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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS SCHOOL OF LAW

EMPLOYMENT AND SALARY REPORT SUMMARY

CLASS OF 2014

Information below is based on the employment status of Class of 2014 graduates as of March 15, 2015.

Employment data for the Class of 2014, provided in ABA standard format 

Class of 2014 Employment Summary

Number

Total Graduates in Class of 2014

169

Graduates whose employment status is known

168

Graduates known to be employed

148

Graduates who are enrolled in a full-time degree program

3

Graduates who are unemployed and seeking work

14

Graduates who are unemployed and not seeking work

2

Graduates with deferred start date after March 15, 2015

1

Graduates whose employment status is unknown

1

Employment Status

Total

F/T

P/T

Bar admission required/anticipated

137

133

4

J.D. advantage; law degree enhances position

10

8

2

Professional other

1

1

0

Non-professional other

0

0

0

Undeterminable

0

0

 0

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in the Private Sector

Salaries

Median starting salary

$95,000

75th percentile salary

$160,000

25th percentile salary

$75,000

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

46/67 69%

Number/percentage of graduates employed in private sector reporting salary

46/70 66%

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

$60,000

$72,500

$84,000

27

12

11-50

$69,000

$75,000

$90,000

12

8

51-250

$90,000

$100,000

$120,000

12

10

251-500

$150,000

$160,000

$160,000

6

5

501+

$160,000

$160,000

$160,000

11

11

Unknown size

<5 reported

<5 reported

<5 reported

1

0

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Public Interest

Salaries

Median starting salary

$40,000

75th percentile salary

$45,000

25th percentile salary

$40,000

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

14/16 88%

Number/percentage of graduates employed in public interest reporting salary

14/18 78%

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Government/Military

Salaries

Median starting salary

$48,178

75th percentile salary

$57,204

25th percentile salary

$45,312

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

32/33 97%

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

32/33 97%

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Judicial Clerkships

Salaries

Median starting salary

$54,336

75th percentile salary

$62,000

25th percentile salary

$47,000

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

8/8 100%

Number/percentage of graduates employed in judicial clerkships reporting salary

8/8 100%

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Business/Industry

Salaries

Median starting salary

$72,500

75th percentile salary

$83,500

25th percentile salary

$69,000

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

9/13 69%

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

9/14 64%

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
6
6
4
8
6
11
1


 1
27
6
6
4
8
6
11
1


0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Business & Industry

14

13

1

Government (including public defenders)/Military

33

33

0

Public interest

18

17

1

Federal Judicial Clerkship

5

5

0

State Judicial Clerkship

3

3

0

Academia

4

2

2

Unknown employer type

1

1

0

Total

148

144

4

Funding Source

Long-term position

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

Non-Law School Funded

123

2                             

Law-School/University Funded

19I

2

Total

142

4

Region

States

Number

West North Central

Missouri

1

South Atlantic

Florida, Maryland, Washington DC

4

West South Central

Louisiana, Texas

2

Mountain

Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico

5

Pacific

Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington

134

US Territory/International

Guam, India

2

I These positions are either year-long fellowships or career (lasting indefinitely) bar-required positions with a median salary of $40,000. The legal settings include a federal clerkship, direct legal services providers, district attorney and public defender offices, and the following UC Davis based positions: Immigration Clinic, Campus Counsel's Office (Main Campus and Medical Center), Internal Audit Office, Employee and Labor Relations, and the California Environmental Law and Policy Center.