Employment Statistics for the Class of 2013

The School of Law's Career Services Office has ascertained the employment status of 99 percent (144/146) of UDSL's 2013 graduates, and 29 percent of those employed supplied us with salary information. Members of the Class of 2013 began their careers in 18 states; nearly 51 percent remained in Ohio.

Our Numbers

Here's a snapshot of some of the most important employment data for the Class of 2013:

Employment 9 months post-graduation 85.4% (123/144)
Of those employed:
% in positions where bar admission was required or J.D. preferred
94.3% (116/123)
 
Of all graduates:
% in positions where bar admission was required or J.D. preferred
80.6% (116/144)
  

Average Salary




 

$58,615 (36/123 or 29.3% reporting)

  • 25th Percentile: $48,157
  • 50th Percentile: $51,000
  • 75th Percentile: $60,000
Employed in Private Practice 67.5%
Employed in Government  (includes Judicial Clerkships):   14.6%
Employed in Business Setting 8.9%
Employed in Public Interest 4.9%

For more details, view the following PDF documents.

Class of 2013

Class of 2012

Class of 2011

Class of 2010

Questions to Consider

As you evaluate the employment-related statistics supplied by law schools you are considering (including ours), remember to ask some important fundamental questions:

  1. What percentage of the graduates responded, supplying the basis for the data reported? The higher the response rate, the more likely the information provided is valid.
  2. What percentage of respondents supplied salary information, forming the basis for average and median starting salary assertions?
  3. What percentage of the respondents report being employed in positions where bar passage is mandatory or for which a law degree is a preferred credential?
  4. How many graduates are working in full-time positions?

The staff of the Career Services Office is committed to providing our students and alumni excellent career-related services and to providing potential and current students thorough, accurate employment information.

As you consider your various law school or employment options, we welcome your interest in UDSL and pledge to do our best to answer any career-related questions you might have. For more information, contact the Career Services Office.