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Class of 2015 Employment Statistics

In 2015, 257 students graduated from the College of Law.* For the Class of 2015, 86 percent of DePaul Law graduates seeking employment reported being employed as of 10 months after graduation. This percentage includes graduates reporting being employed in positions classified by the ABA as: bar passage required, JD advantage, professional, nonprofessional 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 2015 can be found in the 2015 ABA Placement Report.

* The figures reported for the Class of 2015 include those students graduating in May 2015, July 2015, and December 2014 (per NALP guidelines).


Employment Status & Job Type

Employment Status 10 Months After Graduation

2015: Employment status 10 months after graduation
Data from ABA Employment Summary Report for 2015 Graduates; 2 graduates reported not seeking employment.

Employment by Job Type

2015: Employment by job type
Data from Class of 2015 NALP Summary Report.

Employment by Job Category

2015: Employment by job category
Data from Class of 2015 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 142 4 5 2 153 59.5
JD Advantage 35 6 9 3 53 20.6
Professional Position 5 1 1 0 7 2.7
Nonprofessional Position 1 0 1 0 2 0.8
Data from ABA Employment Summary for 2015 Graduates.

Government Positions

2015: Government positions
Data from Class of 2015 NALP Summary Report; 20 graduates reported employment in government positions.

Business Positions

2015: Business positions
Data from Class of 2015 NALP Summary Report; 53 graduates reported employment in business positions.

Other Positions by Type

2015: Other positions
Data from Class of 2015 NALP Summary Report; 19 graduates reported employment in public interest positions; 1 graduate reported employment in a judicial clerkship; and 1 graduate reported employment in an academic position.

Salary Information

Salary by Sector

Salary by Sector Graduates Reporting Employment Graduates Reporting Salary 25th Percentile Median 75th Percentile
Private Sector 174 113 $50,000 $60,000 $85,000
Public Sector 41 29 $45,000 $55,000 $62,000
Data from Class of 2015 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 53 29 $55,000 $63,000 $90,000
Judicial Clerk 1 0 - - -
Private Practice 121 84 $46,500 $55,500 $85,000
Government 20 18 $48,403 $61,000 $62,000
Public Interest 19 9 $43,000 $48,000 $62,000
Data from Class of 2015 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
1-10 attorneys 61.2% 74 47 $42,500 $55,000 $62,500
11-25 attorneys 18.2% 22 20 $46,500 $51,000 $75,000
26-50 attorneys 2.5% 3 - - - -
51-100 attorneys 2.5% 3 - - - -
101-250 attorneys 2.5% 3 - - - -
251-500 attorneys - - - - - -
501+ attorneys 10.7% 13 11 $95,000 $160,000 $160,000
Unknown Size 1.7% 2 - - - -
Solo Practice 0.8% 1 - - - -
Data from Class of 2015 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 Number of Jobs
New England 1
New Hampshire 1
Mid-Atlantic 7
New Jersey 3
New York 4
South Atlantic 10
Florida 5
Maryland 2
Washington, D.C. 3
East North Central 184
Indiana 3
Illinois 179
Michigan 2
West North Central 1
Iowa 1
West South Central 4
Oklahoma 1
Texas 3
Mountain 2
Colorado 1
Montana 1
Pacific 5
California 4
Washington 1
Non-U.S. Locations 1
Data from Class of 2015 NALP Summary Report.