Class of 2012 Graduate Employment Profile

Class of 2012 Employment Report at 9 Months after Graduation

Employment Status Number Full Time Long Term Full Time Short Term Part Time Long Term Part Time Short Term
Employed – Bar Passage Required 121 107 10 3 1
Employed – JD Advantage 13 13 0 0 0
Employed – Professional Position 3 2 0 1 0
Employed – Non-Professional Position 0 0 0 0 0
Employed – Indeterminable* 0 0 0 0 0
Total Employed 137
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time 5
Unemployed – Start Date Deferred 0
Unemployed – Not Seeking 1
Unemployed – Seeking 13
Employment Status Unknown 0
Total graduates 156

* A graduate in indeterminable category may or may not have a term defined

Law School/University Funded Positions Number
Law School/University Funded Full-time Short Term 3

 

Employment Type Number
Law Firms
Solo 2
2 – 10 21
11 – 25 10
26 – 50 13
51 – 100 6
101 – 250 9
251 – 500 6
501 + 8
Unknown 1
Business & industry 19
Government 21
Pub. Int. (inc. Pub. Def.) 7
Judicial Clerkships
Federal 9
State & local 4
Other 0
Academia 1
Employer type unknown 0
Total 137

 

Employment Location State Number
State – largest employment North Carolina 73
State – 2nd largest employment Virginia 12
State – 3rd largest employment District of Columbia 9
# employed in foreign countries 1

 

Class of 2012 Employment Categories and Salary Profiles for Full-time Employment

Number Reported

% of Reported

# with Salary

25th Percentile

Median

75th Percentile

Mean

Academic

1

0.7

-

-

-

-

-

Business

20

14.6

9

45,000

50,000

65,000

58,000

Judicial Clerkship

13

9.5

9

50,000

55,000

60,000

53,778

Private Practice

76

55.5

50

55,000

70,000

115,000

84,640

Government

21

15.3

13

42,500

52,000

62,467

81,393

Public Interest

6

4.4

-

-

-

-

-

 

Size of Firm

Number Reported

% of Reported

#with salary

25th Percentile

Median

75th Percentile

Mean

2-10

21

27.6

8

40,000

47,500

55,000

48,750

11-25

11

14.5

6

52,000

55,500

57,000

54,167

26-50

12

15.8

11

67,500

70,000

90,000

72,273

51-100

6

7.9

5

67,000

75,000

75,000

81,400

101-250

6

7.9

5

115,000

125,000

129,000

113,800

251-500

6

7.9

5

50,000

115,000

125,000

100,000

501+

9

11.8

8

115,000

140,000

152,500

137,000

Unknown

3

3.9

-

-

-

-

-

Solo

2

2.6

-

-

-

-

-

 

Employment by Sector

Number Reported

% of Reported

# with salary

25th Percentile

Median

75th Percentile

Mean

Private

96

70.1

59

50,000

67,500

115,000

80,576

Public

41

29.9

23

42,500

52,000

62467

68,792

Class of 2012 Employment Locations

State

Number

Percentage

Massachusetts

4

2.9

New Jersey

2

1.5

New York

5

3.6

Pennsylvania

2

1.5

Illinois

1

0.7

Kansas

1

0.7

Washington, DC

9

6.6

Florida

4

2.9

Georgia

4

2.9

Maryland

2

1.5

North Carolina

73

53.3

South Carolina

3

2.2

Virginia

12

8.8

West Virginia

2

1.5

Kentucky

1

0.7

Tennessee

2

1.5

Oklahoma

1

0.7

Texas

5

3.6

Colorado

1

0.7

Alaska

1

0.7

Oregon

1

0.7

Non-US

1

0.7

137

100.0

 

2012 ABA Employment Summary