William S. Richardson School of Law

The law school of University of Hawaii at Manoa, known as William S. Richardson School of Law, is a Public, 4 years school in Honolulu, HI. Total 331 students are attending the law school and 98 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 156 and the average GPA is 3.54. The law school tuition & fees at William S. Richardson School of Law is $46,588.

  • LSAT Average: 156
  • 2023 Law School Tuition & Fees (JD): $46,588
  • LLM Tuition & Fees: $29,016
  • Acceptance Rate: 32.74%
  • Student Population: 331
  • First-Year Student: 98

2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

The 2022-2023 tuition & fees at William S. Richardson School of Law is $23,164 for Hawaii residents and $46,588 for out-of-state students. The tuition has not been increased to the same amount as last year.
The average tuition & fees of law schools in Hawaii is $23,164 for Hawaii residents and $46,588 for out-of-state students. For all laws schools in United States, the average law school tuition & fees is $37,935 for State residents and $43,395 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the William S. Richardson School of Law tuition & fees and compare it to the Hawaii law schools and all U.S. Law schools. The 2023 statistics for comparison is not available yet due to the lack of data.
Law School Tuition & Fees
202120222023
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
William S. Richardson School of Law$23,164$46,588$23,164$46,588$23,164$46,588
Hawaii Law Schools$23,164$46,588 $23,164$46,588-
All U.S. Law Schools$38,035$43,389 $37,935$43,395-

LSAT score and GPA in Average

The average LSAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 156 and the average GPA is 3.54 at William S. Richardson School of Law.
The undergraduate GPA of William S. Richardson School of Law is higher than the average LSAT score of Hawaii law schools.
The next table shows the submitted LSAT scores and GPA by 25th/50th/75th percentile and full-time/part-time status and compare each score to last year scores.
LSAT scores distribution
William S. Richardson School of LawHawaii Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Full-timePart-time
25th percentile153152153155
50th percentile156154156158
75th percentile159157159161
GPA distribution
William S. Richardson School of LawHawaii Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Full-timePart-time
25th percentile3.333.13.283.27
50th percentile3.593.393.543.54
75th percentile3.783.63.763.74

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 785 students have applied to William S. Richardson School of Law. Among them, 257 students have accepted to admit and 98 have enrolled into William S. Richardson School of LawThe acceptance rate is 32.74% and the yield is 38%.
The acceptance rate of William S. Richardson School of Law is lower than the acceptance rate of Hawaii law schools, as well as all law schools in United States.
The next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at William S. Richardson School of Law.
Admission Statistics
William S. Richardson School of LawHawaii Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants785785475,703
Admitted257257135,643
Enrolled989840,338
Acceptance Rate32.74%32.74%40.11%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)38.13%38.13%32.70%

Law School Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 331 students enrolled to William S. Richardson School of Law. All students enrolled in JD(Juris Doctor Degree) program .
For the first class, 98 students newly joined to to William S. Richardson School of Law. By gender, there are 28 men , 72 women, and 2 other/unknown gender first-time students at William S. Richardson School of Law. By attending status, 83 students enrolled as full-time and 19 students enrolled as part-time status.
Student Population
20202021
Total Enrollment338331
JD Enrollment330331
Non-JD Enrollment80
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)0-1
First-year Student Population
20202021
TotalFull timePart timeTotalFull timePart time
Total1018320 988218
Men45316 40253
Women665214 725715
Other000 211

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 78.12% where 64 students took the exam and 50 students passed the exam. The pass rate is lower than average pass rate of Hawaii law schools (80.2%).
Bar Exam Pass Rate
20202021
Number of Graduates8892
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total7064
New Graduates6854
Prior Year Graduates29
Early Takers01
No Exam Takers200
Exam Passer4650
Exam Pass Rate65.72%78.12%
Hawaii Pass Rate73.27%80.2%

Law Schools in Hawaii

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