Employment Statistics

Please click on the following links to view the ABA’s Employment Summary for graduates (click years to view PDFs):
2013 · 2014 · 2015

In addition, we have compiled the following complementary statistics below that may be useful.


  CLASS OF 2015 CLASS OF 2014 CLASS OF 2013
Employed At Nine Months After Graduation Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Employed  259  93.17 277 96.52 280 93.65 
Seeking Work  9  3.24 5 1.74 9 3.01 
NOT seeking work at this time  2  0.72 2 0.70 3 1.00 
UNKNOWN  0 0 0 0.00 2 0.66 
Enrolled in Full-Time Degree Program  3 1.08 3 1.05 7 2.34 
Not working – start date deferred  5  1.80 0 0 0 0
Total Graduates (100% of graduates are accounted for)  278   287   301   
Job Type            
Law Firm  158  61.01 156 56.32 168  60.00 
Judicial Clerkship (Click here for more detailed statistics)  37  14.28 47 16.97 30  10.71 
Government  13  5.02 19 6.86 24  8.57 
Public Interest  40  15.44 40 14.44 41 14.64
Academic  3 1.16 4 1.44 6 2.14 
Business  6  2.32 8 2.89 8 2.86
Military  2  0.77 3 1.08 3 1.07
Employment Requirements/Full-Time vs. Part-Time            
Bar admission required/Full-time  251  96.90 266 96.03 265 94.64 
Bar admission required/Part-time  1  0.39 0 0.00 1 0.36 
JD preferred/Full-time  6  2.32 9 3.25 11 3.93
JD preferred/Part-time  0  0 2 0.72 0 0
Professional other/Full-time  0  0 0 0 1 0.36
Professional other/Part-time  0  0 0 0 0 0
Non-Professional other/Full-time  1  0.39 0 0 0 0
Non-Professional other/Part-time  0  0 0 0 2 0.71
Terms of Hire            
Permanent (Not Law School Funded)  244   255   248   
Short-term Law School Funded  3   1   3  
Other Short-Term  1   1   3  
Long-Term Law School Funded  11   20   26  
Jobs By Region  259  100.00  277  100.00 280 100.00
New England  6  2.32  3  1.08 3 1.07
Mid-Atlantic (includes New York)  35  13.51  30  10.83 35 12.50
East North Central  6  2.32  5  1.81 5 1.79
West North Central  3  1.16  3  1.08 1 0.36
South Atlantic (includes Washington, DC)  22  8.49  26  9.39 27 9.64
East South Central  4  1.54  2  0.72 1 0.36
West South Central  5  1.93  7  2.53 13 4.64
Mountain  8  3.09  13  4.69 2 0.71
Pacific (includes California)  168  64.86  186  67.15 189 67.50
International  2  0.77  2  0.72 4 1.43
Breakdown of Law Firm Jobs By Firm Size  158  61.01 156 56.32 168  60.57 
2 to 10 attorneys  15 9.49  2 1.28 6 3.57 
11 to 25 attorneys  13  8.23 8 5.13 9 5.36 
26 to 50 attorneys  1  0.63 3 1.92 5 2.98 
51 to 100 attorneys  2  1.27 3 1.92 3 1.79 
101 to 250 attorneys  6  3.80 11 7.05 13 7.74 
251 to 500 attorneys  22  13.92 16 10.26 23 13.69 
501 or more attorneys  98  62.03 112 71.79 108 64.29 
Solo Practice  1  0.63 1 0.64 1 0.60
Unknown  0  0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
Breakdown of Government Jobs By Government Level 24 8.57
Federal 12 50.00
Local 7 29.17
Other 1 4.17
State 4 16.67
Salaries   Percent   Percent   Percent
Number of Salaries Reported  241  86.69 258 89.90 217 72.58
25th Percentile  $60.000   $58,891   $69,000  
Median  $145,000   $140,000   $160,000  
75th Percentile  $160,000   $160,000   $160,000  
Average  $112,733   $110,262   $127,291  
Salaries in Selected Job Types            
Private Practice (153 salaries reported of of 158 total, or 96.84%) (151 salaries reported out of 156 total, or 96.79%) (160 salaries reported out of 168 total, or 95.24%)
25th Percentile  $152,500   $160,000   $160,000  
Median  $160,000   $160,000   $160,000  
75th Percentile  $160,000   $160,000   $160,000  
Average  $145,111   $151,245   $150,913   
Judicial Clerk   (43 salaries reported out of 47 total, or 91.49%) (29 salaries reported out of 30 total, or 96.67%) 
25th Percentile   $58,562   $50,000   
Median   $62,000   $60,000   
75th Percentile   $65,000   $64,000  
Average   $61,100   $57,034   
Government   (20 salaries reported out of 22 total, or 90.91%) (10 salaries reported out of 24 total, or 41.67%) 
25th Percentile   $32,500   $56,868   
Median   $54,850   $63,518   
75th Percentile   $63,773   $73,250   
Average   $51,857   $66,051   
Public Interest (35 salaries reported out of 40 total, or 87.50%) (39 salaries reported out of 40 total, or 97.50%) (8 salaries reported out of 41 total, or 19.51%) 
25th Percentile  $42,500   $30,000   $41,000   
Median  $45,000   $42,848   $45,500   
75th Percentile  $52,000   $50,000   $49,500   
Average  $47,419   $42,309   $44,813   

The above table was prepared in part from information provided by NALP, the Association for Legal Career Professionals. You can view NALP’s Summary Reports by clicking here (for 2013), here (for 2014) and here (for 2015). NOTE: They have been partially redacted due to privacy concerns.