Student Employment Data

Class of 2014

View the Class of 2014 employment data in the ABA Employment Summary for Law School Graduates
View the Class of 2014 employment data in the NALP Class of 2014 Summary Report

 

Placement Rates:
AT GRADUATION ON MARCH 15, 2015
Graduates whose employment status is known 185 182
Graduates known to be employed 124 168*
Graduates with start date deferred N/A 0
Graduates who are enrolled in a full-time degree program 3 3
Graduates who are unemployed and seeking work 58 11
Graduates who are unemployed and not seeking work 0 0
Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0 3
Total graduates from 9/1/2013 - 8/31/2014 185 185
*As of March 15, 2015, 159 of these positions were classified as long-term, and 15 were funded in some manner by the University of Illinois.
Type of Job*:
  AT GRADUATION ON MARCH 15, 2015
Bar Admission Required/Anticipated (includes Judicial clerks) 108 140
J.D. Preferred (law degree enhances position, e.g. accounting firm, management consulting firm, law school, or law firm administration) 16 23
  Professional Other 0 2
  Non-Professional Other 0 3
*As of March 15, 2015. 161 of these positions were reported to the College of Law as full-time, and 7 as part-time.
Areas of Legal Practice*:
AREA NUMBER
Law Firm  
Solo 0
2-10 22
11-25 10
26-50 6
51-100 5
101-250 7
251-500 11
501+ 29
Unknown Size 2
Business & Industry 22
Government 28
Public Interest 4
Judicial Clerkships/Federal 7
Judicial Clerkships/State & Local 7
Education 8
*As of March 15, 2015. Areas of Legal Practice as defined by the American Bar Association.
Employment Location*:
LOCATION NUMBER
Illinois 102
California 6
Maryland 6
New York 5
Ohio 5
Colorado 4
Florida 4
Missouri 4
Washington, D.C. 3
Indiana 3
Michigan 2
New Jersey 2
Pennsylvania 2
South Carolina 2
Virginia 2
Washington 2
Wisconsin 2
Arkansas 1
Delaware 1
Idaho 1
Kansas 1
Nebraska 1
Nevada 1
Texas 1
Utah 1
International 4
*Per NALP guidelines. As of March 15, 2015.

Salary Data*:

  • Median starting salary for all 2014 graduates employed full time in the private sector: $79,500
  • 75th percentile 75th percentile salary for 2014 graduates employed full time in the private sector: $140,000
  • 25th percentile salary for 2014 graduates employed full time in the private sector: $60,000
  • Median starting salary for all 2014 graduates employed full time in public service employment – including any branch of government, judicial clerkships, academic posts, or any position with a non-profit advocacy or cause-oriented organization: $56,000
*As of March 15, 2015. 90% of 2014 graduates known to be employed in the private sector reported salary data.