Employment Data

Class of 2017

View Class of 2017 data in the ABA Employment Summary for Law School Graduates
View Class of 2017 data in the Class of 2017 NALP Summary Report

Placement Rates:

  On March 15, 2018
Graduates whose employment status is known 142
Graduates known to be employed 127*
Graduates with start date deferred 0
Graduates who are enrolled in a full-time degree program 2
Graduates who are unemployed and seeking work 9
Graduates who are unemployed and not seeking work 4
Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0
Total graduates from 9/1/2015 – 8/31/2016 142

*As of March 15, 2018, 125 of these positions were classified as long-term, and 1 was funded in some manner by the University of Illinois.

Type of Job:

  On March 15, 2018
Bar Admission Required/Anticipated (includes Judicial clerks) 111
JD Preferred (law degree enhances position, e.g. accounting firm, management consulting firm, law school, or law firm administration) 13
Professional Position 1
Non-Professional Position 1
University Funded Position 1

As of March 15, 2018. All of these positions were reported to the College of Law as full-time.

Areas of Legal Practice:

Area Number
Law Firm  
Solo 0
2-10 21
11-25 8
26-50 5
51-100 2
101-250 6
251-500 10
501+ 20
Unknown Size 0
Business & Industry 16
Government 17
Public Interest 2
Judicial Clerkships/Federal 9
Judicial Clerkships/State & Local 8
Education 3

As of March 15, 2018. Areas of Legal Practice as defined by the American Bar Association.

Employment Location:

  Number
Largest Employment – Illinois  88
2nd Largest Employment – California  10
3rd Largest Employment – District of Columbia  4
International 2

Employment by State:

Location Number
Illinois 88
California 10
District of Columbia 4
Missouri 4
Indiana 3
New Jersey 3
New York 3
Nevada 2
Arizona 1
Louisiana 1
Maryland 1
Michigan 1
Minnesota 1
New Hampshire 1
Texas 1
West Virginia 1
International 2