Employment Statistics

ABA Employment Summary Reports

Employment Statistics for the Class of 2015

The School of Law’s Career Services Office ascertained the employment status of 97 percent (90/93) of UDSL’s 2015 graduates. 27 percent of those employed (20/73) supplied us with salary information. Members of the Class of 2015 began their careers in 17 states and 51 percent remained in Ohio.

Our Numbers

Here's a snapshot of some of the most important employment data for the Class of 2015:

Employment 10 months post-graduation 81.1% (73/90)
Of those employed:
% in positions where bar admission was required or J.D. preferred
83.6% (61/73)
Of all graduates:
% in positions where bar admission was required or J.D. preferred
65.6% (61/93)
Average Salary $65,628 (20/73 or 27% reporting)
  • 25th Percentile: $49,250
  • 50th Percentile: $56,991
  • 75th Percentile: $85,000
Employed in Private Practice 43.8%
Employed in Government  (includes Judicial Clerkships):   20.5%
Employed in Business Setting 27.4%
Employed in Public Interest 2.7 %
Pursuing LL.M degree 4.4%
LLM programs represented were Southwestern Law’s program in Entertainment Law, George Washington University Law School’s program in Intellectual Property Law, the University of Texas Law School program in Energy Law, and the City University of London’s Banking Law program.

Summary Reports

For more details, view the following PDF documents.

Class of 2015 ABA Employment Summary 2015
Class of 2014 ABA Employment Summary 2014
Class of 2013 ABA Employment Summary 2013
Class of 2012
Class of 2011
Class of 2010

Questions to Consider

As you evaluate the employment-related statistics supplied by law schools you are considering (including ours), remember to ask some important fundamental questions:

  • What percentage of the graduates responded, supplying the basis for the data reported? The higher the response rate, the more likely the information provided is valid.
  • What percentage of respondents supplied salary information, forming the basis for average and median starting salary assertions?
  • What percentage of the respondents report being employed in positions where bar passage is mandatory or for which a law degree is a preferred credential?
  • How many graduates are working in full-time positions?

The staff of the Career Services Office is committed to providing our students and alumni excellent career-related services and to providing potential and current students thorough, accurate employment information.

As you consider your various law school or employment options, we welcome your interest in UDSL and pledge to do our best to answer any career-related questions you might have. For more information, contact the Career Services Office.

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