Employment Statistics

Employment Statistics

ABA Employment Summary Reports

Employment Statistics for the Class of 2017

The School of Law’s Career Services Office ascertained the employment status of 96 percent (92/96) of its 2017 graduates. Members of the Class of 2017 began their careers in 16 states and 64 percent remained in Ohio.

Our Numbers

Here's a snapshot of some of the most important employment data for the Class of 2017:

Employment 10 months post-graduation 83% (76/92)
Of those employed:
% in positions where bar admission was required or J.D. preferred
88% (67/76)
Of all graduates:
% in positions where bar admission was required or J.D. preferred
70% (67/96)
Average Salary $58,523
  • 25th Percentile: $45,000
  • 50th Percentile: $52,000
  • 75th Percentile: $64,000
Employed in Private Practice 43.4%
Employed in Government  (includes Judicial Clerkships):   23.7%
Employed in Business Setting 25.0%

Employed in Public Interest/Academic


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:

  • 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.
  • What percentage of respondents supplied salary information, forming the basis for average and median starting salary assertions?
  • 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?
  • 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.

Career Services Office

Phone: 937-229-3215

Email: CSO@udayton.edu

Keller Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2772