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Dayton Law Top 25% Nationally In Job Numbers

The University of Dayton School of Law’s latest job numbers put it in the top 25% nationally in one of the key measures used to judge the success of graduates in finding employment.

Job numbers for the Class of 2022 show 91.9% of graduates got full-time, long-term, bar required or J.D. advantage jobs in the 10 months after graduation. That number puts Dayton Law in the top quarter of law schools nationally and third among the 10 law schools in the Ohio area, according to an analysis of the Employment Summary Reports released to the American Bar Association.

“We were thrilled to see all these really nice results come in where these students we’ve worked with two or three years are excited about where their careers are headed, how they’ve begun and the success they are having,” says Tim Swensen, Assistant Dean and Director of the Career Services Office.

The School of Law has seen the percentage of its graduates getting full-time, long-term, bar required or J.D. advantage jobs in the 10 months after graduation grow each of the last four years, while maintaining its top three position in Ohio during that time and placing in the top 25% nationally for the last three years.

The law school also saw 81% of its graduates get full-time, long-term, bar required jobs in the 10 months after graduation, an increase of more than 13%, which placed it third among Ohio law schools on that metric as well.

Swensen says much of the credit goes to the work students have put in when it comes to the job search process.

“Students coming in the past few years have really dedicated themselves at a level never before seen to hit the ground running,” Swensen says.

According to Swensen, the support of alumni and faculty also plays an important role in the School of Law’s consistent success in finding jobs for its graduates.

“The alumni have come through both in terms of the intensity of their involvement and the breadth of their involvement at a level that’s pretty phenomenal,” Swensen says. “It’s also clear from results that faculty have been centrally involved by giving students connections and putting them in touch with people."

Swensen says it helps that the Career Services Office is able to take an approach that’s personalized for each student and begins in many cases even before they start law school. 

“We can afford to take the time to get to know each student well and tailor our approach to who they are, what they want to do and where they want to be,” Swensen says. “We’ve also made a real conscientious effort to be involved with students even before they enter Keller Hall as a student, so they know we’re a place where they’re going to be supported.”

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