This is the sixth in a series of visualizations on legal employment outcomes for the Class of 2018. Following posts on outcomes in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, and Florida, here is a visualization for legal employment outcomes of graduates of law schools in Washington, DC; Maryland; and Virginia for the Class of 2018. (More about the methodology is available at the Illinois post.) Last year's DC-Maryland-Virginia 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. 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 market showed improvement for the Class of 2018. Bar passage-required jobs rose from 2318 to 2367; J.D.-advantage and school funded positions both fell slightly. There were more than 100 fewer graduates in this class, helping raise the overal employment rate from 80.3% to 83.9%. (Of note are four schools with fewer than 70 graduates each.)
As always, please notify me of any corrections or errata.
|4.4||University of Virginia||97.7%||1.0||277||3||12||299||96.6%||271||7||8||296|
|3||University of Maryland||88.9%||11.1||138||37||1||198||77.8%||108||36||3||189|
|3.3||William & Mary Law School||88.2%||7.5||149||16||0||187||80.8%||158||10||0||208|
|3.2||Washington & Lee University||87.6%||3.8||98||1||0||113||83.8%||79||4||0||99|
|3.5||George Washington University||84.0%||1.4||376||58||3||520||82.6%||422||69||9||605|
|2.7||George Mason University||83.9%||3.0||90||22||3||137||80.9%||92||26||5||152|
|2.7||University of Richmond||81.2%||-0.7||118||29||0||181||81.9%||101||21||0||149|
|2.1||University of Baltimore||77.0%||4.2||136||21||0||204||72.8%||136||27||0||224|
|1.5||District of Columbia||70.1%||4.0||26||20||1||67||66.2%||19||27||1||71|
|2.1||Catholic University of America||68.0%||4.1||56||10||0||97||64.0%||61||10||0||111|
|1.2||Appalachian School of Law||51.7%||-7.8||13||2||0||29||59.5%||22||3||0||42|