This is the eighth and last in a series of visualizations on legal employment outcomes for the Class of 2016. Following posts on outcomes in Texas, New York, Illinois, California, Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, here is a visualization for legal employment outcomes of graduates of Pennsylvania law schools for the Class of 2016. (More about the methodology is available at the Texas post.)
Total jobs in unfunded bar passage-required and J.D.-advantage positions increased slightly, counter to much of the rest of the country: there were 2765 positions, up from 2735 last year. 455 J.D.-advantage jobs is more than most markets have, and, as you can see from the chart, can vary fairly significant from school to school. Graduates declined from 3740 to 3602, yielding a fairly strong 79% employment rate. 90 school-funded positions came mostly from two schools, Georgetown (44) and Virginia (19). That leads to some variance in the visualization (sorted by unfunded job placement), and the table below (displaying overall placement, including school-funded positions).
As always, please notify me of any corrections or errata.
|4.4||University of Virginia||96.1%||0.7||293||5||19||95.4%||311||9||30|
|2.7||George Mason University||86.5%||-0.3||86||25||4||86.8%||94||34||4|
|3.1||Washington & Lee University||84.2%||2.0||73||7||0||82.2%||131||11||1|
|3.0||University of Maryland||83.6%||8.3||126||51||1||75.3%||156||47||1|
|3.2||William & Mary Law School||81.3%||5.5||162||21||0||75.8%||118||17||0|
|3.4||George Washington University||79.8%||1.5||373||61||9||78.3%||301||55||8|
|2.5||University of Richmond||77.0%||2.8||95||19||0||74.2%||97||21||0|
|2.1||University of Baltimore||76.2%||2.0||142||69||0||74.2%||142||56||0|
|1.5||District of Columbia||66.0%||14.5||33||30||1||51.5%||15||19||1|
|2.2||Catholic University of America||65.2%||-5.2||53||37||0||70.4%||63||37||0|
|1.2||Appalachian School of Law||52.4%||-10.9||15||7||0||63.3%||32||4||2|