This week the University of Pennsylvania Law School welcomed 266 first-year JD students with a series of tours, panels, service projects, social events, and lectures as part of Orientation.
This year’s 1Ls earned a median 170 on the LSAT and posted a record high median GPA of 3.86. The class is comprised equally of men and women, and 37 percent identify as people of color.
“Beyond the statistics, the Class of 2014 is filled with incredibly accomplished, talented and dedicated students,” said Michael A. Fitts, dean of the Law School. “The vast majority of the class has work experience after college, includes several Fulbright scholars, and join us from a wide range of law-related fields, from business to biotechnology, from international economics to public policy.”
Members of the Class of 2014 hail from 33 states, the District of Columbia, U.S .Virgin Islands, and from countries across the globe, including Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, South Korea, Nigeria, and Trinidad and Tobago. One hundred and twelve undergraduate institutions are represented in the class.
States with the highest representation for the Class of 2014 are: New York; Pennsylvania; California; New Jersey; Florida; Texas; Illinois and Massachusetts (tied.)