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 2014 JD 2013 JD 2012  JD 2011 JD 2010
Total Graduates  187 194 181  192  174
Employed  180  186  175  187  169
 Bar Passage Required  170  171  166  177  164
 JD Preferred  5  10  9  9  4
 Other Professional  5  5  0  1  1
 Non-Professional  0  0  0  0  0
 Unknown  0  0  0  0  0
Pursuing Graduate Degree  2  3  2  2  4
Unemployed: not seeking  0 0 0 0 0
Unemployed: seeking  3  3  3  3  0
Unemployed: start date deferred  2  1  1  0  0
Employment Status Unknown  0  1  0  0  1

Employment by Type

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

JD 2014 JD 2013 JD 2012 JD 2011 JD 2010
Law Firm Overall 47.5% 49.5% 49.5 53% 55.5%
 Size: 500+ 36% 41% 34% 40% 42.5%
 Size: 251-500 6% 5% 7% 3% 6%
 Size: 1-250 5% 3.5% 8.5% 10% 7%
 Size: Unknown 0.5% 0 0 0 0
Judicial Clerkships 32% 31% 31% 25% 31%
Public Interest 9% 4.5% 6% 9% 3%
Government 2% 2% 2% 4% 4%
Business 5% 7% 7.5% 4% 2%
Academia 0.5% 2% 0.5% 2% 2%
Graduate School 1% 1.5% 1% 1% 2%
Start Date Deferred 2% 0 0.5% 0 0
Unemployed: Seeking 1% 1.5% 2% 2% 0
Unemployed: Not Seeking 0 0.5% 0 0 0
Unknown 0 0.5% 0 0 0.5%

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 2014 JD 2013 JD 2012 JD 2011 JD 2010
SF & Other Bay Area 51 61 56 59 44
LA & Other Southern CA 25 25 33 18 24
Other West
(AZ, NM, UT,CO, WY, ID, AK, HI, NV, WA, OR, MT)
16 16 16 18 9
NY & Other Northeast
(ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI)
35 34 19 33 30
DC & Other Mid-Atlantic
(NJ, DE, PA, MD, VA)
25 18 20 31 33
Chicago & Other Midwest
(OH, IN, IL, MO, KS, NE, IA, ND, SD, MI, MN, WI)
10 9 9 17 13
Southeast
(WV, NC, SC, GA, FL, TN, KY, AR, AL, MS, LA, TX, OK, PR)
16 20 17 9 14
International 2 3 5 2 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 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