Employment Data

Class of 2016

View Class of 2016 data in the ABA Employment Summary for Law School Graduates

Placement Rates:

  On March 15, 2017
Graduates whose employment status is known 164
Graduates known to be employed 152*
Graduates with start date deferred 0
Graduates who are enrolled in a full-time degree program 2
Graduates who are unemployed and seeking work 8
Graduates who are unemployed and not seeking work 2
Graduates whose employment status is unknown 2
Total graduates from 9/1/2015 – 8/31/2016 166

*As of March 15, 2017, 146 of these positions were classified as long-term, and 4 were funded in some manner by the University of Illinois.

Type of Job:

  On March 15, 2017
Bar Admission Required/Anticipated (includes Judicial clerks) 132
JD Preferred (law degree enhances position, e.g. accounting firm, management consulting firm, law school, or law firm administration) 20
Professional Other 0
Non-Professional Other 0

As of March 15, 2017. 149 of these positions were reported to the College of Law as full-time, and 3 as part-time.

Areas of Legal Practice:

Area Number
Law Firm  
Solo 1
2-10 16
11-25 14
26-50 9
51-100 5
101-250 12
251-500 10
501+ 34
Unknown Size 0
Business & Industry 17
Government 16
Public Interest 3
Judicial Clerkships/Federal 5
Judicial Clerkships/State & Local 4
Education 6

As of March 15, 2017. Areas of Legal Practice as defined by the American Bar Association.

Employment Location:

Location Number
Illinois (largest employment) 109
California (2nd largest employment) 7
Missouri (3rd largest employment) 6
International 4

Per NALP guidelines. As of March 15, 2017.