Celebrating 125 Years

Employment Statistics 2016


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: 93%*
All statistics are as of March 15, 2017 (9 months after graduation).
Employment Status Full Time Part Time Total Number
Employed - Bar Passage Required 61 7 68
Employed – JD Preferred 12 4 16
Employed – Professional Position 5 0 5
Employed – Non-Professional Position 0 2 2
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time     1
Unemployed – Not Seeking     1
Unemployed – Seeking     6
Employment Status Unknown     0
Total Graduates     99

For graduates known to be employed, percentage working in the following types of employment:
Law Firms 46.15%
Business and Industry 20.88%
Public Interest 7.69%
Government 23.08%
Academia 2.20%


Employment Type Number
Law Firms  
Solo 0
2-10 attorneys 14
11-25 attorneys 5
26-50 attorneys 3
51-100 attorneys 4
101-250 attorneys 5
251-500 attorneys 2
501+ attorneys 8
Unknown Size 1
Business & Industry 19
Government 13
Public Interest (including Public Defenders) 7
Judicial Clerkships 8
Academia 2
Employer Type Unknown 0
Total 91


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 2.27%
New England
(CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
2.27%
Middle Atlantic
(NY, NJ, PA)
14.77%
E. North Central
(IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)
59.09%
W. North Central
(IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD)
4.55%
South Atlantic
(DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)
11.36%
E. South Central
(AL, KY, MS, TN)
0%
W. South Central
(AR, LA, OK, TX)
1.14%
Mountain
(AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY)
2.27%
Pacific
(AK, CA, HI, OR, WA)
2.27%


Salary Information
Represents data for 40% of employed graduates.
Median $62,000
75th Percentile $100,000
25th Percentile $50,000
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