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2014 law school grads see slight uptick in employment

May 1, 2015

National data released by the American Bar Association shows that the Class of 2014 has a slightly larger percentage of its graduates employed in long-term, full-time positions that require bar passage as compared with the Class of 2013.

Nearly 60 percent of 2014 graduates – 26,248 – had full-time jobs requiring bar passage nearly 10 months after graduation. For the class of 2013, there were 57 percent of graduates – 26,653 – in those jobs 10 months out.

But the number of 2014 grads employed in long-term, full-time positions requiring bar passage or that preferred a J.D. did dip as compared to 2013 because of a smaller class size. The class of 2014 had 43,832 graduates, down 6.5 percent form 46,776 in 2013, which was the largest class to date.

Ten months out, those seeking employment or still unemployed was at 11.2 percent for 2013 students; that number dropped to 9.8 percent for the Class of 2014.

At Indiana University Maurer School of Law, there were 222 graduates in 2014 and 146 have found full-time, long-term jobs that require bar passage; 37 have found a full-time job in which it is an advantage to have a J.D. Twelve were listed as seeking a job 10 months out from graduation.

At Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 171 grads found full-time, long-term jobs that required bar passage; 39 are in similar positions that have a J.D. advantage. Sixteen of the 279 grads are listed as seeking unemployment.

At Notre Dame Law School, 141 of its 179 grads from last year have found full-time, long-term employment that requires bar passage; 12 have similar positions that have a J.D. advantage. Seven are listed as seeking employment.

At Valparaiso Law School, 86 of the 172 graduates have jobs that are full-time, long-term requiring bar passage; 15 found similar jobs that have a J.D. advantage. Thirty-five are listed as seeking employment.

Data for schools, including job statistics for graduates in categories not included above, can be found at http://employmentsummary.abaquestionnaire.org/.

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