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CLASS OF 2009 EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

(as of February 15, 2010)

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Number of Students in Class 234                                                                                       
Number for whom status was known 227  
Number for whom status was unknown 7  
Number Employed 192  
Number Not Seeking 20  
Number in FT Degree Program 5  
Number Unemployed & Seeking 10  

 

EMPLOYED                                                               
Percentage of those known to be seeking who found employment     95% (192/202)      
Percentage of those known to be seeking still unemployed 5% (10/202)  

 

 

 

TYPE OF WORK                                                                                                           
(98%, 188/192 reported)      
Bar Required/Anticipated Overall                    64%          (120/188)     
        Bar Required/Anticipated, Full-Time 88% (106/120)  
        Bar Required/Anticipated, Part-Time 12% (14/120)  
JD Preferred Overall  15%  (28/188)    
        JD Preferred, Full-Time 82% (23/28)  
        JD Preferred, Part-Time 18% (5/28)  
Professional Other Overall  14%  (26/188)  
        Professional Other, Full-Time 96% (25/26)  
        Professional Other, Part-Time 4% (1/26)  
Nonprofessional Overall  7%  (14/188)  
        Non-Prof. Other, Full-Time 42% (5/12*)  
        Non-Prof. Other, Part-Time 58% (7/12*)  
   (*2 Non-Prof. Other unknown)      

 

 PT/FT Overall                                                                                                                                                          
(97% reported - 186/192)      
Full-Time 85%     (159/186)  
Part-Time 15% (27/186)  

 

Seeking Status from Grad Point-of-View          Employment Status from Employer View                      
(98% - 188/192 reported)       (98% - 188/192 reported)    
Not Seeking a Different Job 78%     (146/188)   Permanent 76%     (143/188)
Still Seeking a Different Job 22% (42/188)   Temporary* 24% (45/188)
       

*includes judicial clerkships,
which account for 9% of employed grads

   

 

EMPLOYMENT SECTOR                                                                                          
(Those who reported area of employment: 98% - 188/192)      
       
Percent in Private Practice 38.8%     (73/188)      
(79% - 58/73 reported category)      
               Solo 20.7% (12/58)  
               2-10 attorneys 51.7% (30/58)  
               11-25 attorneys 3.4% (2/58)  
               26-50 attorneys 5.2% (3/58)  
               51-100 attorneys 6.9% (4/58)  
               101-250 attorneys 3.4% (2/58)  
               251-500 attorneys 6.9% (4/58)  
               501+ attorneys 1.7% (1/58)  
    Attorney 76.7% (56/73)  
    Law Clerk 21.9% (16/73)  
    Paralegal 1.4% (1/73)  
       
 Percent in Business  31.4% (59/188)  
(100% - 59/59 reported category)      
                Association 8.5% (5/59)  
               Banking/Finance 10.2% (6/59)  
               Insurance 5.1% (3/59)  
               Management Consulting 1.7% (1/59)  
               Publishing/newspaper 5.1% (3/59)  
               Technology/E-commerce 1.7% (1/59)  
               Legal Temp Agency 1.7% (1/59)  
               Other Business 66.1% (39/59)  
    Bar Passage Required 20.3% (12/59)  
    JD Preferred 28.8% (17/59)  
    Other Professional 25.4% (15/59)  
    Non-Professional 23.7% (14/59)  
    Unknown 1.7% (1/59)  
       
Percent in Judicial Clerkship 9.0% (17/188)  
(100% - 17/17 reported category)      
               Federal 0%    
               State 29% (5/17)  
               Local 71% (12/17)  
       
Percent in Other Government  14.4% (27/188)  
(100% - 27/27 reported category)      
               Federal Other 25.9% (7/27)  
               State Other 22.2% (6/27)  
               Local Prosecutor/District Attorney 29.6% (8/27)  
               Local Other 22.2% (6/27)  
       
 Percent in Public Interest  3.2% (6/188)  
(100% - 6/6 reported category      
               Community Education/Organization 16.7% (1/6)  
               Public Defender 33.3% (2/6)  
               Other Public Interest 50.0% (3/6)  
       
 Percent in Academia  3.2% (6/182)  
(100% - 6/6 reported category)      
                Other Higher Education 50.0% (3/6)  
               Law School Administration 33.3% (2/6)  
               Other 16.7% (1/6)  

 

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION                                 
(89% - 17/192 reported)        
 Employed in Minnesota   81.3%     (139/171)  
Employed out of state   18.7% (32/171)  
States where employed:   15 + 2 foreign countries: AZ, CA, CO, IA, IL, IN, KY, MN, ND, NM, NV, NY, TX, WA, WI  
New England 0      
Mid-Atlantic 2      
East North Central 13      
West North Central 143      
South Atlantic 0      
West South Central 2      
East South Central 1      
Mountain 5      
Pacific 3      
Foreign 2      

 

 

FULL-TIME SALARIES                                                                                            
(38.9% - 61/157 full-time reported)          
  25th Median 75th Average  
Overall (61/192 31.8% reported) $47,000     $59,000     $74,000     $65,716      
Private Sector (39/132 29.5% reported) $48,000 $70,000 $95,000 $74,146  
Public Sector (22/56 39.3% reported) $44,500 $50,000 $56,000 $50,771  
Bar Required (40/120 33.3% reported) $47,000 $58,750 $82,500 $68,265  
JD Preferred (10/28 35.7% reported) $47,856 $57,500 $67,000 $56,886  
Other Professional (11/26 42.3% reported) $40,000 $70,200 $75,000 $64,473  
Private Practice (22/73 30.1% reported) $50,000 $70,000 $117,500 $77,523  
               2-10 atty (8/30 26.7% reported) $41,000 $46,000 $60,000 $48,625  
               11-25 atty * * * *  
               26-50 atty * $59,500 * $63,833  
               51-100 atty * $117,500 * $111,667  
               101-250 atty * * * *  
               251-500 atty * $107,500 * $105,000  
               501+ atty * * * *  
Business (17/59 28.8% reported) $48,000 $70,000 $75,000 $69,776  
               Bar Required (5/12 41.7% reported) $47,000 $65,000 $70,000 $74,800  
               JD Preferred (5/17 29.4% reported) $67,000 $67,000 $70,000 $65,200  
               Other Prof. (7/15 46.7% reported) $38,000 $75,000 $92,000 $69,457  
Government (10/27 37% reported) $47,856 $55,500 $59,000 $54,246  
Public Interest  *  $44,500    *    
Judicial Clerkship (8/17 47.1% reported) $45,250 $50,000 $51,000 $49,313  

 

 

Job Offer Sources    
(65% - 124/192 reported)    
Prior Non-Summer Job 19%         23/124    
Referral by Friend/Relative 13% 16/124
Job Posting 28% 35/124
Self-Initiated Contact 16% 20/124
Fall OCI Interview 7% 9/124
Spring OCI      2% 2/124
Started Own Practice 14% 17/124
Temp Agency 2% 2/124