This is the seventh in a series of visualizations on legal employment outcomes for the Class of 2017. Following posts on outcomes in Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and Ohio, here is a visualization for legal employment outcomes of graduates of DC, Maryland, and Virginia law schools for the Class of 2017. (More about the methodology is available at the Florida post.) Last year's DC-Maryland-Virginia post is here.
There were around 3410 graduates of law schools in the region, down from 3600 last year and 3740 for the Class of 2015, a 10% decline in just two years. Overall unfunded placement rose from 76.8% to 78.3%. Most of that growth came because of the declining number of graduates, but, as a positive improvement, J.D.-advantage placement dropped significantly as bar passage-required placement held steady. Georgetown continues its robust school-funded placement (40 jobs), well ahead of George Washington (9) & Virignia (8).
As always, please notify me of any corrections or errata.
|4.3||University of Virginia||96.6%||0.6||271||7||8||96.1%||293||5||19|
|3.2||Washington & Lee University||83.8%||-0.4||79||4||0||84.2%||73||7||0|
|3.3||George Washington University||82.6%||2.8||422||69||9||79.8%||373||61||9|
|2.6||University of Richmond||81.9%||4.9||101||21||0||77.0%||95||19||0|
|2.8||Antonin Scalia Law School||80.9%||-5.5||92||26||5||86.5%||86||25||4|
|3.2||William & Mary Law School||80.8%||-0.6||158||10||0||81.3%||162||21||0|
|2.9||University of Maryland||77.8%||-5.8||108||36||3||83.6%||126||51||1|
|2.0||University of Baltimore||72.8%||-3.4||136||27||0||76.2%||142||69||0|
|1.5||District of Columbia||66.2%||0.2||19||27||1||66.0%||33||30||1|
|2.2||Catholic University of America||64.0%||-1.3||61||10||0||65.2%||53||37||0|
|1.2||Appalachian School of Law||59.5%||7.1||22||3||0||52.4%||15||7||0|