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Duke University School of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.

Employment Status   2020 2019 2018

Employed
Bar Passage Required

Full-time long-term 198 208 201
Full-time short-term 1 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number/% 199/92.9% 208/94.1% 201/91.4%
Total Graduates 214 221 220
Employed
JD Advantage
Full-time long-term 0 3 3
Full-time short-term 1 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 1 0 0
Total Number/% 2/0.9% 3/1.4% 3/1.4%
Total Graduates 214 221 220
Employed
Professional Position
Full-time long-term 0 0 0
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number/% 0/0% 0/0% 0/0%
Total Graduates 214 221 220
Employed
Non-Professional Position
Full-time long-term 0 0 0
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number/% 0/0% 0/0% 0/0%
Total Graduates 214 221 220
Employed
Law School/University
Funded
Full-time long-term 1 1 2
Full-time short-term 7 3 4
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number/% 8/3.7% 4/1.8% 6/2.7%
Total Graduates 214 221 220
Employed
Undeterminable
Full-time long-term 0 0 0
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number/% 0/0% 0/0% 0/0%
Total Graduates 214 221 220
Pursuing Graduate
Degree Full Time
Total Number/% 1/0.5% 3/1.4% 1/0.5%
Total Graduates 214 221 220
Employed-Start Date Deferred Total Number/% 1/0.5% 0/0% 3/1.4%
Total Graduates 214 221 220
Unemployed
Not Seeking
Total Number/% 1/0.5% 0/0% 2/0.9%
Total Graduates 214 221 220
Unemployed
Seeking
Total Number/% 1/0.5% 1/0.5% 2/0.9%
Total Graduates 214 221 220
Employment Status Unknown Total Number/% 1/0.5% 2/0.9% 2/0.9%
Total Graduates 214 221 220

 

Employment Type

Employment Type   2020 2019 2018
Law Firms Full-time long-term 156 149 147
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 156 149 147
Law Firms
Solo
Full-time long-term 1 0 0
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 1 0 0
Law Firms
2-10
Full-time long-term 1 0 1
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 1 0 1
Law Firms
11-25
Full-time long-term 0 1 1
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 0 1 1
Law Firms
26-50
Full-time long-term 6 1 1
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 6 1 1
Law Firms
51-100
Full-time long-term 4 2 3
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 4 2 3
Law Firms
101-250
Full-time long-term 2 8 7
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 2 8 7
Law Firms
251-500
Full-time long-term 17 13 19
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 17 13 19
Law Firms
501+
Full-time long-term 125 124 115
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 125 124 115
Law Firms
Unknown
Full-time long-term 0 0 0
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 0 0 0
Business & Industry Full-time long-term 3 7 4
Full-time short-term 1 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 1 0 0
Total Number 5 7 4
Government Full-time long-term 6 8 11
Full-time short-term 0 1 1
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 6 9 12
Public Interest Full-time long-term 5 8 6
Full-time short-term 7 2 2
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 12 10 8
Judicial Clerkships Full-time long-term 27 38 36
Full-time short-term 1 0 1
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 28 38 37
Judicial Clerkships
Federal-Clerkship
Full-time long-term 25 31 28
Full-time short-term 0 0 1
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 25 31 29
Judicial Clerkships
State & local-Clerkship
Full-time long-term 2 7 8
Full-time short-term 1 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 3 7 8
Judicial Clerkships
Other-Clerkship
Full-time long-term 0 0 0
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 0 0 0
Education Full-time long-term 2 2 2
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 2 2 2
Employer type unknown Full-time long-term 0 0 0
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 0 0 0
Total Full-time long-term 199 212 206
Full-time short-term 9 3 4
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 1 0 0
Total Number 209 215 210

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