After the JD Wave 0

Last month I wrote an article for the The Am Law Daily about the After the JD project, a longitudinal study that measures employment outcomes for people who passed the bar exam in 2000. I thought it might be interesting to offer, as an appendix, the Official Guide‘s employment outcomes for Y2K law grads (they’re in the ’03 edition). Obviously, this isn’t a perfect fit as some people who passed the bar in 2000 graduated earlier, but the overlap should be fairly significant.

Back in those days, though, the Official Guide wasn’t the treasure trove of knowledge that the ABA’s employment questionnaire reports are now, and it’s certainly not as detailed as the After the JD’s information is. However, for those interested in getting a sense of the legal market many of the After the JD cohort entered into by law school, look no further.

To conserve blog space, the tables will follow the jump.

Behold: The employment by status data. (Note: Because After the JD reports use the ’03 U.S. News rankings, that’s what you’re seeing here. I was unsure which law schools were in tiers 3 and 4 that year, so I used information from subsequent rankings. I’m fairly confident that it doesn’t make a big difference. If you, dear reader, have a better source for back issues of the rankings, speak up.) I’ve also converted data from recent years into the old, opaque terms. The only mentionable intuitive jump was consolidating “unemployed – start-date deferred” with “unemployed – not seeking.”

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’03 RANK SCHOOL EMPLOYED GRAD SCHOOL UNEM’D SEEKING UNEM’D NOT SEEKING STATUS UNK.
1. Yale 96.4% 2.5% 0.0% 0.5% 0.5%
2. Stanford 96.6% 1.7% 0.6% 0.0% 1.1%
3. Harvard 96.4% 0.4% 0.2% 0.0% 3.0%
4. Columbia 98.7% 0.0% 1.0% 0.3% 0.0%
5. New York University 98.1% 1.0% 0.0% 1.0% 0.0%
6. Chicago 96.6% 1.7% 0.0% 1.7% 0.0%
7. Pennsylvania 98.7% 0.4% 0.0% 0.8% 0.0%
7. Michigan 96.4% 1.4% 0.8% 0.8% 0.6%
9. Virginia 98.1% 0.5% 0.0% 1.4% 0.0%
10. California-Berkeley 97.2% 0.7% 0.4% 1.4% 0.4%
10. Cornell 96.8% 0.0% 1.1% 0.0% 2.2%
12. Duke 98.5% 0.5% 1.0% 0.0% 0.0%
12. Northwestern 97.2% 0.9% 0.0% 1.4% 0.5%
14. Georgetown 93.2% 0.9% 0.9% 3.7% 1.2%
15. Texas 97.8% 0.9% 0.4% 0.9% 0.0%
16. California-Los Angeles 89.6% 1.4% 2.3% 6.6% 0.0%
17. Vanderbilt 91.8% 4.4% 1.1% 1.1% 1.6%
18. Southern California 91.5% 0.5% 1.0% 3.0% 4.0%
19. Washington and Lee 93.5% 3.3% 1.6% 0.0% 1.6%
19. Minnesota 92.1% 1.7% 0.8% 3.7% 1.7%
21. Iowa 95.0% 4.1% 0.0% 0.9% 0.0%
22. Notre Dame 98.8% 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6%
22. George Washington 94.7% 0.5% 0.9% 0.5% 3.5%
22. Boston College 94.4% 0.7% 0.3% 1.3% 3.3%
25. Washington University 95.0% 2.2% 0.6% 0.0% 2.2%
25. Illinois 92.1% 3.2% 2.1% 2.6% 0.0%
27. Emory 95.1% 1.0% 3.4% 0.5% 0.0%
28. William and Mary 94.9% 0.6% 0.6% 3.4% 0.6%
28. North Carolina 93.7% 0.9% 0.9% 2.7% 1.8%
28. Boston University 93.1% 3.8% 0.0% 3.1% 0.0%
31. Fordham 97.8% 0.4% 1.3% 0.0% 0.4%
31. Wisconsin 93.0% 2.2% 0.4% 0.0% 4.4%
31. Brigham Young 92.3% 0.7% 0.7% 5.6% 0.7%
31. Georgia 92.1% 0.0% 1.0% 3.0% 4.0%
31. California-Davis 89.8% 1.7% 1.1% 7.4% 0.0%
36. Wake Forest 97.3% 1.3% 0.0% 0.0% 1.3%
37. California-Hastings 87.5% 0.6% 1.9% 4.1% 5.9%
38. Indiana (Bloomington) 89.3% 2.7% 1.1% 2.1% 4.8%
38. Ohio State 88.7% 2.9% 1.0% 4.4% 2.9%
40. Connecticut 94.3% 2.3% 0.6% 1.7% 1.1%
40. Colorado 94.2% 0.6% 0.0% 2.3% 2.9%
40. Utah 93.4% 0.0% 3.3% 0.8% 2.5%
40. George Mason 93.3% 1.0% 2.4% 2.4% 1.0%
44. Arizona 90.1% 4.0% 3.3% 2.0% 0.7%
45. Alabama 93.4% 5.0% 0.6% 1.1% 0.0%
45. Florida, University of 91.0% 3.1% 1.6% 1.6% 2.8%
45. Washington 89.5% 4.2% 3.5% 2.8% 0.0%
45. Tulane 89.4% 2.4% 0.7% 4.5% 3.1%
45. Maryland 88.4% 1.9% 3.0% 3.7% 3.0%
50. Southern Methodist 90.2% 0.9% 0.9% 6.8% 1.3%
51. Kentucky 99.3% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
51. Baylor 96.2% 0.6% 1.9% 1.3% 0.0%
51. Pittsburgh 91.7% 2.4% 1.5% 0.0% 4.4%
51. Cincinnati 91.7% 0.9% 3.7% 0.9% 2.8%
55. American 91.6% 1.6% 1.4% 3.8% 1.6%
55. Tennessee 89.0% 3.7% 1.2% 4.3% 1.8%
57. Cardozo 92.6% 3.4% 1.0% 1.4% 1.7%
57. Case Western Reserve 91.6% 2.3% 0.9% 1.9% 3.3%
59. Brooklyn 92.1% 0.9% 1.6% 3.4% 2.0%
59. Oklahoma 91.3% 0.5% 0.5% 2.1% 5.6%
59. Missouri (Columbia) 90.3% 0.6% 5.7% 1.1% 2.3%
59. Arizona State 86.8% 2.1% 2.8% 5.6% 2.8%
59. San Diego 85.4% 4.0% 2.3% 3.7% 4.7%
64. Florida State 92.0% 0.9% 1.9% 2.3% 2.8%
64. Nebraska 91.7% 1.7% 1.7% 3.3% 1.7%
64. Indiana (Indianapolis) 90.6% 0.8% 4.7% 1.2% 2.7%
64. Kansas 89.8% 2.1% 1.6% 3.2% 3.2%
64. Temple 88.0% 2.6% 5.2% 2.0% 2.3%
69. Louisville 95.9% 2.5% 0.8% 0.8% 0.0%
69. Lewis and Clark 93.1% 3.4% 0.0% 3.4% 0.0%
69. Loyola Marymount (CA) 92.8% 0.0% 3.2% 3.2% 0.8%
69. St. John’s 92.2% 0.7% 1.4% 5.1% 0.7%
69. Houston 91.7% 1.4% 0.4% 2.9% 3.6%
69. Loyola (IL) 91.5% 2.6% 1.3% 3.4% 1.3%
69. Villanova 89.9% 3.9% 2.2% 3.9% 0.0%
69. New Mexico 85.5% 1.8% 6.4% 4.5% 1.8%
69. Illinois Institute of Technology 84.5% 1.2% 2.4% 9.4% 2.4%
78. Richmond 94.4% 2.5% 0.0% 1.3% 1.9%
78. Rutgers (Camden) 94.3% 0.0% 1.3% 0.9% 3.5%
78. South Carolina 93.0% 3.3% 2.0% 0.8% 0.8%
78. Denver 92.6% 1.7% 2.0% 3.0% 0.7%
78. Rutgers (Newark) 90.1% 1.6% 1.6% 3.1% 3.7%
78. Oregon 84.0% 8.3% 3.9% 0.6% 3.3%
84. Catholic 89.7% 3.1% 1.9% 5.0% 0.4%
84. Miami 87.8% 3.7% 4.3% 1.6% 2.7%
86. Seton Hall 93.4% 0.0% 2.5% 2.2% 1.9%
86. Hawaii 91.3% 3.8% 2.5% 1.3% 1.3%
86. SUNY Buffalo 85.3% 4.7% 3.7% 5.3% 1.1%
89. Mississippi 93.9% 3.4% 0.7% 1.4% 0.7%
89. Northeastern 91.8% 1.2% 4.1% 2.9% 0.0%
91. Mercer 93.6% 2.1% 2.8% 0.7% 0.7%
91. Santa Clara 92.4% 2.2% 1.4% 3.6% 0.4%
91. Arkansas (Fayetteville) 92.3% 1.0% 1.0% 1.9% 3.8%
91. Georgia State 92.3% 1.7% 1.7% 1.1% 3.3%
91. Marquette 90.5% 0.7% 3.4% 0.7% 4.8%
91. Seattle 77.9% 2.8% 10.0% 2.0% 7.2%
97. Wayne State 97.3% 0.5% 0.5% 1.1% 0.5%
97. Louisiana State 88.0% 1.9% 1.3% 0.0% 8.9%
97. Syracuse 87.4% 2.6% 6.1% 1.7% 2.2%
97. San Francisco 81.1% 1.2% 5.3% 5.3% 7.1%
Tier 3 Montana 95.8% 0.0% 1.4% 0.0% 2.8%
Tier 3 Albany 95.7% 0.5% 1.0% 2.9% 0.0%
Tier 3 Stetson 95.3% 1.3% 1.3% 1.3% 0.9%
Tier 3 Loyola (LA) 93.6% 1.9% 0.0% 4.5% 0.0%
Tier 3 Drake 93.4% 2.8% 0.9% 0.9% 1.9%
Tier 3 Suffolk 92.9% 1.0% 4.1% 1.0% 1.0%
Tier 3 Idaho 92.1% 3.0% 3.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Tier 3 Pace 91.5% 0.9% 0.5% 6.6% 0.5%
Tier 3 Hamline 91.0% 3.3% 0.8% 2.5% 2.5%
Tier 3 New York Law School 90.9% 0.8% 5.8% 2.5% 0.0%
Tier 3 Quinnipiac 90.3% 1.3% 3.1% 2.2% 3.1%
Tier 3 South Dakota 90.0% 1.3% 7.5% 1.3% 0.0%
Tier 3 West Virginia 89.6% 0.0% 3.0% 0.0% 7.4%
Tier 3 North Dakota 89.6% 4.5% 1.5% 1.5% 3.0%
Tier 3 Toledo 89.3% 1.9% 2.5% 0.6% 5.7%
Tier 3 Chapman 88.9% 2.8% 2.8% 5.6% 0.0%
Tier 3 Creighton 88.3% 4.4% 2.9% 4.4% 0.0%
Tier 3 Cleveland State 87.8% 1.7% 1.7% 6.7% 2.1%
Tier 3 Wyoming 87.7% 1.4% 4.1% 1.4% 5.5%
Tier 3 Duquesne 87.5% 1.1% 3.3% 0.0% 8.2%
Tier 3 Samford 86.9% 6.6% 2.0% 2.0% 2.5%
Tier 3 Missouri (Kansas City) 86.5% 3.0% 3.8% 3.8% 3.0%
Tier 3 McGeorge 86.4% 3.2% 4.9% 2.9% 2.6%
Tier 3 New Hampshire 86.3% 1.6% 4.0% 4.8% 3.2%
Tier 3 Howard 86.3% 0.8% 0.0% 0.0% 13.0%
Tier 3 Akron 86.1% 2.0% 4.6% 2.6% 4.6%
Tier 3 St. Louis 85.8% 0.5% 4.6% 0.9% 8.3%
Tier 3 Willamette 85.5% 2.3% 7.6% 4.6% 0.0%
Tier 3 DePaul 85.0% 0.9% 7.0% 3.1% 4.0%
Tier 3 Texas Tech 84.2% 1.6% 1.1% 0.0% 13.2%
Tier 3 Penn State 83.2% 1.9% 8.1% 0.0% 6.8%
Tier 3 Vermont 82.7% 4.3% 7.9% 2.2% 2.9%
Tier 3 Hofstra 82.5% 4.4% 2.2% 4.4% 6.5%
Tier 3 Gonzaga 80.1% 11.8% 4.4% 3.7% 0.0%
Tier 3 Maine 80.0% 1.2% 1.2% 1.2% 16.5%
Tier 3 Arkansas (Little Rock) 77.0% 5.7% 5.7% 2.5% 9.0%
Tier 3 Pepperdine 75.3% 4.9% 9.0% 8.1% 2.7%
Tier 3 Baltimore 75.0% 2.8% 5.2% 2.0% 15.1%
Tier 3 Michigan State 74.6% 8.0% 2.3% 7.5% 7.5%
Tier 3 Ohio Northern 54.3% 2.5% 7.4% 2.5% 33.3%
Tier 4 Southern University 94.3% 4.6% 1.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Tier 4 Memphis 93.8% 3.1% 0.0% 1.2% 1.9%
Tier 4 Northern Illinois 93.2% 2.7% 2.7% 1.4% 0.0%
Tier 4 Mississippi College 93.1% 4.3% 1.7% 0.9% 0.0%
Tier 4 William Mitchell 91.7% 0.3% 2.8% 1.0% 4.2%
Tier 4 Capital 91.5% 3.8% 1.4% 2.3% 0.9%
Tier 4 Campbell 89.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 10.9%
Tier 4 South Texas 88.7% 1.5% 6.1% 2.6% 1.2%
Tier 4 Northern Kentucky 88.2% 0.0% 5.5% 2.7% 3.6%
Tier 4 Dayton 88.1% 3.7% 2.2% 2.2% 3.7%
Tier 4 Detroit Mercy 87.0% 0.0% 5.0% 2.0% 6.0%
Tier 4 Southern Illinois 86.2% 5.2% 4.3% 1.7% 2.6%
Tier 4 Appalachian 85.3% 0.0% 2.9% 8.8% 2.9%
Tier 4 Southwestern 84.2% 1.7% 4.6% 4.6% 5.0%
Tier 4 Valparaiso 84.1% 0.9% 5.3% 3.5% 6.2%
Tier 4 Oklahoma City 83.8% 2.9% 5.1% 2.9% 5.1%
Tier 4 Washburn 83.6% 8.2% 2.2% 2.2% 3.7%
Tier 4 Florida Coastal 82.2% 3.3% 11.7% 2.2% 0.6%
Tier 4 Western State 81.9% 0.5% 2.6% 7.8% 7.3%
Tier 4 Tulsa 81.9% 2.6% 11.9% 1.6% 2.1%
Tier 4 Touro 81.0% 1.7% 5.7% 2.3% 9.2%
Tier 4 Thomas M. Cooley 81.0% 3.0% 8.2% 3.9% 3.9%
Tier 4 Widener 80.5% 1.9% 8.9% 4.5% 4.2%
Tier 4 John Marshall (Chicago) 80.3% 3.2% 10.0% 3.5% 2.9%
Tier 4 New England 80.0% 1.3% 0.9% 3.8% 14.0%
Tier 4 Whittier 79.4% 2.2% 4.4% 6.7% 7.2%
Tier 4 North Carolina Central 77.6% 5.6% 2.8% 4.7% 9.3%
Tier 4 Widener (Harrisburg) 75.5% 2.0% 11.2% 3.1% 8.2%
Tier 4 City University 74.0% 1.5% 9.2% 3.1% 12.2%
Tier 4 Nova Southeastern 73.4% 2.6% 2.6% 1.8% 19.7%
Tier 4 Golden Gate 72.3% 2.7% 4.1% 7.4% 13.5%
Tier 4 Western New England 71.8% 1.8% 7.6% 1.8% 17.1%
Tier 4 Thomas Jefferson 70.7% 1.3% 3.8% 3.8% 20.4%
Tier 4 District of Columbia 69.7% 15.2% 3.0% 3.0% 9.1%
Tier 4 Roger Williams 68.6% 0.8% 13.6% 1.7% 15.3%
Tier 4 Regent 68.3% 7.9% 8.7% 1.6% 13.5%
Tier 4 Texas Wesleyan 67.5% 0.8% 11.7% 4.2% 15.8%
Tier 4 St. Mary’s 66.5% 4.2% 3.8% 11.7% 13.8%
Tier 4 California Western 57.8% 1.7% 3.8% 8.4% 28.3%
Tier 4 St. Thomas (FL) 43.3% 4.3% 7.8% 0.7% 44.0%
Tier 4 Texas Southern 31.7% 1.2% 16.5% 1.8% 48.8%
UR Inter American 90.2% 3.4% 1.5% 0.0% 4.9%
UR Pontifical Catholic 75.4% 4.2% 5.9% 2.5% 11.9%
UR Puerto Rico 46.7% 1.5% 5.9% 1.5% 44.4%
EMPLOYED GRAD SCHOOL UNEM’D SEEKING UNEM’D NOT SEEKING STATUS UNK.
MEDIAN 90.1% 1.7% 2.1% 2.1% 2.6%
AVERAGE 87.6% 2.3% 3.0% 2.6% 4.6%
AVG. TOP 10 97.3% 0.9% 0.4% 0.7% 0.7%
AVG. TOP 11-20 93.9% 1.6% 1.0% 2.3% 1.2%
AVG. TOP 21-50 92.7% 1.8% 1.2% 2.4% 1.8%
AVG. TOP 51-100 90.7% 2.1% 2.4% 2.5% 2.3%
AVG. TIER 3 86.1% 2.6% 3.6% 2.6% 5.0%
AVG. TIER 4 78.6% 2.8% 5.5% 3.3% 9.7%
TOTAL (2000, EXCL. P.R.) 88.8% 2.0% 2.8% 2.6% 3.8%
TOTAL (2010, EXCL. P.R.) 84.6% 2.8% 6.2% 2.9% 3.6%
TOTAL (2011, EXCL. P.R.) 82.5% 2.2% 9.2% 2.6% 3.6%
TOTAL (2012, EXCL. P.R.) 82.1% 2.0% 10.6% 2.6% 2.6%
TOTAL (2013, EXCL. P.R.) 82.2% 1.8% 11.2% 2.5% 2.3%

Next we have employment by type. (Note: Missouri, Wake Forest, Pontifical Catholic, and Texas Wesleyan have negative percentages in their “unknown employment type” category because they misreported their employment information to the ABA.)

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’03 RANK SCHOOL LAW FIRMS BUS. AND IND. GOV’T PUB. INT. JUD. CLERKS ACADEMIA TYPE UNK.
1. Yale 31.5% 9.1% 2.0% 4.6% 46.7% 2.0% 0.5%
2. Stanford 47.7% 7.5% 4.0% 4.6% 31.6% 1.1% 0.0%
3. Harvard 64.2% 5.9% 1.1% 1.3% 23.1% 0.9% 0.0%
4. Columbia 71.4% 3.1% 1.8% 3.9% 18.3% 0.3% 0.0%
5. New York University 69.4% 3.6% 1.9% 7.1% 15.2% 0.0% 1.0%
6. Chicago 61.9% 2.8% 1.7% 0.6% 28.4% 1.1% 0.0%
7. Michigan 73.8% 3.6% 1.7% 1.4% 15.4% 0.6% 0.0%
7. Pennsylvania 71.7% 5.1% 1.7% 2.5% 17.3% 0.0% 0.4%
9. Virginia 73.8% 2.2% 4.1% 1.1% 16.4% 0.0% 0.5%
10. Cornell 72.0% 3.8% 2.7% 1.6% 11.8% 1.1% 3.8%
10. California-Berkeley 68.3% 2.8% 5.7% 3.9% 13.2% 0.4% 2.8%
12. Northwestern 84.6% 0.9% 2.3% 2.3% 7.0% 0.0% 0.0%
12. Duke 66.8% 5.4% 3.0% 0.5% 21.8% 1.0% 0.0%
14. Georgetown 62.0% 4.8% 11.2% 3.4% 9.9% 0.6% 1.2%
15. Texas 62.9% 9.4% 8.5% 2.2% 13.0% 1.6% 0.0%
16. California-Los Angeles 67.4% 6.6% 3.7% 2.9% 7.2% 1.2% 0.6%
17. Vanderbilt 68.3% 3.3% 5.5% 1.6% 13.1% 0.0% 0.0%
18. Southern California 65.5% 11.5% 4.0% 1.5% 8.0% 1.0% 0.0%
19. Washington and Lee 57.7% 4.1% 4.1% 2.4% 25.2% 0.0% 0.0%
19. Minnesota 47.5% 9.5% 5.4% 3.7% 24.8% 0.8% 0.4%
21. Iowa 54.8% 12.7% 7.7% 0.9% 15.4% 2.3% 1.4%
22. Notre Dame 76.2% 5.2% 5.2% 4.1% 7.0% 1.2% 0.0%
22. Boston College 64.1% 6.6% 7.6% 3.3% 12.5% 0.0% 0.3%
22. George Washington 52.8% 4.8% 9.0% 3.7% 10.1% 0.5% 13.8%
25. Washington University 54.7% 10.1% 7.8% 1.1% 5.6% 1.7% 14.0%
25. Illinois 44.7% 10.0% 18.9% 1.6% 14.7% 2.1% 0.0%
27. Emory 67.0% 10.2% 8.3% 2.4% 6.3% 0.5% 0.5%
28. Boston University 66.0% 3.8% 4.5% 1.4% 8.7% 0.7% 8.0%
28. North Carolina 60.1% 5.4% 13.5% 4.5% 9.0% 1.3% 0.0%
28. William and Mary 52.8% 9.7% 11.9% 1.1% 17.6% 1.7% 0.0%
31. Wisconsin 64.0% 6.1% 8.8% 4.4% 7.5% 1.3% 0.9%
31. Fordham 62.9% 6.5% 11.8% 2.7% 4.0% 0.2% 9.6%
31. Georgia 56.9% 7.4% 10.9% 4.5% 11.9% 0.0% 0.5%
31. California-Davis 51.1% 10.8% 13.1% 4.5% 6.3% 1.1% 2.8%
31. Brigham Young 47.2% 17.6% 7.7% 2.1% 16.2% 1.4% 0.0%
36. Wake Forest 59.3% 14.7% 12.7% 1.3% 9.3% 1.3% -1.3%
37. California-Hastings 55.6% 14.4% 7.8% 3.1% 5.6% 0.9% 0.0%
38. Indiana (Bloomington) 53.5% 9.6% 16.0% 3.2% 6.4% 0.5% 0.0%
38. Ohio State 48.0% 16.2% 13.7% 0.5% 7.8% 2.5% 0.0%
40. Connecticut 54.0% 12.5% 13.1% 4.0% 8.0% 2.8% 0.0%
40. Utah 47.1% 11.6% 15.7% 4.1% 11.6% 2.5% 0.8%
40. Colorado 43.6% 9.3% 12.8% 5.8% 18.6% 1.7% 2.3%
40. George Mason 42.4% 16.7% 21.4% 1.9% 10.0% 0.5% 0.5%
44. Arizona 48.3% 7.9% 14.6% 1.3% 17.2% 0.7% 0.0%
45. Tulane 55.8% 8.9% 8.6% 2.4% 11.6% 0.3% 1.7%
45. Alabama 52.5% 8.8% 9.4% 2.8% 15.5% 2.8% 1.7%
45. Florida, University of 52.2% 7.0% 19.6% 3.9% 5.4% 1.3% 1.6%
45. Washington 45.5% 6.3% 16.8% 4.9% 14.7% 0.7% 0.7%
45. Maryland 29.9% 13.1% 17.9% 3.4% 18.7% 2.2% 3.4%
50. Southern Methodist 62.1% 9.8% 7.7% 1.7% 7.2% 0.0% 1.7%
51. Baylor 68.2% 5.1% 11.5% 3.2% 7.6% 0.6% 0.0%
51. Kentucky 59.4% 9.4% 12.3% 1.4% 16.7% 0.0% 0.0%
51. Pittsburgh 55.3% 9.2% 11.7% 1.9% 7.3% 0.0% 6.3%
51. Cincinnati 47.2% 9.3% 14.8% 3.7% 9.3% 2.8% 4.6%
55. Tennessee 54.0% 7.4% 11.7% 1.8% 13.5% 0.6% 0.0%
55. American 45.2% 10.1% 17.2% 4.6% 9.0% 1.1% 4.4%
57. Case Western Reserve 63.1% 10.3% 8.4% 2.8% 2.8% 0.5% 3.7%
57. Cardozo 55.4% 12.2% 13.9% 6.4% 4.4% 0.3% 0.0%
59. Missouri (Columbia) 51.4% 12.0% 18.9% 0.6% 12.6% 0.6% -5.7%
59. Oklahoma 51.3% 9.7% 19.0% 3.1% 4.1% 3.6% 0.5%
59. San Diego 51.2% 18.6% 13.6% 0.3% 1.0% 0.0% 0.7%
59. Brooklyn 50.2% 14.4% 16.9% 2.0% 7.7% 0.9% 0.0%
59. Arizona State 50.0% 6.3% 13.9% 2.1% 10.4% 3.5% 0.7%
64. Kansas 49.2% 17.1% 13.4% 2.1% 7.0% 1.1% 0.0%
64. Nebraska 47.5% 8.3% 27.5% 0.8% 7.5% 0.0% 0.0%
64. Indiana (Indianapolis) 47.1% 17.3% 18.4% 1.6% 5.1% 1.2% 0.0%
64. Florida State 44.6% 2.8% 29.6% 2.3% 6.6% 0.5% 5.6%
64. Temple 39.5% 16.6% 14.6% 3.7% 11.7% 1.7% 0.0%
69. Louisville 63.1% 13.9% 13.9% 2.5% 1.6% 0.8% 0.0%
69. Villanova 58.8% 4.8% 9.6% 0.4% 16.2% 0.0% 0.0%
69. Houston 57.2% 17.8% 12.0% 1.1% 3.3% 0.4% 0.0%
69. Loyola Marymount (CA) 53.1% 19.6% 11.7% 1.6% 1.6% 1.9% 3.4%
69. St. John’s 49.0% 14.3% 16.7% 1.7% 4.4% 2.0% 4.1%
69. Loyola (IL) 48.9% 16.2% 16.6% 4.3% 4.7% 0.9% 0.0%
69. Lewis and Clark 47.1% 12.3% 13.2% 8.8% 11.8% 0.0% 0.0%
69. Illinois Institute of Technology 45.9% 18.5% 15.2% 0.9% 1.2% 1.5% 1.2%
69. New Mexico 40.9% 5.5% 25.5% 3.6% 10.0% 0.0% 0.0%
78. Richmond 50.0% 11.9% 10.6% 1.3% 20.0% 0.6% 0.0%
78. South Carolina 48.4% 7.4% 13.1% 0.4% 23.4% 0.4% 0.0%
78. Denver 42.6% 27.5% 11.7% 2.3% 5.0% 0.0% 3.4%
78. Rutgers (Newark) 36.6% 19.4% 5.8% 4.2% 23.0% 1.0% 0.0%
78. Oregon 32.0% 9.4% 21.0% 7.2% 12.2% 2.2% 0.0%
78. Rutgers (Camden) 24.1% 7.9% 7.9% 1.3% 50.9% 1.3% 0.9%
84. Miami 54.3% 7.2% 12.5% 2.9% 3.5% 1.3% 6.1%
84. Catholic 32.2% 20.7% 21.1% 1.9% 13.8% 0.0% 0.0%
86. SUNY Buffalo 45.3% 11.6% 13.7% 5.3% 6.8% 2.1% 0.5%
86. Seton Hall 38.4% 9.7% 5.2% 2.5% 33.4% 0.6% 3.6%
86. Hawaii 27.5% 8.8% 17.5% 3.8% 31.3% 2.5% 0.0%
89. Mississippi 58.5% 8.8% 8.2% 3.4% 14.3% 0.7% 0.0%
89. Northeastern 38.6% 9.4% 11.7% 8.8% 22.8% 0.6% 0.0%
91. Marquette 58.5% 10.9% 11.6% 1.4% 6.8% 1.4% 0.0%
91. Santa Clara 55.4% 26.3% 7.6% 1.8% 1.1% 0.4% 0.0%
91. Arkansas (Fayetteville) 54.8% 16.3% 10.6% 1.9% 8.7% 0.0% 0.0%
91. Mercer 49.6% 7.1% 16.3% 2.1% 17.0% 0.0% 1.4%
91. Georgia State 49.2% 23.8% 11.6% 0.6% 3.9% 2.8% 0.6%
91. Seattle 41.0% 8.8% 20.9% 2.0% 3.6% 0.4% 1.2%
97. Louisiana State 57.0% 2.5% 5.1% 0.0% 22.2% 1.3% 0.0%
97. Wayne State 54.5% 17.6% 11.8% 3.2% 5.3% 0.5% 4.3%
97. Syracuse 50.6% 12.6% 13.4% 2.6% 6.5% 0.9% 0.9%
97. San Francisco 50.3% 12.4% 7.7% 1.2% 1.8% 3.6% 4.1%
Tier 3 Texas Tech 68.9% 0.5% 8.9% 0.5% 5.3% 0.0% 0.0%
Tier 3 New Hampshire 60.5% 12.1% 4.0% 3.2% 2.4% 0.0% 4.0%
Tier 3 Stetson 59.4% 6.0% 23.1% 1.7% 5.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Tier 3 Samford 59.1% 6.6% 8.6% 1.0% 9.1% 0.0% 2.5%
Tier 3 Pepperdine 54.7% 10.8% 3.1% 0.9% 3.1% 0.0% 2.7%
Tier 3 Loyola (LA) 53.8% 12.8% 9.0% 1.9% 14.1% 0.0% 1.9%
Tier 3 Duquesne 53.3% 14.1% 7.1% 2.7% 9.2% 1.1% 0.0%
Tier 3 St. Louis 50.9% 13.8% 9.2% 1.4% 5.0% 0.9% 4.6%
Tier 3 Hofstra 49.8% 14.5% 11.6% 2.2% 4.4% 0.0% 0.0%
Tier 3 New York Law School 48.6% 11.8% 15.6% 1.0% 8.1% 1.0% 4.8%
Tier 3 Montana 48.6% 5.6% 16.7% 0.0% 23.6% 1.4% 0.0%
Tier 3 McGeorge 48.4% 13.0% 18.8% 1.3% 3.6% 1.0% 0.3%
Tier 3 Albany of Union 47.8% 12.6% 25.6% 1.9% 5.3% 1.4% 1.0%
Tier 3 West Virginia 47.4% 6.7% 11.1% 3.0% 15.6% 3.0% 3.0%
Tier 3 Suffolk 47.3% 21.9% 12.6% 1.2% 6.9% 1.6% 1.4%
Tier 3 Idaho 44.6% 5.0% 16.8% 2.0% 20.8% 1.0% 2.0%
Tier 3 Creighton 44.5% 19.7% 15.3% 1.5% 5.1% 2.2% 0.0%
Tier 3 Drake 44.3% 12.3% 14.2% 3.8% 17.0% 0.9% 0.9%
Tier 3 Wyoming 43.8% 11.0% 19.2% 1.4% 12.3% 0.0% 0.0%
Tier 3 Willamette 43.5% 13.0% 16.8% 2.3% 9.2% 0.0% 0.8%
Tier 3 Pace 43.4% 20.3% 15.1% 2.4% 7.5% 0.5% 2.4%
Tier 3 Gonzaga 42.6% 11.8% 15.4% 2.9% 5.9% 1.5% 0.0%
Tier 3 Cleveland State 42.4% 16.0% 21.8% 1.7% 4.6% 1.3% 0.0%
Tier 3 DePaul 41.9% 15.6% 13.1% 1.2% 2.1% 0.9% 10.1%
Tier 3 Penn State 41.0% 5.6% 8.7% 0.6% 24.2% 0.6% 2.5%
Tier 3 Michigan State 40.8% 11.7% 10.3% 5.2% 1.9% 3.8% 0.9%
Tier 3 Akron 40.4% 18.5% 15.2% 0.0% 8.6% 3.3% 0.0%
Tier 3 Toledo 38.4% 19.5% 16.4% 5.0% 2.5% 4.4% 3.1%
Tier 3 Missouri (Kansas City) 38.3% 15.0% 18.0% 0.8% 12.8% 1.5% 0.0%
Tier 3 Vermont 38.1% 5.8% 16.5% 7.2% 12.2% 1.4% 1.4%
Tier 3 Arkansas (Little Rock) 36.9% 9.8% 15.6% 2.5% 8.2% 0.8% 3.3%
Tier 3 Hamline 34.4% 19.7% 3.3% 3.3% 21.3% 0.0% 9.0%
Tier 3 Howard 34.4% 5.3% 25.2% 9.2% 9.9% 2.3% 0.0%
Tier 3 Chapman 33.3% 38.9% 2.8% 0.0% 0.0% 8.3% 5.6%
Tier 3 Quinnipiac 33.2% 18.6% 11.9% 0.9% 17.3% 3.1% 5.3%
Tier 3 Ohio Northern 30.9% 6.2% 11.1% 2.5% 2.5% 1.2% 0.0%
Tier 3 Maine 29.4% 18.8% 11.8% 2.4% 15.3% 1.2% 1.2%
Tier 3 South Dakota 28.8% 7.5% 16.3% 3.8% 31.3% 0.0% 2.5%
Tier 3 North Dakota 28.4% 6.0% 13.4% 3.0% 38.8% 0.0% 0.0%
Tier 3 Baltimore 22.6% 11.9% 16.7% 1.2% 19.8% 0.8% 2.0%
Tier 4 Campbell 66.3% 4.3% 5.4% 4.3% 8.7% 0.0% 0.0%
Tier 4 Appalachian 61.8% 5.9% 5.9% 0.0% 2.9% 2.9% 5.9%
Tier 4 Valparaiso 57.5% 4.4% 11.5% 1.8% 6.2% 2.7% 0.0%
Tier 4 Memphis 56.5% 11.8% 16.1% 0.6% 8.1% 0.6% 0.0%
Tier 4 Mississippi College 51.7% 4.3% 8.6% 2.6% 18.1% 0.9% 6.9%
Tier 4 Northern Illinois 50.7% 8.2% 23.3% 2.7% 6.8% 1.4% 0.0%
Tier 4 Detroit Mercy 50.0% 21.0% 10.0% 1.0% 3.0% 2.0% 0.0%
Tier 4 Southwestern 49.6% 19.6% 8.8% 0.4% 1.3% 2.5% 2.1%
Tier 4 Tulsa 49.2% 16.6% 13.0% 0.5% 0.5% 1.0% 1.0%
Tier 4 Southern University 48.3% 5.7% 14.9% 1.1% 17.2% 3.4% 3.4%
Tier 4 Whittier 47.8% 20.0% 4.4% 1.1% 2.8% 3.3% 0.0%
Tier 4 Dayton 47.4% 18.5% 14.1% 0.7% 5.9% 0.7% 0.7%
Tier 4 Northern Kentucky 46.4% 19.1% 15.5% 1.8% 3.6% 1.8% 0.0%
Tier 4 North Carolina Central 45.8% 15.0% 9.3% 2.8% 4.7% 0.0% 0.0%
Tier 4 South Texas 43.0% 16.6% 9.6% 0.9% 4.7% 1.2% 12.8%
Tier 4 John Marshall (Chicago) 41.9% 12.6% 17.1% 0.6% 1.3% 0.0% 6.8%
Tier 4 Oklahoma City 41.9% 10.3% 17.6% 1.5% 2.2% 4.4% 5.9%
Tier 4 Touro 40.2% 14.9% 15.5% 2.9% 2.3% 0.6% 4.6%
Tier 4 William Mitchell 40.1% 22.1% 10.0% 1.4% 15.9% 2.1% 0.0%
Tier 4 Golden Gate 39.9% 10.8% 11.5% 4.1% 2.0% 1.4% 2.7%
Tier 4 Washburn 37.3% 11.9% 22.4% 3.0% 7.5% 1.5% 0.0%
Tier 4 Western State 36.8% 23.3% 14.5% 1.0% 1.0% 4.1% 1.0%
Tier 4 Texas Wesleyan 36.7% 33.3% 10.0% 0.8% 0.8% 2.5% -16.7%
Tier 4 Thomas M. Cooley 34.7% 11.8% 20.2% 2.4% 5.7% 2.1% 3.9%
Tier 4 St. Mary’s 33.5% 4.2% 5.9% 1.7% 2.5% 0.8% 18.0%
Tier 4 Florida Coastal 33.3% 20.0% 23.3% 0.0% 3.3% 1.7% 0.6%
Tier 4 Nova Southeastern 33.2% 9.1% 17.5% 1.5% 1.5% 0.0% 10.6%
Tier 4 Capital 32.9% 22.1% 26.3% 0.9% 4.7% 3.3% 1.4%
Tier 4 Southern Illinois 32.8% 8.6% 29.3% 2.6% 10.3% 2.6% 0.0%
Tier 4 Widener (Harrisburg) 32.7% 16.3% 12.2% 1.0% 9.2% 1.0% 3.1%
Tier 4 Roger Williams 32.2% 12.7% 8.5% 2.5% 11.0% 1.7% 0.0%
Tier 4 California Western 32.1% 6.8% 13.1% 0.8% 1.7% 0.8% 2.5%
Tier 4 Widener 31.9% 17.9% 10.2% 0.6% 13.7% 1.0% 5.1%
Tier 4 New England 30.6% 20.0% 14.9% 1.3% 6.4% 0.4% 6.4%
Tier 4 Thomas Jefferson 30.6% 14.6% 11.5% 0.6% 4.5% 0.0% 8.9%
Tier 4 Regent 27.8% 19.8% 7.1% 4.0% 5.6% 3.2% 0.8%
Tier 4 City University 26.7% 9.9% 14.5% 19.1% 3.8% 0.0% 0.0%
Tier 4 Western New England 22.9% 17.6% 17.1% 2.9% 8.8% 2.4% 0.0%
Tier 4 St. Thomas (FL) 22.0% 5.0% 7.8% 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% 7.1%
Tier 4 District of Columbia 21.2% 6.1% 24.2% 9.1% 6.1% 3.0% 0.0%
Tier 4 Texas Southern 13.4% 4.3% 7.3% 1.2% 1.2% 0.6% 3.7%
UR Inter American 46.1% 13.2% 25.0% 2.0% 2.9% 1.0% 0.0%
UR Pontifical Catholic 35.6% 20.3% 13.6% 5.1% 7.6% 2.5% -9.3%
UR Puerto Rico 18.5% 8.9% 8.1% 2.2% 8.1% 0.7% 0.0%
LAW FIRMS BUS. AND IND. GOV’T PUB. INT. JUD. CLERKS ACADEMIA TYPE UNK.
MEDIAN 48.2% 10.5% 12.0% 2.1% 8.0% 1.0% 0.5%
AVERAGE 47.9% 11.5% 12.4% 2.5% 10.3% 1.2% 1.7%
AVG. TOP 10 64.2% 4.5% 2.6% 3.0% 21.6% 0.7% 0.8%
AVG. 11-20 63.8% 6.2% 5.3% 2.3% 14.5% 0.7% 0.2%
AVG. 21-50 54.2% 9.8% 11.8% 2.9% 10.7% 1.2% 2.2%
AVG. 51-100 48.9% 12.3% 14.0% 2.6% 10.7% 1.0% 1.1%
AVG. TIER 3 43.5% 12.7% 13.7% 2.3% 10.8% 1.3% 2.0%
AVG. TIER 4 39.3% 13.6% 13.7% 2.2% 5.6% 1.6% 2.7%
TOTAL (2000, EXCL. P.R.) 49.8% 11.4% 11.9% 2.4% 10.2% 1.1% 2.1%
TOTAL (2010, EXCL. P.R.) 43.5% 13.0% 11.0% 5.8% 7.8% 2.8% 0.9%
TOTAL (2011, EXCL. P.R.) 41.0% 15.0% 9.9% 6.1% 7.7% 2.4% 0.6%
TOTAL (2012, EXCL. P.R.) 41.9% 14.8% 10.1% 5.9% 7.4% 2.2% 0.3%
TOTAL (2013, EXCL. P.R.) 42.2% 15.2% 10.6% 4.8% 7.4% 2.1% 0.2%

…And finally some supplemental calculations: the total unemployment rate (excludes grad students), total unemployment plus the non-response rate, and then the “danger rate,” which adds the percentage of graduates in business and industry positions to the total unemployment rate and non-response rate. These statistics tend to correspond with one another, indicating a law school that does not have good employment outcomes.

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’03 RANK SCHOOL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE UE RATE AND NON-RESPONSE RATE DANGER RATE
1. Yale 0.5% 1.0% 10.2%
2. Stanford 0.6% 1.7% 9.2%
3. Harvard 0.2% 3.2% 9.1%
4. Columbia 1.3% 1.3% 4.4%
5. New York University 1.0% 1.0% 4.5%
6. Chicago 1.7% 1.7% 4.5%
7. Michigan 1.7% 2.2% 5.8%
7. Pennsylvania 0.8% 0.8% 5.9%
9. Virginia 1.4% 1.4% 3.6%
10. California-Berkeley 1.8% 2.1% 5.0%
10. Cornell 1.1% 3.2% 7.0%
12. Northwestern 1.4% 1.9% 2.8%
12. Duke 1.0% 1.0% 6.4%
14. Georgetown 4.7% 5.9% 10.7%
15. Texas 1.3% 1.3% 10.8%
16. California-Los Angeles 8.9% 8.9% 15.6%
17. Vanderbilt 2.2% 3.8% 7.1%
18. Southern California 4.0% 8.0% 19.5%
19. Washington and Lee 1.6% 3.3% 7.3%
19. Minnesota 4.5% 6.2% 15.7%
21. Iowa 0.9% 0.9% 13.6%
22. Notre Dame 0.0% 0.6% 5.8%
22. George Washington 1.4% 4.8% 9.7%
22. Boston College 1.6% 4.9% 11.5%
25. Washington University 0.6% 2.8% 12.8%
25. Illinois 4.7% 4.7% 14.7%
27. Emory 3.9% 3.9% 14.1%
28. Boston University 3.1% 3.1% 6.9%
28. North Carolina 3.6% 5.4% 10.8%
28. William and Mary 4.0% 4.5% 14.2%
31. Fordham 1.3% 1.8% 8.3%
31. Wisconsin 0.4% 4.8% 11.0%
31. Georgia 4.0% 7.9% 15.3%
31. California-Davis 8.5% 8.5% 19.3%
31. Brigham Young 6.3% 7.0% 24.6%
36. Wake Forest 0.0% 1.3% 16.0%
37. California-Hastings 5.9% 11.9% 26.3%
38. Indiana (Bloomington) 3.2% 8.0% 17.6%
38. Ohio State 5.4% 8.3% 24.5%
40. Colorado 2.3% 5.2% 14.5%
40. Connecticut 2.3% 3.4% 15.9%
40. Utah 4.1% 6.6% 18.2%
40. George Mason 4.8% 5.7% 22.4%
44. Arizona 5.3% 6.0% 13.9%
45. Alabama 1.7% 1.7% 10.5%
45. Washington 6.3% 6.3% 12.6%
45. Florida, University of 3.1% 5.9% 12.9%
45. Tulane 5.1% 8.2% 17.1%
45. Maryland 6.7% 9.7% 22.8%
50. Southern Methodist 7.7% 8.9% 18.7%
51. Baylor 3.2% 3.2% 8.3%
51. Kentucky 0.0% 0.0% 9.4%
51. Pittsburgh 1.5% 5.8% 15.0%
51. Cincinnati 4.6% 7.4% 16.7%
55. Tennessee 5.5% 7.4% 14.7%
55. American 5.2% 6.8% 16.9%
57. Cardozo 2.4% 4.1% 16.2%
57. Case Western Reserve 2.8% 6.1% 16.4%
59. Arizona State 8.3% 11.1% 17.4%
59. Oklahoma 2.6% 8.2% 17.9%
59. Missouri (Columbia) 6.9% 9.1% 21.1%
59. Brooklyn 5.0% 7.0% 21.4%
59. San Diego 6.0% 10.6% 29.2%
64. Florida State 4.2% 7.0% 9.9%
64. Nebraska 5.0% 6.7% 15.0%
64. Kansas 4.8% 8.0% 25.1%
64. Indiana (Indianapolis) 5.9% 8.6% 25.9%
64. Temple 7.2% 9.5% 26.1%
69. Villanova 6.1% 6.1% 11.0%
69. Louisville 1.6% 1.6% 15.6%
69. Lewis and Clark 3.4% 3.4% 15.7%
69. New Mexico 10.9% 12.7% 18.2%
69. St. John’s 6.5% 7.1% 21.4%
69. Loyola (IL) 4.7% 6.0% 22.1%
69. Houston 3.3% 6.9% 24.6%
69. Loyola Marymount (CA) 6.4% 7.2% 26.8%
69. Illinois Institute of Technology 11.9% 14.3% 32.8%
78. South Carolina 2.9% 3.7% 11.1%
78. Rutgers (Camden) 2.2% 5.7% 13.6%
78. Richmond 1.3% 3.1% 15.0%
78. Oregon 4.4% 7.7% 17.1%
78. Rutgers (Newark) 4.7% 8.4% 27.7%
78. Denver 5.0% 5.7% 33.2%
84. Miami 5.9% 8.5% 15.7%
84. Catholic 6.9% 7.3% 28.0%
86. Hawaii 3.8% 5.0% 13.8%
86. Seton Hall 4.7% 6.6% 16.3%
86. SUNY Buffalo 8.9% 10.0% 21.6%
89. Mississippi 2.0% 2.7% 11.6%
89. Northeastern 7.0% 7.0% 16.4%
91. Mercer 3.5% 4.3% 11.3%
91. Marquette 4.1% 8.8% 19.7%
91. Arkansas (Fayetteville) 2.9% 6.7% 23.1%
91. Seattle 12.0% 19.3% 28.1%
91. Georgia State 2.8% 6.1% 29.8%
91. Santa Clara 5.0% 5.4% 31.7%
97. Louisiana State 1.3% 10.1% 12.7%
97. Wayne State 1.6% 2.1% 19.8%
97. Syracuse 7.8% 10.0% 22.5%
97. San Francisco 10.7% 17.8% 30.2%
Tier 3 Stetson 2.6% 3.4% 9.4%
Tier 3 Montana 1.4% 4.2% 9.7%
Tier 3 Idaho 4.0% 5.0% 9.9%
Tier 3 North Dakota 3.0% 6.0% 11.9%
Tier 3 Samford 4.0% 6.6% 13.1%
Tier 3 Texas Tech 1.1% 14.2% 14.7%
Tier 3 Drake 1.9% 3.8% 16.0%
Tier 3 South Dakota 8.8% 8.8% 16.3%
Tier 3 Albany of Union 3.9% 3.9% 16.4%
Tier 3 West Virginia 3.0% 10.4% 17.0%
Tier 3 Loyola (LA) 4.5% 4.5% 17.3%
Tier 3 Howard 0.0% 13.0% 18.3%
Tier 3 Vermont 10.1% 12.9% 18.7%
Tier 3 Gonzaga 8.1% 8.1% 19.9%
Tier 3 New York Law School 8.3% 8.3% 20.2%
Tier 3 Penn State 8.1% 14.9% 20.5%
Tier 3 Wyoming 5.5% 11.0% 21.9%
Tier 3 McGeorge 7.8% 10.4% 23.4%
Tier 3 New Hampshire 8.9% 12.1% 24.2%
Tier 3 Willamette 12.2% 12.2% 25.2%
Tier 3 Hamline 3.3% 5.7% 25.4%
Tier 3 Duquesne 3.3% 11.4% 25.5%
Tier 3 Missouri (Kansas City) 7.5% 10.5% 25.6%
Tier 3 Cleveland State 8.4% 10.5% 26.5%
Tier 3 Quinnipiac 5.3% 8.4% 27.0%
Tier 3 Creighton 7.3% 7.3% 27.0%
Tier 3 Arkansas (Little Rock) 8.2% 17.2% 27.0%
Tier 3 St. Louis 5.5% 13.8% 27.5%
Tier 3 Hofstra 6.5% 13.1% 27.6%
Tier 3 Pace 7.1% 7.5% 27.8%
Tier 3 Suffolk 5.1% 6.1% 28.0%
Tier 3 Toledo 3.1% 8.8% 28.3%
Tier 3 Michigan State 9.9% 17.4% 29.1%
Tier 3 DePaul 10.1% 14.1% 29.7%
Tier 3 Akron 7.3% 11.9% 30.5%
Tier 3 Pepperdine 17.0% 19.7% 30.5%
Tier 3 Baltimore 7.1% 22.2% 34.1%
Tier 3 Maine 2.4% 18.8% 37.6%
Tier 3 Chapman 8.3% 8.3% 47.2%
Tier 3 Ohio Northern 9.9% 43.2% 49.4%
Tier 4 Southern University 1.1% 1.1% 6.9%
Tier 4 Mississippi College 2.6% 2.6% 6.9%
Tier 4 Northern Illinois 4.1% 4.1% 12.3%
Tier 4 Memphis 1.2% 3.1% 14.9%
Tier 4 Campbell 0.0% 10.9% 15.2%
Tier 4 Southern Illinois 6.0% 8.6% 17.2%
Tier 4 Valparaiso 8.8% 15.0% 19.5%
Tier 4 Washburn 4.5% 8.2% 20.1%
Tier 4 Appalachian 11.8% 14.7% 20.6%
Tier 4 District of Columbia 6.1% 15.2% 21.2%
Tier 4 Oklahoma City 8.1% 13.2% 23.5%
Tier 4 South Texas 8.7% 9.9% 26.5%
Tier 4 Dayton 4.4% 8.1% 26.7%
Tier 4 Capital 3.8% 4.7% 26.8%
Tier 4 Thomas M. Cooley 12.1% 16.0% 27.8%
Tier 4 John Marshall (Chicago) 13.5% 16.5% 29.0%
Tier 4 William Mitchell 3.8% 8.0% 30.1%
Tier 4 Northern Kentucky 8.2% 11.8% 30.9%
Tier 4 North Carolina Central 7.5% 16.8% 31.8%
Tier 4 Tulsa 13.5% 15.5% 32.1%
Tier 4 Touro 8.0% 17.2% 32.2%
Tier 4 Nova Southeastern 4.4% 24.1% 33.2%
Tier 4 St. Mary’s 15.5% 29.3% 33.5%
Tier 4 Southwestern 9.2% 14.2% 33.8%
Tier 4 Detroit Mercy 7.0% 13.0% 34.0%
Tier 4 City University 12.2% 24.4% 34.4%
Tier 4 Florida Coastal 13.9% 14.4% 34.4%
Tier 4 Widener 13.4% 17.6% 35.5%
Tier 4 Golden Gate 11.5% 25.0% 35.8%
Tier 4 Whittier 11.1% 18.3% 38.3%
Tier 4 New England 4.7% 18.7% 38.7%
Tier 4 Widener (Harrisburg) 14.3% 22.4% 38.8%
Tier 4 Western State 10.4% 17.6% 40.9%
Tier 4 Thomas Jefferson 7.6% 28.0% 42.7%
Tier 4 Roger Williams 15.3% 30.5% 43.2%
Tier 4 Regent 10.3% 23.8% 43.7%
Tier 4 Western New England 9.4% 26.5% 44.1%
Tier 4 California Western 12.2% 40.5% 47.3%
Tier 4 St. Thomas (FL) 8.5% 52.5% 57.4%
Tier 4 Texas Wesleyan 15.8% 31.7% 65.0%
Tier 4 Texas Southern 18.3% 67.1% 71.3%
UR Inter American 1.5% 6.4% 19.6%
UR Pontifical Catholic 8.5% 20.3% 40.7%
UR Puerto Rico 7.4% 51.9% 60.7%
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE UE RATE AND NON-RESPONSE RATE DANGER RATE
MEDIAN 4.7% 7.9% 19.6%
AVERAGE 5.6% 10.2% 21.7%
AVG. TOP 10 1.1% 1.8% 6.3%
AVG. 11-20 3.3% 4.5% 10.7%
AVG. 21-50 3.6% 5.4% 15.2%
AVG. 51-100 4.9% 7.3% 19.6%
AVG. TIER 3 6.2% 11.2% 23.9%
AVG. TIER 4 8.9% 18.6% 32.2%
TOTAL (2000, EXCL. P.R.) 5.4% 9.2% 20.5%
TOTAL (2010, EXCL. P.R.) 9.1% 12.5% 25.6%
TOTAL (2011, EXCL. P.R.) 11.7% 15.1% 30.1%
TOTAL (2012, EXCL. P.R.) 12.9% 15.3% 30.1%
TOTAL (2013, EXCL. P.R.) 13.4% 15.5% 30.8%

As you can see, even back in 2000, which was about the high point for law grads, tier 3 and tier 4 law schools tended to have surprisingly poor short-term outcomes on average. Much of this is due to their relatively higher non-response rates compared to recent classes over all.

On the other hand, the deterioration of the economy is evident when one compares the “danger rate” for all grads in 2000 to more recent years. It’s about 10 percentage points higher. The percent of graduates employed in law firms has also dropped noticeably.

That’s all I’ve got. Peace.

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