2016 Career Facts & Statistics

Information below is based on Class of 2016 graduates known to be employed as of March 15, 2017.

Employment Rates
(246 graduates from 9/1/15 to 8/31/16)
Number
Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0
Graduates whose employment status is known 246
Graduates known to be employed 238
Graduates who are enrolled in a full-time degree program 5
Graduates who are unemployed and seeking work 1
Graduates who are unemployed and not seeking work 2

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 211 13
Law School funded 7 7
Total 218 20
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 $125,000
25th percentile salary $69,000
Range $47,000 - $160,000
Percent of all 2016 graduates known to be employed in the private sector who reported salary data 62.1%
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 $50,315
75th percentile salary $62,000
25th percentile salary $48,000
Range $40,100 - $90,000
Percent of all 2016 graduates known to be employed in the public sector who reported salary data 77.0%
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
   Unknown

0
21
13
3
7
14
14
16
1

0
21
13
3
7
14
12
16
0

0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
1
Business & industry 36 28 8
Government (includes public defenders) 24 22 2
Public interest (not including public defenders) 16 13 3
Judicial clerkship
   Federal
   State & local
   Other

15
53
1

15
49
1

0
4
0
Education 4 4 0
Unknown employer type 0 0 0
Total 238 218 20
Type of Job for Graduates Known to be Employed Total Full Time Part Time
Bar admission required/anticipated (includes judicial clerks) 211 207 4
J.D. advantage; law degree enhances position (e.g. accounting firm, management consulting firm, law school, or law firm administration) 23 22 1
Professional other 2 2 0
Non-professional other 1 0 1
Unknown type of job 1 0 1
Total 238 231 7

Employment Locations of Graduates Known to be Employed

Region State Number Employed
New England Massachusetts 1
  Vermont 1
Mid Atlantic New Jersey 1
  New York 10
E. North Central Illinois 11
  Michigan 3
  Ohio 3
  Wisconsin 2
W. North Central Iowa 1
  Minnesota 147
  Missouri 1
  South Dakota 2
South Atlantic Washington, D.C. 12
  Florida 5
  Georgia 2
  Maryland 1
  North Carolina 1
  West Virginia 1
W. South Central Louisiana 1
  Texas 2
Mountain Arizona 2
  Colorado 1
  Idaho 1
  Nevada 2
Pacific Alaska 1
  California 8
  Oregon 1
  Washington 3
Non U.S. locations Non-U.S. 11
Total   238

March 15, 2017. 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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