Employment Statistics

Please click on the following links to view the ABA’s Employment Summary for graduates (click years to view PDFs):
2012 · 2013 · 2014

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


  CLASS OF 2012 CLASS OF 2013 CLASS OF 2014
Employed At Nine Months After Graduation Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Employed 295 94.86 280 93.65 277 96.52
Seeking Work 9 2.89 9 3.01 5 1.74
NOT seeking work at this time 2 0.64 3 1.00 2 0.70
UNKNOWN 1 0.32 2 0.66 0 0.00
Enrolled in Full-Time Degree Program 4 1.29 7 2.34 3 1.05
Not working – start date deferred 1 0.32 0 0 0 0
Total Graduates (100% of graduates are accounted for) 312   301   287  
Job Type            
Law Firm 193 65.42 168 60.00 156 56.32
Judicial Clerkship (Click here for more detailed statistics) 28 9.49 30 10.71 47 16.97
Government 23 7.80 24 8.57 19 6.86
Public Interest 28 9.49 41 14.64 40 14.44
Academic 5 1.69 6 2.14 4 1.44
Business 15 5.08 8 2.86 8 2.89
Military 3 1.02 3 1.07 3 1.08
Employment Requirements/Full-Time vs. Part-Time            
Bar admission required/Full-time 278 94.24 265 94.64 266 96.03
Bar admission required/Part-time 2 0.68 1 0.36 0 0.00
JD preferred/Full-time 8 2.71 11 3.93 9 3.25
JD preferred/Part-time 0 0 0 0 2 0.72
Professional other/Full-time 6 2.03 1 0.36 0 0
Professional other/Part-time 1 1.34 0 0 0 0
Non-Professional other/Full-time 0 0 0 0 0 0
Non-Professional other/Part-time 0 0 2 0.71 0 0
Terms of Hire            
Permanent 281   248   255  
Short-term Law School Funded 7   3   1  
Other Short-Term 7   3   1  
Long-Term Law School Funded 0   26   20  
Jobs By Region 295 100 280 100 277 100
New England 4 1.36 3 1.07 3 1.08
Mid-Atlantic (includes New York) 28 9.49 35 12.50 30 10.83
East North Central 5 1.69 5 1.79 5 1.81
West North Central 2 0.68 1 0.36 3 1.08
South Atlantic (includes Washington, DC) 36 12.20 27 9.64 26 9.39
East South Central 4 1.36 1 0.36 2 0.72
West South Central 8 2.71 13 4.64 7 2.53
Mountain 7 2.37 2 0.71 13 4.69
Pacific (includes California) 195 66.10 189 67.50 186 67.15
International 6 2.03 4 1.43 2 0.72
Breakdown of Law Firm Jobs By Firm Size 194 65.32 168 60.57 156 56.32
2 to 10 attorneys 10 5.18 6 3.57 2 1.28
11 to 25 attorneys 5 2.59 9 5.36 8 5.13
26 to 50 attorneys 7 3.63 5 2.98 3 1.92
51 to 100 attorneys 4 2.07 3 1.79 3 1.92
101 to 250 attorneys 12 6.22 13 7.74 11 7.05
251 to 500 attorneys 29 15.03 23 13.69 16 10.26
501 or more attorneys 126 65.28 108 64.29 112 71.79
Solo Practice 0 0.00 1 0.60 1 0.64
Breakdown of Government Jobs By Government Level 23 7.80 24 8.57
Federal 13 56.52 12 50.00
Local 8 34.78 7 29.17
Other 0 0.00 1 4.17
State 2 8.70 4 16.67
Salaries   Percent   Percent   Percent
Number of Salaries Reported 261 88 217 72.58 258 89.90
25th Percentile $68,125   $69,000   $58,891  
Median $160,000   $160,000   $140,000  
75th Percentile $160,000   $160,000   $160,000  
Average $123,241   $127,291   $110,262  
Salaries in Selected Job Types            
Private Practice (187 salaries reported out of 193 total, or 97%) (160 salaries reported out of 168 total, or 95.24%) (151 salaries reported out of 156 total, or 96.79%
25th Percentile $160,000   $160,000   $160,000  
Median $160,000   $160,000   $160,000  
75th Percentile $160,000   $160,000   $160,000  
Average $148,816   $150,913   $151,245  
Judicial Clerk (28 salaries reported out of 28 total, or 100%) (29 salaries reported out of 30 total, or 96.67%) (43 salaries reported out of 47 total, or 91.49%)
25th Percentile $53,500   $50,000   $58,562  
Median $60,000   $60,000   $62,000  
75th Percentile $62,000   $64,000   $65,000  
Average $57,664   $57,034   $61,100  
Government (20 salaries reported out of 23 total, or 87%) (10 salaries reported out of 24 total, or 41.67%) (20 salaries reported out of 22 total, or 90.91%
25th Percentile $60,500   $56,868   $32,500  
Median $69,000   $63,518   $54,850  
75th Percentile $76,268   $73,250   $63,773  
Average $68,756   $66,051   $51,857  
Public Interest (15 salaries reported out of 28 total, or 54%) (8 salaries reported out of 41 total, or 19.51%) (39 salaries reported out of 40 total, or 97.50%)
25th Percentile $40,000   $41,000   $30,000  
Median $45,000   $45,500   $42,848  
75th Percentile $46,000   $49,500   $50,000  
Average $42,653   $44,813   $42,309  

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 2012), here (for 2013) and here (for 2014). NOTE: They have been partially redacted due to privacy concerns.