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Employment & Bar Exam Passage Statistics

After Elon Law Employment ChartEmployment information

Elon Law graduates are excelling professionally. Combined results for the first five graduating classes (2009-2013) include an 83 percent professional employment rate nine months following graduation.

This professional employment rate includes positions where the JD is required or preferred, as well as other professional level positions, including salaried positions in private, public and nonprofit sectors. The professional employment rate includes full-time, part-time, long-term and short-term positions reported at nine months following graduation. Graduates pursuing Master of Laws degrees or other additional graduate education, those who reported that they were not seeking employment and those who did not report their employment status were not included in the calculation. 

For detailed employment information, please review the charts below and the links to Elon Law's reports in this area to the American Bar Association. 

Information as of nine months after graduation:

Bar passage information

Elon Law graduates have enjoyed success on the bar. Combined results for the first five graduating classes (2009-2013) include a 90 percent overall bar passage rate. This overall bar passage rate includes all bar exams taken in all states where Elon Law graduates have taken the exam.

Overall results for the Class of 2013 following completion of bar exams in July 2013 and February 2014:

  • North Carolina: 84%
  • All states: 82%

For details about bar passage information, please see the concluding chart on this web page.

The following data was reported to the American Bar Association (ABA) and/or the National Association of Law Placement (NALP) according to their reporting guidelines.

Employment Status

 

2013

2012

2011

Employed

86

85

73

Pursuing Graduate Degree

3

1

4

Seeking Employment

27

24

14

Not Seeking Employment

2

0

0

Unknown

4

2

8

Total Graduates

122

112

99

Employment by Industry/Sector

 

2013

2012

2011

Law Firms

37

42

50

Judicial Clerkships

3

5

4

Government

9

6

6

Public Interest

5

3

2

Business/Industry

26

22

11

Academia

6

6

0

Unknown

0

1

0

Total Employed Graduates

86

85

73

Law School/University Funded Position

 

2013

2012

2011

Of Employed - Law School/University Funded

3

0

0

Employment Type

 

2013

2012

2011

Bar Admission Required/Anticipated

55

70

66

(Full-time, Long-Term)

40

57

55

(Full-time, Short-Term)

13

9

5

(Part-Time, Long-Term)

0

0

2

(Part-Time, Short-Term)

2

4

4

J.D. Preferred

22

11

5

(Full-time, Long-Term)

18

7

3

(Full-time, Short-Term)

1

0

2

(Part-Time, Long-Term)

2

1

0

(Part-Time, Short-Term)

1

3

0

Professional Other

6

4

2

(Full-time, Long-Term)

5

2

2

(Full-time, Short-Term)

0

0

0

(Part-Time, Long-Term)

0

1

0

(Part-Time, Short-Term)

1

1

0

Nonprofessional Other

3

0

0

(Full-time, Long-Term)

0

0

0

(Full-time, Short-Term)

2

0

0

(Part-Time, Long-Term)

0

0

0

(Part-Time, Short-Term)

1

0

0

Employed, Type Unknown

0

0

0

Law Firm Employment

Firm Size

2013

2012

2011

501+ Attorney

1

0

0

251 to  500

2

0

1

101 to 250

0

0

1

51 to 100

0

1

0

26 to 50

0

0

2

11 to 25

1

4

2

2 to 10

32

33

38

Solo

1

4

6

Unknown Size

0

0

0

Total Law Firm Graduates

37

42

50

Bar Exam Passage Rates

 

Class of
2013

Class of
2012

Class of
2011

Class of
2010

Class of
2009

North Carolina (first-time July exam takers)

65%

75%

83%

79%

83%

N.C. July/February combined results
in the year following graduation 
84% 85% 87% 85% 95%

Overall bar passage results,
including all exams taken in all states,
as of May 2014

82%

86%

94%

86%

99%