Employment Data for Recent Graduates

Washington University School of Law makes every effort to assist students with fulfilling their professional goals. Obtaining a professional and appropriate position after graduation is key to the school’s mission.

Attending law school is a substantial investment of students’ time and financial resources. The law school is committed to reporting its data accurately and responsibly. Within this context, the school’s employment statistics for 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 given below, reflect changes in the employment market, new guidelines, and current definitions for reporting and categorizing employment. The data is organized by year to facilitate comparison and analysis. Click on the year for more information - 2010 | 2011 | 2012 


Class of 2013

In preparation for submitting placement data to the American Bar Association (ABA), the law school gathered detailed and updated employment information for each member of the Class of 2013. This data reflects that 94 percent of the Class of 2013 were employed, enrolled in full-time graduate programs or had written offers of employment as of the February 15, 2014 reporting deadline. The law school continues to engage with alumni, including those members of the Class of 2013 who are still actively seeking career opportunities. These numbers from the Class of 2013 reflect the law school’s ongoing efforts to stand by its students and graduates as they seek meaningful careers in the current economy.  

Employment Summary for 2013 Graduates

EMPLOYMENT STATUS  FULL TIME
LONG TERM
 
FULL TIME
SHORT TERM
 
PART TIME
LONG TERM
 
PART TIME
SHORT TERM
 
NUMBER 
Employed - Bar Passage Required  202 6 5 12

225

Employed - J.D. Advantage   25 3 2 4

34

Employed - Professional Position  2 0 5 1 8
Employed - Nonprofessional Position  0 0 1 0 1
Employed - Undeterminable  0 0 0 0 0
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time          12
Unemployed - Start Date Deferred          2
Unemployed - Not Seeking          8
Unemployed - Seeking          7
Employment Status Unknown          3
TOTAL GRADUATES          300
*A graduate in undeterminable category may or may not have a term defined. 
LAW SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY FUNDED
POSITION
 
FULL TIME
LONG TERM
 
FULL TIME
SHORT TERM
 
PART TIME
LONG TERM
 
PART TIME
SHORT TERM
 
NUMBER 
Of Employed
- Law School\University Funded
 
4 4 0 16 24

 

Employment Type - All JD Graduates, Class 2013.
Pie Chart 
 
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  FULL TIME
LONG TERM
 
FULL TIME
SHORT TERM
 
PART TIME
LONG TERM
 
PART TIME
SHORT TERM
 
NUMBER 
Law Firms           
  Solo  1 0 0 0 1
  2-10  26 2 2 0 30
  11-25  15 0 0 0 15
  26 - 50  8 0 0 0 8
  51 - 100  5 0 0 0 5
  101 - 250  23 0 0 0 23
  251 - 500  20 0 0 0 20
  501 +  44 0 0 0 44
  Unknown  1 0 0 0 1
Business and Industry  29 3 9 1 42
Government  28 3 1 5 37
Public Interest
(including Public Defender)
 
6 0 0 8 14
Clerkships - Federal  10 0 1 0 11
Clerkships - State and Local  7 1 0 0 8
Clerkships - Other  0 0 0 0 0
Education   5 0 0 3 8
Employer type unknown  1 0 0 0 1
TOTAL  229 9 13 17 268

EMPLOYMENT LOCATION  STATE  NUMBER 
State# - largest employment  Missouri 70
State# - 2nd largest employment  Illinois 37
State# - 3rd largest employment  New York 30
# employed in foreign countries    10

Class of 2012


Class of 2011


Class of 2010