Employment Statistics 2012


Graduates of Case Western Reserve University School of Law can be found working in all sectors of the legal profession and beyond, across the United States and overseas. The 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: 86%

All statistics are as of February 15, 2013 (9 months after graduation).

Employment Status Full Time Part Time Total Number
Employed - Bar Passage Required 84 16 100
Employed – JD Preferred 25 6 31
Employed – Professional Position 6 0 6
Employed – Non-Professional Position 2 1 3
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time     6
Unemployed – Not Seeking     3
Unemployed – Seeking     21
Employment Status Unknown     2
Total Graduates     172

For graduates known to be employed, percentage working in the following types of employment:
Law Firms 38.57%
Business and Industry 26.43%
Public Interest 12.14%
Government 17.14%
Academia 1.43%
Judicial Clerkship 4.29%
Employer Type Unknown 0%


Employment Type Number
Law Firms  
Solo 5
2-10 attorneys 23
11-25 attorneys 3
26-50 attorneys 3
51-100 attorneys 4
101-250 attorneys 7
251-500 attorneys 1
501+ attorneys 7
Business & Industry 37
Government 24
Public Interest (including Public Defenders) 17
Judicial Clerkships 6
Unknown 1
Academia 2
Total 140


Geographic Location of Employed Graduates
Regional information calculated by dividing the total number of jobs in each geographic category by the total number of employed graduates.
International 2.17%
New England
(CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
2.17%
Middle Atlantic
(NY, NJ, PA)
10.87%
E. North Central
(IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)
54.35%
W. North Central
(IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD)
0%
South Atlantic
(DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)
16.67%
E. South Central
(AL, KY, MS, TN)
1.45%
W. South Central
(AR, LA, OK, TX)
6.52%
Mountain
(AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY)
0%
Pacific
(AK, CA, HI, OR, WA)
5.80%


Salary Information
Represents data for 50% (70 out of 140) of employed graduates.
Median $65,000
75th Percentile $95,250
25th Percentile $48,250
Get the latest news from CWRU Law directly to your inbox