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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   2019 2018 2017

Employed
Bar Passage Required

Full-time long-term 208 201 211
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number/% 208/94.1% 201/91.4% 211/93.8%
Total Graduates 221 220 225
  Employed
JD Advantage
Full-time long-term 3 3 4
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number/% 3/1.4% 3/1.4% 4/1.8%
Total Graduates 221 220 225
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 221 220 225
  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 221 220 225
Employed
Law School/University
Funded
Full-time long-term 1 2 1
Full-time short-term 3 4 3
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number/% 4/1.8% 6/2.7% 4/1.8%
Total Graduates 221 220 225
  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 221 220 225
 Pursuing Graduate
Degree Full Time
Total Number/% 3/1.4% 1/0.5% 0/0%
Total Graduates 221 220 225
  Employed-Start Date Deferred Total Number/% 0/0% 3/1.4% 1/0.4%
Total Graduates 221 220 225
Unemployed
Not Seeking
Total Number/% 0/0% 2/0.9% 1/0.4%
Total Graduates 221 220 225
  Unemployed
Seeking
Total Number/% 1/0.5% 2/0.9% 1/0.4%
Total Graduates 221 220 225
  Employment Status Unknown Total Number/% 2/0.9% 2/0.9% 3/1.3%
Total Graduates 221 220 225

 

Employment Type

Employment Type   2019 2018 2017
Law Firms Full-time long-term 149 147 153
Full-time short-term 0 0 1
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 149 147 154
Law Firms
Solo
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
Law Firms
2-10
Full-time long-term 0 1 3
Full-time short-term 0 0 1
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 0 1 4
Law Firms
11-25
Full-time long-term 1 1 2
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 1 1 2
Law Firms
26-50
Full-time long-term 1 1 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 1 0
Law Firms
51-100
Full-time long-term 2 3 3
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 2 3 3
Law Firms
101-250
Full-time long-term 8 7 12
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 8 7 12
Law Firms
251-500
Full-time long-term 13 19 12
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 13 19 12
Law Firms
501+
Full-time long-term 124 115 121
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 124 115 121
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 7 4 3
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 7 4 3
Government Full-time long-term 8 11 8
Full-time short-term 1 1 1
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 9 12 9
Public Interest Full-time long-term 8 6 4
Full-time short-term 2 2 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 10 8 4
Judicial Clerkships Full-time long-term 38 36 45
Full-time short-term 0 1 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 38 37 45
Judicial Clerkships
Federal-Clerkship
Full-time long-term 31 28 38
Full-time short-term 0 1 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 31 29 38
Judicial Clerkships
State & local-Clerkship
Full-time long-term 7 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 7 8 7
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 3
Full-time short-term 0 0 1
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 2 2 4
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 212 206 216
Full-time short-term 3 4 3
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 215 210 219