Career Services Office

2011 John Marshall Graduate Employment Statistics

The John Marshall Law School submitted the following data to the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) in reporting the employment of the 401 graduates who received a JD in 2011. We sent the NALP-prepared employment survey to all 401 graduates, and obtained information from surveys or other sources for 389 graduates. 318 graduates were employed as of February 15, 2012. Employment includes full-time and part-time, long-term and short-term, in legal and non-legal industry sectors.

Education Requirements by Employers


Duration of Employment

Of our 318 employed graduates, the following represents the duration of their employment.

Education Requirements by Employers

Employment by Job Type

The following data reflects type of employment for our 318 employed graduates.

Education Requirements by Employers

Employment by Industry Sector

Of the 318 graduates who identified themselves as employed, the following details the percentage and numbers of graduates in each practice area.

Graduate Employment by Practice Setting

*Of the 12 graduates employed in the academic sector, six are funded by John Marshall in short-term positions and one obtained a long-term fellowship at John Marshall. John Marshall is also funding a six-month public interest fellowship for one graduate employed outside of the law school. In addition, one graduate is working long-term at The John Marshall Law School's Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.


Law Firm Employment by Firm Size

Of the 168 graduates who reported employment in a law firm setting, the following details the size of their employers.

Employment by Law Firm Size

Government Employment by Type

Of the 50 graduates who reported employment in a government or judicial clerkship setting, the following details the types of employment.

Government/Public Interest Employment by Organization Type

Employment by Region

The map below details the geographic regions in which our 318 graduates work.

Graduate Employment by Region

Job Placement Data Summary

Employment Status Number Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Graduates % of Graduates Number Long-Term Number Short-Term Number Long-Term Number Short-Term
Employed - Bar Passage Reqd 205 51% 174 18 9 4
Employed - JD Advantage 72 18% 51 6 8 7
Employed - Other Professional 35 9% 26 3 4 2
Employed - Other Non-Professional 6 2% 3 1 2 0
Pursuing Graduate Degree FT 10 2%  
Unemployed - Not Seeking Job 5 1%
Unemployed - Seeking Job 56 14%
Employment Status Unknown 12 3%
Total Graduates 401 100%
Law School/University Funded Position Number Employed Full-Time Part-Time
Long-Term Short-Term Long-Term Short-Term
Law School/University Funded 9 2 4 0 3
Employment Type Number Employed Full-Time Part-Time
Long-Term Short-Term Long-Term Short-Term
Law Firms 168 150 4 10 4
          Solo 13 9 0 4 0
          2-10 82 71 3 4 4
          11-25 31 29 1 1 0
          26-50 20 20 0 0 0
          51-100 12 11 0 1 0
          101-250 6 6 0 0 0
          251-500 0 0 0 0 0
          501+ 4 4 0 0 0
Business/Industry 78 49 15 10 4
Government 48 41 5 2 0
Public Interest
(inc. Public Defender)
10 9 0 1 0
Judicial Clerkships
          Federal 1 0 1 0 0
          State and Local 1 1 0 0 0
Academia 12 4 3 0 5
Total Employed 318 254 28 23 13

The categories contained in this report use the definitions provided by the American Bar Association. Visit "Part 1: General Information" on the Annual Questionaire page of the ABA's website for specific definitions.

* For national salary data and a more comprehensive picture of starting salaries for law school graduates, please visit www.nalp.org