Employment Outcomes & Bar Passage

ABA EMPLOYMENT REPORTS

*Information on employment outcomes for the Class of 2020 may not reflect a particular law school’s typical results in this area. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, bar admission exams were canceled or delayed in many jurisdictions, thus making it more challenging for graduates to secure employment by the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the 3 years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org.

NALP EMPLOYMENT REPORTS
CLASS OF 2021: SNAPSHOT OF KEY EMPLOYMENT DATA

Overview:

Total Number of Graduates: 192
Employment Status Known: 190 (98.96%)
Employment Status Unknown: 2 (1.04%)
Employed 10 Months After Graduation: 180 (94.74% of all graduates whose employment status is known)
Employed - start date deferred (job offer accepted, but start date post-March 15, 2022): 2 (1.05%)
Enrolled in FT Degree Program:  1 (0.53%)
NOT Seeking Work: 2 (1.05%)
Unemployed and Seeking Work: 5 (2.63%)

Job Type:

Bar Admission Required/Anticipated: 90.00% of employed graduates
JD Advantage: 7.78% 
Other Professional Position: 1.67%
Other Position: 0.56%

Full-time/Part-time and Long-term/Short-term:

Employed Full-Time (FT):  98.89% of employed graduates
Employed Part-Time (PT):  1.11%
Long-Term (LT) Positions:  97.22%
Short-Term (ST) Positions:  2.78%
Employed in Positions that are Long-Term, Full-Time, AND Bar Admission Required/Anticipated: 87.78% 

Law School Funded:

Employed by or in positions funded by Marquette Law School:  0% of employed graduates

Employment Sector:

Type Percentage
Private Practice/Law Firm 62.78%
Government (excluding judicial law clerks and military) 12.22%
Judicial Clerkships 3.89%
Military 0.56%
Business 12.22%
Public Interest (including public or appellate defender) 6.67%
Academic/Education 1.67%

Salaries:

Salary information was reported for 81.11% of EMPLOYED members of the Class of 2021.

Average Salary: $81,318
Median Salary: $65,000
25th Percentile: $55,000
75th Percentile: $80,000
Maximum Salary: $240,000
Minimum Salary: $40,500
 

     Law Firm Salaries:

Firm Size
[# with salary/total # reported]

25th Percentile Median 75th Percentile Mean
Overall [99/113 (87.61%)] $60,000 $70,000 $100,000 $88,329
1-10 attorneys [43/54 (79.63%)] $58,000 $64,000 $72,000 $66,081
11-25 attorneys [26/26 (100%)] $54,750 $64,500 $75,000 $65,250
26-50 attorneys [3/4 (75%)] NA* $53,000 NA* $58,667
51-100 attorneys [1/2 (50%)] NA*  NA* NA* $80,000
101-250 attorneys [7/7 (100%)] $80,000 $175,000 $175,000 $147,229
251-500 attorneys [7/8 (87.5%)] $140,000 $140,000 $170,000 $144,286
501+ attorneys [11/11 (100%)] $150,000 $170,000 $170,000 $168,182
Sole practitioner [1/1 (100%)] NA* NA NA* $60,000

     Government, Business, Judicial Clerkship, Public Interest and Academic Salaries:

Job Setting
[# with salary/total # reported] 
25th Percentile Median 75th Percentile Mean
Government [16/22 (72.73%)] $55,000 $60,900 $71,616 $67,580
Business [14/22 (63.64%)] $63,750 $77,750 $92,500 $80,489
Judicial Clerkship [7/7 (100%)] $50,000 $51,000 $66,000 $55,147
Military [1/1 (100%)]  NA* NA* NA* $80,747
Public Interest [7/12 (58.33%)] $45,727 $55,000 $56,000 $52,347
Academic/Education [2/3 (66.67%)]  NA* NA* NA* $43,250

* A minimum of five salaries is required in order to generate 25th and 75th percentiles for salary.

BAR PASSAGE

All students who graduate from Marquette University Law School and who meet the requirements set forth in Wisconsin Supreme Court Rule 40.02, which sets forth general qualifications (e.g., the attainment of the age of majority and the satisfaction of character-and-fitness requirements), are eligible for admission to the Wisconsin bar on motion, i.e., without having to sit for and pass the written bar examination.

ABA Bar Passage Summary Report (per ABA Standard 509 Required Disclosures)