Thursday, July 30, 2015

How Are Our Graduates Doing in the Job Market?

There is no single or simple answer to this important question.  NALP today released its "Selected Findings from the Employment Report and Salary Survey for the Class of 2014."  

The good news:

  • the employment rate for graduates rose over 2 percentage points compared to the class of 2013, the first increase since 2007
  • the percentage of employed gradutes in JD required or JD Advantage jobs also increased

The bad news:

  • the actual number of jobs obtained by the class of 2014 was actually smaller than that in 2013;  the smaller graduating class size accounted for the increased employment rate
  • because the ABA shifted the "as of" reporting date from Feb. 15 to March 15, these results may slightly overstate the success of graduates compared with 2013

The future:

  • with class sizes continuing to decline, the percentage of graduates finding employment should continue to rise, as long as there is not a setback in the slowly recovering job market

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