S.J. Quinney College of Law

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Employment Statistics

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law wants all of our students, future students and alumni to know what employment outcomes are likely for our graduates. Because the S.J. Quinney College of Law values transparency, the links below will provide you with the most complete, accurate and transparent data available for the past three years. You may notice that certain demographic data points have been redacted. This is due to our respect for the privacy of our students.  If you continue to have questions regarding the type of careers S.J. Quinney Alumni are likely to pursue, please contact the Professional Development Office at 801-581-8700.

2012 NALP Reports

2012  National Summary Report

2012 S. J. Quinney College of Law Summary Report, including Demographic Information, Employer Type & Region

2012 ABA REPORTS

2012 Placement Summary

2011 NALP REPORTS

2011 Report

2011 Demographic Information, Employer Type & Region

2011 ABA REPORTS

2011 Placement Summary

2010 NALP REPORTS

2010 Report

2010 Demographic Information, Employer Type & Region

2010 ABA REPORTS

2010 Placement Summary

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EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS 2011

The College of Law Class of 2011 had 134 graduates.  This information reflects what these graduates were doing 9 months after graduation.  The College of Law has information on each of these graduates. Below is information on these graduates as of February 2011.

2 members of the Class of 2011 were in full time degree programs.  7 were seeking work.  4 were unemployed but not seeking work—this includes 2 persons who were holding offers of employment which started in March 2012.  121 members of the Class of 2011 were employed. 

Of the 121 known to be employed:

  • 91% of those employed (110 graduates) were employed full time, and 9% of those employed (11 graduates) were working part time
  • 92.6% of those employed (112 graduates) were employed in “long term” jobs—defined as those expected to last one year or more (including judicial clerks).  105 graduates in this category were working full time and 7 were working part time.
  • 7.4% of those employed (9 graduates) were employed in “short term” jobs—those expected not to last at least one year.  5 graduates in this category were working full time and 4 were working part time.  One of those employed part time in a “short term” position was receiving a stipend from the College of Law to work in a government setting.  
  • 81% of those employed (98 graduates) were in “Bar Admission Required” Jobs.  This category includes attorneys and judicial clerks.  94 graduates in this category were working full time and 4 were working part time.
  • 14% of those employed (17 graduates) were in “JD-Preferred” Jobs.  This category includes jobs such as in-house counsel where bar admission is not required, sales management for legal publishers, and legal recruiters.  11 were working full time, 6 were part time. 
  • 3.3% of those employed (4 graduates) were in other types of “Professional” Jobs.  This category includes a chief of staff in a government office and a real estate broker.  All graduates in this category were working full time.
  • 1.7% of those employed (2 graduates) were in “Non-Professional” Jobs.  This category includes non-legal jobs in transportation and retail.  1 was working full time and 1 was working part time. 
  • 3.3% of those employed (4 graduates) were in “law school OR university funded” positions, as defined by the ABA. This category includes a graduate working in a university general counsel office, one working as a librarian in the College of Law library, one working in a College-sponsored two year fellowship within a government office, and one working a short term College fellowship for part time work.  3 of these graduates were working in “long term” positions—those lasting one year or more.  One of those was employed part time in a “short term” position was receiving a stipend from the College of Law to work in a government setting.   

Class of  2011: Overall Job Types with Full Time Reported Salaries

The College of Law had full time salaries for 99 of the 110 graduates working full time (90% of the full time employed).

Job Type

% of those Employed

Full Time Salary: Minimum

 

Full Time Salary: 25th Percentile

 

Full Time Salary: 75th Percentile

Full Time Salary: Maximum

Full Time Salary: Mean

Full Time Salary: Median

 

How we got to the full time salary numbers

 

Law Firms (all sizes)

 

56.2 %

 

$30,000

 

$51,250

 

$100,000

 

$145,000

 

$74,181

 

$70,000

68 graduates were working in law firms.  63 were working full time.  Of the 63, salary information was obtained for 57 (90.5 %) of those 63 who were employed full time.

Government  (non-Military)

11.6 %

$40,000

$46,250

$64,500

$110,000

$61,667

$55,500

14 graduates were working in the government (non-military).  12 were working full time.  Of the 12 employed full time, salary information was obtained for 12 (85.71%) of them.

Judicial Clerk

9.1 %

$42,000

$45,000

$47,710

$57,000

$47,536

$46,000

11 graduates were working as judicial clerks, all full time.  Salary information was obtained for all 11 (100%) of them.

Business/ Industry

14 %

$30,000

$51,250

$82,500

$100,000

$67,333

$70,000

17 graduates were working in business.  16 were working full time, and 1 was working part time.  Of the 16 employed full time, salary information was obtained for 12 (75%) of them.

Public Interest

4.1 %

$44,000

N/A

N/A

$60,000

$52,167

$52,500

5 graduates were working in public interest.  4 were working full time, and 1 was working part time.  Of the 4 employed full time, salary information was obtained for 3 (75%) of them.

Academic

2.5 %

$60,000

N/A

N/A

$60,000

$60,000

N/A

3 graduates were working in academia.  1 was working full time, and 2 were working part time.  Of the 1 employed full time, salary information was obtained for 1 (100%) of them.

Military

2.5 %

$57,000

N/A

N/A

$70,000

$64,000

$65,000

3 graduates were working in the military, all full time.  Salary information was obtained for all 3 (100%) of them.

 

Class of 2011: Law Firm Employment & Salaries

Of those working in private practice, what size firms are they at and what are the full time salaries they report earning?

*One salary was reported in the 501+ attorneys firm category.  To avoid identification and provide meaningful information, that lone salary is not provided.

 

 Firm Size

% of those Employed in Firms

Full Time Salary: Minimum

Full Time Salary: 25th Percentile

Full Time Salary: 75th Percentile

Full Time Salary: Maximum

Full Time Salary: Mean

Full Time Salary: Median

 How we got to the full time salary numbers?  In other words, how many salaries did we obtain for those working full time?

 

Solo*

10.3 %

$30,000

$30,000

$45,000

$50,000

$37,000

$35,000

7 graduates had started their own practice.  7 were working full time.  Of these 7, salary information was obtained for 5 (71.4%). 

 

2-10 Attorneys

51.5%

$37,000

$50,000

$70,000

$130,000

$64,056

$60,000

35 graduates were working at this size firm.  31 were working full time, and 4 were part time.  Of the 31 full time employees, salary information was obtained for 27(87.1%) of them.

 

11-25 Attorneys

11.8 %

$50,000

$55,000

$110,000

$115,000

$85,000

$85,000

8 graduates were working at this size firm.  7 were working full time, and 1 was working part time.  Of the 7 working full time, salary information was obtained for 7 (100%) of them.

 

26-50 Attorneys

5.9 %

$80,000

N/A

N/A

$85,000

$81,450

$80,400

4 graduates were working at this size firm.  4 were working full time.  Of the 4, salary information was obtained for 4 (100%) of them.

 

51-100 Attorneys

11.8 %

$70,000

$70,000

$100,000

$100,000

$88,750

$100,000

8 graduates were working at this size firm.  8 were working full time.  Of the 8, salary information was obtained for 8 (100%) of them.

 

101-250 Attorneys

3 %

$98,000

N/A

N/A

$100,000

$99,000

N/A

2 graduates were working at this size firm.  2 were working full time.  Of the 2, salary information was obtained for 2 (100% of the full time employees).

 

251-500 Attorneys

4.4 %

$110,000

N/A

N/A

$145,000

$121,667

$110,000

3 graduates were working at this size firm.  3 were working full time.  Of the 3, salary information was obtained for 3 (100%).

 

501+ Attorneys*

1.5%

 

 

 

   

 

1 graduate was working (full time) at a firm this size.  Although salary information was obtained for this graduate, to avoid providing information associated with this specific graduate, this information is not provided. 

 

 

Where is the Class of 2011, Geographically?

In or out of Utah?

% of those working

Full Time Salary: Minimum

Full Time Salary: 25th Percentile

Full Time Salary: 75th Percentile

Full Time Salary: Maximum

Full Time Salary: Mean

Full Time Salary: Median

How we got to the full time salary numbers

 

In-state Utah

 

76.86 %

 

$30,000

 

$48,000

 

$85,000

 

$130,000

 

$68,963

 

$60,000

 

 

93 graduates were working inside Utah.  84 were working full time.  Of the 84 employed full time, salary information was obtained for 75 (89.28 %).

Out of Utah

 

 

23.14 %

 

$30,000

 

$50,000

 

$73,750

 

$145,000

 

$63,979

 

$61,500

 

 

 

28 graduates were working outside of Utah.  26 were working full time.  Of the 26 employed full time, salary information was obtained for 24 (92.3 %).

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EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS 2010

 

The College of Law Class of 2010 had 126 graduates.  This information reflects what these graduates were doing 9 months after graduation.  The College of Law has information on 122 of these graduates. 4 did not respond to attempts to contact them, and information about this iheir employment was unknown.   Below is information on the 122 graduates for whom information was gathered, as of February 2011.

4 members of the Class of 2010 were in full time degree programs.  2 were seeking work.  1 was unemployed but not seeking work.  115 members of the Class of 2010 were employed.  95 were employed full time, and 20 were employed part time. Of the 115 known to be employed:

  • 75% were in “Bar Admission Required” Jobs.  This category includes attorneys and judicial clerks.
  • 16.5% were in “JD-Preferred” Jobs.  This category includes jobs such as FBI Special Agent and ADR specialist.
  • 6% were in other types of “Professional” Jobs.
  • 2.6% were in “Non-Professional” Jobs.

 

 Class of  2010: Overall Job Types with Full Time Reported Salaries

 

Job Type

% of those Employed

Full Time Salary: Minimum

 

Full Time Salary: 25th Percentile

 

Full Time Salary: 75th Percentile

Full Time Salary: Maximum

Full Time Salary: Mean

Full Time Salary: Median

 

How we got to the full time salary numbers

 

Law Firms (all sizes)

 

57.4%

 

$40,000

 

$63,750

 

$100,000

 

$133,000

 

$81,244

 

$80,000

66 graduates were working in law firms.  56 were working full time.  Of the 56, salary information was obtained for 41 (73.2%) of those 56 who were employed full time.

Government  (non-Military)

10.4%

$40,000

$50,975

$69,750

$95,000

$63,725

$66,250

12 graduates were working in the government (non-military).  8 were working full time.  Of the 8 employed full time, salary information was obtained for 8 (100%) of them.

Judicial Clerk

12.2%

$40,000

$44,750

$56,000

$68,531

$50,262

$47,710

14 graduates were working as judicial clerks.  14 were working full time.  Of the 14 employed full time, salary information was obtained for 14 (100%) of them.

Business/ Industry

10.4%

$46,600

$60,000

$80,000

$110,000

$73,371

$72,000

12 graduates were working in business/industry.  9 were working full time.  Of the 9 employed full time, salary information was obtained for 7 (77.8%) of them.

Public Interest

3.5%

$50,000

N/A

N/A

$50,000

$50,000

N/A

4 graduates were working in public interest.  2 were working full time.  Of the 2 employed full time, salary information was obtained for 1 (50%) of them.

Academic

2.6%

$70,000

N/A

N/A

$95,000

$82,500

N/A

3 graduates were working in academia.  2 were working full time.  Of the 2 employed full time, salary information was obtained for 2 (100%) of them.

Military

3.5%

$60,000

N/A

N/A

$85,000

$72,372

$72,243

4 graduates were working in the military. 4 were working full time.  Of the 4 employed full time, salary information was obtained for 4 (100%) of them.

 

 Class of  2010: Law Firm Employment & Salaries

 

Of those working in private practice, what size firms are they at and what are the full time salaries they report earning?

 

*Only one salary was reported in the Solo and 501+ attorneys firm size categories.  To avoid identifying graduates and provide meaningful information, that salary in those categories is not provided.

 

 Firm Size

% of those Employed in Firms

Full Time Salary: Minimum

Full Time Salary: 25th Percentile

Full Time Salary: 75th Percentile

Full Time Salary: Maximum

Full Time Salary: Mean

Full Time Salary: Median

 How we got to the full time salary numbers

 

Solo*

10.6%

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

2-10 Attorneys

50%

$40,000

$50,000

$70,000

$100,000

$63,800

$60,000

33 graduates were working at this size firm.  25 were working full time.  Of the 25 full time employees, salary information was obtained for 15 (60%) of them.

 

11-25 Attorneys

6.1%

$67,500

N/A

N/A

$75,000

$70,500

$69,750

4 graduates were working at this size firm.  4 were working full time.  Of the 4, salary information was obtained for 4 (100%) of them.

 

26-50 Attorneys

16.7%

$62,500

$80,000

$88,500

$120,000

$86,136

$80,400

11 graduates were working at this size firm.  11 were working full time.  Of the 11, salary information was obtained for 11 (100%) of them.

 

51-100 Attorneys

6.1%

$90,500

N/A

N/A

$100,000

$96,375

$97,500

4 graduates were working at this size firm.  4 were working full time.  Of the 4, salary information was obtained for 4 (100%) of them.

 

101-250 Attorneys

4.5%

$96,000

N/A

N/A

$100,000

$98,000

N/A

3 graduates were working at this size firm.  2 were working full time.  Of the 2, salary information was obtained for 2 (100% of the full time employees).

 

251-500 Attorneys

4.5%

$110,000

N/A

N/A

$120,000

$113,333

N/A

3 graduates were working at this size firm.  3 were working full time.  Of the 3, salary information was obtained for 3 (100%).

 

501+ Attorneys*

1.5%

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 Where is the Class of 2010, Geographically?

 

In or out of Utah?

% of those working

Full Time Salary: Minimum

Full Time Salary: 25th Percentile

Full Time Salary: 75th Percentile

Full Time Salary: Maximum

Full Time Salary: Mean

Full Time Salary: Median

How we got to the full time salary numbers

 

In-state Utah

 

72.2%

 

$40,000

 

$50,000

 

$95,000

 

$133,000

 

$71,843

 

$69,500

 

 

83 graduates were working inside Utah.  68 were working full time.  Of the 68 employed full time, salary information was obtained for 54 (79.4%).

Out of Utah

Nevada, Washington D.C., Idaho, Colorado, North Carolina, Washington State, Texas, Arizona, Virginia, New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, Wyoming.

 

27.8%

 

$48,000

 

$60,000

 

$80,500

 

$120,000

 

$73,175

 

$68,531

 

 

 

32 graduates were working outside of Utah.  27 were working full time.  Of the 27 employed full time, salary information was obtained for 23 (85.1%).