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Employment reports

Employment status Long term
full time
Long term
part time
Short term
full time
Short term
part time
Total
Bar passage required 107 5 1 11 124
J.D. advantage 6 1 0 3 10
Professional 5 0 0 0 5
Non-professional 0 1 2 2 5
Unknown 0 0 0 2 2
Employed total 118 7 3 18 148
Non-employed
Pursuing graduate degree FT 13
Unemployed - deferred start date 0
Unemployed - not seeking 2
Unemployed - seeking 14
Employment status unknown 2
Non-employed total 31
Total graduates 179
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 0 0 0 0
Professional 0 0 0 0 0
Non-professional 0 0 0 0 0
Total law school funded 0 0 0 8 8
Employed Long term
full time
Long term
part time
Short Term
full time
Short Term
part time
Total
Law Firms
Solo 3 0 1 0 4
2-10 attorneys 24 0 0 0 24
11-25 attorneys 9 0 0 0 9
26-50 attorneys 4 0 0 0 4
51-100 attorneys 4 1 0 0 5
101-250 attorneys 6 0 0 0 6
251-500 attorneys 1 0 0 0 1
501+ attorneys 3 0 0 0 3
Size unknown 1 0 0 3 4
Business & industry 15 4 2 4 25
Government 13 0 0 0 13
Public interest 4 0 0 1 5
Clerkships
Federal 1 0 0 0 1
State & local 28 2 0 0 30
Other 0 0 0 0 0
Education 1 0 0 8 9
Employer type unknown 1 0 0 2 3
Employed total 118 7 3 18 148
Non-employed
Pursuing graduate degree FT 13
Unemployed - deferred start date 0
Unemployed - not seeking 2
Unemployed - seeking 14
Employment status unknown 2
Non-employed total 31
Total graduates 179
Employment Location State Total
Most common employment destination Pennsylvania 68
Second most common employment destination New York 12
Third most common employment destination Virginia 8
# Employed in foreign countries 2
Employment status Long term
full time
Long term
part time
Short term
full time
Short term
part time
Total
Bar passage required 114 0 6 5 125
J.D. advantage 12 0 2 2 16
Professional 6 2 0 1 9
Non-professional 1 1 1 0 3
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Employed total 133 3 9 8 153
Non-employed
Pursuing graduate degree FT 15
Unemployed - deferred start date 0
Unemployed - not seeking 4
Unemployed - seeking 17
Employment status unknown 5
Non-employed total 41
Total graduates 194
School-funded jobs
Long term
full time
Long term
part time
Short Term
full time
Short Term
part time
Total
Bar passage required 1 0 0 3 4
J.D. advantage 1 0 0 1 2
Professional 0 0 0 0 0
Non-professional 0 0 0 0 0
Total law school funded 2 0 0 4 6
Employed Long term
full time
Long term
part time
Short Term
full time
Short Term
part time
Total
Law Firms
Solo 5 0 1 0 6
2-10 attorneys 23 0 0 1 24
11-25 attorneys 6 0 0 0 6
26-50 attorneys 6 0 1 0 7
51-100 attorneys 4 0 0 0 4
101-250 attorneys 5 0 0 0 5
251-500 attorneys 4 0 0 0 4
501+ attorneys 7 0 0 0 7
Size unknown 0 0 0 2 2
Business & industry 23 2 5 1 31
Government 14 0 1 0 15
Public interest 8 0 0 0 8
Clerkships
Federal 0 0 0 0 0
State & local 25 0 0 0 25
Other 0 0 0 0 0
Education 3 1 0 4 8
Employer type unknown 0 0 1 0 1
Employed total 133 3 9 8 153
Non-employed
Pursuing graduate degree FT 15
Unemployed - deferred start date 0
Unemployed - not seeking 4
Unemployed - seeking 17
Employment status unknown 5
Non-employed total 41
Total graduates 194
Employment Location State Total
Most common employment destination Pennsylvania 76
Second most common employment destination New York 13
Third most common employment destination Delaware 8
# Employed in foreign countries 0
Employment status Long term
full time
Long term
part time
Short term
full time
Short term
part time
Total
Bar passage required 94 2 3 4 103
J.D. advantage 10 4 5 2 21
Professional 11 1 1 3 16
Non-professional 0 2 2 1 5
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Employed total 115 9 11 10 145
Non-employed
Pursuing graduate degree FT 5
Unemployed - deferred start date 4
Unemployed - not seeking 0
Unemployed - seeking 39
Employment status unknown 7
Non-employed total 55
Total graduates 200
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 1 3 4
J.D. advantage 0 0 0 1 1
Professional 0 0 0 0 0
Non-professional 0 0 0 0 0
Total law school funded 0 0 1 4 5
Employed Long term
full time
Long term
part time
Short Term
full time
Short Term
part time
Total
Law Firms
Solo 5 1 0 0 6
2-10 attorneys 13 0 0 2 15
11-25 attorneys 7 2 0 0 9
26-50 attorneys 4 0 0 0 4
51-100 attorneys 5 0 0 0 5
101-250 attorneys 4 0 0 0 4
251-500 attorneys 1 0 0 0 1
501+ attorneys 3 0 1 0 4
Size unknown 2 0 0 0 2
Business & industry 20 4 6 2 32
Government 18 0 3 0 21
Public interest 4 0 0 0 4
Clerkships
Federal 4 0 0 0 4
State & local 24 0 0 0 24
Other 0 0 0 0 0
Education 1 2 0 4 7
Employer type unknown 0 0 1 2 3
Employed total 115 9 11 10 145
Non-employed
Pursuing graduate degree FT 5
Unemployed - deferred start date 4
Unemployed - not seeking 0
Unemployed - seeking 39
Employment status unknown 7
Non-employed total 55
Total graduates 200
Employment Location State Total
Most common employment destination Pennsylvania 58
Second most common employment destination New York 12
Third most common employment destination Virginia 6
# Employed in foreign countries 1
Employment status Long term
full time
Long term
part time
Short term
full time
Short term
part time
Total
Bar passage required 116 2 0 3 121
J.D. advantage 11 0 1 0 12
Professional 4 0 0 1 5
Non-professional 0 2 1 0 3
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Employed total 131 4 2 4 141
Non-employed
Pursuing graduate degree FT 6
Unemployed - deferred start date 10
Unemployed - not seeking 2
Unemployed - seeking 14
Employment status unknown 3
Non-employed total 35
Total graduates 176
School-funded jobs
Long term
full time
Long term
part time
Short Term
full time
Short Term
part time
Total
Bar passage required 1 0 0 2 3
J.D. advantage 0 0 0 0 0
Professional 0 0 0 0 0
Non-professional 0 0 0 0 0
Total law school funded 1 0 0 2 3
Employed Long term
full time
Long term
part time
Short Term
full time
Short Term
part time
Total
Law Firms
Solo 1 0 0 0 1
2-10 attorneys 19 2 1 1 23
11-25 attorneys 9 0 0 0 9
26-50 attorneys 9 0 0 0 9
51-100 attorneys 4 0 0 0 4
101-250 attorneys 6 0 0 0 6
251-500 attorneys 2 0 0 0 2
501+ attorneys 6 0 0 0 6
Size unknown 1 0 0 0 1
Business & industry 20 2 1 0 23
Government 20 0 0 0 20
Public interest 5 0 0 1 6
Clerkships
Federal 5 0 0 0 5
State & local 23 0 0 0 23
Other 0 0 0 0 0
Education 1 0 0 2 3
Employer type unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Employed total 131 4 2 4 141
Non-employed
Pursuing graduate degree FT 6
Unemployed - deferred start date 10
Unemployed - not seeking 2
Unemployed - seeking 14
Employment status unknown 3
Non-employed total 35
Total graduates 176
Employment Location State Total
Most common employment destination Pennsylvania 72
Second most common employment destination New York 9
Third most common employment destination Delaware 5
# Employed in foreign countries 2

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