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Class of 2014 Employment Statistics

In 2014, 286 students graduated from the College of Law*. For the Class of 2014, 81.5% of DePaul Law graduates seeking employment reported being employed as of ten 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 in the statistics provided here 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 2014 can be found in the 2014 ABA Placement Report​.
* The figures reported for the Class of 2014 include those students graduating in May 2014, July 2014, and December 2013 (per NALP guidelines).
** Data from ABA Employment Summary Report for 2014 graduates. For the Class of 2014, the ABA and NALP changed the graduate employment reporting requirement from 9-months to 10-months post-graduation.​

Employment Status & Job Type

Employment Status 10 Months After Graduation

Data from ABA Employment Summary for 2014 Graduates; 5 graduates reported not seeking employment.

Employment by Job Type

Data from Class of 2014 NALP Summary Report.

Employment by Job Category

Data from Class of 2014 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 2014 Graduates.

Government Positions

Data from Class of 2014 NALP Summary Report; 23 graduates reported employment in government positions.

Business Positions

Data from Class of 2014 NALP Summary Report; 61 graduates reported employment in business positions.

Other Positions by Type

Data from Class of 2014 NALP Summary Report; 10 graduates reported employment in public interest positions, 4 in judicial clerkships, and 1 in academic positions.

Salary Information

Salary by Sector

Salary by Sector Graduates Reporting Employment Graduates Reporting Salary 25th Percentile Median 75th Percentile
Private Sector 193 135 $45,000 $60,000 $80,000
Public Sector 36 33 $43,000 $46,000 $59,000
Data from Class of 2014 NALP Summary Report. Only full-time, long-term reported salaries are included.

Salary by Job Category

Type of Employer Number Reported Number Reported w/Salary 25th Percentile Median 75th Percentile
Academic 1 0 - - -
Business 59 33 $55,000 $65,000 $78,000
Judicial Clerk 4 0 -
Private Practice 134 102 $45,000 $55,000 $80,000
Government 21 19 $43,000 $56,000 $59,000
Public Interest 10 9 $35,000 $43,000 $46,000
Data from Class of 2014 NALP Summary Report. Only full-time, long-term reported salaries are included. (A minimum of 5 reported salaries is required for each salary analysis.)

Salary by Law Firm Size

Size of Firm Percent of Reported Number Reported Number Reported w/Salary 25th Percentile Median 75th Percentile
2-10 attorneys 51.5% 69 50 $40,000 $46,500 $55,000
11-25 attorneys 20.1% 27 23 $48,000 $56,000 $68,000
26-50 attorneys 6.7% 9 7 $50,000 $82,500 $90,000
51-100 attorneys 2.2% 3 - - - -
101-250 attorneys 5.2% 7 5 $72,000 $85,000 $98,000
251-500 attorneys 2.2% 3 - - - -
501+ attorneys 8.2% 11 11 $85,000 $90,000 $145,000
Solo Practice 3.7% 5 - - - -
Data from Class of 2014 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
Mid-Atlantic 2
New York 2
   
East North Central 207
Illinois 203
Ohio 3
Wisconsin 1
   
West North Central 4
​Iowa ​1
​​Minnesota 1
Missouri 2
   
South Atlantic 5
​Washington, D.C. ​1
​​Florida 1
​North Carolina ​1
​​Virginia 2
   
East South Central 3
Kentucky​​ 2
​Tennessee ​1
   
West South Central 2
​Arkansas ​1
Texas​​ 1
   
Mountain 2
Arizona 1
Colorado 1
   
Pacific 2
California 1
Data from Class of 2014 NALP Summary Report.
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