Announcement from Dean Rutledge that the The Juris Doctor Class of 2026 boasts a record-high 169 median LSAT score and an impressive 3.83 median undergraduate GPA. These 165 students hail from 26 states and studied at 59 undergraduate institutions. More than 20 are first-generation college graduates, all of who receive financial support as well as programmatic offerings through the First-Start Scholars Program (initiated by a gift from 1982 alumna Kathelen V. Amos and the Daniel P. Amos Family Foundation). We also welcomed six veterans, all of who are guaranteed financial assistance through the Butler Commitment (proudly supported by 1977 alumnus Jim Butler). Women comprise more than half of the entering class, and approximately one-quarter of the class self-identifies as belonging to historically underrepresented groups.