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Legal Professions at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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Legal Professions at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

If you are interested in studying legal professions, you may want to check out the program at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

U-M is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan and approximately 47,907 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Legal Professions section at the bottom of this page.

  • Master’s Degree in Legal Professions
  • Doctorate Degree in Legal Professions

There were 364 students who received their doctoral degrees in legal professions, making the school the #10 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the legal professions majors at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.

35% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 17 students who earned a master's degree in Legal Professions from U-M in 2020-2021, 65% were men and 35% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 39% men graduate in legal professions each year. U-M does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 26% more men than average.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Michigan - Ann Arbor with a master's in legal professions.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 1
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

The following legal professions concentations are available at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Law 363
Legal Research 18

A degree in legal professions can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for MI, the home state for University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.

Occupation Jobs in MI Average Salary in MI
Lawyers 14,550 $110,180
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 6,110 $50,590
Legal Secretaries 5,230 $45,140
Court Reporters 500 $54,720


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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