. 21 in part-time law — show why so many students choose Wayne Law.

  • We awarded more than $7 million in scholarships in 2019.

  • 6 live-client clinics and a robust externship program provide students with the practical experience needed to obtain meaningful employment upon graduation.

  • Our Legal Advocacy for People with Cancer Clinic was recognized among the nation's top 15 most innovative law school clinics by preLaw magazine in 2014.

  • Cora Brown, Law ’48, was the first African American woman in the nation to be elected to a state Senate position.

  • In 2018, our Business and Community Law Clinic contributed more than 4,500 billable hours among 17 student attorneys.

  • Warriors have provided pro bono legal assistance to 34 institutions and organizations through our Student Voluntary Pro Bono Program.

  • Our Student Voluntary Pro Bono Program has contributed 10,000+ hours of pro bono legal services.

  • Wayne Budd, Law ’67, was the first African American to lead a state bar association.

  • Our Appeal and Post-Conviction Advocacy Clinic served 13 individuals in 2018-19.

  • 80% of the Law School’s 11,000+ alumni live and work in Michigan.

  • Wayne Law has educated top attorneys, judges and leaders for more than 90 years.

  • Dorothy Comstock Riley, Law ’49, was the first Hispanic woman in the country to be elected to a state Supreme Court.

  • In its 2017 lineup of Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan, Crain’s recognized 15 Wayne Law alumnae.

  • Upwards of 60 employers participated in Wayne Law's fall and winter recruiting season.

  • Our Law School is home to 30 student organizations that offer exceptional leadership opportunities.