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Washington and Lee University School of Law Employment Data 9 Months After Graduation
 Class of 2013Class of 2012Class of 2011Class of 2010Class of 2009
Total Graduates143130129123138
Total Employed or Seeking Advanced Degree12093116116126
 
Full-time 89 80 98 91 109
Part-time 12 7 15 19 8
Unknown 0 0 0 1 2
 
Fellowships 16 2 12 13 -
Pursuing Graduate Degree 3 6 3 5 7
 
Bar Passage Required 101 68 81 82 102
JD Preferred 15 13 27 23 9
Other Professional 0 3 4 4 4
Non-Professional 1 3 1 1 2
Unknown 0 0 0 1 2
 
Unemployed
(seeking/not seeking)
23 35 10 2 10
Employment status unknown 0 2 3 5 2


Employment Types of Employed Graduates 9 Months After Graduation
 Class of 2013Class of 2012Class of 2011Class of 2010Class of 2009
Law Firms 60 33 52 36 71
Solo 1 0 1 1 1
2-10 19 10
20
13 8
11-25 4 6
6
0 4
26-50 7 1
5
2 3
51-100 5 2
2
5 5
101-250 8 3
4
3 16
251-500 2 3
4
5 7
500+ 14 8
10
7 27
unknown 0 0
0
0 0
Business and Industry 16 12
19
8 13
Government 18 17
10
23 9
Public Interest 7 4
6
10 2
Clerkship 14 18
23
22 21
Federal 5 6
11
13 5
State and Local 9 12
12
9 16
Military 3 0
1
2 2
Other 0 0
0
0 0
Academia 2 3
2
11 1
Other/unknown 0 0 0 1 2

What is Business and Industry? The "Business" category (under Employment Types) captures many different types of employment. It may include professional positions, such as within a general counsel's office or in a bank, and non-professional jobs, such as working in a restaurant. Of the professional positions captured in this category, some require a law degree and some do not.

What is Academia? Academic positions include those at any academic level, including elementary, secondary, and higher education, and regardless of whether they are at private or public institutions. Positions include faculty member, teacher, librarian, administrator, and in-house legal counsel. This category only includes employment in an academic institution; it does not include pursuing a degree or being enrolled in an academic program at an academic institution.

Geographic Destinations of W&L Law School Graduates 9 Months After Graduation
  Class of 2013 Class of 2012Class of 2011Class of 2010Class of 2009
Northeast (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 3 0 2 2 4
Mid-Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 18 13 15 14 17
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 2 3632
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, ND) 0 1110
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 73 54697372
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 3 3225
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 9 6646
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 0 2233
Pacific (AK, CA, WA, HI, OR) 7 4963
Foreign 2 1021

 

Top 3 Employment Locations 9 Months After Graduation
  Class of 2013 Class of 2012Class of 2011Class of 2010Class of 2009
Virginia 30 31433436
District of Columbia 13 441913
New York 15 781015

Note: Salary data for the Class of 2013 is forthcoming.

Full-time Salaries of Employed Graduates 9 Months After Graduation
 Class of 2012Class of 2011Class of 2010Class of 2009
Total Number of Employed Graduates87113111119
Total Number of Employed Graduates Reporting Salaries70778393
Percentage of Employed Graduates Reporting Salaries80.568.9%74.8%78.1%
25th Percentile$48,000$50,000$48,000$55,000
Median$57,404$60,998$58,500$90,000
75th Percentile$70,000$86,250$90,000$160,000
Mean$68,220$74,270$72,907$102,491
Judicial Clerk18212218
25th Percentile$44,000$47,000$45,750$45,040
Median$51,000$57,408$54,000$51,327
75th Percentile$57,100$60,750$57,400$56,000
Mean$49,985$54,016$52,039$50,489
Private Practice28373064
25th Percentile$52,000$52,000$70,000$90,000
Median$72,500$85,000$102,500$145,000
75th Percentile$132,500$145,000$150,000$160,000
Mean$91,461$92,562$108,417$125,746
Government147177
25th Percentile$42,500$42,500$40,000$42,500
Median$49,000$55,000$51,630$46,625
75th Percentile$60,000$56,000$62,467$61,000
Mean$52,698$50,071$54,819$50,930
Public Interest*3-6-
25th Percentile--$40,000-
Median--$44,500-
75th Percentile--$48,000-
Mean--$48,333-

* No salary data was reported for Public Interest jobs between 2006-2009 and in 2011-12. During this period, the number of graduates working in this area by year was as follows: 2012(3), 2011(6), 2009 (2).