GENERAL SUMMARY - Class of 2016
|Total Number of Graduates||104|
|Total Number Reported||102|
|Enrolled in a FT Degree Program||1|
|Total Number Employed||94|
BREAKDOWN BY TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT
One size does not fit all when it comes to careers. Our graduates pursue a variety of post-graduate paths. Traditionally about half of each class goes into private practice, and within that category the majority of graduates in a law firm setting work in offices of two to twenty-five attorneys. Our College continues to attract national talent as a result of the Urban Morgan Human Rights Institute, the Ohio Innocence Project and the Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice. Consequently, public interest work is a popular pursuit of our graduates. Still, others view industry as their destination and assume contract compliance roles, tax-finance, as well as other positions for which a JD is an advantage.
|Employment Statistics||Number||% of those employed||% of class|| Full-time
|Bar Passage Required||78||82.97||75||74||2||0||2|
EMPLOYMENT BY GEOGRAPHY
Ohio continues to be among the top ten states for entry level legal employment and a number of our graduates take advantage of the opportunities available in the state as well as the surrounding states. California, New York, Illinois and the District of Columbia continue to rank high on the list of post-graduate destinations year-after-year.
For the Class of 2016, 94 of the 104 students were employed (only 62 reported their salary). Salary in the 25th percentile was $47,000 and $73,956 for the 75th percentile. The median salary was $56,000 and the average salary was $65,274. For additional information on salary statistics nationally for beginning attorneys, visit http://www.nalp.org/recentgraduates. All salary information provided is derived from the NALP Summary Report.
No. Reporting Salary
|25th Percentile||Median||75th Percentile|
|Law Firm Size|| No. Reporting Salary
(Total Graduates In Sector)
|25th Percentile||Median||75th Percentile|
|Solo Practice||0 (0)*||-||-||-|
*Salary information omitted due to limited sample size.
SOURCE OF JOB
The CPD supports each student’s career aspiration beginning with the individual Professional Development Plan, which is created during the first year. The PDP serves as a yardstick for students to measure experiences to ensure that they always advance the ball toward their ultimate career path. The PDP highlights classes, professional activities, experiential opportunities and work experience that will create a competitive resume.
We also help students connect the dots and routinely offer programs designed to expose students to a variety of settings in which a law degree is beneficial as well as professional norms. Programming includes:
Brand “U”niversity | Brand “U” helps students develop a professional identity and learn to market their unique skills and experience.
Practice Previews | Highlight different job settings - Private Practice, Public Interest, Government, and Alternative Careers - to aid students in choosing and developing a career path.
Breakfast Club | Introduces students to real-world legal professionals, including College of Law alumni, who provide insight on a particular field of practice.
Speed Chat | A blind dating approach to professional networking that gives students and employers the opportunity to make important business connections.
Final Friday | Designed to get students off campus and into the legal community, Final Friday allows students to visit a variety of professional settings for an informal roundtable discussion with professionals. Students are encouraged to stay downtown after the program to sample the arts.
Law in Practice: Books to Briefs | Local attorneys present actual cases to participants in a workshop format that exposes students to real life application of classroom instruction C
|Source of Job||Number Reported|
|Career Services Posting||24|
|Referral by friend/family/etc.||11|
|Pre-Law School Employer||1|
|Started Own Business/Practice||0|
|Non-UC Law Posting||3|
ABA Employment Summary - Class of 2015
Pursuant to ABA Standard 509, additional employment information for the Class of 2015 can be found in the 2015 ABA Placement Report.
Employment Summary - Classes of 2012, 2013, and 2014
For statistics on the Class of 2012, please review the archived information here.
For statistics on the Class of 2013, please review the archived information here.
For statistics on the Class of 2014, please review the archived information here.