TU Law Surpasses National Employment Placement Average

Monday, June 06, 2011

The University of Tulsa College of Law graduates are obtaining employment at a rate well above the national average. TU’s job placement rate of 92.4 percent for all 2010 graduates is more than eight percent higher than the national average of 84.1 percent.

This is particularly impressive given the current state of the economy, what the Association for Legal Career Professionals (NALP) calls "the worst job market since 1996."

The 84.1 percent national figure is based on the NALP Employment Report and Salary Survey for all law graduates from the Class of 2010, which NALP recently released. The report measures the employment rate as of February 15, 2011, which is nine months after a typical May graduation. The report defines Class of 2010 law graduates as graduates from the classes of December 2009, May 2010, and August 2010.

Of the 132 TU law graduates from these three classes, 122 are employed. Of the 10 graduates not employed, three are enrolled in another full-time degree program, and one’s status is unknown. Of the 122 graduates who are employed, 87.7 percent are in a position where a law degree is preferred or law license is required (69.7 percent law license required, 18 percent JD preferred).

"TU law graduates are demonstrating that though there are real challenges in the job market, there are also good opportunities for those who are prepared and who work to find them," said Janet Levit, Dean and Dean John Rogers Endowed Chair for the TU College of Law.

Scott Been