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Class of 2013 Employment Statistics

In 2013, 284 students graduated from the College of Law*. Of those students, 282 (99.3%) provided information in response to the graduate employment surveys. Not all graduates shared salary information or provided answers to all survey questions.

For the Class of 2013, 80% of DePaul Law graduates seeking employment reported being employed as of nine months after graduation. This percentage includes graduates reporting being employed in positions classified by the ABA as: bar passage required, JD advantage, professional, non-professional and undetermined.

The employment statistics requested by the ABA and NALP, and provided here, include all employment, whether it is in the legal industry or in non-legal sectors, and also include full-time, part-time, long-term or short-term employment. Also included are those graduates who were not seeking employment, were holding deferred employment offers, enrolled in full-time degree programs, or were of unknown employment status.

Additional employment information for the Class of 2013 can be found in the 2014 ABA Placement Report.

* The figures reported for the Class of 2013 include those students graduating in May 2013, July 2013, and December 2012 (per NALP guidelines).

Employment Status & Job Type

Employment Status 9 Months After Graduation

 
Data from ABA Employment Summary for 2013 Graduates; 3 graduates reported not seeking employment.

Employment by Job Type

Data from Class of 2013 NALP Summary Report.

Employment by Job Category

Data from Class of 2013 NALP Summary Report.

Duration of Employment Status

Employment Status Full-Time, Long-Term Full-Time, Short-Term Part-Time, Long-Term Part-Time, Short-Term Total %
Bar Passage Required 132 8 10 9 159 55.99
JD Advantage 34 3 8 3 48 16.9
Professional Position 9 2 0 0​​ 11 3.87
Nonprofessional Position 1 0 4 2 7 2.46
Data from ABA Employment Summary for 2013 Graduates.

Government Positions

Data from Class of 2013 NALP Summary Report; 23 graduates reported employment in government positions.

Business Positions

Data from Class of 2013 NALP Summary Report; 61 graduates reported employment in business positions.

Other Positions by Type

Data from Class of 2013 NALP Summary Report; 16 graduates reported employment in public interest positions, 7 in judicial clerkships, and 7 in academic positions.

Salary Information

Salary by Sector

Salary by Sector Graduates Reporting Employment Graduates Reporting Salary 25th Percentile Median 75th Percentile
Private Sector 172 94 $50,000 $65,000 $80,000
Public Sector 53 28 $43,000 $50,500 $59,340
Data from Class of 2013 NALP Summary Report. Only full-time, long-term reported salaries are included.

Employment by Job Category

Type of Employer Number Reported Number Reported w/Salary 25th Percentile Median 75th Percentile
Academic 7 0​​ - - -
Business 61 29 $50,000 $65,000 $72,000
Judicial Clerk 7 6 $44,656 $54,451 $62,909
Private Practice 111 65 $50,000 $60,000 $85,000
Government 23 12 $50,500 $55,075 $59,340
Public Interest 16 8 $35,625 $44,000 $49,500
Unknown 2 - - - -
Data from Class of 2013 NALP Summary Report. Only full-time, long-term reported salaries are included. (A minimum of 5 reported salaries is required for each salary analysis.)

Employment by Law Firm Size & Salary

Size of Firm Percent of Reported Number Reported Number Reported w/Salary 25th Percentile Median 75th Percentile
2-10 attorneys 54.1% 60 32 $43,500 $50,000 $61,250
11-25 attorneys 16.2% 18 11 $57,000 $60,000 $70,000
26-50 attorneys 4.5% 5 - - - -
51-100 attorneys 4.5% 5 - - - -
101-250 attorneys 4.5% 5 5 $85,000 $85,000 $100,000
251-500 attorneys 0.9% 1 - - - -
501+ attorneys 9.0% 10 9 $100,000 $150,000 $160,000
Solo Practice 3.6% 4 - - - -
Unknown Size 2.7% 3 - - - -
Data from Class of 2013 NALP Summary Report. (A minimum of 5 reported salaries is required for each salary analysis.)

Employment Location

Number of Jobs Reported by Region/State

Region/State # of Jobs
New England 1
Connecticut 1
   
Mid-Atlantic 4
New Jersey 1
New York 3
   
East North Central 199
Illinois 191
Michigan 6
Wisconsin 2
   
West North Central 3
Minnesota 1
Missouri 2
   
South Atlantic 6
Florida 2
Virginia 4
   
East South Central 4
Kentucky 4
   
West South Central 3
Texas 3
   
Mountain 3
Colorado 2
Nevada 1
   
Pacific ​2
California 1
Washington 1
Data from Class of 2013 NALP Summary Report.