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Career Facts & Statistics - Class of 2013

Information below is based on Class of 2013 graduates known to be employed as of February 15, 2014.

Placement (Employment) Rates
(274 graduates from 9/1/12 to 8/31/13)
Number
Graduates whose employment status is unknown 1
Graduates whose employment status is known
273
Graduates known to be employed 259
Graduates who are enrolled in a full-time degree program 3
Graduates who are unemployed and seeking work 8
Graduates who are unemployed and not seeking work 3

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 216 19
Law School funded 5 19
Total 221 38
Salary Data for Graduates Employed in the Private Sector
(law firms, business, industry, or other private sector jobs)
Private Sector Salary
Median starting salary $89,000
75th percentile salary $110,000
25th percentile salary $54,850
Range $35,000 - $160,000
Percent of all 2013 graduates known to be employed in the private sector who reported salary data 59.5%
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 $50,000
75th percentile salary $57,000
25th percentile salary $44,000
Range $15,000 - $75,000
Percent of all 2013 graduates known to be employed in the public sector who reported salary data 40.5%
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

3
47
10
9
6
13
10
16
0

3
42
10
9
6
13
10
15
0

0
5
0
0
0
0
0
1
0

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Business & industry 40 29 11 0
Government 20 16 4 0
Public interest (including public defenders) 33 18 15 0
Judicial clerkship
   Federal
   State & local

10
41

10
40

0
1

0
0
Academia 1 0 1 0
Unknown employer type 0 0 0 0
Total 259 221 38 0
Type of Job for Graduates Known to be Employed Total Full Time Part Time Unknown
Bar admission required/anticipated (includes judicial clerks) 232 228 4 0
J.D. advantage; law degree enhances position (e.g. accounting firm, management consulting firm, law school, or law firm administration) 24 23 1 0
Professional other 3 3 0 0
Non-professional other 0 0 0 0
Unknown type of job 0 0 0 0
Total 259 254 5 0

Employment Locations of Graduates Known to be Employed

Region State Number Employed
New England Massachusetts 1
Mid Atlantic New Jersey 1
  New York 16
  Pennsylvania 2
E. North Central Illinois 8
  Michigan 2
  Ohio 2
  Wisconsin 7
W. North Central Iowa 1
  Minnesota 174
  Missouri 1
  Nebraska 1
  North Dakota 4
  South Dakota 3
South Atlantic Delaware 2
  Washington, D.C. 5
  Georgia 1
  Maryland 1
  North Carolina 1
  Virginia 3
E. South Central Kentucky 1
W. South Central Texas 2
Mountain Colorado 3
  Montana 3
  Utah 1
Pacific California 10
  Washington 2
Non U.S. locations   1
Total   259

July 21, 2014. Subject to change.

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.

Past Career Facts & Statistics


Class of 2012

Class of 2011

Class of 2010

Where Class of 2005-2013 Graduates Started Work

- 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 2013 (PDF)
.