Graduate Employment Outcomes

Overview

This chart includes an overview of the employment data for the 2010-2014 graduating classes. You will also find more detailed employment data in the sections below.

JD 2015 JD 2014 JD 2013 JD 2012 JD 2011
Total Graduates 195 187 194 181 192
Employed 190 180 186 175 187
 Bar Passage Required 175 170 171 166 177
 JD Advantage 8 5 10 9 9
Professional Position 7 5 5 0 1
 Non-Professional 0 0 0 0 0
 Undeterminable 0 0 0 0 0
Pursuing Graduate Degree 3 2 3 2 2
Unemployed: not seeking 0 0 0 0 0
Unemployed: seeking 0 3 3 3 3
Unemployed: start date deferred 0 2 1 1 0
Employment Status Unknown 2 0 1 0 0

Employment by Type

Employment status is collected for 100% of graduating classes; 9 months post graduate.

JD 2015 JD 2014 JD 2013 JD 2012 JD 2011
Law Firm Overall 53.9% 47.5% 49.5% 49.5 53%
 Size: 500+ 43.6% 36% 41% 34% 40%
 Size: 251-500 3.6% 6% 5% 7% 3%
 Size: 1-250 6.7% 5% 3.5% 8.5% 10%
 Size: Unknown 0 0.5% 0 0 0
Judicial Clerkships 26.7% 32% 31% 31% 25%
Public Interest 6.7% 9% 4.5% 6% 9%
Government 2.5% 2% 2% 2% 4%
Business 6.7% 5% 7% 7.5% 4%
Academia 1.0% 0.5% 2% 0.5% 2%
Graduate School 1.5% 1% 1.5% 1% 1%
Start Date Deferred 0 2% 0 0.5% 0
Unemployed: Seeking 0 1% 1.5% 2% 2%
Unemployed: Not Seeking 0 0 0.5% 0 0
Unknown  1.0% 0 0.5% 0 0

Clerkship Specific

JD 2014 JD 2013 JD 2012 JD 2011 JD 2010
Employed graduates reporting a clerkship as a first job 31% 31% 25% 31%
Graduates reporting one or more clerkships at any time 37% 35.4% 34.9% 42%
Total number of clerkships obtained by graduates 93 86 81 94

Employment by Region

Number of students per region; information collected for all employed graduates.

JD 2015 JD 2014 JD 2013 JD 2012 JD 2011
SF & Other Bay Area 56 51 61 56 59
LA & Other Southern CA 28 25 25 33 18
Other West
(AZ, NM, UT,CO, WY, ID, AK, HI, NV, WA, OR, MT)
9 16 16 16 18
NY & Other Northeast
(ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI)
39 35 34 19 33
DC & Other Mid-Atlantic
(NJ, DE, PA, MD, VA)
25 25 18 20 31
Chicago & Other Midwest
(OH, IN, IL, MO, KS, NE, IA, ND, SD, MI, MN, WI)
9 10 9 9 17
Southeast
(WV, NC, SC, GA, FL, TN, KY, AR, AL, MS, LA, TX, OK, PR)
23 16 20 17 9
International  1 2 3 5 2

Employment by Salary

To protect student privacy, salary range is not reported where fewer than 5 students reported their salary. Percentiles are not reported where fewer than 10 students reported their salary.

Class of 2015

Salary Range 25th Percentile 50th Percentile 75th Percentile Students Reporting
Law Firm
500+ Attorneys
$145k – $160k $160k $160k $160k 85/85
Law Firm
251-500 Attorneys
$110k-$160k <10 <10 <10 6/6
Law Firm
1-250 Attorneys
$100k-$174k $120k $160k %160k 13/14
Judicial Clerkships $58,562-$69,329 $61,963 $63,722 $65,231 52/52
Business (Legal/Non-Legal) $60k-$225k <10 <10 <10 8/13
Government <5 <10 <10 <10 3/5
Public Interest/Academic $36k-$100k $45k $45k  $60k  15/15
Total Students Reporting  182/190

Class of 2014

Salary Range 25th Percentile 50th Percentile 75th Percentile Students Reporting
Law Firm
500+ Attorneys
$106k – $160k $160k $160k $160k 70/70
Law Firm
251-500 Attorneys
$135k – $160k <10 <10 <10 8/8
Law Firm
1-250 Attorneys
$75k – $160k <10 <10 <10 9/10
Judicial Clerkships $57,982 – $68,643 $61,857 $63,091 $64,585 60/60
Business (Legal/Non-Legal) $111,726 – $250,000 <10 <10 <10 6/10
Government <5 <10 <10 <10 3/4
Public Interest $36k – $116k $38,500 $45k $80k 16/17
Total Students Reporting 172/180*

*firm size and salary unknown for one graduate

Class of 2013

Salary Range 25th Percentile 50th Percentile 75th Percentile Students Reporting
Law Firm
500+ Attorneys
$110k – $160k $160k $160k $160k 79/79
Law Firm
251-500 Attorneys
$150k – $174k $160k $160k $160k 10/10
Law Firm
1-250 Attorneys
$100k – $160k <10 <10 <10 7/7
Judicial Clerkships $57,408 – $67,963 $60,742 $62,703 $64,724 60/60
Business (Legal/Non-Legal) $51,840 – $230,000 $72k $130k $180k 10/13
Government <5 <10 <10 <10 3/4
Public Interest $36k – $106,500 $36k $55k $100k 10/13
Total Students Reporting 179/186

Class of 2012

  Salary Range 25th Percentile 50th Percentile 75th Percentile Students Reporting
Law Firm
500+ Attorneys
$145k – $170k $160k $160k $160k 61/61
Law Firm
251-500 Attorneys
$150k – $174k $160k $160k $160k 13/13
Law Firm
1-250 Attorneys
$100k – $175k $128k $160k $165k 15/16
Judicial Clerkships $57,408 – $67,963 $61,245 $63,945 $67,963 56/56
Business (Legal/Non-Legal) $42k – $200k $52k $80k $125k 12/14
Government <5 <10 <10 <10 2/3
Public Interest $44k – $75k <10 <10 <10 8/12
Total Students Reporting         167/175