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Graduate Employment Data for Seattle University School of Law

Each year the law school reports graduate employment information to the American Bar Association (ABA). You can find summary reports of that employment data for the last five years here – 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014, 2015. If you have questions about what these numbers mean, please feel free to contact a member of the CPD team.

 

Employment by Type (of total graduates employed)
(includes full-time, part-time, long-term, and short-term positions)


Employed in Bar Passage Required/Anticipated Position = 75%
      (Positions funded by the law school = 1%)
Employed in JD Advantage Position = 11%
Employed in Other Professional Position = 13%
Employed in Non-Professional Position = 2%

Employment by Sector (of total graduates employed)
(includes full-time, part-time, long-term, and short-term positions)


  • Law Firm = 46%
    • 2-10 Attorneys in Firm = 22%
    • 11-25 Attorneys in Firm = 5%
    • 26-50 Attorneys in Firm = 4%
    • 51-100 Attorneys in Firm = 2%
    • 101-250 Attorneys in Firm = <1%
    • 251-500 Attorneys in Firm = <1%
    • 501+ Attorneys in Firm = 8%
    • Solo Practice = 6%
  • Business & Industry = 18%
  • Government = 17%
  • Public Interest = 9%
  • Judicial Clerkships = 9%
    • State & Local Clerkships = 7%
    • Federal Clerkships = 2%
  • Education = 2%

Employment by Duration (of total graduates employed)


Long Term Employment = 91% (83% full-time, 8% part-time)
Short Term Employment (lasting less than one year) = 9% (4% full-time, 5% part-time)

*All percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number.