Employment Statistics 2018

Graduates of Case Western Reserve University School of Law can be found working in all sectors of the legal profession and in non-traditional legal roles, across the United States and overseas. The Student Services & Career Development Office works closely with students and graduates and is committed to helping them develop and obtain their career goals.

Total percentage of graduates employed or pursuing a graduate degree full time: 91%

All statistics are as of March 15, 2019 (10 months after graduation).

Employment Status Full Time Part Time Total Number
Employed - Bar Passage Required 83 4 87
Employed – JD Advantage 11 7 18
Employed – Other Professional Position 4 2 6
Employed – Non-Professional Position 0 2 2
Undeterminable 0 1 1
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time 2 0 2
Unemployed – Not Seeking     3
Unemployed – Seeking     6
Employment Status Unknown     1
Total Graduates     126

For graduates known to be employed, percentage working in the following types of employment:

Employment Type Percentage
Law Firms 51.79%
Business and Industry 17.86%
Public Interest 8.93%
Government (includes Judicial Clerkships) 17.86%
Education 3.57%
Employment Type Number
Law Firms  
Solo 1
2-10 attorneys 25
11-25 attorneys 7
26-50 attorneys 2
51-100 attorneys 2
101-250 attorneys 9
251-500 attorneys 2
501+ attorneys 10
Unknown Size 0
Business & Industry 20
Government (includes 1 Military JAG) 12
Public Interest (including Public Defenders) 10
Judicial Clerkships 8
Academia 4
Employer Type Unknown 2
Total 114

Geographic Location of Employed Graduates

Regional information calculated by dividing the total number of jobs in each geographic category by the total number of known employed graduates.

Location Percentage
International 2.86%
New England
(CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
0.95%
Middle Atlantic
(NY, NJ, PA)
15.24%
E. North Central
(IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)
62.86%
W. North Central
(IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD)
0%
South Atlantic
(DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)
9.52%
E. South Central
(AL, KY, MS, TN)
0%
W. South Central
(AR, LA, OK, TX)
3.81%
Mountain
(AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY)
2.86%
Pacific
(AK, CA, HI, OR, WA)
1.90%

Salary Information

Represents data for 69.35% of employed graduates. Average reported starting salary was $72,248.

Percentile Salary
Median $65,000
75th Percentile $103,000
25th Percentile $52,500