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Class of 2010 Employment Statistics

(as of February 15, 2011)

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Class of 2010 Statistics

Number of students in class      198 
Number for whom status was known      180
Number for whom status was unknown      18 
Number Employed  145
Number Not Seeking          13
Number in FT Advanced Degree Program      6
Number Unemployed and Seeking  16 

 

Employed

Percentage of those known to be seeking who found employment: 90.1% (145/161)

Percentage of those known to be seeking still unemployed: 9.9% (16/161)


Type of Work 
(100% - 145/145 reported) 

Bar Required/Anticipated Overall      71.0  (103/145)    PT/FT Overall     
Bar Required/Anticipated, Full-Time      90.3 (93/103)    (95.2% - 138/145 reported) 
Bar Required/Anticipated, Part-Time      4.9  (5/103)   FT        93.5        (129/138)
Bar Required/Anticipated, Unknown  4.9  (5/103)   PT        6.5           (9/138)    
JD Preferred Overall 15.9  (23/145)    
JD Preferred, Full-Time 91.3 (21/23)    
JD Preferred, Part-Time 0 (0/23)    
JD Preferred, Unknown 8.7 (2/23)    
Professional Other Overall 10.3 (15/145)    
Professional Other, Full-Time 86.7 (13/15)    
Professional Other, Part-Time 13.3 (2/15)    
Nonprofessional Overall 2.8 (4/145)    
Nonprofessional, Full-Time 50 (2/4)    
Nonprofessional, Part-Time 50 (2/4)    

 

Employment Status from Employer View

(97.9% - 142/145 reported)

Permanent     78.9     (112/142)
Temporary*         21.1 (30/142)

*Includes judicial clerkships, which accounts for 10.3% of employed grads

 

Employment Sector

(Of those who reported area of employment: 99.3% - 144/145)

Percent in Private Practice     37.2 (54/145)
(98.1% - 53/54 reported category)    
       Solo 5.7 (3/53)
       2-10 attorneys 64.2 (34/53)
       11-25 attorneys 13.2 (7/53)
       26-50 attorneys 5.7 (3/53)
        51-100 attorneys 1.9 (1/53)
       101-250 attorneys 9.4 (5/53)
       251-500 attorneys     0 (0/53)
       501+ attorneys 0 (0/53)
     
Percent in Business 35.2 (51/145)
(100% - 51/51 reported category)    
       Accounting 3.9 (2/51)
       Banking/Finance 11.8 (6/51)
       Insurance 3.9 (2/51)
       Mgmt. Consulting 3.9 (2/51)
       Publishing/newspaper 9.8 (5/51)
       Tech/e-comm 7.8 (4/51)
        Legal Temp Agency 11.8 (6/51)
       Other Business 47.1 (24/51)
     
       Bar Passage Required 41.2 (21/51)
       JD Preferred 27.5 (14/51)
       Other Professional 27.5 (14/51)
       Nonprofessional 3.9 (2/51)
     
Percent in Judicial Clerkships 10.3 (15/145)
(100% - 15/15 reported category)    
       State 13.3 (2/15)
       Local 86.7 (13/15)
     
Percent in Other Government 7.6 (11/145)
(100% - 11/11 reported category)    
        Local prosecutor/DA 9.1 (1/11)
       Local Other 9.1 (1/11)
       Other Govt 81.8 (9/11)
     
Percent in Public Interest 6.2 (9/145)
(100% - 9/9 reported category)    
       Policy/advocacy 44.4 (4/9)
       Public Defender 33.3 (3/9)
       Legal Services 22.2 (2/9)
     
Percent in Academia 2.8 (4/145)
(100% - 4/4 reported category)    
        Other Higher Ed 50.0 (2/4)
       Other 50.0 (2/4)
     
Unknown .69 (1/145)

 

 Geographic Location

(91% - 132/145 reported)

Employed in MN     81.1  (107/132)
Employed out of state     18.9 (25/132)
States where employed     13+1 foreign country AK, AZ, CA, GA, IA, IL, MN, MO, NY, OR, PA, SD, WI
     
Mid-Atlantic 2.3 (3/132)
East North Central 9.1 (12/132)
West North Central 83.3 (110/132)
South Atlantic 1.5 (2/132)
Mountain 1.0 (1/132)
Pacific 2.3 (3/132)
Foreign 1.0 (1/132)

 

Full-Time Salaries

(53.5% - 69/129 of full-time jobs reported salary)

  25th Median 75th Average
Overall (69/145 47.6% reported)     44,036     55,000     65,000     59,391    
Private Sector (53/105 50.5% reported)     50,000 60,000 65,000 63,257
Public Sector (16/39 41% reported) 40,942 44,000 47,250 46,585
Bar Required (50/103 48.5% reported) 44,036 52,250 62,000 56,799
JD Preferred (13/23 56.5% reported) 43,000 67,000 72,000 67,769
Other Professional (6/15 40% reported)     45,000 60,000 65,000 62,833
Private Practice (31/54 57.4% reported) 50,000 55,500 65,000 61,790
       2-10 attorney (15/34 44.1% reported) 45,000 52,000 55,500 49,600
       11-25 attorney (7/7 100% reported) 55,000 60,000 62,000 58,357
       26-50 attorney   *   *
       51-100 attorney   *   *
       101-250 attorney (5/5 100% reported) 65,000 108,000 115,000 94,600
Business (22/51 43.1% reported) 45,000 60,000 70,000 65,323
       Bar Required (7/21 33.3% reported) 43,000 55,000 62,000 53,286
       JD Preferred (9/14 64.3% reported) 60,000 70,000 72,000 76,344
       Other Professional (6/14 42.9% reported)     45,000 60,000 65,000 62,833
Government     * * * *
Public Interest * * * *
Judicial Clerkship (8/15 53.3% reported) 44,000 44,018 44,268 44,447

* = not enough salaries to report while maintaining anonymity

 

Source* of Job by Employer Type

 

Fall
On-Campus
Interview        

Job Listing     Return to
Pre-Law
School
Employer    
Referral
from
Friend    
Letter/Self-
Initiated
Contact        
Other**    
All Employers     7.5 15.0 19.6 16.8 9.3 31.8
Academic 0 25.0 25.0 25.0 0 25.0
Business 0 7.1 38.1 16.7 4.8 33.3
Judicial Clerkship 0 33.3 0 33.3 0 33.3
Firm, 2-49 atty 7.7 23.1 5.1 12.8 15.4 35.9
Firm, 50+ atty 100.0 0 0 0 0 0
Government 0 0 16.7 16.7 33.3 33.3
Public Interest 0 20.0 20.0 40.0 0 20.0

*If a student is given an offer to remain on a law clerk or other job obtained and held during school, he/she is asked to report the source of the law clerk job.
**Other includes commercial websites, self-employed, leads from practicum or clinic placements, job fairs, spring on-campus interviews, etc.