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Moritz Graduate Placement Statistics

A Moritz law degree provides many opportunities and every year our graduates obtain positions in a broad array of job sectors, including traditional law firm practice, government and public interest, academia, and business. Our career service staff helps students achieve their goals during and after law school through individualized self- assessment, identifying appropriate legal career options, providing training in job search skills and offering many sources of employment opportunities.

Graduate Employment Rate for the class of 2011 as reported to NALP on February 24, 2012

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 2011, Moritz was able to report employment information for 98.7% of the class.

General Summary

Total number of graduates: 231
Total number reported: 228
Graduates seeking employment: 224*

*Four students reported they were not currently seeking employment; three of these students were studying for the bar exam- one of them a first-time taker.

  Number Percent of Total Seeking Percent of Total in Class
Employed Full-Time
181
80.8%
78.4%
Pursuing Graduate Degree
6
2.7%
2.6%
Employed Part-Time
32
14.3%
13.9%
Unemployed, Seeking Employment
5
2.2%
2.2%
TOTAL
224
100%
97.1%

Breakdown by Type of Employment

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.  Here is the breakdown of the class of 2011 by job criteria:

Employment Status Number Percent of Those Employed Percent of Total Class Full-Time Part-Time
Long-Term
Short-Term
Long-Term
Short-Term
Bar Exam Passage Required
156
73.2%
67.5%
137
6
8
5
J.D. Advantage
45
21.1%
19.5%
27
4
5
9
Other Professional Employment
10
4.7%
4.3%
5
1
3
1
Non-Professional Employment
2
0.9%
0.9%
1
0
0
1

Of the remaining 18 graduates (7.8% of the total class), six were pursuing a graduate degree, four were not seeking employment (three of whom were studying for the bar exam), five were seeking but unemployed (two of whom were studying for the bar exam) and three were unknown.

Five students who were working in short-term jobs worked solely for Moritz faculty or programs.

Sixteen Moritz graduates who were employed in short-term professional work took advantage of the Moritz Career Start Grant Program, which funds opportunities to gain work experience with an organization and in a field that will further their career goals. Last year over half of the participants gained full-time employment within those or related organizations.  Graduates receiving grants were located in five different states (OH, DE, TX, TN, and CA) and the District of Columbia. Participating organizations ranged from private firms to not-for-profits to government entities.

Here is the breakdown of the class of 2011 by sector:
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Click here for further information and to see some of the employers who have hired our 2011 graduates on a full time basis.

Every year, the Moritz Career Services Office organizes panels of professionals who speak to students about experiences in traditional law careers as well as those in other sectors. Click here to see examples of recent programs.

Employment by Geography

Graduates from the class of 2011 found employment throughout the United States, with three graduates accepting employment overseas. As a member of the National Law School Consortium (NLSC), an association of nine top public law schools from across the U.S., Moritz provides the opportunity for its students to meet employers to whom they may not otherwise be exposed by attending NLSC job fairs in various U.S. legal markets.

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Click here to see a list of recent programs for students interested in other cities around Ohio and the U.S.

Salary Information

Salary data is self-reported by graduates, and 53% of the employed 2011 graduates reported their starting salaries which ranged from $49,250 in the 25th percentile to $85,000 in the 75th percentile, with a median salary of $60,000. Reported starting salaries vary widely within the private and public sectors.

Click here for a breakdown of salaries by sector.

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

Source of Job

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.

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In order to better prepare students for their job search, Moritz career counselors plan a variety of programs and networking events throughout the year. Click here to see some examples of recent programs.

 

ABA Employment Summary for the Class of 2011

Additional employment information for the Class of 2011 can be found in the 2012 ABA Placement Report.

 

Rounding may cause one-tenth discrepancy in the reported numbers.