Employment Statistics

Employers consistently report that BC Law graduates go beyond smart—they bring a high level of emotional intelligence to their work including sound judgment, diligence, and a client-centered "can-do" approach.

Percentage of Class Employed

2015

91.50%

2014

90.10%

2013

87.75%

Percentage of Class Employed is based on a formula used by U.S. News--number of graduates employed by March 15, 2016 for 2015, March 15, 2015 for 2014 and February 15, 2014 for 2013 divided by the total number of students in the class and does not adjust for those graduates with deferred start dates, those enrolled in full-time graduate programs, those who are not seeking employment, and those who did not respond.

Employment Breakdown (Classes of 2013-2015)

Employment Type 2015 2014 2013

Total Class Size

247 273 253

Employed at 10 months
(9 months for 2013)

226 (91.5%) 246 222

Full Time

223 (90.3%) 238 196

Part Time

3 (1.2%) 8 26

Bar Passage required

196 (79.4%) 210 174

JD preferred/advantage

23 (9.3%) 33 33

Other Professional

7 (2.8%) 3 13

Non-Professional

0 0 2
Employed, Job Type Unknown
0 0 0

Pursuing Graduate Degree

6 (2.4%) 4 5
Start Date Deferred 2 (0.8%) 1 2

Unemployed – Not Seeking

1 (0.4%) 4 3

Unemployed- Seeking

12 (4.9%) 13 21

Unknown

0 5 0

BC Law Funded Positions

Employment Type 2015
Bar Passage Required Full Time/Long Term 4
Bar Passage Required Part Time/Short Term
0
J.D. Advantage Full Time/Long Term
1
J.D. Advantage Part Time/Short Term 0
Total 5

Type of Employment

Employer Type 2015
2014 2013
Law Firms (Solo)
1 0 1
Law Firms (2-10) 15 17 26
Law Firms (11-25) 6 11 11
Law Firms (26-50) 11 6 6
Law Firms (51-100) 5 11 11
Law Firms (101-250) 19 21 26
Law Firms (251-500) 18 15 8
Law Firms (500+) 57 51 41
Total Law Firms 132 132 130
       
Judicial Clerkships 27 29 24
Government 22 33 22
Public Interest 12 19 10
Business 27 31 27
Education 6 2 9
Unknown Type 0 0 0

Geographic Distribution of Graduates (Percentage of Reported Employed)

Region

2015 (226) 2014 (246) 2013 (222) 2012 (219)
New England (MA, CT, ME, NH, RI, VT) 62.83% 54.47% 62.61% 58.45%

Mid-Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA)

19.47% 18.70% 17.12% 14.16%

South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WVA & Puerto Rico)

7.08% 13.82% 7.21% 13.7%

East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)

2.65% 3.25% 2.25% 3.65%

West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD)

0.89% 0.81% 0.9% 0

East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN)

0 0 0 0.46%

West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX)

2.2% 1.63% 3.15% 2.28%

Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY)

0.44% 1.22% 2.25% 0.46%

Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA)

4.0% 2.85% 3.61% 5.48%

International

0.44% 3.26% 0.9% 1.37%
Unknown 0 0 n/a n/a

Class of 2015 Salary Information

Based on reported salaries from 211 graduates employed full-time in all job types from Symplicity ERSS program for NALP.

Employer Type Number of Employed Graduates
(247 members of class; 247 reporting status; 226
employed)
Number of Employed Graduates with Reported Salary Information (211 reporting salary; a minimum of 5 responses required for salary analysis) 25th Percentile
 
Median
75th Percentile Mean (Average)
Law Firm (solo) 1 0 <5 Responses <5 Responses <5 Responses <5 Responses
Law Firm
(2-10)
15 14 $50,250 $60,000 $70,000 $61,429
Law Firm
(11-25)
6 3 <5 Responses <5 Responses <5 Responses <5 Responses
Law Firm
(26-50)
11 10 $69,000 $91,400 $108,750 $94,180
Law Firm
(51-100)
5 5 $80,100 $85,000 $100,000 $89,040
Law Firm
(101-250)
19 19 $160,000 $160,000 $160,000 $153,947
Law Firm
(251-500)
18 18 $125,000 $160,000 $160,000 $146,111
Law Firm
501+
57 56 $160,000 $160,000 $160,000 $154,295
Firms (All) 132 125 $100,000 $160,000 $160,000 $134,100
Judicial Clerkships 27 27 $47,018 $57,000 $61,963 $55,299
Government 22 20 $39,000 $45,000 $60,000 $46,949
Public Interest 12 12 $40,000 $45,750 $48,625 $48,375
Business 27 23 $62,480 $80,000 $90,000 $76,409
Education 6 4
<5 Responses <5 Responses <5 Responses <5 Responses

Employment and salary information is taken from a variety of sources, including: student self-reporting, alumni surveys, employer information, published salary data, and electronic resources.

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