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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS SCHOOL OF LAW

EMPLOYMENT AND SALARY REPORT SUMMARY

CLASS OF 2016

Information below is based on the employment status of Class of 2016 graduates as of March 15, 2017.

Employment data for the Class of 2016, provided in ABA standard format 

Class of 2016 Employment Summary

Number

Total Graduates in Class of 2016

138

Graduates whose employment status is known

136

Graduates known to be employed

122

Graduates who are enrolled in a full-time degree program

1

Graduates who are unemployed and seeking work

7

Graduates who are unemployed and not seeking work

6

Graduates with deferred start date after March 15, 2017

0

Graduates whose employment status is unknown

2

Employment Status

Total

F/T

P/T

Bar admission required/anticipated

98

98

0

J.D. advantage; law degree enhances position

22

16

6

Professional other

1

0

1

Non-professional other

1

1

0

Undeterminable

0

0

0

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in the Private Sector

Salaries

Median starting salary

117,500

75th percentile salary

180,000

25th percentile salary

75,000

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

36/50 72%

Private Sector Salaries by Law Firm Size

25th
Percentile

Median
Salary

75th
Percentile

#

# Reporting
Salary

Solo

<5 reported

<5 reported

<5 reported

0

0

2-10

72,500

84,000

100,000

18

9

11-50

65,000

75,000

75,000

8

8

51-500

100,000

145,000

160,000

10

5

501+

165,000

180,000

180,000

14

14

Unknown Size

<5 reported

<5 reported

<5 reported

0

0

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Public Interest

Salaries

Median starting salary

60,000

75th percentile salary

70,000

25th percentile salary

45,000

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

9/9 100%

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Government/Military

Salaries

Median starting salary

56,000

75th percentile salary

61,560

25th percentile salary

47,500

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

26/30 86%

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Judicial Clerkships

Salaries

Median starting salary

62,006

75th percentile salary

64,992

25th percentile salary

50,825

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

12/12 100%

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Business/Industry

Salaries

Median starting salary

75,000

75th percentile salary

83,000

25th percentile salary

72,500

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

6/12 50%

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


 0
 18
 5
 3
 6
 2
 2
 14
  0


 0
 18
 5
  3
  6
 2
 2
 14
   0


0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Business & Industry

15

13

2

Government (including public defenders)/Military

29

29

0

Public interest

9

9

0

Federal Judicial Clerkship

8

8

0

State Judicial Clerkship

4

4

0

Education

7

2

5

Unknown employer type

0

0

0

Total

122

115

7

Funding Source

Long-term position

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

Non-Law School Funded

101

2

Law-School/University Funded

14I

5

Total

115

7

Region

States

Number

West/Pacific

Alaska, California, Hawaii, Washington

103

South

Alabama, Texas, Washington DC, West Virginia

6

Northeast

New York

2

West/Mountain

Colorado, Idaho

2

Midwest

Illinois, Kansas

2

US Territory/International

Guam, China, CNMI, Italy 

7

I These positions are year-long bar-required fellowship positions with a median salary of $47,500. The legal settings include direct legal services providers, an environmental policy and advocacy group, a county counsel fellowship, an LGBT advocacy group, a public interest law firm, and the following UC Davis based positions: Campus Counsel's Office (Main Campus and Medical Center), Policy & Compliance Department, Employee and Labor Relations, and the Information Security Office.