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2014 ABA Employment Summary Report (PDF format)
2013 ABA Employment Summary Report (PDF format)
2012 ABA Employment Summary Report (PDF format)

2013 NALP Summary Report (PDF Format)

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Employment After Graduation - U.S. News Formula

  2014*
(273 members of class;
268 reporting
employment status,
206 reporting salary)
2013*
(253 members of class;
253 reporting
employment status,
173 reporting salary)
2012*
(260 members of class;
258 reporting
employment status,
137 reporting salary)
Percent of Class Employed 90.10% 87.75% 84.23%

*Percent of Class Employed is based on a formula utilized by U.S. News--number of graduates employed  by March 15, 2015 for 2014, February 15, 2014 for 2013 and February 15, 2013 for 2012 divided by the total number of students in the class and does not adjust for those graduates enrolled in full time graduate programs, those who are not seeking employment, and those who did not respond. 


Employment Breakdown (Classes of 2012-2014)

  2014 2013 2012    

Total Class Size

273 253 260

Employed at 9 months
(10 months for 2014)

246 222 219

Full Time

238 196 196

Part Time

8 26 23

Bar Passage required

210 174 186

JD preferred/advantage

33 33 27

Other Professional

3 13 4

Non-Professional

0 2 2
Employed, Job Type Unknown
0 0 0

Pursuing Graduate Degree

4 5 4
Start Date Deferred 
1 2 3

Unemployed – Not Seeking

4 3 3

Unemployed- Seeking

13 21 29

Unknown

5 0 2


BC Law Funded Positions

  2014 2013 2012
Bar Passage Required Full Time/Long Term 2 0 0
Bar Passage Required Part Time/Short Term
0 4 5
J.D. Advantage Full Time/Short Term
1 0 0
J.D. Advantage Part Time/Short Term 1 8 7
Total 4 12 12


Type of Employment

  2014         2013        2012         

Law Firms (Solo)      

0 1 1

Law Firms (2-10)

17 26 26

Law Firms (11-25)

11 11 11

Law Firms (26-50)

6 6 7

Law Firms (51-100)

11 11 7

Law Firms (101-250)

21 26 22

Law Firms (251-500)

15 8 4

Law Firms (500+)

51 41 40

Total Law Firms

132 130 118
       

Judicial Clerkships

29 24 15

Government

33 22 27

Public Interest (Including Public Defenders)

19 10 18

Business/Corporations

31 27 33

Academia

2 9 8
Not Specified 0 0 0


Geographic Distribution of Graduates (Percentage of Reported Employed)

Region

2014 (246) 2013 (222) 2012 (219) 2011
New England (MA, CT, ME, NH, RI, VT) 54.47% 62.61% 58.45% 60%

Mid-Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA)

18.70% 17.12% 14.16% 12.16%

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

13.82% 7.21% 13.7% 11.37%

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

3.25% 2.25% 3.65% 4.71%

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

.81% .9% 0% 0%

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

0 0 0.46% 0.78%

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

1.63% 3.15% 2.28% 1.57%

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

1.22% 2.25% 0.46% 0%

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

2.85% 3.61% 5.48% 6.27%

International

3.26% .9% 1.37% 2.75%
Unknown 0 n/a n/a 0.39%


Most Represented Employment Locations

Top 3 States 1 2 3
2014 MA (122) NY (32) FL (12)
2013 MA (119) NY (30) RI (8)
2012 MA (116) NY (22) DC (20)

 


Class of 2014 Salary Information

Based on reported salaries from 206 graduates employed full-time in all job types from Symplicity ERSS program for NALP.

 

  Number of Employed Graduates
(273 members of class; 268 reporting status; 246 employed)
Number of Employed Graduates with Reported Salary Information (206 reporting salary; a minimum of 5 responses required for salary analysis) 25th Percentile 
Median
75th Percentile Mean (Average)
Law Firm
(2-10)
17 5 $52,500 $65,000 $87,500 $69,000
Law Firm
(11-25)
11 8 $56,875 $65,000 $78,750 $66,813
Law Firm
(26-50)
6 6 $58,750 $77,000 $98,250 $81,667
Law Firm
(51-100)
11 10 $72,500 $85,000 $105,000 $93,000
Law Firm
(101-250)
21 20 $145,000 $160,000 $160,000 $145,650
Law Firm
(251-500)
15 13 $110,000 $125,000 $160,000 $129,500
Law Firm
500+
51 48 $160,000 $160,000 $160,000 $155,938
Firms (All) 132 110 $90,000 $160,000 $160,000 $130,736
Judicial Clerkships 29 27 $50,000 $56,000 $63,000 $55,557
Government 33 29 $37,500 $52,000 $55,000 $49,049
Public Interest 19 17 $38,750 $44,000 $50,000 $44,853
Business 31 23 $60,000 $73,000 $85,000 $75,674
Academia 2 0 <5 Responses <5 Responses <5 Responses <5 Responses

Please note: 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.
 

Class of 2013 Salary Information

Based on reported salaries from 173 graduates employed full-time  in all job types from Symplicity ERSS program for NALP.

 

  Number of Employed Graduates
(253 members of class; 222 employed)
Number of Employed Graduates with Reported Salary Information (173 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)
26 15 $53,000 $61,000 $65,000 $62,027
Law Firm
(11-25)
11 7 $50,000 $61,000 $145,000 $83,714
Law Firm
(26-50)
6 5 $81,500 $125,000 $172,500 $126,600
Law Firm
(51-100)
11 11 $80,000 $85,000 $120,000 $99,091
Law Firm
(101-250)
26 25 $145,000 $160,000 $160,000 $146,600
Law Firm
(251-500)
8 8 $95,000 $147,500 $160,000 $130,375
Law Firm
500+
41 41 $152,500 $160,000 $160,000 $154,561
Firms (All) 130 112 $86,250 $145,000 $160,000 $127,539
Judicial Clerkships 24 21 $51,000 $57,400 $62,758 $57,032
Government 22 20 $41,500 $52,872 $61,250 $54,193
Public Interest 10 5 $50,000 $53,000 $53,000 $50,800
Business 27 15 $57,500 $80,000 $87,600 $78,347
Academia 9 1 <5 Responses <5 Responses <5 Responses <5 Responses


Class of 2012 Salary Information

Based on reported salaries from 137 graduates employed full-time in all job types from Symplicity ERSS program for NALP.

Please note: 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.

 

  Number of Employed Graduates
(253 members of class; 219 employed)
Number of Employed Graduates with Reported Salary Information (173 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)
26 9 $44,000 $60,000 $61,850 $57,344
Law Firm
(11-25)
11 8 $52,000 $63,250 $70,000 $61,388
Law Firm
(26-50)
7 5 $75,000 $135,000 $147,500 $116,000
Law Firm
(51-100)
7 4 <5 responses $86,000 <5 responses $89,750
Law Firm
(101-250)
22 21 $130,000 $160,000 $160,000 $144,333
Law Firm
(251-500)
4 2 <5 responses <5 responses <5 responses $152,500
Law Firm
500+
40 37 $145,000 $160,000 $160,000 $153,324
Firms (All) 118 86 $88,000 $152,500 $160,000 $127,386
Judicial Clerkships 15 11 $44,800 $57,400 $60,000 $53,128
Government 27 19 $37,500 $51,630 $62,467 $54,297
Public Interest 18 9 $34,500 $40,000 $43,400 $39,474
Business 33 11 $73,000 $75,000 $85,000 $79,864
Academia 8 1 <5 Responses <5 Responses <5 Responses <5 Responses

Please note: 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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