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Class of 2019

The following charts include data inclusive of both JD and JD-MBA graduates. In reviewing the data, we encourage you look at not only the data on this page, but also the ABA and NALP reports on the main Employment Statistics page.

The data considers employment sector, job type, whether the work is full- or part-time, and the permanence of the position. The salary information is presented in several ways: by salary range, by employment sector, and by job type. Graduates employed in Law School/University Funded positions include individuals employed full-time in competitively funded, full-time post-graduate fellowships, and part-time in bridge-to-practice positions.

Employment Report at 10 Months After Graduation

Employment Status
Number
Full-Time
Part-Time
Number
Reported
% of
Reported
Long-Term1
Short-Term
Long-Term
Short-Term
Employed (Total)
232
96.7%
232
0
0
0
     Bar Passage Reqd2
210
87.5%
210
0
0
0
     JD Advantage
22
9.2%
22
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
0
0.0%
 
Employed - Start Date Deferred
2
0.8%
Unemployed (Total)
4
1.7%
     Not Seeking Job
1
0.4%
     Seeking Job
3
1.3%
Status Unknown
2
0.8%
Total Graduates
240
99%
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.
2 Includes students employed in Law School/University Funded positions, including 2 recipients of our highly selective one-year public interest Jay A. Pritzker Fellowships.
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 Funded
2
0.8%
2
0
0
0
Employment Type
Number
Reported
Full-Time
Part-Time
Long-Term
Short-Term
Long-Term
Short-Term
Law Firms
167
167
0
0
0
     Solo
0
0
0
0
0
     2 - 10
3
3
0
0
0
     11 - 25
2
2
0
0
0
     26 - 50
5
5
0
0
0
     51 - 100
2
2
0
0
0
     101 - 250
5
5
0
0
0
     251 - 500
15
15
0
0
0
     501+
135
135
0
0
0
     Size Unknown
0
0
0
0
0
Business & Industry
21
21
0
0
0
Government (incl. Public Defender)
6
6
0
0
0
Public Interest
9
9
0
0
0
Judicial Clerkships1
28
28
0
0
0
     Federal1
20
20
0
0
0
     State & Local
8
8
0
0
0
     Other
0
0
0
0
0
Education
1
1
0
0
0
Employer Type Unknown
0
0
0
0
0
Total Employed
232
232
0
0
0
1 Includes Circuit Court Staff Attorneys
Judicial Clerkships
Number
Circuit Court of Appeals
8
Federal District Court
6
Federal Magistrate
0
Federal Special Jurisdiction
2
Federal Staff Attorney
4
State Supreme Court
5
State Trial & Appellate Court
3
International Court
0
Salary Information
Number
Percent
Number and Percent of Employed Reporting Salaries
222/232
96%
Number and Percent of Total Class Reporting Salaries
222/240
93%
Known Salaries of Employed
Number
Percent of Reporting Salaries (222)
Percent of Employed (232)
Percent of Class (240)
Less than $40,000
0
0%
0%
0%
$40,000 - $59,999
17
8%
7%
7%
$60,000 - $79,999
30
14%
13%
13%
$80,000 - $99,999
3
1%
1%
1%
$100,000 - $119,999
5
2%
2%
2%
$120,000 - $139,999
1
0%
0%
0%
$140,000 - $159,999
9
4%
4%
4%
$160,000-$179,999
13
6%
6%
5%
$180,000+
144
65%
62%
60%
Employed and Not Reporting
10
N/A
4%
4%
Salary by Selected Job Sectors1
Mean
25th
pctl
Median
Salary
75th
pctl
# Reporting
Salary
# Employed in Category (Percent Reporting)
Law Firm
$181,616
$190,000
$190,000
$190,000
164
167 (98%)
     Solo
<5 reported
<5 reported
<5 reported
<5 reported
0
0 (0%)
     2-10
<5 reported
<5 reported
<5 reported
<5 reported
3
2 (67%)
     11-25
<5 reported
<5 reported
<5 reported
<5 reported
2
2 (100%)
     26-50
<5 reported
<5 reported
<5 reported
<5 reported
4
5 (80%)
     51-100
<5 reported
<5 reported
<5 reported
<5 reported
2
2 (100%)
     101-250
<5 reported
<5 reported
<5 reported
<5 reported
4
5 (80%)
     251-500
$171,500
$155,000
$190,000
$190,000
15
15 (100%)
     501+
$188,630
$190,000
$190,000
$190,000
135
135 (100%)
     Unknown size
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
0
0 (0%)
Judicial Clerkship2
$62,340
$53,604
$64,689
$67,788
28
28 (100%)
Business/Industry
$146,353
$100,000
$160,000
$165,000
17
21 (81%)
Public Interest/Government
$55,563
$52,000
$56,327
$60,000
13
15 (87%)
Education
<5 reported
<5 reported
<5 reported
<5 reported
0
1 (0%)
1 Based upon salaries of full-time, long-term employed graduates.
2 Includes Circuit Court Staff Attorneys
Salary by Job Type1
Mean
25th
pctl
Median
Salary
75th
pctl
# Reporting
Salary
# Employed in Category (Percent Reporting)
Bar Passage Required
$156,632
$123,750
$190,000
$190,000
207
210 (99%)
JD Advantage
$154,533
$150,000
$160,000
$165,000
15
22 (68%)
1 Based upon salaries of full-time, long-term employed graduates.
July Bar Passage (Illinois)
Percent
Northwestern Law Class of 2019 Bar Passage Rate
94%
State of Illinois Bar Passage Rate for All First-Time Takers
80%
Top 5 Employment Markets1
Top 5 Employment Markets: Illinois, 45%; New York, 18%; California, 9%; District of Columbia, 4%; Texas, 3%.
1 Based upon 232 employed graduates.

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