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Employment Data

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 204 206 214
Pursuing Graduate Degree 5 10 6
Seeking Employment 23 28 14
Not Seeking Employment 8 5 5
Unknown 8 7 8
Total Graduates 248 256 247

Employment by Industry/Sector

2013 2012 2011
Law Firms 106 96 106
Judicial Clerkships 20 27 23
Government 21 23 20
Public Interest 12 7 24
Business/Industry 36 41 39
Education 9 (5*) 12 (6*) 2 (1*)
Unknown 0 0 0
Total Employed Graduates 204 206 214

* University-funded positions

Employment Type

2012 2011 2010
Bar Admission Required/Anticipated 186 178 175
(Full-Time, Long-Term) 177 169 *
(Full-Time, Short-Term) 4 5 *
(Part-Time, Long-Term) 5 4 *
(Part-Time, Short-Term) 0 0 *
J.D. Advantage 13 23 9
(Full-Time, Long-Term) 8 23 *
(Full-Time, Short-Term) 2 0 *
(Part-Time, Long-Term) 3 0 *
(Part-Time, Short-Term) 0 0 *
Professional Other 5 2 9
(Full-Time, Long-Term) 2 2 *
(Full-Time, Short-Term) 2 0 *
(Part-Time, Long-Term) 1 0 *
(Part-Time, Short-Term) 1 0 *
Nonprofessional Other 1 11 5
(Full-Time, Long-Term) 0 2 *
(Full-Time, Short-Term) 0 5 *
(Part-Time, Long-Term) 0 1 *
(Part-Time, Short-Term) 1 3 *
Employed, Type Unknown 0 0 5

* Not required by the ABA prior to 2011

Law Firm Employment

Firm Size 2013 2012 2011
501+ Attorneys 26 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 106 96 106

Salaries

Private Sector 2012 2011 2010
75th Percentile $145,000 $145,000 $141,250
Median $115,000 $117,500 $107,500
25th Percentile $72,000 $70,000 $71,000
Total Graduates in this Category 137 142 126
Salaries Reported 62 46 60
Response Rate 45% 32% 48%
Public Sector 2012 2011 2010
75th Percentile $62,000 $59,250 $60,000
Median $57,000 $50,980 $55,000
25th Percentile $48,000 $44,000 $50,000
Total Graduates in this Category 68 69 78
Salaries Reported 29 24 25
Response Rate 43% 35% 32%

First-Time Bar Passage Rate

2013 2012 2011
North Carolina 81.29% 88.13% 90.07%
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