The Catholic University of America

Class of 2010 Employment Statistics

Office of Career and Professional Development 


At the Columbus School of Law we understand how important it is for prospective law students to have the information they need to make educated decisions about their futures. To assist in that endeavor, we have provided detailed information below. You will see that our graduates find work in all areas of the legal profession, as well as in non-legal careers where a law degree is a substantial asset. Our graduates have diverse interests that lead them to careers in private practice, public service, business and industry, and the government.

- Employment -
- Employer Types of Employed Graduates and Duration of Employment -
- Geographic Destinations -
- Most Popular Employment Locations -

- Full-time Salaries of Employed Graduates -
- Job Source -
  

Employment
 

9 Months after Graduation
TOTAL GRADUATES
286
Employed 244
     Bar Passage Required 154
          Full-time (reported) 143
          Part-time (reported) 9
     JD Preferred 67
          Full-time (reported) 53
          Part-time (reported) 11
     Other Professional 19
          Full-time (reported) 17
          Part-time (reported) 1
     Non-Professional 4
          Full-time (reported) -
          Part-time (reported) 2
Pursuing Full-time Graduate Degree 7
Unemployed, Not Seeking 9
Unemployed, Seeking 23
Employment Status Unknown 3

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Employer Types of Employed Graduates
and Duration of Employment

Employer Type # of Grads: Long-Term*
(reported)
Short-Term*
(reported)
Law Firms      67    
   
      Solo
1 1 0
      2-10 26  24  2
      11-25 5  5  0
      26-50 4  4  0
      51-100 5  4  1
      101-250 4  4  0
      251-500 12  12  0
      501+ 9  9  0
      Unknown 1  1  0
Business and Industry
53
 39  13
Government
84
 81  3
Clerkships
23
   
      Federal 5  5 0
      State and Local 18  17  1
Public Interest
6
 4  2
Academic
8  1  7
Other/Unknown
3
   
TOTAL 244 211 29

As defined by the American Bar Association.

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Geographic Destinations

9 months after Graduation
Region % of Class
Northeast
   (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
0.4
Mid-Atlantic
   (NY, NJ, PA)
5.7
East North Central
   (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)
1.2
West North Central
   (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, ND)
0.4
South Atlantic
   (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)
81.2
East South Central
   (AL, KY, MS, TN)
0.4
West South Central
   (AR, LA, OK, TX)
0.8
Mountain
   (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY)
0.8
Pacific
   (AK, CA, WA, HI, OR)
1.6
Foreign 0.8
Unknown 6.6

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Most Popular Employment Locations

District of Columbia 109
Maryland 40
Virginia 39

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Full-time Salaries of Employed Graduates

Total Employed Graduates: 244
Number of Salaries Reported: 166
Judicial Clerk: 24
      25th Percentile $40,929
      Median $44,310
      75th Percentile $52,868
      Mean $47,416
Private Practice: 45
      25th Percentile $65,000
      Median $100,000
      75th Percentile $145,000
      Mean $110,119
Business: 26
      25th Percentile $60,000
      Median $76,000
      75th Percentile $115,000
      Mean $89,217
Government: 71
      25th Percentile $51,600
      Median $60,000
      75th Percentile $62,487
      Mean $61,756
Public Interest less than 5 reported*

Salary analysis is calculated by the National Association of Law Placement (NALP).
NALP requires a minimum of five salaries for each analysis.

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Job Source

 

? Job Postings 32.6%
? Fall OCI 4.9%
? Former Employer 22.3%
? Referral 21.4%
? Letter / Self-Initiated 10.3%
? All Other 8.5%

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Please Note:

Employment and salary information is taken from a variety of sources,
including: student self-reporting, alumni surveys, employer information,
published salary data, and electronic resources.