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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS SCHOOL OF LAW

EMPLOYMENT AND SALARY REPORT SUMMARY

CLASS OF 2011

Information below is based on Class of 2011 graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation.

Employment data for the Class of 2011, provided in ABA standard format 

Class of 2011 Employment Summary

Number

Total Graduates in Class of 2011

195

Graduates whose employment status is known

190

Graduates known to be employed

177

Graduates who are enrolled in a full-time degree program

1

Graduates who are unemployed and seeking work

2

Graduates who are unemployed and not seeking work

9

Graduates with deferred start date after 9 months

1

Graduates whose employment status is unknown

5

Employment Status

Total

F/T

P/T

Unknown

Bar admission required/anticipated

141

124

17

0

J.D. advantage; law degree enhances position

29

8

21

0

Professional other

2

2

0

0

Non-professional other

5

0

4

1

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in the Private Sector

Salaries

Median starting salary

$95,000

75th percentile salary

$140,000

25th percentile salary

$74,000

Average

$98,082

Number/percentage of graduates employed in private sector reporting salary

57/92 62%

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

57/80 75%

Private Sector Salaries by Law Firm Size

25th
Percentile

Median
Salary

75th
Percentile

#

# Reporting
Salary

Solo

<5 reported

<5 reported

<5 reported

2

0

2-10

$44,000

$55,000

$87,500

31

13

11-25

$76,250

$80,000

$100,000

10

9

26-50

<5 reported

<5 reported

<5 reported

4

4

51-100

$66,900

$84,100

$100,000

9

8

101-250

<5 reported

<5 reported

<5 reported

4

4

251-500

$97,500

$160,000

$160,000

5

5

501+

$141,250

$160,000

$160,000

13

12

Unknown size

<5 reported

<5 reported

<5 reported

14

2

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Public Interest

Salaries

Median starting salary

$42,534

75th percentile salary

$50,000

25th percentile salary

$40,000

Average

$49,534

Number/percentage of graduates employed in public interest reporting salary

10/15 67%

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

10/14 71%

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Government/Military

Salaries

Median starting salary

$60,771

75th percentile salary

$69,000

25th percentile salary

$56,088

Average

$63,037

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

20/22 91%

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

20/22 91%

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Judicial Clerkships

Salaries

Median starting salary

$50,000

75th percentile salary

$58,000

25th percentile salary

$50,000

Average

$52,870

Number/percentage of graduates employed in judicial clerkships reporting salary

9/10 90%

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

9/9 100%

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Business/Industry

Salaries

Median starting salary

$82,500

75th percentile salary

$95,000

25th percentile salary

$73,000

Average

$82,167

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

6/15 40%

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

6/7 86%

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


2
31
10
4
9
4
5
13
14


2
22
10
4
8
4
5
13
8


0
9
0
0
1
0
0
0
6

Business & Industry

15

10

5

Government/Military

22

21

1

Public interest (including public defenders)

15

6

9

Federal Judicial Clerkship

4

3

1

State Judicial Clerkship

6

5

1

Academia

23

2

21

Unknown employer type

0

0

0

Total

177

123

54

Funding Source

Long-term position

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

Non-Law School/University funded

123

35

Law School/University funded

0

19

Total

123

54

Region

States

Number

Middle Atlantic

New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

7

South Atlantic

Washington DC, Florida, North Carolina

11

East South Central

Alabama, Kentucky

2

West South Central

Oklahoma

1

Mountain

Colorado, New Mexico, Utah

6

Pacific

California, Washington

147

International

Korea

3