Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A follow-up report on how the class of 2017 fared in the job market by individual school

Following up on a recent report from the ABA on the employment stats for the class of 2017 (which overall fared a bit better than the previous class due in part to fewer students chasing the available jobs), Law.com has taken the data and teased out some additional info in order to assess how individual schools stacked up against their peers. Specifically, Law.com has analyzed the job data in terms of which schools had the highest percentage of students obtaining jobs where bar passage is a requirement; which schools have performed the weakest in that regard; which schools are sending the most students into federal clerkships; into large firm jobs; and government and public interest jobs. Click here for a link to a series of charts prepared by Law.com that shows the following:

  • Schools ranked # 1 to # 204 when it comes to placing students in full time, longterm jobs where bar passage is required (and the jobs are not funded by the schools themselves).
  • Schools ranked # 1 to # 204 when it comes to placing students in either full time jobs where bar passage is required or in so-called "JD Advantage" jobs.
  • The top schools ranked in terms of the highest percentage of students who are employed in school-funded jobs.
  • Schools ranked in terms of highest percentage of graduates who had not found work more than 10 months after graduation.
  • Schools ranked in terms of highest percentage who were underemployed 10 months after graduation (because they were either unemployed, working in temporary or part-time jobs ,or non-professional jobs).

 (jbl).

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