Classes are underway for the 90 members of the Fall 2020 entering class. While the first quarter of law school is always nerve-racking, this entering class is also starting law school amidst the restrictions of the global COVID-19 pandemic. These Juris Doctor students are a diverse group with a variety of backgrounds. They hail from 19 different states and countries and studied at 55 different undergraduate institutions. This year's fall 2020 entering class boasted a median LSAT score of 161 and a median undergraduate grade point average of 3.69. The fall class is seated with more males than females - a differentiation from previous years - with 43 females and 47 males, though the overall enrollment in the Law School still puts women in the majority. Thirty percent self-identify as belonging to a minority group, and four are military service members, including three who have been accepted into the highly competitive Funded Legal Education Program, or FLEP.
"This class has an impressive set of credential statistics and experiences, and they should be applauded for their willingness to accept new challenges," said Baylor Law School Dean Brad Toben. "With this entering class, as with all of our classes, we have much to be proud of, and we look forward to stewarding them into future servants of the rule of law."
During orientation, the class was introduced to the legal profession and the Baylor Law experience through sessions on professionalism, service, and life in law school. Albeit virtually, students also had opportunities to meet their future faculty, as well as their fellow classmates. They were also able to come to campus in small groups to be officially welcomed into the Baylor Law family.
For more on the fall entering class or other admissions questions, please contact Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Jenny Branson, at 254-710-4842 or Jenny_Branson@baylor.edu.
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