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 2018: SNAPSHOT OF KEY EMPLOYMENT DATA

Overview:

Total Number of Graduates: 172
Employment Status Known: 168 (97.67%)
Employment Status Unknown: 4 (2.33%)
Employed 10 Months After Graduation:  152 (90.48% of all graduates whose employment status is known)
      Employed - start date deferred (job offer accepted, but start date post-March 15, 2019): 2 (1.19%)
Enrolled in FT Degree Program:  2 (1.19%)
Unemployed and Seeking Work: 13 (7.74%)
NOT Seeking Work:  1 (0.60%) 

Job Type:

Bar Admission Required/Anticipated:  126 (84%)
JD Advantage:  19 (12.67%) 
Other Professional: 4 (2.67%)
Non-professional Other: 1 (0.67%)

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

Employed Full-Time (FT):  96.67% of employed graduates
Employed Part-Time (PT):  3.33%
Long-Term (LT) Positions:  95.33%
Short-Term (ST) Positions:  4.67%

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 58.00%
Government (excluding judicial law clerks and military) 17.33%
Judicial Clerkships 2.67%
Military 1.33%
Business 15.33%
Public Interest  2.00%
Academic/Education 3.33%

Salaries:

Salary information was reported for 80.67% of EMPLOYED members of the Class of 2018 (72.02% for all graduates for whom employment status was known) .

Overall Average Salary: $72,525
Overall Median Salary: $61,000
Overall 25th Percentile: $50,000
Overall 75th Percentile: $79,000
Maximum Salary: $200,000
Minimum Salary: $24,000

 
     Law Firm Salaries:

Firm Size
[# with salary/total # reported]

25th Percentile Median 75th Percentile Mean
Overall [70/87 (80.46%)] $50,000 $64,000 $92,000 $78,713
2-10 attorneys [31/41 (75.61%)] $50,000 $52,000 $62,000 $56,226
11-25 attorneys [14/16 (87.50%)] $49,500 $69,750 $76,250 $68,739
26-50 attorneys [4/4 (100%)] NA* $59,000 NA* $57,500
51-100 attorneys [3/3 (100%)] NA* $90,000 NA* $78,333
101-250 attorneys [7/8 (87.50%)] $63,000 $130,000 $130,000 $108,513
251-500 attorneys [3/3 (100%)] NA* $140,000 NA* $130,000
501+ attorneys [8/8  (100%)] $132,500 $150,000 $160,000 $148,750
Sole practitioner [0/4 (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 [23/26 (88.46%)] $43,000 $51,200 $60,000 $55,514
Business [15/23 (65.22%)] $56,000 $74,200 $95,000 $82,413
Judicial Clerkship [3/4 (75.00%)] NA* $63,000 NA* $58,333
Military [2/2 (100.00%)]  NA* NA NA* $62,799
Public Interest [3/3 (100%)] NA* $51,000 NA* $56,833
Academic/Education [5/5 (100%)]  $37,250 $44,000 $81,500 $56,300

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