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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS SCHOOL OF LAW

EMPLOYMENT AND SALARY REPORT SUMMARY

CLASS OF 2015

Information below is based on the employment status of Class of 2015 graduates as of March 15, 2016.

Employment data for the Class of 2015, provided in ABA standard format 

Class of 2015 Employment Summary

Number

Total Graduates in Class of 2015

185

Graduates whose employment status is known

180

Graduates known to be employed

164

Graduates who are enrolled in a full-time degree program

2

Graduates who are unemployed and seeking work

10

Graduates who are unemployed and not seeking work

2

Graduates with deferred start date after March 15, 2016

2

Graduates whose employment status is unknown

5

Employment Status

Total

F/T

P/T

Bar admission required/anticipated

140

134

6

J.D. advantage; law degree enhances position

24

10

14

Professional other

0

0

0

Non-professional other

0

0

0

Undeterminable

0

0

0

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in the Private Sector

Salaries

Median starting salary

100,000

75th percentile salary

160,000

25th percentile salary

80,000

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

62/87 71%

Number/percentage of graduates employed in private sector reporting salary

62/91 68%

Private Sector Salaries by Law Firm Size

25th
Percentile

Median
Salary

75th
Percentile

#

# Reporting
Salary

Solo

<5 reported

<5 reported

<5 reported

1

0

2-10

70,000

73,500

80,000

27

10

11-25

75,000

82,500

90,000

13

12

26-50

60,000

77,500

88,600

10

8

51-100

90,000

100,000

100,000

8

6

101-500

100,000

105,000

110,000

6

6

501+

145,000

160,000

160,000

22

20

Unknown Size

<5 reported

<5 reported

<5 reported

3

0

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Public Interest

Salaries

Median starting salary

45,000

75th percentile salary

46,500

25th percentile salary

40,000

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

12/13 92%

Number/percentage of graduates employed in public interest reporting salary

12/13 92%

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Government/Military

Salaries

Median starting salary

50,710

75th percentile salary

61,547

25th percentile salary

46,440

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

19/23 83%

Number/percentage of graduates employed in government/military reporting salary

19/27 70%

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Judicial Clerkships

Salaries

Median starting salary

60,000

75th percentile salary

62,816

25th percentile salary

50,000

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

5/5 100%

Number/percentage of graduates employed in judicial clerkships reporting salary

5/5 100%

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Business/Industry

Salaries

Median starting salary

85,000

75th percentile salary

90,000

25th percentile salary

75,000

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

10/14 71%

Number/percentage of graduates employed in business/industry reporting salary

10/16 63%

Type of Employment

Number

Long-term

Short-term

Law firm
Solo
2-10 attorneys
11-25 attorneys
26-50 attorneys
51-100 attorneys
101-250 attorneys
251-500 attorneys
500+ attorneys
Firm size unknown


1
27
14
10
8
3
3
22
 3


1
25
14
10
8
3
3
22
 3


0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Business & Industry

17

15

2

Government (including public defenders)/Military

27

24

3

Public interest

13

13

0

Federal Judicial Clerkship

1

1

0

State Judicial Clerkship

4

4

0

Education

11

1

10

Unknown employer type

0

0

0

Total

164

147

17

Funding Source

Long-term position

Short-term position
(position has a definite term of less than one year)

Non-Law School Funded

137

17

Law-School/University Funded

9I

10

Total

146

27

Region

States

Number

Mid-Atlantic

New York

3

South Atlantic

Washington DC

3

Mountain

Idaho, Nevada, Utah

3

Pacific

Alaska, California, Washington

153

US Territory/International

China, Kuwait

2

I These positions are year-long bar-required fellowship positions with a median salary of $47,000. The legal settings include a federal clerkship, direct legal services providers, an environmental policy and advocacy group, an environmental prosecutorial agency, and the following UC Davis based positions: Immigration Clinic, Campus Counsel's Office (Main Campus and Medical Center), Internal Audit, Employee and Labor Relations, and the California Environmental Law and Policy Center.