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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Largest Employment Gains by Law School

National JuristNational Jurist, Largest Employment Gains by School:

While the nationwide employment rate for recent graduates has been largely flat during the past few years, some schools have bucked the trend and significantly improved their employment rates. Twenty law schools improved their employment rate by 10% or more during the past two years, according to a formula created by The National Jurist to analyze data from the ABA. ... The National Jurist calculates its employment rate using a formula that tracks full-time bar passage required employment at 100%, full-time-JD preferred employment at 70%, and ten other categories at percents from 60% to as low as 10% for non-professional, full-time positions.

Top Schools by Improvement 2011 2013   % Improved
1.  Willamette 57.4% 77.2% 19.7
2.  Illinois 64.5% 81.5% 17.1
3.  Brooklyn 59.0% 76.1% 17.0
4.  Appalachian 44.1% 60.6% 16.5
5.  Toledo 52.3% 68.1% 15.7
6.  Washburn 63.7% 78.5% 14.8
7.  Georgetown 76.0% 90.4% 14.4
8.  William & Mary 73.5% 87.1% 13.6
9.  Boston University 64.2% 77.6% 13.4
10. Case Western 63.8% 76.6% 12.8
11. Pepperdine 56.2% 67.9% 11.8
12. Southern Illinois 71.3% 82.7% 11.4
12. New Hampshire 67.8% 79.1% 11.4
14. University of Washington 70.5% 81.6% 11.1
15. Kansas 68.1% 79.1% 11.0
16. Maine 53.3% 63.8% 10.5
17. UDC 38.9% 49.2% 10.3
18, UCLA 74.7% 84.9% 10.2
19. CUNY 48.3% 58.4% 10.1

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Comments

Naturally, it doesn't say how much full-time, JD-required employment was up at any of the listed schools, nor does it go into detail about the National Jurist's formula. Thanks for doing your part to obscure the ongoing tragedy, National Jurist.

Posted by: Morse Code for J | Jul 16, 2014 1:53:29 PM

This chart would be more interesting if NJ factored out (or discounted in some way) school funded jobs and solo practitioners.

Posted by: Former Editor | Jul 16, 2014 2:32:32 PM

A list of the schools who are juicing their numbers the most...

Posted by: AnotherProf | Jul 16, 2014 6:58:53 PM

Would be nice to know if the information were audited by a third party.

Posted by: JustMe | Jul 16, 2014 7:36:52 PM

I have friends at Illinois. Thanks to their scandal, their numbers are verified by a third party. They oddly may have the most reliable data of any law school.

Posted by: Anon. | Jul 17, 2014 7:33:43 AM

JustMe,

The information is generally NOT audited by a third party. The ABA employment statistics are self reported by the schools and not subject to outside audit. There is a proposal to institute a kind of audit requirement before the ABA at the moment, but the way its constructed makes it toothless even if adopted.

Posted by: Former Editor | Jul 17, 2014 8:57:43 AM