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 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS SCHOOL OF LAW

EMPLOYMENT SUMMARY FOR THE CLASS OF 2018

Information below is based on the employment status of Class of 2018 graduates as of March 15, 2019.

Employment data for the Class of 2018, provided in ABA standard format 

Class of 2018 Employment Summary

Number

Percentage

Class total

177

 100%

Known employment status

174

 98.3%

Employed

161

 90.9%

Employed with start date after March 15, 2019

2

 1.1%

Enrolled in advanced degree program

1

 0.6%

Seeking work

6

 3.4 %

Not seeking work

4

 2.3%

Unknown employment status

3

 1.7%

Employment Status Total Full Time
Long Term
Full Time
Short Term
Part Time
Long Term
Part Time
Short Term

Bar admission required/anticipated

146

144

0

2

0

J.D. advantage

14

9

1

1

3

Professional other

0

0

0

0

0

Non-professional other

1

0

0

1

0

Unknown

0

0

0

0

0

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in the Private Sector

Salaries

Median starting salary

100,000

75th percentile salary

190,000

25th percentile salary

80,000

Number/percentage employed full-time in private sector reporting salary

67/86 78%

Private Sector Salaries by Law Firm Size

25th
Percentile

Median
Salary

75th
Percentile

Number

Number Reporting
Salary

Solo

<5 reported

<5 reported

<5 reported

2

0

2-10

60,000

75,000

84,000

29

 17

11-25

75,000

84,000

90,000

9

 7

26-50

85,000

97,500

110,000

10

10

51-100

80,000

80,000

95,000

7

5

101-500

100,000

125,000

145,000

5

 5

501+

180,000

190,000

190,000

24

 23

Unknown Size

<5 reported

<5 reported

<5 reported

0

0

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Public Interest

Salaries

Median starting salary

47,500

75th percentile salary

47,500

25th percentile salary

44,100

Number/percentage employed full-time in public interest reporting salary

8/12 66%

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Government/Military

Salaries

Median starting salary

64,000

75th percentile salary

72,800

25th percentile salary

48,000

Number/percentage employed full-time in government/military reporting salary

21/23 91%

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Judicial Clerkships

Salaries

Median starting salary

56,000

75th percentile salary

67,856

25th percentile salary

51,115

Number/percentage employed full-time in judicial clerkships reporting salary

17/17 100%

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Business/Industry

Salaries

Median starting salary

80,000

75th percentile salary

80,000

25th percentile salary

80,000

Number/percentage employed full-time in business/industry reporting salary

7/13 54%

Type of Employment Number Full Time
Long Term
Full Time
Short Term
Part Time
Long Term
Part Time
Short Term
Law Firm
   Solo 2 2 0 0 0
   2-10 attorneys 31 29 0 2 0
   11-25 attorneys 9 9 0 0 0
   26-50 attorneys 10 10 0 0 0
   51-100 attorneys 7 7 0 0 0
   101-250 attorneys 3 3 0 0 0
   251-500 attorneys 2 2 0 0 0
   500+ attorneys 24 24 0 0 0

   Firm size unknown

0

0

0

0

0

Business & Industry

16

13

1

2

0

Government/Military

23

23

0

0

0

Public Interest

12

12

0

0

0

Federal Judicial Clerkship

5

5

0

0

0

State Judicial Clerkship

12

12

0

0

0

Education

5

2

0

0

3

Unknown employer type

0

0

0

0

0

Total

161

153

1

 4

 3

Funding Source Full Time
Long Term
Full Time
Short Term
Part Time
Long Term
Part Time
Short Term

Non-Law School/University Funded

143

1

4

0

Law School/University Funded

10 ¹

0

0

3

Total

153

1

4

3

Region

States

Number

West (Pacific)

Alaska, California, Hawaii

143

South

Mississippi, District of Columbia, Texas, West Virginia

   5

West (Mountain)

Arizona, New Mexico

  4

Midwest

Michigan, Missouri, Ohio

  4

Northeast

New York

  2

International/US Territory

Saudi Arabia, Taipei, Northern Mariana Islands

  3

¹These positions are year-long bar-required fellowship positions with a minimum salary of $47,500. The legal settings include the National Center for Youth Law, Mississippi Center for Justice, Yolo County Public Defender, California Environmental Law & Policy Center, Aoki Center for Critical Race and Nation Studies, UC Davis Office of Campus Counsel, UC Davis Health Systems, UC Davis Audit & Management Advisory Services, UC Davis Policy & Compliance Department, and UC Davis Employee and Labor Relations.