National employment numbers for the Class of 2010

Last week, the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) issued a press release detailing general findings from employment information submitted by 192 U.S. law schools for the Class of 2010.

Four key national observations:

Three additional NALP findings relate directly to my last blog post about "bar passage required" and other jobs. As a review of NALP definitions, a "JD preferred" job is one for which the employer sought an individual with a JD, and perhaps even required a JD, but the job itself does not require bar passage, an active law license, or involve practicing law. An "other professional position" is one that requires professional skills or training but in which a JD is not required and may not, in some cases, be particularly applicable. Finally, a "non-professional" position is one that does not require any special professional skills or training.

The next Career Services blog posting will break down national and KU Law specific salary data for the Class of 2010. We'll report on the number of students and the corresponding percentage of students reporting salaries for jobs requiring bar passage, JD preferred jobs, and jobs in the public and private sector. We'll then list the mean, median, 25th and 75th percentile salaries for each of those categories.

Finally, we'll discuss national and KU Law specific salaries in the following employment categories: business, private practice, government, public interest and judicial clerkships.

Todd Rogers, Assistant Dean for Career Services

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