Student Employment Data

Class of 2013

View the Class of 2013 employment data in the ABA Employment Summary for Law School Graduates
View the Class of 2013 employment data in the NALP Class of 2013 Summary Report

 

Placement Rates:
AT GRADUATION ON FEBRUARY 15, 2014
Graduates whose employment status is known 229 228
Graduates known to be employed 145 199*
Graduates with start date deferred N/A 2
Graduates who are enrolled in a full-time degree program 4 5
Graduates who are unemployed and seeking work 80 20
Graduates who are unemployed and not seeking work 0 2
Graduates whose employment status is unknown 2 3
Total graduates from 9/1/2012 - 8/31/2013 231 231
*As of February 15, 2014, 185 of these positions were classified as long-term, and 24 were funded in some manner by the University of Illinois.
Type of Job*:
  AT GRADUATION ON FEBRUARY 15, 2014
Bar Admission Required/Anticipated (includes Judicial clerks) 113 178
J.D. Preferred (law degree enhances position, e.g. accounting firm, management consulting firm, law school, or law firm administration) 32 20
  Professional Other 0 0
  Non-Professional Other 0 1
*As of February 15, 2014. 189 of these positions were reported to the College of Law as full-time, and 10 as part-time.
Areas of Legal Practice*:
AREA NUMBER
Law Firm  
Solo 1
2-10 34
11-25 9
26-50 10
51-100 8
101-250 7
251-500 11
501+ 39
Unknown Size 1
Business & Industry 17
Government 29
Public Interest 12
Judicial Clerkships/Federal 8
Judicial Clerkships/State & Local 4
Education 9
*As of February 15, 2014. Areas of Legal Practice as defined by the American Bar Association.
Employment Location*:
LOCATION NUMBER
Illinois 138
New York 13
California 6
Missouri 5
Florida 4
Texas 4
Colorado 3
Michigan 3
Ohio 3
Washington, D.C. 3
Arizona 2
Indiana 2
Washington 2
Connecticut 1
Delaware 1
Kentucky 1
Maryland 1
Minnesota 1
New Jersey 1
North Carolina 1
Pennsylvania 1
Wisconsin 1
International 2
*As of February 15, 2014.

Salary Data*:

  • Median starting salary for all 2013 graduates employed full time in the private sector: $79,500
  • 75th percentile salary for 2013 graduates employed full time in the private sector: $160,000
  • 25th percentile salary for 2013 graduates employed full time in the private sector: $60,000
  • Median starting salary for all 2013 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: $52,000
*As of February 15, 2014. 88% of 2013 graduates known to be employed in the private sector reported salary data.