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We offer over 100 career development programs throughout the academic year. Our signature program, 1L Boot Camp, sets the stage with early professional skill development and significant practitioner and practice area exposure.

At the heart of what we do is work one-on-one with every student who walks through our door. Our team conducts nearly 2,000 career advising sessions each year. 

2015 ABA Employment Summary Report (PDF format)
2014 ABA Employment Summary Report
(PDF format)
2013 ABA Employment Summary Report (PDF format)

2015 NALP Summer Report (PDF Format)
2014 NALP Summary Report (PDF Format)
2013 NALP Summary Report (PDF Format)

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Employment After Graduation - U.S. News Formula

  2015*
(247 members of class;
247 reporting
employment status,
211 reporting salary)
2014*
(273 members of class;
268 reporting
employment status,
206 reporting salary)
2013*
(253 members of class;
253 reporting
employment status,
173 reporting salary)
Percent of Class Employed 91.50% 90.10% 87.75%

*Percent of Class Employed is based on a formula utilized 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 enrolled in full time graduate programs, those who are not seeking employment, and those who did not respond. 


Employment Breakdown (Classes of 2013-2015)

  2015 2014 2013

Total Class Size

247 273 253

Employed at 10 months
(9 months for 2013)

226 246 222

Full Time

223 238 196

Part Time

3 8 26

Bar Passage required

196 210 174

JD preferred/advantage

23 33 33

Other Professional

7 3 13

Non-Professional

0 0 2
Employed, Job Type Unknown
0 0 0

Pursuing Graduate Degree

6 4 5
Start Date Deferred 
2 1 2

Unemployed – Not Seeking

1 4 3

Unemployed- Seeking

12 13 21

Unknown

0 5 0


BC Law Funded Positions

  2015 2014 2013
Bar Passage Required Full Time/Long Term 4 2 0
Bar Passage Required Part Time/Short Term
0 0 4
J.D. Advantage Full Time/Long Term
1 1 0
J.D. Advantage Part Time/Short Term 0 1 8
Total 5 4 12


Type of Employment

  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)

.89% .81% .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)

.44% 1.22% 2.25% 0.46%

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

4.0% 2.85% 3.61% 5.48%

International

.44% 3.26% .9% 1.37%
Unknown 0 0 n/a n/a


Most Represented Employment Locations

Top 3 States 1 2 3
2015 MA (127) NY (35) CA (6)
2014 MA (122) NY (32) FL (12)
2013 MA (119) NY (30) RI (8)
2012 MA (116) NY (22) DC (20)

 


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.

 

  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

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

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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