University of Chicago Law School’s starting a trend—giving an accurate view of the employment landscape. Abovethelaw.com reports its Web site now features comprehensive employment information for classes 2008, 2009 and 2010.
The approach is proactive as compared to other law schools, whose transparency was prompted by the American Bar Association, lawsuits and federal legislators.
That information includes employment rates—nine months after graduation—in different law-related jobs. It also features the jobs held by employed alumni. Law firms are categorized from specialization down to size.
Geographic information is also broken down, highlighting graduates’ most popular employment destinations. Full-time salaries, including medians and means for various disciplines, are included. Even first post-clerkship positions are noted.
University of Chicago Law School’s Class of 2010 had 195 graduates, while Class of 2009 had 206. The Class of 2008 had 210 graduates, according to the law school’s website.
Of the three classes, five graduates were unemployed and looking for work, according to the ABA Journal. Another five graduated were unemployed, but not pursuing their legal career.
Or, according to the university’s employment, 191 Class of 2010 graduates had jobs. And 204 of the 206 graduates from the class of 2009 were employed, while 202 of the Class of 2008’s 210 graduates had jobs.