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

2016

93.4%

86.8% full-time, long-term, bar-passage required/JD advantage, non-university funded positions

2015

91.5%

83.4% full-time, long-term, bar-passage required/JD advantage, non-university funded positions

2014

90.1%

83.2% full-time, long-term, bar-passage required/JD advantage, non-university funded positions

Percentage of Class Employed is based on the number of graduates working in any type of job as of March 15, 2017. It does not include those graduates with deferred start dates, those enrolled in full-time graduate degree programs, those who are not seeking employment, and those who did not respond to the employment survey. 

Employment Breakdown (Class of 2016)

Employment Type (Class Size: 227) Percentage
Number

Employed at 10 months

93.39% 212

Full Time

91.63% 208

Part Time

1.76% 4

Bar Passage required

81.06% 184

JD advantage

9.69% 22

Other Professional

0.44% 1

Non-Professional

0.44% 1
Employed, Job Type Unknown
0 0

Pursuing Graduate Degree

0.88% 2
Start Date Deferred 0.44% 1

Unemployed – Not Seeking

0.88% 2

Unemployed- Seeking

3.08% 7

Unknown

1.32%
3

BC Law Funded Positions

Employment Type 2016
Bar Passage Required Full Time/Long Term 3
Other Professional Part Time/Short Term 1
Total 4

Type of Employment

Employer Type 2016
2015 2014
Law Firms (Solo)
0 1 0
Law Firms (2-10) 15 15 17
Law Firms (11-25) 7 6 11
Law Firms (26-50) 7 11
6
Law Firms (51-100) 9 5 11
Law Firms (101-250) 16 19 21
Law Firms (251-500) 16 18 15
Law Firms (500+) 57 57 51
Total Law Firms 127 132 132
       
Judicial Clerkships 16
27 29
Government 27
22
33
Public Interest 9
12 19
Business 32
27
31
Education 1
6
2
Unknown Type 0 0 0

Geographic Distribution of Graduates (Percentage of Reported Employed)

Region

2016 (212) 2015 (226) 2014 (246)
New England (MA, CT, ME, NH, RI, VT) 64.3% 62.83% 54.47%

Mid-Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA)

15.2% 19.47% 18.70%

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

5.8% 7.08% 13.82%

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

1.3% 2.65% 3.25%

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

0.9% 0.89% 0.81%

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

1.3% 0 0

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

0 2.2% 1.63%

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

1.3% 0.44% 1.22%

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

3.6% 4.0% 2.85%

International

0.9% 0.44% 3.26%
Unknown 0 0 0

Class of 2016 Salary Information

Based on reported salaries from 196 graduates employed full-time in all job types from Symplicity ERSS program for NALP (227 members of class; 224 reporting status; 212 employed; a minimum of 5 responses required in each category for salary analysis).

Employer Type Number of Employed Graduates

Number of Employed Graduates with Reported Salary Information
25th Percentile
 
Median
75th Percentile Mean (Average)
Law Firm (solo) 0
0 <5 Responses <5 Responses <5 Responses <5 Responses
Law Firm
(2-10)
15 12 $50,000 $62,500 $90,000 $64,583
Law Firm
(11-25)
7
6
$75,000 $80,000 $155,000 $104,500
Law Firm
(26-50)
7
7
$70,000 $75,600 $90,000 $80,484
Law Firm
(51-100)
9
9
$80,000 $80,000 $88,000 $86,333
Law Firm
(101-250)
16
16 $120,000 $170,000 $180,000 $146,562
Law Firm
(251-500)
16 15 $125,000 $180,000 $180,000 $153,267
Law Firm
501+
57 57 $180,000 $180,000 $180,000 $177,105
Firms (All) 127 122 $90,000 $180,000 $180,000 $143,290
Judicial Clerkships 16
16
$47,018 $57,200 $59,320 $54,115
Government 27 27 $45,000 $50,000 $63,000 $53,393
Public Interest 9
9
$45,000 $46,000 $50,000 $46,660
Business 32
22 $67,308 $80,000 $95,000 $80,684
Education 1
0
<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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