Minnesota Law Welcomes Class of ’22

The 241 members of Minnesota Law’s Class of 2022 are academically strong, diverse in their backgrounds, and eclectic in their interests.

“We are thrilled to welcome this incredibly talented and driven group of students to Minnesota Law,” says Garry W. Jenkins, dean and William S. Pattee professor of law. “We know they will embrace their experience, enrich our community, and, ultimately, make a difference in the world.”

The students have outstanding academic credentials, with a middle 50% range of 3.48-3.87 for their undergraduate GPA and a middle 50% range of 161-166 on the LSAT. Seven percent of incoming J.D. students have earned a master’s degree.

Students hail from 146 undergraduate institutions (including 17 international schools); the University of Minnesota system is well-represented in the entering class, with 33 students having earned undergraduate degrees from the University and two more with master’s degrees. The students come from 37 states and the District of Columbia, as well as three other countries. For the third year in a row, women make up the majority (54%) of the class. The number of diverse students in the incoming class has increased by nearly 30% over the last two years.

The Class of 2022 includes Fulbright scholars and Eagle Scouts. Among this very impressive group are students who have:

  • interned for NASA (and later worked as an aerospace engineer)
  • published more than 30 stories • been crowned Miss Minnesota
  • volunteered in refugee camps
  • operated a brewery
  • worked on an organic farm
  • studied abroad in India, Haiti, Peru, Costa Rica, and Spain.

Minnesota Law Class of 2022

Stay tuned for an upcoming series of Q&As on our website spotlighting some of the members of the 1L class.