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Thomas M. Cooley Law School
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Lansing, MI
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Thomas M. Cooley Law School: 2013 ABA 509 Report

Job type

Employed Long-term
full-time
Long-term
part-time
Short-term
full-time
Short-term
part-time
Total
Bar passage required 26.9% 1% 0.5% 0.6% 29%
J.D. advantage 9.4% 2% 2.3% 1.3% 15%
Professional 10.8% 1.5% 0.6% 0.6% 13.6%
Non-professional 1.9% 1.7% 0.5% 0.8% 4.9%
Unknown 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Employed total 49.1% 6.1% 3.9% 3.3% 62.5%
Non-employed
Pursuing graduate degree full-time 2.8%
Unemployed - deferred start date 0%
Unemployed - not seeking 0.9%
Unemployed - seeking 27.9%
Employment status unknown 5.9%
Non-employed total 37.5%
Total graduates 100%

School-funded jobs

Long-term
full-time
Long-term
part-time
Short-term
full-time
Short-term
part-time
Total
Bar passage required 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
J.D. advantage 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0.1%
Professional 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Non-professional 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Total law school funded 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0.1%

Employer type

Long-term
full-time
Long-term
part-time
Short-term
full-time
Short-term
part-time
Total
Law Firms
Solo 4% 0.3% 0% 0.2% 4.5%
2-10 attorneys 16.4% 2.1% 1% 1% 20.6%
11-25 attorneys 1.9% 0.2% 0% 0.1% 2.2%
26-50 attorneys 1.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 1.5%
51-100 attorneys 1.2% 0% 0% 0% 1.2%
101-250 attorneys 0.3% 0% 0% 0% 0.3%
251-500 attorneys 0.3% 0% 0.1% 0% 0.3%
501+ attorneys 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0.1%
Size unknown 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Business & industry 13.5% 2.3% 2% 1% 18.8%
Government 5.2% 0.6% 0.3% 0.3% 6.4%
Public interest 1.8% 0.2% 0.1% 0.2% 2.3%
Clerkships
Federal 0.2% 0% 0% 0% 0.2%
State & local 2% 0.4% 0.3% 0% 2.8%
Other 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Education 0.7% 0% 0% 0.5% 1.2%
Employer type unknown 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Employed total 49.1% 6.1% 3.9% 3.3% 62.5%
Non-employed
Pursuing graduate degree full-time 2.8%
Unemployed - deferred start date 0%
Unemployed - not seeking 0.9%
Unemployed - seeking 27.9%
Employment status unknown 5.9%
Non-employed total 37.5%
Total graduates 100%

Employment location

State Total
# Employed in foreign countries 1.7%
Non-employed total 37.5%

This page has been formatted to match the ABA's placement summaries, with minor language and stylistic tweaks for clarity. To view Cooley's ABA placement chart, please visit the ABA's website. From time to time, schools update data when they learn more. When possible, we use the most up-to-date data available.