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JD and JD-MBA Classes 2006 - 2009

Employment at Nine Months Out
2006
2007
2008
2009
Employed
261
250
265
247
Seeking
0
1
0
0
Not Seeking
2
4
3
6
Enrolled in Academic Program
0
0
5
5
Status Unknown
0
0
0
2
Total Class Size
263
255
273
260
Employment Type at Nine Months Out
(percentages based upon the total number of gradautes known to be employed)
2006
2007
2008
2009
#
%
#
%
#
%
#
%
Law Firm
191
73%
194
78%
196
74%
187
76%
     2-10
4
2%
2
1%
0
0%
2
1%
     11-25
6
2%
3
1%
2
1%
1
1%
     26-50
1
<1%
4
2%
3
1%
3
1%
     51-100
14
5%
11
4%
8
3%
7
3%
     101-250
18
7%
22
9%
15
6%
16
6%
     251-500
18
7%
12
5%
17
6%
16
6%
     501+
130
50%
140
56%
149
56%
140
57%
     Unknown size
0
0%
0
0%
2
1%
2
1%
Judicial Clerkship
28
11%
22
9%
32
12%
22
9%
Business/Industry
20
8%
13
5%
12
4%
8
3%
Public Interest/Government
11
4%
13
5%
18
7%
9
4%
Academic
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
1
<1%
Law School Funded (Short-Term)
4
2%
0
0%
5
2%
6
2%
Other Short-Term
4
2%
8
3%
2
1%
12
5%
Employer Type Unknown
3
1%
0
0%
0
0%
2
1%
Employment Requirements
2006
2007
2008
2009
Bar Admission Required/Anticipated
230
232
250
231
JD Preferred
24
13
8
5
Professional-Other
4
4
7
6
Non-Professional
0
1
0
4
Employment Type Unknown
3
0
0
1
Judicial Clerkships
2006
2007
2008
2009
Total
35
30
43
36
  Student
27
22
30
22
  Alumni
8
8
13
14
Federal
33
26
38
33
  District Court
14
11
21
15
  Appellate Court
16
12
17
15
  Supreme Court
0
3
0
0
  Non-Article III
3
0
0
3
State
2
4
5
3
  Trial/Appellate Court
1
0
1
1
  Supreme
1
4
4
2
U.S. News Employment Rate
2006
2007
2008
2009
Employed at Graduation1
96.2%
97.6%
98.2%
92.7%3
Employed at nine months out2
99.2%
99.6%
100%
95.0%4
1The 2006-2008 U.S. News formula is calculated as any person employed, full-time or part-time, legal or non-legal, plus enrolled in an academic program divided by total graduates minus those who are not seeking.
2For the 2006-2008 nine month rate, the formula is the same except that U.S. News counts as employed 25% of those whose employment status is unknown.
3Beginning in 2009, for both calculations, U.S. News no longer considers graduates enrolled in academic programs as employed, and no longer subtracts graduates not seeking employment from class size.
4In 2009, U.S. News no longer counted as employed 25% of those whose employment status is unknown
.
Employment by Geography
2006
2007
2008
2009
Midwest
54%
49%
50%
44%
Northeast
24%
28%
31%
34%
West
14%
16%
12%
12%
South
6%
6%
6%
8%
International
2%
1%
1%
2%
Graduates Employed in Major Markets 2005 - 2009
Number
Chicago
544
New York, Washington D.C., Boston, Philadelphia
343
Los Angeles, San Francisco (Bay Area), Seattle, Denver
144
Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Miami
55
International
11
View the American Lawyer's AmLaw 100 firms for whom members of the Class of 2005-2009 have worked.
Bar Passage Rates
2006
2007
2008
2009
Bar passage
95%
96%
98%
95%