Employment Outcomes & Bar Passage

ABA EMPLOYMENT REPORTS
NALP EMPLOYMENT REPORTS
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)
CLASS OF 2019: SNAPSHOT OF KEY EMPLOYMENT DATA

Overview:

Total Number of Graduates: 181
Employment Status Known: 178 (98.34%)
Employment Status Unknown: 3 (1.66%)
Employed 10 Months After Graduation:  164 (92.13% of all graduates whose employment status is known)
Employed - start date deferred (job offer accepted, but start date post-March 15, 2020): 1 (0.56%)
Enrolled in FT Degree Program:  1 (0.56%)
Unemployed and Seeking Work: 12 (6.74%)
NOT Seeking Work:  0 (0.00%) 

Job Type:

Bar Admission Required/Anticipated:  142 (86.59% of employed graduates)
JD Advantage:  16 (9.76%) 
Other Professional: 6 (3.66%)
Non-professional Other: 0 (0.00%)

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

Employed Full-Time (FT):  98.78% of employed graduates
Employed Part-Time (PT):  1.22%
Long-Term (LT) Positions:  94.51%
Short-Term (ST) Positions:  5.49%

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 54.88%
Government (excluding judicial law clerks and military) 12.20%
Judicial Clerkships 4.88%
Military 1.22%
Business 11.59%
Public Interest (including public or appellate defender) 12.20%
Academic/Education 3.07%

Salaries:

Salary information was reported for 72.56% of EMPLOYED members of the Class of 2019.

Overall Average Salary: $75,520
Overall Median Salary: $62,500
Overall 25th Percentile: $53,352
Overall 75th Percentile: $90,000
Maximum Salary: $177,000
Minimum Salary: $39,500

 
     Law Firm Salaries:

Firm Size
[# with salary/total # reported]

25th Percentile Median 75th Percentile Mean
Overall [71/90 (78.89%)] $55,000 $70,000 $115,000 $84,218
2-10 attorneys [28/38 (73.68%)] $50,000 $56,250 $62,875 $58,125
11-25 attorneys [12/14 (85.71%)] $55,875 $65,000 $88,750 $72,458
26-50 attorneys [7/8 (87.50%)] $65,000 $75,000 $82,000 $73,500
51-100 attorneys [4/6 (66.67%)] NA*  $90,000 NA* $81,750
101-250 attorneys [11/12 (91.67%)] $115,000 $140,000 $140,000 $131,000
251-500 attorneys [5/6 (83.33%)] $100,000 $140,000 $140,000 $124,000
501+ attorneys [4/5 (80.00%)] NA* $150,000 NA* $145,000
Sole practitioner [0/1 (0%)] NA* NA NA* NA

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

Job Setting
[# with salary/total # reported] 
25th Percentile Median 75th Percentile Mean
Government [15/20 (75.00%)] $52,000 $53,300 $55,224 $56,610
Business [13/19 (68.42%)] $66,000 $77,000 $86,150 $84,388
Judicial Clerkship [3/8 (37.50%)] NA* $49,000 NA* $53,333
Military [0/2 (0%)]  NA* NA NA* NA
Public Interest [14/20 (70.00%)] $51,318 $56,000 $56,160 $53,803
Academic/Education [3/5 (60.00%)]  NA* $51,000 NA* $49,333

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