Employment Data - Detail

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Employment Data - Summary

 

Employment Status

Employment Status   2016 2015 2014

Employed
Bar Passage Required

Full-time long-term 208 186 194
Full-time short-term 2 7 6
Part-time long-term 1 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 1 0
Total Number/% 211/94.2%* 194/93.3%* 200/93.0%
Total Graduates 224 208 215
  Employed
JD Advantage
Full-time long-term 3 7 6
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number/% 3/1.3% 7/3.4% 6/2.8%
Total Graduates 224 208 215
Employed
Professional Position
Full-time long-term 1 0 1
Full-time short-term 0 1 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 1 0 0
Total Number/% 2/0.9% 1/0.5% 1/0.5%
Total Graduates 224 208 215
  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 224 208 215
  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 224 208 215
 Pursuing Graduate
Degree Full Time
Total Number/% 3/1.3% 1/0.5% 1/0.5%
Total Graduates 224 208 215
  Unemployed
Start Date Deferred
Total Number/% 1/0.4% 0/0% 0/0%
Total Graduates 224 208 215
Unemployed
Not Seeking
Total Number/% 2/0.9% 1/0.5% 3/1.4%
Total Graduates 224 208 215
  Unemployed
Seeking
Total Number/% 2/0.9% 4/1.9% 3/1.4%
Total Graduates 224 208 215
  Employment Status Unknown Total Number/% 0/0% 0/0% 1/0.5%
Total Graduates 224 208 215
Law School/University
Funded Position
Of Employed
Full-time long-term 1 1 7
Full-time short-term 2 5 4
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 1 0
Total Number 3 7 11


*One full-time long-term Bar Passage required position was school-funded at the Duke General Counsel's Office.

Employment Type

Employment Type   2016 2015 2014
Law Firms Full-time long-term 148 145 133
Full-time short-term 0 3 2
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 148 148 135
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 2 4 0
Full-time short-term 0 1 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 2 5 0
Law Firms
11-25
Full-time long-term 3 1 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
Law Firms
26-50
Full-time long-term 1 1 2
Full-time short-term 0 0 1
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 1 1 3
Law Firms
51-100
Full-time long-term 3 2 5
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 3 2 5
Law Firms
101-250
Full-time long-term 7 13 11
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 7 13 11
Law Firms
251-500
Full-time long-term 19 24 18
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 19 24 18
Law Firms
501+
Full-time long-term 113 100 93
Full-time short-term 0 2 1
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 113 102 94
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 5 8 11
Full-time short-term 0 1 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 5 9 11
Government Full-time long-term 11 5 16
Full-time short-term 1 2 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 1 0 0
Total Number 13 7 16
Public Interest Full-time long-term 4 4 4
Full-time short-term 1 0 3
Part-time long-term 1 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 6 4 7
Judicial Clerkships Full-time long-term 41 29 34
Full-time short-term 0 2 1
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 1 0
Total Number 41 32 35
Judicial Clerkships
Federal-Clerkship
Full-time long-term 35 18 29
Full-time short-term 0 2 1
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 35 20 30
Judicial Clerkships
State & local-Clerkship
Full-time long-term 6 11 5
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 1 0
Total Number 6 12 5
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 3 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 3 2 3
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 212 193 201
Full-time short-term 2 8 6
Part-time long-term 1 0 0
Part-time short-term 1 1 0
Total Number 216 202 207