Friday, May 8, 2015

Law schools with the most improved employment rates for grads

From National Jurist Magazine:

Wake Forest, Wash U. among schools that improved employment rate the most

While the nation's law schools collectively saw a slight uptick in employment success for their grads from 2014 compared to 2013, some schools managed to do much better than average. Why? A better job market, more aggressive career services programs and student grit were among the answers.


Wake Forest University School of Law saw the biggest jump of all law schools in the percentage of recent grads landing full-time, long-term jobs. In 2014, the number was 83.4 percent, up from previous year's 62.3 percent — a 21.2 percent rise.


Overall, for all law schools, grads landing full-time, long-term jobs rose about 6 percent, according to figures released recently by the ABA. (For full-time, long-term jobs that require a law degree, the number increased about 3 percent. The numbers the National Jurist uses in this article also include full-time jobs that don't require a law degree.)


Even though the total number of legal jobs decreased from the year before, the number of students graduating and competing for those jobs fell as well. That also helped improve the employment numbers.

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