Class of 2007 U.S. News Employment Summary Data

We collected the employment summary data from the 2009 U.S. News rankings and put it in a spreadsheet for easy use and comparison. Additionally, we added a few of our own metrics that help compare data.

Original Data from Summaries

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers
Total graduatesGraduates employed at graduation
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation
25th percentile private sector starting salary
Median private sector starting salary
75th percentile private sector starting salary
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information
Median public service starting salary
Percent employed in academia
Percent employed in business and industry
Percent employed in government
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships
Percent employed in law firms
Percent employed in public interest
Percent employed in an unknown field
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge
Graduates employed in-state
Graduates employed in foreign countries
Number of states where graduates are employed
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA)
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD)
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN)
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX)
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA)
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY)
Employment location unknown
Bar admission required or anticipated
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position
Average Indebtedness (2008)
% that borrowed
FT Tuition (08-09)
PT Tuition (08-09)
FT In-State (08-09)
PT In-State (08-09)

New Metrics

% of Class Represented by Salary Info
Total Grads Represented by Salary Info
% Represented Difference
% Reported Percentile
% Represented Difference Percentile
25th, 50th, 75th percentiles for each {} and % of Class Represented by Salary Info
Average for each original column and % of Class Represented by Salary Info

7 thoughts on “Class of 2007 U.S. News Employment Summary Data”

  1. Fantastic idea. I love the excel format. I hope that this is updated regularly and not allowed to stagnate.

  2. This is great, if you guys need any help I for one would be glad to contribute… I am holding off on law school for my second year because I simply don’t have enough information to calculate a reasonable and reliable rate of return on my investment in law school… I want to practice law, but not to come out $100,000 in debt from a tier 1- tier 2 law school only to find the market is flooded and job prospects arent what I thought they would be… as a prospective law student I really appreciate what you guys are trying to accomplish… good luck

  3. This is a great project. Please keep it alive…and seek assistance where you see fit. This is especially a helpful tool when deciding both whether to go to law school in the first place, as well as the next big decision, namely which law school to attend.

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