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2013 ABA Employment Summary Report (PDF format)
2013 NALP Summary Report (PDF Format)

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Employment Nine Months After Graduation - U.S. News Formula

  2013*
(253 members of class;
253 reporting
employment status,
173 reporting salary)
2012*
(260 members of class;
258 reporting
employment status,
137 reporting salary)
2011*
(285 members of class;
284 reporting
employment status,
145 reporting salary)
2010*
(265 members of class;
261 reporting
employment status,
153 reporting salary)
Percent of Class Employed 87.75% 84.23%
 89.5%  90.56%

*Percent of Class Employed is based on a formula utilized by U.S. News--number of graduates employed 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. 2011-2013 percentages do not include graduates with deferred starts who began working in full time legal jobs after February 15th. The ABA and NALP categorize them as Deferred--Not Seeking. 


Employment Breakdown (Classes of 2010-2013)

  2013 2012    

2011

2010

Total Class Size

253 260 285

265

Employed at 9 months

222 219 255

240

Full Time

196 196 238

229

Part Time

26 23 16

11

Bar Passage required

174 186 229

213

JD preferred/advantage

33 27 19

18

Other Professional

13 4 6

8

Non-Professional

2 2 0

1

Employed, Job Type Unknown
0 0 1  

Pursuing Graduate Degree

5 4 2

3

Start Date Deferred (offer before 2/15)
2 3 3 n/a

Unemployed – Not Seeking

3 3 3

6

Unemployed- Seeking

21 29 21

12

Unknown

0 2 1

4


BC Law Funded Positions (short–term), at 9 months

  2013 2012 2011
2010
Judicial Clerkships (Massachusetts Superior Court Fellowships) (fulltime, 10 months)
0 0 10
10
Public Interest/Government Stipends
0 0 8
5
BC Law Legal Assistance Bureau Fellows (part-time)
4 5 5
3
Graduate Research Assistants (part-time)
8 7 7
7
Total 12 12 30 25


Type of Employment

  2013 (number) 2013 (percent) 2012 (number) 2012 (percent) 2011 (number) 2011 (percent)

Law Firms (Solo)      

1 0.45% 1 0.45% 0
0

Law Firms (2-10)

26 11.71% 26 11.87% 25
9.804%

Law Firms (11-25)

11 4.96% 11 5.02% 9
3.529%

Law Firms (26-50)

6 2.7% 7 3.20% 10
3.922%

Law Firms (51-100)

11 4.96% 7 3.20% 7
2.745%

Law Firms (101-250)

26 11.71% 22 10.05% 20
7.843%

Law Firms (251-500)

8 3.6% 4 1.83% 10
3.922%

Law Firms (500+)

41 18.47% 40 18.26% 44
17.255%

Total Law Firms

130 58.56% 118 53.88% 125
49.02%
             

Judicial Clerkships

24 10.81% 15 6.85% 42
16.471%

Government

22 9.91% 27 12.33% 33
12.941%

Public Interest (Including Public Defenders)

10 4.5% 18 8.22% 24
9.412%

Business/Corporations

27 12.16% 33 15.07% 19
7.451%

Academia

9 4.06% 8 3.65% 11
4.314%
Not Specified 0 n/a 0 0 1 0.392%


Geographic Distribution of Graduates (Percentage of Reported)

Region

2013 2012 2011

2010

New England (MA, CT, ME, NH, RI, VT) 62.61% 58.45% 60%  50.83%

Mid-Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA)

17.12% 14.16% 12.16%

 23.33%

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

7.21% 13.7% 11.37%

 8.75%

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

2.25% 3.65% 4.71%

 3.33%

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

.9% 0% 0%

 0.42%

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

0 0.46% 0.78%

 0.83%

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

3.15% 2.28% 1.57%

 1.25%

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

2.25% 0.46% 0%

 2.08%

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

3.61% 5.48% 6.27%

 6.67%

International

.9% 1.37% 2.75%

 2.5%

Unknown n/a n/a 0.39% n/a


Most Represented Employment Locations

  2013 2012 2011
Massachusetts 119 116 137
New York 30 22 18
California 6 9 12
District of Columbia 7 20 14
Rhode Island 8 2 6
Texas 7 5 2

 

Class of 2013 Salary Information

Based on reported salaries from 173 graduates (77.93% of employed) in all job types from Symplicity ERSS program for NALP.

Stipends are not included in salary calculations below.

  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
(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.


Class of 2012 Salary Information

Based on reported salaries from 137 graduates (62.56% of employed) in all job types from Symplicity ERSS program for NALP.

Stipends are not included in salary calculations below.

  Number of Employed Graduates
(260 members of class; 258 reporting status; 219 employed)
Number of Employed Graduates with Reported Salary Information (137 reporting salary; a minimum of 5 responses required for salary analysis) 25th Percentile 
Median
75th Percentile Mean (Average)
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.

 

Class of 2011 Salary Information

Based on reported salaries from 145 graduates (56.8% of employed) in all job types from Excel formula.

Stipends are not included in salary calculations below. Judicial interns received $20,000 for the 10 months and Public Interest/Government stipend recipients received $1,000/month.

  Number of Employed Graduates
(285 members of class; 284 reporting status; 255 employed)
Number of Employed Graduates with Reported Salary Information (145 reporting salary; a minimum of 5 responses required for salary analysis)

25th Percentile     

Median

75th Percentile

Mean (Average)

Law Firm
(2-10)
25

5

$42,000

$42,000

$55,000

$52,800

Law Firm
(11-25)
9

3

<5 Responses

$60,000

<5 Responses

$59,167

Law Firm
(26-50)
10

8

$78,250

$86,000

$130,000

$94,375

Law Firm
(51-100)
7

4

<5 Responses

$97,500

<5 Responses

$106,875

Law Firm (101-250)

20

18

$116,250

$145,000

$160,000

$137,222

Law Firm (251-500)

10

9

$125,000

$140,000

$160,000

$134,444

Law Firm 500+

44

42

$145,000

$160,000

$160,000

$151,905

Firms (All)

125

89

$105,000

$145,000

$160,000

$131,281

Judicial Clerkships

42


17

$49,000

$49,429

$54,000

$51,387

Government

33

22

$37,500

$38,492

$50,620

$47,654

Public Interest

24

13

$40,000

$40,000

$48,000

$42,422

Business

19

3
<5 Responses
$72,000
<5 Responses $92,333

Academia

1

1
<5 Responses $32,000 <5 Responses $32,000

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.

For information on national figures for the Class of 2011, please see the National Association of Law Placement (“NALP”) Website:

http://www.nalp.org/uploads/Classof2011SelectedFindings.pdf

If you have any questions or seek additional information, please contact the Office of Career Services.

 

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