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Class of 2013

The following charts include data inclusive of both JD and JD-MBA graduates.

Employment Report at 9 Months After Graduation

Employment Status
Number
Full-Time
Part-Time
Number
Reported
% of
Reported
Long-Term1
Short-Term
Long-Term
Short-Term
Employed (Total)
268
94.4%
258
2
6
2
     Bar Passage Reqd
235
82.7%
225
2
6
2
     JD Advantage
33
11.6%
33
0
0
0
     Professional
0
0.0%
0
0
0
0
     Non-Professional
0
0.0%
0
0
0
0
     Job Type Unknown
0
0.0%
0
0
0
0
Pursuing Grad. Deg. FT
4
1.4%
 
Unemployed (Total)
12
4.2%
     Start Date Deferred
0
0.0%
     Not Seeking Job
1
0.4%
     Seeking Job
11
3.9%
Status Unknown
0
0.0%
Total Graduates
284
100%
1 A "long-term" position is one that either has no definite term or a term of one year or more. A "short-term" position is one that has a definite term of less than one year.
Law School/University Funded Positions
Number
Full-Time
Part-Time
Number
Reported
% of
Reported
Long-Term
Short-Term
Long-Term
Short-Term
Of Employed - Law School/University
12
4.2%
5
0
6
1
Employment Type
Number
Reported
Full-Time
Part-Time
Long-Term
Short-Term
Long-Term
Short-Term
Law Firms
174
172
1
1
0
     Solo
0
0
0
0
0
     2 - 10
1
1
0
0
0
     11 - 25
3
2
0
1
0
     26 - 50
6
5
1
0
0
     51 - 100
6
6
0
0
0
     101 - 250
11
11
0
0
0
     251 - 500
6
6
0
0
0
     501+
141
141
0
0
0
     Size Unknown
0
0
0
0
0
Business & Industry
41
39
1
0
1
Government (incl. Public Defender)
16
15
0
1
0
Public Interest
9
8
0
0
1
Judicial Clerkships
27
23
0
4
0
     Federal
25
22
0
3
0
     State & Local
2
1
0
1
0
     Other
0
0
0
0
0
Education
1
1
0
0
0
Employer Type Unknown
0
0
0
0
0
Total Employed
268
258
2
6
2
Judicial Clerkships1
Number
Circuit Court of Appeals
7
Federal District Court
14
State Supreme Court
1
Administrative Court
1
1 Excludes 4 part-time positions included by defninition in the statistics reported to the ABA and listed in the section above.
Salary Information
Number
Percent
Number and Percent of Employed Reporting Salaries
256/268
96%
Number and Percent of Total Class Reporting Salaries
256/284
90%
Known Salaries of Employed
Number
Percent of Reporting Salaries (256)
Percent of Employed (268)
Percent of Class (284)
Less than $40,000
11
4%
4%
4%
$40,000 - $59,999
24
9%
9%
8%
$60,000 - $79,999
23
9%
9%
8%
$80,000 - $99,999
8
3%
3%
3%
$100,000 - $119,999
13
5%
5%
5%
$120,000 - $139,999
17
7%
6%
6%
$140,000 - $159,999
23
9%
9%
8%
$160,000+
137
54%
51%
48%
Employed and Not Reporting
12
5%
4%
4%
Salary by Selected Job Sectors1
Mean
25th
Percentile
Median
Salary
75th
Percentile
# Reporting
Salary
# Employed in Category (Percent Reporting)
Law Firm
$153,762
$160,000
$160,000
$160,000
170
172 (99%)
     Solo
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
0
0 (0%)
     2-10
N/A
<5 reported
<5 reported
<5 reported
1
1 (100%)
     11-25
N/A
<5 reported
<5 reported
<5 reported
1
2 (50%)
     26-50
N/A
<5 reported
<5 reported
<5 reported
4
5 (80%)
     51-100
$149,167
$148,800
$160,000
$160,000
6
6 (100%)
     101-250
$134,091
$110,000
$145,000
$160,000
11
11 (100%)
     251-500
$131,667
$105,000
$155,000
$160,000
6
6 (100%)
     501+
$157,837
$160,000
$160,000
$160,000
141
141 (100%)
     Unknown size
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
0
0 (0%)
Judicial Clerkship
$60,739
$58,000
$62,000
$63,000
23
23 (100%)
Business/Industry
$113,463
$98,750
$120,000
$135,000
32
39 (82%)
Public Interest/Government
$55,296
$48,500
$53,000
$60,000
22
23 (96%)
Education
N/A
<5 reported
<5 reported
<5 reported
1
1 (100%)
1 Based upon salaries of full-time, long-term employed graduates.
Salary by Job Type1
Mean
25th
Percentile
Median
Salary
75th
Percentile
# Reporting
Salary
# Employed in Category (Percent Reporting)
Bar Passage Required
$132,551
$105,000
$160,000
$160,000
221
225 (98%)
JD Advantage
$115,370
$100,000
$120,000
$135,000
27
33 (82%)
1 Based upon salaries of full-time, long-term employed graduates.
Bar Passage Rate
Percent
Bar passage
96%
Bar Passage Rate (Illinois)
Percent
Northwestern Law Class of 2013 Bar Passage
96%
State of Illinois Bar Passage for All First-Time Takers 89%
Top 5 Employment Markets1
Top 5 Employee Markets
1 Based upon 268 employed graduates.

jd 2013 employment statistics table