Class of 2016
View Class of 2016 data in the ABA Employment Summary for Law School Graduates
View Class of 2016 data in the NALP Class of 2016 Summary Report
|At Graduation||On March 15, 2017|
|Graduates whose employment status is known||166||164|
|Graduates known to be employed||123||152*|
|Graduates with start date deferred||0||0|
|Graduates who are enrolled in a full-time degree program||2||2|
|Graduates who are unemployed and seeking work||40||8|
|Graduates who are unemployed and not seeking work||1||2|
|Graduates whose employment status is unknown||0||2|
|Total graduates from 9/1/2015 – 8/31/2016||166||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|
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:
|Business & Industry||17|
|Judicial Clerkships/State & Local||4|
As of March 15, 2017. Areas of Legal Practice as defined by the American Bar Association.
|District of Columbia||3|
Per NALP guidelines. As of March 15, 2017.
- Median starting salary for all 2016 graduates employed full time in the private sector: $88,750
- 75th percentile salary for 2016 graduates employed full time in the private sector: $180,000
- 25th percentile salary for 2016 graduates employed full time in the private sector: $62,000
- Median starting salary for all 2016 graduates employed full time in public service employment – including any branch of government, judicial clerkships, academic posts, or any position with a non-profit advocacy or cause-oriented organization: $52,000
As of March 15, 2017. 93% of 2016 graduates known to be employed in the private sector reported salary data.