Employment Outcomes 2010

  • The Office of Professional Development surveys recent Capital University Law School Juris Doctor (J.D.) graduates six to nine months after May Commencement.  

    Please contact the Office of Professional Development with any questions or for more information about employment and salary data (614-236-6888 or OPD@law.capital.edu).

    Graduate Employment Outcomes for the Class of 2010 as reported on February 15, 2011.

    EMPLOYMENT STATUS 

    NUMBER 

    FULL-TIME 

    PART-TIME 

    LONG-TERM 

    SHORT-TERM 

    LONG-TERM 

    SHORT-TIME 

    Employed - Bar Passage Required 

    84 

    71 

    3 

    7 

    4 

    Employed - JD Advantage 

    21 

    12 

    2 

    1 

    6 

    Employed - Professional Position 

    12 

    9 

    2 

    1 

    0 

    Employed - Non-Professional Position 

    2 

    1 

    1 

    0 

    0 

     Employed - Undeterminable 

    0 

    0 

    0 

    0 

    0 

    Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time 

    1 

     

    Unemployed - Start Date Deferred 

    0 

     

    Unemployed - Not Seeking 

    5 

     

    Unemployed - Seeking 

    15 

     

    Employment Status Unknown 

    37 

     

    Total graduates 

    177 

     

     

    LAW SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY FUNDED POSITION 

    NUMBER 

    FULL-TIME 

    PART-TIME 

    LONG-TERM 

    SHORT-TERM 

    LONG-TERM 

    SHORT-TIME 

    Of Employed - Law School/University Funded 

    0 

    0 

    0 

    0 

    0 

     

    EMPLOYMENT TYPE 

    NUMBER 

    FULL-TIME 

    PART-TIME 

    LONG-TERM 

    SHORT-TERM 

    LONG-TERM 

    SHORT-TIME 

    Law Firm 

     

     

     

     

     

    Solo 

    6 

    6 

    0 

    0 

    0 

    2 - 10 Attorneys 

    41 

    35 

    4 

    1 

    1 

    11 - 25 Attorneys 

    11 

    9 

    0 

    0 

    2 

    26 - 50 Attorneys 

    3 

    2 

    0 

    0 

    0 

    51 - 100 Attorneys 

    0 

    0 

    0 

    0 

    0 

    101 - 250 Attorneys 

    3 

    2 

    0 

    0 

    1 

    251 - 500 Attorneys 

    0 

    0 

    0 

    0 

    0 

    501 + Attorneys 

    1 

    1 

    0 

    0 

    0 

    Business & Industry 

    25 

    19 

    3 

    1 

    2 

    Government Agency 

    19 

    11 

    3 

    3 

    2 

    Public Interest (inc. Public Defender) 

    4 

    3 

    0 

    0 

    1 

    Judicial Clerkship 

     

     

     

     

     

    Federal 

    0 

    0 

    0 

    0 

    0 

    State & Local 

    3 

    3 

    0 

    0 

    0 

    Other 

    0 

    0 

    0 

    0 

    0 

    Academia 

    3 

    2 

    0 

    1 

    1 

    Employer Type Unknown 

    0 

     

     

     

     

    Total 

    119 

     

     

     

     

     

    EMPLOYMENT LOCATION 

    STATE 

    NUMBER 

    State# - 1st largest employment 

    Ohio 

    106 

    State# - 2nd largest employment 

    D.C. 

    3 

    State# - 3rd largest employment 

    Michigan 

    3 

    # employed in foreign countries 

     

    0 

     

    The following figures represent only those graduates with a known employment status. 

     

    SALARY 

    Employed  

    Salary Reported  

    Median  

    25th Percentile  

    75th Percentile  

    Overall   

    119  

    47  

    $52,000   

    $42,500   

    $70,000   

    PRIVATE SECTOR 

    90 

    36 

    $60,989  

    $40,000  

    $70,000  

    Law Firms  

    65  

    23  

    $47,000   

    $40,000   

    $59,000   

    Corporations  

    25  

    13  

    $80,000   

    $55,000   

    $117,500  

    PUBLIC SECTOR 

    29 

    11 

    $40,000  

    $26,000  

    $46,000  

    Government  

    22  

    9  

    $43,000   

    $26,500   

    $59,000   

    Non-Profit  

    7  

    2  

    -  

    -  

    -  

     NOTE: Only 47 (40%) of employed graduates reported a starting salary. A minimum of five salaries is required for analysis.

    SEARCH STATUS 

    Number 

    Employed-Seeking 

    35 

    Employed-Not Seeking 

    73 

    Unknown 

    11  

     

     

    Job Source  

    Percent 

    Number 

    Referral

    20%

    18

    Job Posting

    19%

    17

    Self-Initiated Contact

    16%

    14

    Other

    16%

    14

    Returned to Pre-Law School Job

    13%

    11

    Started Own Practice/Business

    7%

    6

    On-Campus Recruiting

    6%

    5

    Temp Agency

    2%

    2

    Unknown

    35%

    31

     

    Geographic Location 

    Number 

    Cambridge

    Ohio

    1

    Canfield

    Ohio

    1

    Cleveland

    Ohio

    2

    Columbus

    Ohio

    89

    Greenville

    Ohio

    1

    Hebron

    Ohio

    1

    Ironton

    Ohio

    1

    Lancaster

    Ohio

    2

    Logan

    Ohio

    1

    London

    Ohio

    1

    Marietta

    Ohio

    1

    Miamisburg

    Ohio

    1

    Springfield

    Ohio

    1

    Wellston

    Ohio

    1

    Zanesville

    Ohio

    2

     

     

     

    Washington

    D.C.

    3

    Indianapolis

    Indiana

    1

    Ft. Knox

    Kentucky

    1

    East Lansing

    Michigan

    1

    Royal Oak

    Michigan

    1

    Troy

    Michigan

    1

    Jersey City

    New Jersey

    1

    Portland

    Oregon

    1

    Quantico

    Virginia

    1

    Huntington

    West Virginia

    1

    Eau Claire

    Wisconsin

    1