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Career Facts & Statistics - Class of 2010

Information below is based on Class of 2010 graduates known to be employed as of February 15, 2011.

Placement (Employment) Rates
(284 graduates from 9/1/09 to 8/31/10)
Number
Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0
Graduates whose employment status is known
284
Graduates known to be employed 261
Graduates who are enrolled in a full-time degree program 8
Graduates who are unemployed and seeking work 3
Graduates who are unemployed and not seeking work 12

Employment Duration

Type of employment Long term position Short term position
(includes post-grad fellowships, temporary and part-time law firm positions, professional business positions)
Non-Law School funded 184 19
Law School funded 7 33
Total 191 52
18 graduates known to be employed did not report employment duration
Salary Data for Graduates Employed in the Private Sector
(law firms, business, industry, or other private sector jobs)
Private Sector Salary
Median starting salary $110,000
75th percentile salary $130,000
25th percentile salary $80,000
Range $20,000 - $165,000
Percent of all 2010 graduates known to be employed in the private sector who reported salary data 37%
Salary Data for Graduates Employed in the Public Sector
(includes any branch of government, judicial clerkships, academic posts, and positions in non-profit advocacy)
Public Sector Salary
Median starting salary $52,000
75th percentile salary $60,000
25th percentile salary $50,000
Range $10,000 - $105,000
Percent of all 2010 graduates known to be employed in the public sector who reported salary data 30%
Type of Employment for Graduates Known to be Employed Number Long-term Short-term Unknown Duration
Law firm
   Solo
   2-10 attorneys
   11-25 attorneys
   26-50 attorneys
   51-100 attorneys
   101-250 attorneys
   251-500 attorneys
   500+ attorneys
   Unknown

2
36
8
6
4
14
7
22
5

2
34
8
6
4
13
7
22
4

0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
1

0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Business & industry 42 28 13 1
Government 29 20 9 0
Public interest (including public defenders) 28 7 21 0
Judicial clerkship
   Federal
   State & local

15
24

14
20

1
4

0
0
Academia 3 2 1 0
Unknown employer type 16 0 0 16
Total 261 191 52 18
Type of Job for Graduates Known to be Employed Total Full Time Part Time
Bar admission required/anticipated (includes judicial clerks) 212 205 7
J.D. advantage; law degree enhances position (e.g. accounting firm, management consulting firm, law school, or law firm administration) 23 20 3
Professional other 6 5 1
Non-professional other 2 2 0

Employment Locations of Graduates Known to be Employed

Region State Number Employed
New England Massachusetts 2
  New Hampshire 1
Middle Atlantic New Jersey 1
  New York 15
East North Central Illinois 6
  Indiana 1
  Michigan 5
  Wisconsin 8
West North Central Minnesota 168
  Missouri 2
  Nebraska 1
  North Dakota 1
  South Dakota 1
South Atlantic Washington, D.C. 14
  Florida 1
  Maryland 1
  North Carolina 1
  Virginia 2
East South Central Alabama 1
  Mississippi 1
West South Central Texas 3
Mountain Colorado 3
  Idaho 1
  Nevada 1
  New Mexico 2
  Utah 1
Pacific Alaska 3
  California 6
  Oregon 2
Non U.S. locations   3
Employment location not reported   3

This information is based on reporting by graduates and is subject to change. This information is prepared for the purposes of surveys and reporting requirements of the ABA, NALP, and U.S. News & World Report and is reported according to the definitions set forth by NALP. Employment statistics reflect positions including: part-time, full-time, contract, temporary, and permanent. This information is not intended as employment advice or for predicting future employment.

Where Graduates (2005-2010) Practice in the U.S.

Map 2010

Where Class of 2005-2010 Graduates Started Work

- In Washington, D.C., and every state except Kansas, South Carolina, and West Virginia

- In many major U.S. cities, including Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, and Washington D.C.

- In many foreign countries, such as Canada, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Korea, Japan, Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom

More details are available in the
NALP Report for the Law School's
Class of 2010 (PDF)
.