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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   2018 2017 2016

Employed
Bar Passage Required

Full-time long-term 201 211 207
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 1
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number/% 201/91.4% 211/93.8% 208/92.9%
Total Graduates 220 225 224
  Employed
JD Advantage
Full-time long-term 3 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/% 3/1.4% 4/1.8% 3/1.3%
Total Graduates 220 225 224
Employed
Professional Position
Full-time long-term 0 0 1
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 1
Total Number/% 0/0% 0/0% 2/0.9%
Total Graduates 220 225 224
  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 220 225 224
Employed
Law School/University
Funded
Full-time long-term 2 1 1
Full-time short-term 4 3 2
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number/% 6/2.7% 4/1.8% 3/1.3%
Total Graduates 220 225 224
  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 220 225 224
 Pursuing Graduate
Degree Full Time
Total Number/% 1/0.5% 0/0% 3/1.3%
Total Graduates 220 225 224
  Employed-Start Date Deferred Total Number/% 3/1.4% 1/0.4% 1/0.4%
Total Graduates 220 225 224
Unemployed
Not Seeking
Total Number/% 2/0.9% 1/0.4% 2/0.9%
Total Graduates 220 225 224
  Unemployed
Seeking
Total Number/% 2/0.9% 1/0.4% 2/0.9%
Total Graduates 220 225 224
  Employment Status Unknown Total Number/% 2/0.9% 3/1.3% 0/0%
Total Graduates 220 225 224

 

Employment Type

Employment Type   2018 2017 2016
Law Firms Full-time long-term 147 153 148
Full-time short-term 0 1 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 147 154 148
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 1 3 2
Full-time short-term 0 1 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 1 4 2
Law Firms
11-25
Full-time long-term 1 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 1 2 3
Law Firms
26-50
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
51-100
Full-time long-term 3 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 3 3 3
Law Firms
101-250
Full-time long-term 7 12 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 12 7
Law Firms
251-500
Full-time long-term 19 12 19
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 19 12 19
Law Firms
501+
Full-time long-term 115 121 113
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 115 121 113
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 4 3 5
Full-time short-term 0 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 4 3 5
Government Full-time long-term 11 8 11
Full-time short-term 1 1 1
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 1
Total Number 12 9 13
Public Interest Full-time long-term 6 4 4
Full-time short-term 2 0 1
Part-time long-term 0 0 1
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 8 4 6
Judicial Clerkships Full-time long-term 36 45 41
Full-time short-term 1 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 37 45 41
Judicial Clerkships
Federal-Clerkship
Full-time long-term 28 38 35
Full-time short-term 1 0 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 29 38 35
Judicial Clerkships
State & local-Clerkship
Full-time long-term 8 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 8 7 6
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 3 3
Full-time short-term 0 1 0
Part-time long-term 0 0 0
Part-time short-term 0 0 0
Total Number 2 4 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 206 216 212
Full-time short-term 4 3 2
Part-time long-term 0 0 1
Part-time short-term 0 0 1
Total Number 210 219 216