Class of 2011 Employment Statistics

    (as of February 15, 2012)

    2011 Employment Statistics (PDF).

    View statistics for the Class of 2009 and Class of 2010.

      Number  Percentage
    Graduates in class 205  
    Graduates for whom status was known 203 99%
    Graduates for whom status was unknown 2 1%
    Graduates Employed 180 87.8%
    Graduates Not Seeking 9 4.4%
    Graduates in FT Advanced Degree Program 5 2.4%
    Graduates Unemployed and Seeking 9 4.4%

    Those known to be seeking who found employment: 95.2% (180/189)

    Type of Work    
    (179/180 = 99.4% Reported)    
    Bar Required/Anticipated Overall 64.8     (116/179)
    Bar Required/Anticipated, Full-Time 89.7 (104/116)
    Bar Required/Anticipated, Part-Time 6.9 (8/116)
    Bar Required/Anticipated, Unknown 3.4 (4/116)
    JD Advantage Overall 24.6 (44/179)
    JD Advantage, Full-Time 93.2 (41/44)
    JD Advantage, Part-Time 4.5 (2/44)
    JD Advantage, Unknown 2.3 (1/44)
    Professional Other Overall 6.1 (11/179)
    Professional Other, Full-Time 63.6 (7/11)
    Professional Other, Part-Time 27.3 (3/11)
    Professional Other, Unknown 9.1 (1/11)
    Nonprofessional Overall 4.5 (8/179)
    Nonprofessional, Full-Time 25.0 (2/8)
    Nonprofessional, Part-Time 75.0 (6/8)

     

    Employment Status from Employer View    
    (178/180 = 98.9% Reported)    
    Permanent (even if still seeking) 97.2     (173/178)
    Temporary (duration is set at less than one year)     2.8 (5/178)

      

    Employment Status from Graduate View    
    (167/180 = 92.8% reported)    
    Still Seeking 31.1     (52/167)
    Not Seeking 68.9 (115/167)

      

    Employment Sector    
    (180/180 = 100% Reported)    
    Percent in Private Practice     38.9     (70/180)
    Solo 4.3 (3/70)
    2-10 attorneys 78.6 (55/70)
    11-25 attorneys 5.7 (4/70)
    26-50 attorneys 2.9 (2/70)
    51-100 attorneys 4.3 (3/70)
    101-250 attorneys 1.4 (1/70)
    251-500 attorneys 2.9 (2/70)
         
    Attorney 85.7 (60/70)
    Law Clerk 10.0 (7/70)
    Administrator 1.4 (1/70)
    Paralegal 1.4 (1/70)
    Unknown 1.4 (1/70)

     

    Percent in Business 36.1     (65/180)
    Banking/Financial 15.4 (10/65)
    Legal Temporary 10.8 (7/65)
    Publishing House 9.2 (6/65)
    Insurance 9.2 (6/65)
    Technology/e-commerce 7.7 (5/65)
    Management 6.2 (4/65)
    Trade Ass'n/Political Campaign     3.1 (2/65)
    Other Business 38.5 (25/65)
         
    Bar Passage Required 27.7 (18/65)
    JD Advantage 49.2 (32/65)
    Other Professional 10.8 (7/65)
    Nonprofessional 10.8 (7/65)
    Unknown 1.5 (1/65)

     

    Percent in Judicial Clerkships      8.3      (15/180)
    Federal 6.7 (1/15)
    State 6.7 (1/15)
    Local 86.7 (13/15)

     

    Percent in Other Government      10.0     (18/180)
    Federal 11.1 (2/18)
    State 44.4 (8/18)
    Local 44.4 (8/18)
         
    Military 22.2 (4/18)

     

    Percent in Public Interest      4.4     (8/180)
    Public Defender 37.5 (3/8)
    Civil Legal Services 25.0 (2/8)
    Community Ed. & Org. 25.0 (2/8)
    Other 12.5 (1/8)

     

    Percent in Academia     2.2      (4/180)  
    Law School 25.0 (1/4)  
    College or University 50.0 (2/4)  
    Elementary 25.0 (1/4) (Number of Hamline-funded fellowships = 0)

     

    Geographic Location    
    Employed in MN 74.4 (134/180)
    Employed out of state 24.4 (44/180)
    Unknown 1.1 (2/180)
    States where employed    

    19 + 1 foreign country    

    AZ, CA, FL, GA (2), IL, KS, MA, MN (134), NM, NY (3), NC,
    ND (3), OR, SD, UT (2), VA, WA (4), WI (17), WY, China

      

    Full-Time Salaries        
      25th Median 75th Average
    Overall (98/180 54.4% reported) 43,000     50,000     57,500     55,592
    Private Sector (71/135 52.6% reported) 45,000 50,000 62,000 59,452
    Public Sector (27/45 60% reported) 42,000 44,033 50,000 45,439
    Bar Required (63/116 54.3% reported) 41,600 48,000 55,500 51,166
    JD Advantage (28/44 63.6% reported) 47,250 52,788 62,000     66,196
    Other Professional (6/11 54.5% reported) 46,000 50,000 70,000 57,833
             
    Private Practice (37/70 52.9% reported) 40,000 50,000 60,000 51,800
    2-10 Attorney (28/55 50.9% reported) 38,750 50,000 55,000 47,254
    Other categories * * * *
     Business (34/65 52.3% reported) 48,400 56,000 70,000 67,780
    Bar Passage Required (9/18 50% reported) 45,000 48,400 80,000 58,489
    JD Advantage (20/32 62.5% reported) 50,000 57,250 69,000 74,806
    Other Professional * * * *
    Nonprofessional * * * *
    Government (9/18 50% reported) 43,000 47,000 48,000 46,786
    Public Interest * 45,000 * 40,613
    Judicial Clerkship (12/15 80% reported) 42,500 44,000 44,517 45,336
    Academic * * *  49,650
    * = not enough salaries to report
    while maintaining anonymity
           

      

    Source of Job    
    (148/180 = 82.2% reported)    
    Referral 23.0 (34/148)
    Returned to/continued with pre-law-school employer     18.9     (28/148)
    Responded to posting in Career Services 15.5 (23/148)
    Self-initiated contact, networking 14.9 (22/148)
    Responded to posting on commercial site 9.5 (14/148)
    Temporary Agency 4.1 (6/148)
    Started Own Business 3.4 (5/148)
    On-Campus Interview; Recruiting 2.0 (3/148)
    Job Fair or Consortia 2.0 (3/148)
    Other 6.8 (10/148)

     

    If a student receives an offer from an employer for whom s/he worked during school, the student is asked to report how s/he initially made contact with that employer.