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Graduate Placement Statistics

Class of 2009

Response Rate
233 graduates had known employment status out of 233 total graduates, a 100% response rate.

Employment Rate
98.68% (Percentage includes employed graduates, graduates enrolled in a full-time degree program and excludes those individuals who are not seeking jobs.)

2009 Employment by Category


Private Practice 51.85%
Academic 6.94%
Business 17.3%
Public Interest 1.85%
Military 1.4%
Other Government 14.35%
Judicial Clerk 6.5%


2009 Employment by Geography
Graduates are employed in 22 states with the largest numbers working in the following states:


Ohio 56%
Illinois 8%
Washington, D.C. 5%
Michigan 3%
New York 5%
California 3%


Other states: AZ, CO, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, MA, MN, NV, NC, OK, PN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV, Asia/South Pacific

2009 Salary Information
Salary information was reported by 58.8% of the 2009 graduates. Salaries vary widely within the private and public sectors. Examples of some salary ranges for our recent graduates are as follows:

Median salaries for law firms ranged from $44,500 for firms between 2-10 attorneys (32 graduates reporting) to $160,000 for firms with over 500 (31 graduates reporting).

Median salaries in the public sector ranged from $42,000 for local government (13 graduates reporting) to $55,000 for federal government (16 graduates reporting). 

All salaries reported ranged from $47,000 in the 25th percentile to $125,000 in the 75th  percentile.
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