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Moritz Graduate Placement Statistics

A Moritz law degree provides many opportunities.  Each year our graduates obtain positions in a broad array of job sectors, including traditional law firm practice, government and public interest, academia, and business.  We are extremely proud of their accomplishments.

Graduate Employment Rate for the class of 2010 as reported to NALP on February 21, 2011

Law schools report employment information to the National Association of Law Placement (“NALP”) on a set date in February each year.  For the class of 2010, Moritz was able to report employment information for 100% of the class.

General Summary

Total number of graduates: 202

Graduates seeking employment: 189*

*13 students reported they were not currently seeking employment; 12 of these 13 students were studying for the bar exam- half of them first-time takers.

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Breakdown by Type of Employment (JD Required, JD Preferred, Professional Other):

Students at Moritz have diverse career goals, and we work closely with our students to help them find rewarding employment consistent with their goals and interests.    Some students seek traditional legal work within law firms, the government, or public interest entities.  Others seek policy, management and administrative work, in which employers prefer, but do not require legal training.   In addition, every year a number of Moritz graduates choose to pursue professional work in which their law degree is not a part of the job description.  In most of these positions, their legal training helps them both attain the job and succeed in it.  Such positions include serving in federal, state and local government, holding public office, creating new businesses and running existing ones,  and working in educational institutions and other non-profit organizations, etc.  Here is the breakdown of the class of 2010 by type of employment:

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Employment by Category

Moritz graduates obtain legal jobs by a number of pathways, including on and off-campus interview programs through which law firms and public sector employers routinely hire our students, job postings on our web-based job site, and from working with career counselors to develop personalized job search strategies.  The result is many different kinds of work in many different locations:

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Employment by Geography

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Salary Information

Salary data is self-reported by graduates, and 51% of the employed 2010 graduates reported their starting salaries. Reported starting salaries vary widely within the private and public sectors. Click here for the full report of salary data as reported to NALP.

For additional information on salary statistics nationally for beginning attorneys, visit http://www.nalp.org/classof2010.

Recruiting and Career Counseling Information

Beginning in the first year of law school, every student is assigned a career counselor who helps with the job exploration and application process throughout all three years and beyond.  Our staff is committed to helping students find the best job fit possible through individualized self- assessment, identifying appropriate legal career options, providing training in job search skills and offering many sources of employment opportunities.

Please visit the Career Services website to learn more about the counseling, programs, events and interview opportunities that we provide to every Moritz student.