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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

2014 2013 2012
Employed 207 206 206
Pursuing Graduate Degree 4 5 10
Seeking Employment 27 23 28
Not Seeking Employment 2 8 5
Unknown 3 6 7
Total Graduates 243 248 256

Employment by Industry/Sector

2014 2013 2012
Law Firms 99 107 96
Judicial Clerkships 27 20 27
Government 24 21 23
Public Interest 15 12 7
Business/Industry 34 37 41
Education 8 (3*) 9 (5*) 12 (6*)
Unknown 0 0 0
Total Employed Graduates 207 206 206

* University-funded positions

Employment Type

2014 2013 2012
Bar Admission Required/Anticipated 175 180 186
(Full-Time, Long-Term) 170 173 177
(Full-Time, Short-Term) 4 3 4
(Part-Time, Long-Term) 1 1 5
(Part-Time, Short-Term) 0 3 0
J.D. Advantage 23 19 13
(Full-Time, Long-Term) 17 15 8
(Full-Time, Short-Term) 5 1 2
(Part-Time, Long-Term) 1 3 3
(Part-Time, Short-Term) 0 0 0
Professional Other 7 7 5
(Full-Time, Long-Term) 3 7 2
(Full-Time, Short-Term) 1 0 2
(Part-Time, Long-Term) 3 0 1
(Part-Time, Short-Term) 0 0 1
Nonprofessional Other 2 0 1
(Full-Time, Long-Term) 1 0 0
(Full-Time, Short-Term) 0 0 0
(Part-Time, Long-Term) 0 0 0
(Part-Time, Short-Term) 1 0 1
Employed, Type Unknown 0 0 0

Law Firm Employment

Firm Size 2014 2013 2012
501+ Attorneys 30 27 25
251-500 6 6 9
101-250 10 17 8
51-100 6 8 5
26-50 5 9 7
11 through 25 7 12 8
2 through 10 34 26 28
Solo 1 1 2
Unknown Size 0 1 4
Total Law Firm Graduates 99 107 96

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


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