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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS SCHOOL OF LAW

EMPLOYMENT AND SALARY REPORT SUMMARY

CLASS OF 2012

Information below is based on Class of 2012 graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation.

Employment data for the Class of 2012, provided in ABA standard format 

Class of 2012 Employment Summary

Number

Total Graduates in Class of 2012

202

Graduates whose employment status is known

198

Graduates known to be employed

177

Graduates who are enrolled in a full-time degree program

5

Graduates who are unemployed and seeking work

12

Graduates who are unemployed and not seeking work

3

Graduates with deferred start date after 9 months

1

Graduates whose employment status is unknown

4

Employment Status

Total

F/T

P/T

Unknown

Bar admission required/anticipated

136

130

6

0

J.D. advantage; law degree enhances position

38

12

26

0

Professional other

3

3

0

0

Non-professional other

0

0

0

0

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in the Private Sector

Salaries

Median starting salary

$90,000

75th percentile salary

$150,000

25th percentile salary

$68,500

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

61/81 75%

Number/percentage of graduates employed in private sector reporting salary

61/87 70%

Private Sector Salaries by Law Firm Size

25th
Percentile

Median
Salary

75th
Percentile

#

# Reporting
Salary

Solo

<5 reported

<5 reported

<5 reported

3

0

2-10

$50,000

$62,000

$78,000

33

15

11-25

$58,850

$76,000

$97,500

15

13

26-50

<5 reported

<5 reported

<5 reported

4

2

51-100

$67,500

$85,000

$101,250

6

6

101-250

$115,000

$135,000

$147,500

5

5

251-500

<5 reported

<5 reported

<5 reported

2

2

501+

$160,000

$160,000

$160,000

17

17

Unknown size

<5 reported

<5 reported

<5 reported

2

1

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Public Interest

Salaries

Median starting salary

$46,000

75th percentile salary

$51,500

25th percentile salary

$40,017

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

12/13 92%

Number/percentage of graduates employed in public interest reporting salary

12/13 92%

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Government/Military

Salaries

Median starting salary

$56,088

75th percentile salary

$66,684

25th percentile salary

$45,858

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

20/22 91%

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

20/22 91%

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Judicial Clerkships

Salaries

Median starting salary

$60,000

75th percentile salary

$61,250

25th percentile salary

$55,500

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

5/5 100%

Number/percentage of graduates employed in judicial clerkships reporting salary

5/5 100%

Salary Data for Graduates Employed in Business/Industry

Salaries

Median starting salary

$56,500

75th percentile salary

$86,875

25th percentile salary

$49,000

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

6/20 30%

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

6/20 30%

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


3
33
15
4
6
5
2
17
2


3
30
15
4
6
5
2
17
2


0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Business & Industry

20

18

2

Government/Military

22

22

0

Public interest (including public defenders)

13

11

2

Federal Judicial Clerkship

3

3

0

State Judicial Clerkship

2

2

0

Academia

29

3

26

Unknown employer type

1

1

0

Total

177

144

33

Funding Source

Long-term position

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

Non-Law School Funded

142

7

Law School/University Funded

2

26

Total

144

33

Region

States

Number

New England

Connecticut

1

East North Central

Illinois

1

South Atlantic

Virginia, Washington DC

6

West South Central

Arkansas

1

Mountain

Colorado, Nevada

4

Pacific

California, Hawaii, Oregon

161

International

China, Kuwait

3