Employment Statistics

BC Law graduates are in high demand: employers value their rock-solid education, sound judgment, and client-centered "can-do" approach. That's just one reason our employment numbers, particularly for JD-required and advantage positions, are among the very best in the country.

#16

Above the Law

Ranking based primarily on JD-required, non school-funded positions

Percentage of Class Employed

2016

93.4%

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

ABA Employment Summary (PDF)

NALP Summary (PDF)

2015

91.5%

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

ABA Employment Summary (PDF)

NALP Summary (PDF)

2014

90.1%

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

ABA Employment Summary (PDF)

NALP Summary (PDF)

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 & Salary Data (Class of 2016)

Employer Type Employed Graduates

Employed Graduates with Reported Salary 25th Percentile
 
Median
75th Percentile
Law Firm (solo) 0
0 <5 Responses <5 Responses <5 Responses
Law Firm
(2-10)
15 (7.08%) 12 $50,000 $62,500 $90,000
Law Firm
(11-25)
7 (3.3%)
6
$75,000 $80,000 $155,000
Law Firm
(26-50)
7 (3.3%)
7
$70,000 $75,600 $90,000
Law Firm
(51-100)
9 (4.25%)
9
$80,000 $80,000 $88,000
Law Firm
(101-250)
16 (7.55%)
16 $120,000 $170,000 $180,000
Law Firm
(251-500)
16 (7.55%) 15 $125,000 $180,000 $180,000
Law Firm
501+
57 (26.89%) 57 $180,000 $180,000 $180,000
Firms (All) 127 (59.91%) 122 $90,000 $180,000 $180,000
Judicial Clerkships 16 (7.55%)
16
$47,018 $57,200 $59,320
Government 27 (12.74%) 27 $45,000 $50,000 $63,000
Public Interest 9 (4.25%)
9
$45,000 $46,000 $50,000
Business 32 (15.09%)
22 $67,308 $80,000 $95,000
Education 1 (.47%)
0
<5 Responses <5 Responses <5 Responses

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).

Timing of Offer

Timing of Offer
Number Percentage
Before graduation 147
69%
After graduation but before bar results 38
18%
After graduation and after bar results 27
13%

Job Source

Job Source
Number Percentage
Interviewed at OCI program, job fair or consortia 69
32%
Networking or referral 65
31%
Responded to other job posting (e.g. Indeed, OCSAR, PSJD, USAJobs, LinkedIn) or other 37
17%
Responded to career services posting or resume collection
36
17%
Returned to or continued with pre-law school employer 4
2%
Used a temporary placement agency or legal search consultant 1
0.5%

Where Our Graduates Go

Members of the Class of 2016 accepted positions in 23 states/territories and two foreign countries with the most popular destinations below. About 40% of the class started their jobs out of state.

State/Territory Number
Massachusetts 134
New York
20
California 7
District of Columbia 7
New Jersey 7
Pennsylvania 7

Our Employers

In the past five years, nearly 600 employers in 40 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and 11 countries have hired our graduates. View an interactive list by location. 

Employers

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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