Smallest Law Schools with the Least JD Enrollment

Law schools offer Juris Doctor(JD) degree and degrees other than JD. JD degree is the required legal degree for professionals who want to take bar exam and are pursuing a career as a practicing attorney. Non-JD degrees includes Juris Master (J.M.), Master of Jurisprudence(M.J), Master of Science or Master of Studies (M.S.), Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S), and Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S). In addition, Post J.D. programs and Research / academic-based doctorate level degrees are offered at law schools.
In 2022, 84.67% of law school students (117,305) are enrolled in JD program and 15.19% of students (21,044) are in non-JD programs.
Appalachian School of Law has the least number of JD students of 158 (100.00%). Claude W. Pettit College of Law and Thomas Goode Jones School of Law follow it with 163 and 222 respectively.
The following table lists the top 25 law schools having the least JD students. You can sort the table by a column by clicking/touching the column title.
RankSchoolJD EnrollmentNon-JD EnrollmentEnrollmentTuition & FeesAcceptance RateLSAT ScoreGPABar Exam Pass Rate
1 Appalachian School of LawPrivateGrundy, GA1580158$41,00042.21%1473.2741.18%
2 Claude W. Pettit College of LawPrivateAda, OH1630163$32,95047.29%1503.4365.91%
3 Thomas Goode Jones School of LawPrivateMontgomery, AL2220222$39,50044.47%1503.2362.74%
4 University of South Dakota School of LawPublicVermillion, SD2260226$36,33368.98%1503.4475.51%
4 Western State College of LawPrivateIrvine, CA2260226$44,58046.03%1503.1151.69%
6 David A. Clarke School of LawPublicWashington, DC2272229$27,36142.15%1493.0864.18%
7 University of Wyoming College of LawPublicLaramie, WY2290229$35,66450.83%1543.3272.41%
8 University of North Dakota School of LawPublicGrand Forks, ND2350235$32,22054.66%1503.3985.71%
9 Southern Illinois University School of LawPublicCarbondale, IL2460246$23,73759.21%1493.3658.33%
10 University of Montana School of LawPublicMissoula, MT24892340$41,17740.91%1563.5092.18%
11 Penn State Dickinson LawPublicCarlisle, PA2564260$54,61439.58%1613.5491.67%
12 University of Maine School of LawPublicPortland, ME2588266$36,58052.28%1583.5784.62%
13 S.J. Quinney College of LawPublicSalt Lake City, UT28813301$43,59825.52%1633.8294.44%
14 Liberty University School of LawPrivateLynchburg, VA292669961$41,25257.83%1533.4888.89%
15 University of New Mexico School of LawPublicAlbuquerque, NM29610306$42,86851.44%1563.6185.85%
16 Ave Maria School of LawPrivateNaples, FL2990299$48,15648.80%1513.1767.16%
17 Atlanta's John Marshall Law SchoolPrivateAtlanta, GA3010301$49,57843.06%1513.1360.00%
18 University of Kansas School of LawPublicLawrence, KS31531346$29,76353.86%1583.6991.00%
19 Regent University School of LawPrivateVirginia Beach, VA3210321$39,69639.70%1563.6490.62%
20 Northern Illinois University College of LawPublicDeKalb, IL3220322$22,55962.27%1483.2081.58%
21 Washburn University School of LawPublicTopeka, KS3256331$37,43949.02%1553.5381.82%
22 Duncan School of LawPrivateKnoxville, TN3290329$41,31056.11%1503.4376.39%
23 William S. Richardson School of LawPublicHonolulu, HI3310331$46,58832.74%1563.5478.12%
24 Drake University Law SchoolPrivateDes Moines, IA33312345$45,91266.48%1553.5084.79%
24 West Virginia University College of LawPublicMorgantown, WV3330333$42,12059.15%1543.5682.22%