Employment Outcomes

ABA Employment Reports (per ABA Standard 509)
NALP Employment Reports
CLASS OF 2017: SNAPSHOT OF KEY EMPLOYMENT DATA

Overview:

Total Number of Graduates: 191
Employment Status Known: 188 (98.43%)
Employment Status Unknown: 3 (1.57%)
Employed 10 Months After Graduation:  172 (91.49% of all graduates whose status is known)
Not employed - start date deferred (job offer accepted, but start date post-March 15, 2018): 3 (1.60%)
Enrolled in FT Degree Program:  1 (0.53%)
Unemployed and Seeking Work: 12 (6.38%)
NOT Seeking Work:  0 

Job Type:

Bar Admission Required/Anticipated:  149 (86.63%)
JD Advantage:  17 (9.88%) 
Other Professional: 5 (2.91%)
Non-professional Other: 1 (0.58%)

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

Employed Full-Time (FT):  95.34% of employed graduates
Employed Part-Time (PT):  4.65%
Long-Term (LT) Positions:  98.11%
Short-Term (ST) Positions:  1.89%

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 65.70%
Government (excluding judicial law clerks and military) 15.12%
Judicial Clerkships 4.07%
Military 1.74%
Business 7.56%
Public Interest 2.33%
Academic/Education 3.49%

Location:

Wisconsin:  78.49%
Out-of-state: 21.51%

Salaries:

Salary information was reported for 121 of the 172 EMPLOYED members of the Class of 2017 (70.35%) and 121 of the 188 graduates with known employment status (64.36%) and .

Overall Average Salary: $67,731
Overall Median Salary: $55,000
Overall 25th Percentile: $49,500
Overall 75th Percentile: $70,000
Maximum Salary: $180,000
Minimum Salary: $24,000

 
     Law Firm Salaries:

Firm Size
[# with salary/total # reported]

25th Percentile Median 75th Percentile Mean
Overall [81/113 (71.68%)] $50,000 $56,500 $88,500 $71,441
2-10 attorneys [42/59 (71.19%)] $46,500 $52,000 $61,200 $54,324
11-25 attorneys [13/17 (76.47%)] $50,000 $60,000 $75,000 $62,147
26-50 attorneys [4/6 (66.67%)] NA* $58,000 $75,000 $62,400
51-100 attorneys [1/3 (33.33%)] NA* NA NA* $85,000
101-250 attorneys [10/13 (76.92%)] $120,000 $127,500 $130,000 $124,200
251-500 attorneys [1/1 (100%)] NA* NA NA* $130,000
501+ attorneys [9/9  (80%)] $112,500 $130,000 $170,000 $137,222
Sole practitioner [1/5 (0%)] NA* NA NA* $76,800

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

Job Setting
[# with salary/total # reported] 
25th Percentile Median 75th Percentile Mean
Government [19/26 (73.08%)] $49,250 $50,000 $52,000 $52,633
Business [6/13 (46.15%)] $50,400 $66,500 $76,250 $64,267
Judicial Clerkship [6/7 (85.71%)] $57,000 $60,211 $62,000 $58,737
Military [2/3 (66.67%)]  NA* NA NA* $72,900
Public Interest [4/4 (100%)] NA* $38,980 NA* $35,490
Academic/Education [3/6 (50%)]  NA* $62,000 NA* $69,003

* 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.