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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 six graduating classes (2009-2014) include an 82 percent professional employment rate nine to ten months following graduation.This 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. Graduates pursuing 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 employment summaries to the American Bar Association. 

Employment summaries submitted to the American Bar Association (ABA)*:

*Prior to 2014, the reports above were submitted to reflect employment data nine months following graduation. In 2014, per ABA guidelines, reports reflect employment data ten months following graduation. In calculating multi-year averages, Elon uses data from reports submitted to the ABA. 

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: 83%
  • 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

 

2014

2013

2012

Employed

70

86

85

Pursuing Graduate Degree

4

3

1

Seeking Employment

25

27

24

Not Seeking Employment

4

2

0

Unknown

1

4

2

Total Graduates

104

122

112

Employment by Industry/Sector

 

2014

2013

2012

Law Firms

41

37

42

Judicial Clerkships

3

3

5

Government

6

9

6

Public Interest

0

5

3

Business/Industry

17

26

22

Academia

3

6

6

Unknown

0

0

1

Total Employed Graduates

70

86

85

Law School/University Funded Position

 

2014

2013

2012

Of Employed - Law School/University Funded

1

3

0

Employment Type

 

2014

2013

2012

Bar Admission Required/Anticipated

44

55

70

(Full-time, Long-Term)

41

40

57

(Full-time, Short-Term)

2

13

9

(Part-Time, Long-Term)

0

0

0

(Part-Time, Short-Term)

1

2

4

J.D. Preferred

18

22

11

(Full-time, Long-Term)

14

18

7

(Full-time, Short-Term)

2

1

0

(Part-Time, Long-Term)

1

2

1

(Part-Time, Short-Term)

1

1

3

Professional Other

7

6

4

(Full-time, Long-Term)

4

5

2

(Full-time, Short-Term)

1

0

0

(Part-Time, Long-Term)

0

0

1

(Part-Time, Short-Term)

2

1

1

Nonprofessional Other

1

3

0

(Full-time, Long-Term)

0

0

0

(Full-time, Short-Term)

0

2

0

(Part-Time, Long-Term)

0

0

0

(Part-Time, Short-Term)

1

1

0

Employed, Type Unknown

0

0

0

Law Firm Employment

Firm Size

2014

2013

2012

501+ Attorney

0

1

0

251 to  500

0

2

0

101 to 250

0

0

0

51 to 100

0

0

1

26 to 50

1

0

0

11 to 25

5

1

4

2 to 10

33

32

33

Solo

2

1

4

Unknown Size

0

0

0

Total Law Firm Graduates

41

37

42

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 
83% 84% 87% 85% 95%

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

82%

86%

94%

91%

99%