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Information as of nine months after graduation. This data was reported to the ABA and/or NALP according to their reporting guidelines.

Employment Status

2015 2014 2013
Employed 205 207 206
Pursuing Graduate Degree 3 4 5
Seeking Employment 18 27 23
Not Seeking Employment 3 2 8
Unknown 3 3 6
Total Graduates 232 243 248

Employment by Industry/Sector

2015 2014 2013
Law Firms 101 99 107
Judicial Clerkships 18 27 20
Government 33 24 21
Public Interest 13 15 12
Business/Industry 32 34 37
Education   8(2*) 8 (3*) 9 (5*)
Unknown 0 0 0
Total Employed Graduates 205 207 206

* University-funded positions

Employment Type

2015 2014 2013
Bar Admission Required/Anticipated 167 175 180
(Full-Time, Long-Term) 153 170 173
(Full-Time, Short-Term) 6 4 3
(Part-Time, Long-Term) 2 1 1
(Part-Time, Short-Term) 6 0 3
J.D. Advantage 34 23 19
(Full-Time, Long-Term) 29 17 15
(Full-Time, Short-Term) 1 5 1
(Part-Time, Long-Term) 1 1 3
(Part-Time, Short-Term) 3 0 0
Professional Other 1 7 7
(Full-Time, Long-Term) 1 3 7
(Full-Time, Short-Term) 0 1 0
(Part-Time, Long-Term) 0 3 0
(Part-Time, Short-Term) 0 0 0
Nonprofessional Other 1 2 0
(Full-Time, Long-Term) 0 1 0
(Full-Time, Short-Term) 0 0 0
(Part-Time, Long-Term) 0 0 0
(Part-Time, Short-Term) 1 1 0
Employed, Type Unknown 0 0 0

Law Firm Employment

Firm Size 2015 2014 2013
501+ Attorneys 30 30 27
251-500 14 6 6
101-250 8 10 17
51-100 7 6 8
26-50 5 5 9
11 through 25 8 7 12
2 through 10 28 34 26
Solo 0 1 1
Unknown Size 1 0 1
Total Law Firm Graduates 101 99 107

Salaries

Private Sector 2015 2014 2013
75th Percentile $160,000 $135,000 $145,000
Median $115,000 $100,000 $115,000
25th Percentile $67,000 $60,500 $70,000
Total Graduates in this Category 133 133 143
Salaries Reported 98 88 67
Response Rate 64.9% 64.3% 47%
Public Sector 2015 2014 2013
75th Percentile $59,393 $58,550 $58,500
Median $50,650 $52,000 $50,596
25th Percentile $44,500 $45,500 $45,000
Total Graduates in this Category 72 74 62
Salaries Reported 56 44 24
Response Rate 35.1% 35.7% 39%
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