Employment Statistics

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.

#20

Above the Law

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

Percentage of Class Employed

2017

90.8%

86.10% full-time, long-term, bar-passage required/JD advantage positions

ABA Employment Summary (PDF)

NALP Summary (PDF) (Preliminary)

2016

93.4%

88.10% full-time, long-term, bar-passage required/JD advantage positions

ABA Employment Summary (PDF)

NALP Summary (PDF)

2015

91.5%

85.42% full-time, long-term, bar-passage required/JD advantage positions

ABA Employment Summary (PDF)

NALP Summary (PDF)

Employment Breakdown (Class of 2017)

Employment Type (Class Size: 238) Percentage
Number

Employed at 10 months

90.76% 216

Full Time

88.24% 210

Part Time

2.52% 6

Bar Passage required

80.67% 192

JD advantage

7.98% 19

Other Professional

0.84% 2

Non-Professional

0 0

Employed, Job Type Unknown

0 0

Pursuing Graduate Degree

1.26% 3

Start Date Deferred

0.42% 1

Unemployed- Seeking

6.72% 16

Unknown

0.84%
2

BC Law Funded Positions

Employment Type 2017
Bar Passage Required Full Time/Long Term 3
Total 3

Type of Employment & Salary Data (Class of 2017)

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)
18 12 $54,000 $57,750 $66,250
Law Firm
(11-25)
8 8 $57,500 $67,500 $75,000
Law Firm
(26-50)
8
7
$60,000 $75,000 $85,000
Law Firm
(51-100)
7 6 $78,250 $85,000 $100,000
Law Firm
(101-250)
17
17 $120,000 $180,000 $180,000
Law Firm
(251-500)
9 9 $125,000 $160,000 $180,000
Law Firm
501+
61 61 $180,000 $180,000 $180,000
Unknown Size 1 0 <5 Responses
<5 Responses
<5 Responses
Firms (All) 129 120 $85,000 $180,000 $180,000
Judicial Clerkships 27 27 $57,745 $62,961 $67,641
Government 22 22 $46,715 $60,000 $63,417
Public Interest 9
9
$47,476 $48,000 $56,000
Business 17 13 $80,000 $80,000 $85,000
Education 1
1 <5 Responses <5 Responses <5 Responses

Based on reported salaries from 192 graduates employed full-time & long-term in all job types from NALP ERSS report (238 members of class; 236 reporting status; 216 employed; a minimum of 5 responses required in each category for salary analysis).

Timing of Offer

Timing of Offer
Number Percentage
Before graduation 142
66%
After graduation but before bar results 33
15%
After graduation and after bar results 38 18%
Timing relative to bar results is not applicable; no bar exam taken  1 1%

Job Source

Job Source
Number Percentage
Interviewed at OCI program, job fair or consortia 74 34%
Networking or referral 55 25%
Responded to career services posting or resume collection
43 20%
Responded to other job posting (e.g. Indeed, OCSAR, PSJD, USAJobs, LinkedIn) or other 29 13%
Returned to or continued with pre-law school employer 10 5%
Used a temporary placement agency or legal search consultant 4 2%
Started own practice or business 1 <1%

Where Our Graduates Go

Members of the Class of 2017 accepted positions in 24 states/territories and 2 foreign countries with the most popular destinations below. About 45% of the class started their jobs out of state.

State/Territory Number
Massachusetts 108
New York
43
California 9

Our Employers

In the past five years, more than 650 employers in cities across 40 states, Washington, DC, Guam, Puerto Rico and 11 countries have hired our graduates. BC Law School faculty, staff, and alumni around the world help new graduates identify opportunities and network to provide them with introductions and support. 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.

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

 

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