This is the eighth and final in a series of visualizations on legal employment outcomes for the Class of 2018. Following posts on outcomes in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, Florida, DC-Maryland-Virginia, and New York, here is a visualization for legal employment outcomes of graduates of law schools in California for the Class of 2018. (More about the methodology is available at the Illinois post.) Last year's California post is here.
Please note, of course, that “J.D.-advantage” jobs may differ significantly from school to school, which may alter how one views the “overall” rate. (USNWR treats them as equivalent, but there are good reasons to think they may not be equivalent; and here, there are significant disparities among some schools and their J.D.-advantage placement.) And recall that I sort the table below to include school-funded positions, while the chart only includes unfunded positions. (It’s a reason I try to display the information in different ways!) The California market presented a mixed but somewhat positive picture. The closure of Whittier meant I removed it from the chart. Comparing all other schools year-to-year, graduates increased slightly from 3761 to 3804. And bar passage-required jobs increased slightly, too, from 2353 to 2405. But J.D. advantage jobs climbed at a faster rate, from 322 to 354, and school funded positions increased slightly. Placement among these schools rose from 73.3% to 74.9% in all positions.
As always, please notify me of any corrections or errata.
|4.4||University of California-Berkeley||95.8%||1.0||276||4||16||309||94.8%||269||6||14||305|
|4.1||University of California-Los Angeles||92.5%||0.0||257||19||20||320||92.5%||283||17||31||358|
|3.7||University of Southern California||87.3%||-2.6||162||11||6||205||90.0%||179||4||5||209|
|3.5||University of California-Irvine||86.8%||0.4||85||3||11||114||86.5%||72||4||7||96|
|3.4||University of California-Davis||86.4%||2.0||135||8||10||177||84.4%||119||10||12||167|
|2.7||Loyola Law School-Los Angeles||85.7%||6.1||213||24||3||280||79.6%||204||31||3||299|
|3.1||University of California-Hastings||78.7%||11.2||178||28||12||277||67.5%||166||22||1||280|
|2.7||University of San Diego||72.3%||4.7||172||19||0||264||67.6%||121||17||0||204|
|2.5||Santa Clara University||68.7%||4.7||127||22||0||217||64.0%||77||10||0||136|
|1.9||McGeorge School of Law||63.9%||4.8||66||19||0||133||59.1%||62||16||0||132|
|1.8||Southwestern Law School||63.2%||4.6||128||39||1||266||58.6%||124||43||0||285|
|1.5||California Western School of Law||61.1%||-3.3||86||32||0||193||64.5%||106||21||0||197|
|1.1||Western State College of Law||57.0%||4.9||49||8||0||100||52.1%||32||6||0||73|
|1.5||Golden Gate University||48.2%||-3.5||27||11||2||83||51.7%||33||11||1||87|
|1.9||University of San Francisco||45.0%||-15.8||49||26||1||169||60.8%||75||18||0||153|
|1.2||University of La Verne||43.1%||6.3||13||12||0||58||36.8%||12||2||0||38|
|nr||Thomas Jefferson School of Law||29.9%||-2.3||28||15||0||144||32.2%||41||15||0||174|