Employment Statistics 2015


Graduates of Case Western Reserve University School of Law can be found working in all sectors of the legal profession and beyond, across the United States and overseas. The Career Development Office works closely with students and graduates and is committed to helping them develop and obtain their career goals.

Total percentage of graduates employed or pursuing a graduate degree full time: 90%*
All statistics are as of March 15, 2016 (10 months after graduation).
Employment Status Full Time Part Time Total Number
Employed - Bar Passage Required 90 8 98
Employed – JD Preferred 16 1 17
Employed – Professional Position 2 2 4
Employed – Non-Professional Position 1 1 2
Employed - Law School/University Funded 0 7 7
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time     2
Unemployed – Not Seeking     3
Unemployed – Seeking     10
Employment Status Unknown     1
Total Graduates     144

For graduates known to be employed, percentage working in the following types of employment:
Law Firms 50.00%
Business and Industry 24.21%
Public Interest 6.25%
Government 17.97%
Academia .78%


Employment Type Number
Law Firms  
Solo 1
2-10 attorneys 27
11-25 attorneys 4
26-50 attorneys 7
51-100 attorneys 5
101-250 attorneys 7
251-500 attorneys 2
501+ attorneys 10
Unknown Size 1
Business & Industry 31
Government 19
Public Interest (including Public Defenders) 8
Judicial Clerkships 4
Academia 1
Employer Type Unknown 1
Total 128

Geographic Location of Employed Graduates
Regional information calculated by dividing the total number of jobs in each geographic category by the total number of employed graduates.
International 5.47%
New England
(CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
3.13%
Middle Atlantic
(NY, NJ, PA)
12.50%
E. North Central
(IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)
64.06%
W. North Central
(IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD)
1.56%
South Atlantic
(DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)
9.38%
E. South Central
(AL, KY, MS, TN)
.78%
W. South Central
(AR, LA, OK, TX)
1.56%
Mountain
(AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY)
.78%
Pacific
(AK, CA, HI, OR, WA)
.78%

Salary Information
Represents data for 40% of employed graduates.
Median $60,000
75th Percentile $97,500
25th Percentile $49,000
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