Employment Data

Class of 2017

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

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