Employment Data

Page History

Choose an Area to Edit


Current Left Navigation Widgets

Current Page Widgets

Choose the Number of Areas for This Page

NOTE: Reducing the number of areas will permanently delete any content and widgets in the removed area(s).

Area Positions

  • Area 1 is the main column for the page
  • Area 2 appears to the right of area 1
  • Area 3 appears under area 1


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

Employment Status

2013 2012 2011
Employed 206 206 214
Pursuing Graduate Degree 5 10 6
Seeking Employment 23 28 14
Not Seeking Employment 8 5 5
Unknown 6 7 8
Total Graduates 248 256 247

Employment by Industry/Sector

2013 2012 2011
Law Firms 107 96 106
Judicial Clerkships 20 27 23
Government 21 23 20
Public Interest 12 7 24
Business/Industry 37 41 39
Education 9 (5*) 12 (6*) 2 (1*)
Unknown 0 0 0
Total Employed Graduates 206 206 214

* University-funded positions

Employment Type

2013 2012 2011
Bar Admission Required/Anticipated 180 186 178
(Full-Time, Long-Term) 173 177 169
(Full-Time, Short-Term) 3 4 5
(Part-Time, Long-Term) 1 5 4
(Part-Time, Short-Term) 3 0 0
J.D. Advantage 19 13 23
(Full-Time, Long-Term) 15 8 23
(Full-Time, Short-Term) 1 2 0
(Part-Time, Long-Term) 3 3 0
(Part-Time, Short-Term) 0 0 0
Professional Other 7 5 2
(Full-Time, Long-Term) 7 2 2
(Full-Time, Short-Term) 0 2 0
(Part-Time, Long-Term) 0 1 0
(Part-Time, Short-Term) 0 1 0
Nonprofessional Other 0 1 11
(Full-Time, Long-Term) 0 0 2
(Full-Time, Short-Term) 0 0 5
(Part-Time, Long-Term) 0 0 1
(Part-Time, Short-Term) 0 1 3
Employed, Type Unknown 0 0 0

* Not required by the ABA prior to 2011

Law Firm Employment

Firm Size 2013 2012 2011
501+ Attorneys 27 25 24
251-500 6 9 2
101-250 17 8 6
51-100 8 5 7
26-50 9 7 9
11 through 25 12 8 18
2 through 10 26 28 37
Solo 1 2 3
Unknown Size 1 4 0
Total Law Firm Graduates 107 96 106

Salaries

Private Sector 2013 2012 2011
75th Percentile $145,000 $145,000 $145,000
Median $115,000 $115,000 $117,500
25th Percentile $70,000 $72,000 $70,000
Total Graduates in this Category 143 137 142
Salaries Reported 67 62 46
Response Rate 47% 45% 32%
Public Sector 2013 2012 2011
75th Percentile $58,500 $62,000 $59,250
Median $50,596 $57,000 $50,980
25th Percentile $45,000 $48,000 $44,000
Total Graduates in this Category 62 68 69
Salaries Reported 24 29 24
Response Rate 39% 43% 35%

First-Time Bar Passage Rate

2014 2013 2012
North Carolina 86.79% 81.29% 88.13%
UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106


If you are seeing this, you are either using a non-graphical browser or Netscape 4.x (4.7, 4.8, etc.) and this page appears very plain. If you are using a 4.x version of Netscape, this site is fully functional but lacks styles and optimizations available in other browsers. For full functionality, please upgrade your browser to the latest version of Internet Explorer or Firefox.