Page Content

Career & Professional Development

Wake Forest Law ranks among the Top 25 law schools for networking in 2015, according to GraduatePrograms.com, an online graduate school guide. GraduatePrograms.com polled more than 10,000 former and current law school students to find out which U.S. schools offer the best networking opportunities. Wake Forest Law received a 9.00 score and came in 16th, outranking other Southeast schools including Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia.

To learn more about the Office of Career and Professional Development, including their ground-breaking Professional Development Course, please visit career.law.wfu.edu.

Class of 2016 Employment Report at 10 Months after Graduation

Employment Status Number Full Time Long Term Full Time Short Term Part Time Long Term Part Time Short Term
Employed – Bar Passage Required 136 135 1 0 0
Employed – JD Advantage 24 21 2 1 0
Employed – Professional Position 7 6 0 0 1
Employed – Non-Professional Position 0 0 0 0 0
Employed – Indeterminable* 0 0 0 0 0
Total Employed 167
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time 4
Unemployed – Start Date Deferred 8
Unemployed – Not Seeking 0
Unemployed – Seeking 5
Employment Status Unknown 0
Total graduates 184

* A graduate in indeterminable category may or may not have a term defined

Law School/University Funded Positions Number
Law School/University Funded Full-time Short Term 0
Law School/University Funded Full-time Long Term 0

 

Employment Type Number
Law Firms
Solo 0
2 – 10 36
11 – 25 13
26 – 50 10
51 – 100 8
101 – 250 5
251 – 500 9
501 + 17
Unknown 0
Business & industry 29
Government 16
Pub. Int. (inc. Pub. Def.) 7
Judicial Clerkships
Federal 7
State & local 9
Other 0
Academia 1
Employer type unknown 0
Total 167

 

Employment Location State Number
State – largest employment North Carolina 80
State – 2nd largest employment Florida 11
State – 3rd largest employment New York 9
# employed in foreign countries 1


2016 ABA Employment Summary