Employment Data

Class of 2018

View Class of 2018 data in the ABA Employment Summary for Law School Graduates
View Class of 2018 data in the Class of 2018 NALP Summary Report

Placement Rates:

  On March 15, 2019
Graduates whose employment status is known 149
Graduates known to be employed 140
Graduates with start date deferred 1
Graduates who are enrolled in a full-time degree program 2
Graduates who are unemployed and seeking work 4
Graduates who are unemployed and not seeking work 2
Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0
Total graduates from 9/1/2017 – 8/31/2018 149

As of March 15, 2019, 138 of these positions were classified as long-term

Type of Job:

  On March 15, 2019
Bar Admission Required/Anticipated (includes Judicial clerks) 119
JD Preferred (law degree enhances position, e.g. accounting firm, management consulting firm, law school, or law firm administration) 20
Professional Position 1
Non-Professional Position 0
University Funded Position 0

As of March 15, 2019, 138 were reported to the College of Law as full-time.

Areas of Legal Practice:

Area Number
Law Firms  
Solo 0
2-10 20
11-25 12
26-50 8
51-100 3
101-250 9
251-500 7
501+ 23
Unknown Size 0
Business & Industry 17
Government 23
Public Interest 7
Judicial Clerkship/Federal 2
Judicial Clerkship/State & Local 5
Education 4

As of March 15, 2019. Areas of Legal Practice as defined by the American Bar Association.

Employment Location:

  Number
Largest Employment – Illinois  99
2nd Largest Employment – California  6
3rd Largest Employment – Michigan  6
International 3

Employment by State:

Location Number
Illinois 99
California 6
Michigan 6
New York 4
District of Columbia 3
Florida 3
Indiana 2
Minnesota 2
Missouri 2
Texas 2
Colorado 1
Georgia 1
Kansas 1
Maryland 1
Nevada 1
Virginia 1
Washington 1
Wisconsin 1
International 3