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Career & Professional Development

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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 2014 Employment Report at 9 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 139 133 4 2 0
Employed – JD Advantage 26 23 1 1 1
Employed – Professional Position 6 4 1 0 1
Employed – Non-Professional Position 0 0 0 0 0
Employed – Indeterminable* 0 0 0 0 0
Total Employed 171
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time 3
Unemployed – Start Date Deferred 3
Unemployed – Not Seeking 1
Unemployed – Seeking 9
Employment Status Unknown 0
Total graduates 187

* 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 5
Law School/University Funded Full-time Long Term 0

 

Employment Type Number
Law Firms
Solo 5
2 – 10 33
11 – 25 3
26 – 50 8
51 – 100 2
101 – 250 8
251 – 500 5
501 + 12
Unknown 0
Business & industry 30
Government 22
Pub. Int. (inc. Pub. Def.) 10
Judicial Clerkships
Federal 8
State & local 9
Other 0
Academia 5
Employer type unknown 0
Total 160

 

Employment Location State Number
State – largest employment North Carolina 82
State – 2nd largest employment District of Columbia 10
State – 3rd largest employment Maryland 8
# employed in foreign countries 0

 

 

2014 ABA Employment Summary