Monday, June 8, 2020
Derek Muller (Pepperdine), Visualizing Legal Employment Outcomes in California in 2019:
This is the eighth and last in a series of visualizations on legal employment outcomes for the Class of 2019. Following posts on outcomes in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, Florida, DC-Virginia-Maryland, and New York, here is a visualization for legal employment outcomes of graduates of California law schools for the Class of 2019.
In some ways, California’s gains have come as three law schools have closed or been removed from ABA-accredited status. The removal of two schools from last year alone would have bumped the overall employment rate up in 2018 from 74.9% to 77.3%. But overall, bar passage-required jobs increased by about 100 among California’s 18 law schools. ... J.D.-advantage jobs increased slightly, unlike most other regions of the country, and law school-funded positions fell overall. Total employment stood at 79.4%, another improvement.