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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


2016 2015 2014
Employed 199 205 207
Pursuing Graduate Degree 5 3 4
Seeking Employment 23 18 27
Not Seeking Employment 1 3 2
Unknown 1 3 3
Total Graduates 229 232 243

Employment by Industry/Sector

2016 2015 2014
Law Firms 97 101 99
Judicial Clerkships 21 18 27
Government 25 33 24
Public Interest 14 13 15
Business/Industry 32 32 34
Education 6 (0*) 8(2*) 8 (3*)
Unknown 0 0 0
Total Employed Graduates 195 205 207

* University-funded positions

Employment Type

2016 2015 2014
Bar Admission Required/Anticipated 167 167 175
(Full-Time, Long-Term) 155 153 170
(Full-Time, Short-Term) 10 6 4
(Part-Time, Long-Term) 1 2 1
(Part-Time, Short-Term) 1 6 0
J.D. Advantage 30 34 23
(Full-Time, Long-Term) 12 29 17
(Full-Time, Short-Term) 9 1 5
(Part-Time, Long-Term) 1 1 1
(Part-Time, Short-Term) 8 3 0
Professional Other 1 1 7
(Full-Time, Long-Term) 0 1 3
(Full-Time, Short-Term) 0 0 1
(Part-Time, Long-Term) 0 0 3
(Part-Time, Short-Term) 1 0 0
Nonprofessional Other 0 1 2
(Full-Time, Long-Term) 0 0 1
(Full-Time, Short-Term) 0 0 0
(Part-Time, Long-Term) 0 0 0
(Part-Time, Short-Term) 0 1 1
Employed, Type Unknown 0 0 0

Law Firm Employment

Firm Size 2016 2015 2014
501+ Attorneys 32 30 30
251-500 4 14 6
101-250 8 8 10
51-100 9 7 6
26-50 7 5 5
11 through 25 9 8 7
2 through 10 23 28 34
Solo 1 0 1
Unknown Size 4 1 0
Total Law Firm Graduates 97 101 99

Salaries

Private Sector 2016 2015 2014
75th Percentile $137,500 $160,000 $135,000
Median $108,000 $115,000 $100,000
25th Percentile $65,000 $67,000 $60,500
Total Graduates in this Category 129 133 133
Salaries Reported 88 98 88
Response Rate 66.2% 64.9% 64.3%
Public Sector 2016 2015 2014
75th Percentile $64,825 $59,393 $58,550
Median $58,000 $50,650 $52,000
25th Percentile $49,081 $44,500 $45,500
Total Graduates in this Category 66 72 74
Salaries Reported 44 56 44
Response Rate 33.8% 35.1% 35.7%
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