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Monday, March 21, 2016

U.S. News Data:  Law School Costs, Starting Salaries For Grads

U.S. News & World Report, U.S. News Data: Law School Costs, J.D. Salaries:

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The article notes that "30 of 182 law schools submitting data reported that their 2014 graduates had a median starting salary of more than $100,000 from working in the private sector." How about including the public sector in this mix? Without including the public sector you have no way to know if the number of schools with over 6 figures here for all grads is higher than zero schools. I mean, what if at some of these 30 schools less than half of grads are even able to get private sector legal jobs at any salary level? Maybe it's time to do an aggregate report, rather than report private separately (without giving any indication of whether most grads are even able to land private jobs). This seems fundamentally flawed and misleading.

Posted by: anon. 25 | Mar 21, 2016 2:07:13 PM

anon.25, check out the LST Score Reports for the most comprehensive salary information out there. We have very detailed salary info from 60% of schools.

Posted by: Kyle McEntee | Mar 21, 2016 10:21:12 PM


Posted by: anon. 25 | Mar 22, 2016 7:54:05 AM