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 Jones 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||Part-time Short-term|
|Bar Passage Required||66||88%||70.2%||66||0||0||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||69.3%|
|East South Central||10.7%|
|West North Central||1.3%|
|West South Central||1.3%|
What Our Graduates Earn
For the Class of 2020, 75 of the 94 students were employed. Salary in the 25th percentile was $53,000 and $100,000 for the 75th percentile. The median salary was $68,000 and the average salary was $79,072. 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||19 (44)||$60,000||$100,000||$125,000|
|Business||1 (9)||Salary Omitted Due to Limited Sample Size||Salary Omitted Due to Limited Sample Size||Salary Omitted Due to Limited Sample Size|
|Government (includes judicial clerkships)||4 (9)||Salary Omitted Due to Limited Sample Size||Salary Omitted Due to Limited Sample Size||Salary Omitted Due to Limited Sample Size|
|Academia||0 (1)||Salary Omitted Due to Limited Sample Size||Salary Omitted Due to Limited Sample Size||Salary Omitted Due to Limited Sample Size|
|Public Interest||4 (12)||Salary Omitted Due to Limited Sample Size||Salary Omitted Due to Limited Sample Size
||Salary Omitted Due to Limited Sample Size
How Our Graduates 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||4|
|On Campus Interview (OCI)||17|
|Pre-Law School Employer||3|
|Started Own Business/Practice||1|
|Non-UC Law Posting||2|
ABA Employment Summaries
- ABA Employment Summary for 2021 Graduates
- ABA Employment Summary for 2020 Graduates
*Information on employment outcomes for the Class of 2020 may not reflect a particular law school’s typical results in this area. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, bar admission exams were canceled or delayed in many jurisdictions, thus making it more challenging for graduates to secure employment by the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the 3 years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org.
- ABA Employment Summary for 2019 Graduates
- ABA Employment Summary for 2018 Graduates
- ABA Employment Summary for 2017 Graduates
- ABA Employment Summary for 2016 Graduates
- ABA Employment Summary for 2015 Graduates
- ABA Employment Summary for 2014 Graduates
- ABA Employment Summary for 2013 Graduates
- ABA Employment Summary for 2012 Graduates