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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS SCHOOL OF LAW

EMPLOYMENT AND SALARY REPORT SUMMARY

CLASS OF 2017

Information below is based on the employment status of Class of 2017 graduates as of March 15, 2018.

Employment data for the Class of 2017, provided in ABA standard format 

Class of 2017 Employment Summary

Number

Percentage

Total Graduates in Class of 2017

167

 100%

Graduates whose employment status is known

165

 98.8%

Graduates known to be employed

151

 90.4%

Graduates with deferred start date after March 15, 2018

1

 0.6%

Graduates who are enrolled in a full-time degree program

5

 3.0%

Graduates who are unemployed and seeking work

6

 3.6%

Graduates who are unemployed and not seeking work

2

 1.2%

Graduates whose employment status is unknown

2

 1.2%

Employment Status

Total

F/T

P/T

Bar admission required/anticipated

132

129

3

J.D. advantage; law degree enhances position

17

13

4

Professional other

1

1

0

Non-professional other

1

0

1

Undeterminable

0

0

0

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in the Private Sector

Salaries

Median starting salary

101,000

75th percentile salary

180,000

25th percentile salary

80,000

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

58/78 74%

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

60,000

73,500

80,000

27

12

11-25

78,000

86,500

102,000

15

12

26-100

80,000

100,000

100,000

10

9

101-500

100,000

102,500

150,000

7

6

501+

170,000

180,000

180,000

19

19

Unknown Size

<5 reported

<5 reported

<5 reported

0

0

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Public Interest

Salaries

Median starting salary

46,750

75th percentile salary

47,500

25th percentile salary

45,000

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

14/16 88%

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Government/Military

Salaries

Median starting salary

59,380

75th percentile salary

73,236

25th percentile salary

47,224

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

20/24 83%

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Judicial Clerkships

Salaries

Median starting salary

56,500

75th percentile salary

66,000

25th percentile salary

50,000

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

8/9 88%

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Business/Industry

Salaries

Median starting salary

78,000

75th percentile salary

80,000

25th percentile salary

76,000

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

7/13 54%

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
 30
 16
  7
  3
  3
  3
  19
   1


 0
  30
  16
   7
   3
  3
  3
  19
    0


0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1

Business & Industry

14

13

1

Government (including public defenders)/Military

26

25

1

Public interest

16

16

0

Federal Judicial Clerkship

3

3

0

State Judicial Clerkship

5

5

0

Education

5

2

3

Unknown employer type

0

0

0

Total

151

145

6

Funding Source

Long-term

Short-term

Non-Law School Funded

133

3

Law-School/University Funded

12I

3

Total

145

6

Region

States

Number

West (Pacific)

Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington

136

South

Georgia, Maryland, Texas, Washington DC

6

Northeast

New York, Massachusetts

2

West (Mountain)

Arizona, Nevada

2

Midwest

Illinois, Ohio

2

International/US Territory

CNMI, China

3

I These positions are year-long bar-required fellowship positions with a minimum salary of $47,500. The legal settings include the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Center for Biological Diversity, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, California Coastal Commission, California Environmental Law & Policy Center, Aoki Center for Critical Race and Nation Studies, UC Davis Campus Counsel's Office, Office of Internal Audit, Policy & Compliance Department, and Employee and Labor Relations.