Types of Jobs Our Graduates Take
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.
|Types of Employment||Number of Graduates||Percent of those employed||Percent of class||Full-time Long-term||Full-time Short-term||Part-time Long-term|
|Bar Passage Required||54||93.1||77.1||53||1||0|
Where Our Graduates Work
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.
|Region||Percentage of Graduates Employed|
|East North Central||82.7%|
|East South Central||5.2%|
|West North Central||1.7%|
|West South Central||0%|
What Our Graduates Earn
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. You can learn more about salary statistics nationally for beginning attorneys from the National Association for Law Placement. All salary information provided is derived from the NALP Summary Report.
No. Reporting Salary (Total Graduates In Sector)
|25th Percentile||Median||75th Percentile|
|Law Firm||16 (29)||$60,000||$102,500||$115,000|
|Public Interest||1 (5)||Salary Omitted Due to Limited Sample Size||Salary Omitted Due to Limited Sample Size
||Salary Omitted Due to Limited Sample Size
How Our Gradutes Find Employment
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.
|Source of Job||Number Reported|
|Career Services Posting||9|
|Referral by friend/family/etc.||6|
|Pre-Law School Employer||0|
|Started Own Business/Practice||0|
|Non-UC Law Posting||0|