Employment Data for Recent Graduates

Washington University School of Law makes every effort to assist students with fulfilling their professional goals. Obtaining a professional and appropriate position after graduation is key to the school’s mission.

Attending law school is a substantial investment of students’ time and financial resources. The law school is committed to reporting its data accurately and responsibly. Within this context, the school’s employment statistics for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 given below, reflect changes in the employment market, new guidelines, and current definitions for reporting and categorizing employment. The data is organized by year to facilitate comparison and analysis.

Class of 2014


Employment Summary for 2014 Graduates

EMPLOYMENT STATUS  FULL TIME
LONG TERM
 
FULL TIME
SHORT TERM
 
PART TIME
LONG TERM
 
PART TIME
SHORT TERM
 
NUMBER 
Employed - Bar Passage Required  202 2 3 0

207

Employed - J.D. Advantage   33 1 1 0

35

Employed - Professional Position  2 0 0 0 2
Employed - Nonprofessional Position  0 0 1 0 1
Employed - Undeterminable  0 0 0 0 0
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time          10
Unemployed - Start Date Deferred          0
Unemployed - Not Seeking          2
Unemployed - Seeking          1
Employment Status Unknown          0
TOTAL GRADUATES          258
*A graduate in undeterminable category may or may not have a term defined. 
LAW SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY FUNDED
POSITION
 
FULL TIME
LONG TERM
 
FULL TIME
SHORT TERM
 
PART TIME
LONG TERM
 
PART TIME
SHORT TERM
 
NUMBER 
Employed - Bar Passage Required  14 0 0 0 14
Employed - J.D. Advantage  2 0 0 0 2
Employed - Professional Position  0 0 0 0 0
Employed - Non-Professional Position  0 0 0 0 0
Of Employed
- Law School\University Funded
 
16 0 0 0 16

 

EMPLOYMENT TYPE  FULL TIME
LONG TERM
 
FULL TIME
SHORT TERM
 
PART TIME
LONG TERM
 
PART TIME
SHORT TERM
 
NUMBER 
Law Firms           
  Solo  0 0 0 0 0
  2-10  23 1 3 0 27
  11-25  8 0 0 0 8
  26 - 50  6 0 0 0 6
  51 - 100  8 0 0 0 8
  101 - 250  17 0 0 0 17
  251 - 500  16 0 0 0 16
  501 +  37 0 0 0 37
  Unknown  3 0 0 0 3
Business and Industry  47 1 2 0 50
Government  38 1 0 0 39
Public Interest
(including Public Defender)
 
5 0 0 0 5
Clerkships - Federal  11 0 0 0 11
Clerkships - State and Local  10 0 0 0 10
Clerkships - Other  0 0 0 0 0
Education   8 0 0 0 8
Employer type unknown  0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL  237 3 5 0 245

EMPLOYMENT LOCATION  STATE  NUMBER 
State# - largest employment  Missouri 78
State# - 2nd largest employment  New York 28
State# - 3rd largest employment (tie)  District of Columbia 22
State# - 3rd largest employment (tie)  Illinois 22
# employed in foreign countries    10

Class of 2013


Class of 2012


Class of 2011