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2015 Career Facts & Statistics

Information below is based on Class of 2015 graduates known to be employed as of March 15, 2016.

Employment Rates
(244 graduates from 9/1/14 to 8/31/15)
Number
Graduates whose employment status is unknown 3
Graduates whose employment status is known 241
Graduates known to be employed 224
Graduates who are enrolled in a full-time degree program 9
Graduates who are unemployed and seeking work 8
Graduates who are unemployed and not seeking work 0

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 185 18
Law School funded 5 16
Total 190 34
Salary Data for Graduates Employed in the Private Sector
(law firms, business, industry, or other private sector jobs)
Private Sector Salary
Median starting salary $115,500
75th percentile salary $135,000
25th percentile salary $97,500
Range $36,000 - $160,000
Percent of all 2015 graduates known to be employed in the private sector who reported salary data 54.7%
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 $49,500
75th percentile salary $58,000
25th percentile salary $48,554
Range $25,000 - $65,000
Percent of all 2015 graduates known to be employed in the public sector who reported salary data 45.1%
Type of Employment for Graduates Known to be Employed Total Number Long-term Short-term
Law firm
   Solo
   2-10 attorneys
   11-25 attorneys
   26-50 attorneys
   51-100 attorneys
   101-250 attorneys
   251-500 attorneys
   500+ attorneys

2
26
13
4
4
11
11
24

2
23
13
3
3
10
10
24

0
3
0
1
1
1
1
0
Business & industry 28 22 6
Government (includes public defenders) 31 21 10
Public interest (not including public defenders) 19 10 9
Judicial clerkship
   Federal
   State & local

13
34

13
33

0
1
Academia 4 3 1
Unknown employer type 0 0 0
Total 224 190 34
Type of Job for Graduates Known to be Employed Total Full Time Part Time
Bar admission required/anticipated (includes judicial clerks) 202 191 11
J.D. advantage; law degree enhances position (e.g. accounting firm, management consulting firm, law school, or law firm administration) 16 13 3
Professional other 3 1 2
Non-professional other 3 0 3
Unknown type of job 0 0 0
Total 224 205 19

Employment Locations of Graduates Known to be Employed

Region State Number Employed
New England Connecticut 1
  Maine 1
Mid Atlantic New Jersey 2
  New York 11
  Pennsylvania 2
E. North Central Illinois 6
  Indiana 1
  Michigan 4
  Wisconsin 10
W. North Central Kansas 1
  Minnesota 125
  Missouri 3
  Nebraska 2
  North Dakota 3
  South Dakota 1
South Atlantic Delaware 1
  Washington, D.C. 7
  Florida 4
  Georgia 3
  Maryland 2
  North Carolina 1
  South Carolina 1
W. South Central Oklahoma 1
  Texas 3
Mountain Arizona 1
  Colorado 1
  Idaho 1
  Montana 2
  Nevada 2
Pacific Alaska 2
  California 7
  Oregon 1
  Washington 1
Non U.S. locations Non-U.S. 8
Total   224

August 30, 2016. 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 and the ABA. 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.

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