ABA Required Disclosures

2013 ABA Standard 509 Information Report.pdf

Section 509 (b) (1) Admissions Data GPA and LSAT Scores

Section 509 (b) (2) Tuition Fees, living costs, financial aid, conditional scholarships and refunds

Section 509 (b) (3) Enrollment data and attrition/graduation rates

Section 509 (b) (4) Number of full-time and part-time faculty and administrators

Section 509 (b) (5) Curricular offerings, academic calendar, and academic requirements

Section 509 (b) (6) Library resources

Section 509 (b) (7) Physical facilities

Section 509 (b) (8) Employment outcomes and bar passage data

Section 509 (c) Policies regarding the transfer of credit earned at another institution of higher education

Section 509 (d) Employment outcomes

Section 509 (e) Conditional scholarship retention data

Section 509 (f) Status of law school

Section 509 (b) (1) Admissions Data GPA and LSAT Scores

Entering Class of 2013*
*As of October 1, 2013. LSAT/UGPA percentiles were calculated by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) based on matriculant lists provided by the William S. Richardson School of Law to the American Bar Association (ABA).

  Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Apps 553 505 48
Number of Offers 184 170 14
Number of Matrics 66 53 13
75% GPA 3.61 3.62 3.39
Median GPA 3.32 3.43 3.08
25% GPA 3.03 3.03 2.95
75% LSAT 159 160 158
Median LSAT 157 157 156
25% LSAT 155 155 152

See Entering Full-Time Class Profiles.

Section 509 (b) (2) Tuition Fees, living costs, financial aid, conditional scholarships and refunds

Conditional Scholarships: Scholarship Retention Data Worksheet

Year

Students Matrticulating
 

Students Entering with Conditional Scholarships

Students  Whose Conditional Scholarships Have Since Been Reduced or Eliminated

2013 66^ 3 N/A
2012 102  10 2 (Eliminated due to failure to maintain 3.0 GPA requirement)
2011 116 5 1 (Eliminated due to failure to maintain 3.0 GPA requirement)

See Tuition.

See Cost of Attendance.

See Financial Aid.

See Grants & Scholarships.

See the University Bursar's Office website for the University's refund policy.

Section 509 (b) (3) Enrollment data and attrition/graduation rates

2013 JD Enrollment and Ethnicity

  Men Women Full-Time Part-Time First-Year  Total JD Deg.
Awrd
  # % # % # % # % # % # % #
Hispanics of any race 7 5.1 18 10.7 22 9.2 3 4.5 4 4.5 25 8.2 3
Amer Ind/Alsk Native 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Asian 31 22.6 56 33.1 67 28.0 20 29.9 23 25.8 87 28.4 35
Black/Afr Amer 1 0.7 0 0 1 0.4 0 0 0 0 1 0.3 2
Nat Haw/Pac Isl 5 3.6 5 3.0 10 4.2 0 0 4 4.5 10 3.3 12
Two or more races 42 30.7 55 32.5 77 32.2 20 29.9 31 34.8 97 31.7 24
Total Minority 86 62.8 134 79.3 177 74.1 43 64.2 62 69.7 220 71.9 76
White 41 29.9 26 15.4 48 20.1 19 28.4 22 24.7 67 21.9 15
Nonresident Alien 4 2.9 4 2.4 8 3.3 0 0 2 2.2 8 2.6 3
Rac/Eth Unkown 6 4.4 5 3.0 6 2.5 5 7.5 3 3.4 11 3.6 14
Total 137 44.8 169 55.2 239 78.1 67 21.9 89 29.1 306 100 108

2013 Transfers

Transfers In 3
Transfers Out 1

2013 JD Attrition (from prior year)

 

Academic Other Total
  # # #
1st year 1 1 2
2nd year 0 0 0
3rd year 0 0 0
4th year 0 0 0

Section 509 (b) (4) Number of full-time and part-time faculty and administrators

2013

  Total Men Women Minorities
  Spr Fall Spr Fall Spr Fall Spr Fall
Full-Time 30 28 13 16 17 12 16 15
Other Full-Time 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Deans, librarians, & others who teach 16 18 5 6 11 12 9 9
Part-Time 59 34 35 23 24 11 22 14
  105 80 53 45 52 35 47 38

See also Faculty & Staff.

Section 509 (b) (5) Curricular offerings, academic calendar, and academic requirements

See Courses.

See Academic calendar.

See Academic requirements.

Section 509 (b) (6) Library resources

2013

Total amount spent on library materials $850,697
Study seating capacity inside the library 389
Number of FTE professional librarians 5
Hours per week library is open 96
Require computer? Yes

See also Library.

Section 509 (b) (7) Physical facilities

The Law School campus is comprised of two major buildings, connected by a UH campus walkway:

Law Main/Classroom Building:

  • Built in 1983, the "open air" main Law School building features five medium-large classrooms, five seminar rooms, a large moot court room, a student lounge, faculty/program/administrative/staff offices, conference rooms, an entry lobby, and a "green" interior courtyard with outdoor tables, benches, and native plants.
  • The building has 33,000 square feet of interior space and 18,000 square feet of covered exterior space.
  • The Law School hosts a bustling outdoor French bistro/cafe, with fresh crepes, coffee, and salads.
  • The entire building features WiFi.
  • Some classrooms have presentation technology installed. Law School Information Technology services make this technology readily available to the remaining rooms.

Law Library Building

  • Built in 1982, the award-winning design for the Law Library features a large lobby for library services and special events, a lounge area where students can eat and drink, beautiful historic art, high ceilings, skylights, and a large floor area for library resources, student study areas, staff/faculty offices, two law student journals, Information Technology services, archives, and a lanai with a view of Diamond Head crater and Waikīkī.
  • The Library has 32,000 square feet of covered space.
  • The entire building features WiFi and wired study areas.
  • Printers, computer lab (Mac and PC), and IT support are available to students.
  • Public work stations allow access to library databases.
  • A major library renovation project is underway for the existing first floor that will modernize the flooring, layout, and furniture for the entire Law Library. It is projected to be complete in Summer 2014.

The Law School is planning on two major building expansion projects:

  • A Community Legal Outreach Center (CLOC) will add a 6,000 new square feet addition to the Main/Classroom building, featuring state-of-the-art suites and facilities for our clinical outreach programs, plus 4,000 square feet of renovation to the existing building.  The planning phase was completed in 2008: The design phase (funded by the State Legislature) started in Spring 2013 continues with architects Group 70 International.  Supported by the UH Capital Improvements Project prioritization process, the Law School is currently seeking capital funds for the construction phase (projected to start in 2014) from the State Legislature, to be funded by a mix of revenue bonds and general obligation bonds. The CLOC will be LEED silver certified.
  • The addition of the originally envisioned second floor to the Law Library, comprised of a 25,000 square feet addition and 22,000 square feet of renovation, will modernize and integrate the functions of the two buildings. The project includes a campus cafe, community events space, program suites for existing and new collaborative multidisciplinary programs, classrooms, seminar spaces, faculty suites, library archive and rare books areas, library faculty/staff offices, special library collection zones, student curricular and extra-curricular areas, and a moot court room. The second floor project will aim for LEED gold certification.

Section 509 (b) (8) Employment outcomes and bar passage data

2013 Graduates

Class of 2013 Employment Summary.pdf

The Class of 2013 data has been submitted to NALP and the summary will be posted once it becomes available.

2012 Graduates

Class of 2012 Employment Summary .pdf

ABA Employment Summary for 2012 Graduates Report .pdf

National Association of Legal Professionals (NALP) Class of 2012 Summary Report .pdf

2011 Graduates

Class of 2011 Employment Summary .pdf

ABA Employment Summary for 2011 Graduates Report.pdf

National Association of Legal Professionals (NALP) Class of 2011 Summary Report.pdf

2010 Graduates

ABA Employment Summary for 2010 Graduates Report.pdf

National Association of Legal Professionals (NALP) Class of 2010 Summary Report.pdf

See also Employment Statistics.

2012  Bar Passage Rates

First Time Takers 94
Avg. Pass Diff -0.72
Reporting % 87.23
Avg. School % 74.39
Avg. State % 75.11
Jurisdiction Hawaiʻi
Takers 82
Passers 61
Pass % 74.39
State % 75.11
Diff % -0.72

See also Hawaiʻi Bar Passage.

Section 509 (c) Policies regarding the transfer of credit earned at another institution of higher education

See Transfer & Visiting Students.

Section 509 (d) Employment outcomes

See Section 509 (b)(8).

Section 509 (e) Conditional scholarship retention data

See Section 509 (b)(2).

Section 509 (f) Status of law school

See Accreditation.