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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS SCHOOL OF LAW

EMPLOYMENT SUMMARY FOR THE CLASS OF 2019

Information below is based on the employment status of Class of 2019 graduates as of March 15, 2020.

Employment data for the Class of 2019, provided in ABA standard format 

Class of 2019 Employment Summary

Number

Percentage

Class total

154

 100%

Known employment status

153

 99.3%

Employed

145

 94.1%

Employed with start date after March 15, 2020

0

 0.0%

Enrolled in advanced degree program

1

 0.6%

Seeking work

5

 3.2 %

Not seeking work

2

 1.2%

Unknown employment status

1

 0.6%

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

Bar admission required/anticipated

131

129

2

0

0

J.D. advantage

12

7

1

0

4

Professional other

1

0

0

0

1

Non-professional other

1

0

0

0

1

Unknown

0

0

0

0

0

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in the Private Sector

Salaries

Median starting salary

105,000

75th percentile salary

180,000

25th percentile salary

85,000

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

60/76 79%

Private Sector Salaries by Law Firm Size

25th
Percentile

Median
Salary

75th
Percentile

Number

Number Reporting
Salary

Solo

<5 reported

<5 reported

<5 reported

0

0

2-10

70,000

84,000

85,000

20

 11

11-25

80,000

95,000

100,000

12

 10

26-50

90,000

102,500

142,500

6

6

51-100

82,000

105,000

105,000

11

8

101-500

90,000

140,000

140,000

5

 5

501+

180,000

190,000

190,000

20

 19

Unknown Size

<5 reported

<5 reported

<5 reported

3

1

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Public Interest

Salaries

Median starting salary

51,000

75th percentile salary

60,000

25th percentile salary

48,000

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

18/18 100%

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Government/Military

Salaries

Median starting salary

60,000

75th percentile salary

73,985

25th percentile salary

50,000

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

25/27 93%

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Judicial Clerkships

Salaries

Median starting salary

53,000

75th percentile salary

60,000

25th percentile salary

47,592

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

7/7 100%

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Business/Industry

Salaries

Median starting salary

82,500

75th percentile salary

100,000

25th percentile salary

75,000

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

10/13 77%

Type of Employment Number Full Time
Long Term
Full Time
Short Term
Part Time
Long Term
Part Time
Short Term
Law Firm
   Solo 0 0 0 0 0
   2-10 attorneys 20 20 0 0 0
   11-25 attorneys 12 12 0 0 0
   26-50 attorneys 6 6 0 0 0
   51-100 attorneys 11 11 0 0 0
   101-250 attorneys 3 3 0 0 0
   251-500 attorneys 2 2 0 0 0
   500+ attorneys 20 19 1 0 0

   Firm size unknown

3

3

0

0

0

Business & Industry

15

13

1

0

1

Government/Military

20

20

0

0

0

Public Interest

19

18

1

0

0

Federal Judicial Clerkship

3

3

0

0

0

State Judicial Clerkship

4

4

0

0

0

Education

7

2

0

0

5

Unknown employer type

0

0

0

0

0

Total

145

136

3

 0

 6

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

Non-Law School/University Funded

128

3

0

2

Law School/University Funded

¹

0

0

4

Total

136

3

0

6

Region

States

Number

West (Pacific)

Alaska, California

  129

West (Mountain)

Nevada, Utah

  2

Midwest

South Dakota

  1

Northeast

New York

  1

South

Alabama, District of Columbia, Mississippi, West Virginia

  5

International/US Territory

Beijing, Guam

  3

Unknown Location

 

  4

¹These positions are year-long bar-required fellowship positions with a minimum salary of $47,500. The legal settings include the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, Contra Costa Public Defender, Yolo County Public Defender, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County, UC Davis Office of Campus Counsel, UC Davis Policy & Compliance Department, and UC Davis Employee and Labor Relations.