*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.

* Information on employment outcomes for the Class of 2020 may not reflect a particular law school’s typical results in this area. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, bar admission exams were canceled or delayed in many jurisdictions, thus making it more challenging for graduates to secure employment by the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the 3 years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org.

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After Elon

Employment by Industry/Sector | 2019 Graduates

Employment Status

2019 2018 2017
Employed 93 95 58
Pursuing Graduate Degree 1 1 3
Seeking Employment 4 13 21
Not Seeking Employment 3 2 4
Unemployed – Start Date Deferred 1 0 4
Unknown 1 0 1
Total Graduates 103 111 91

Employment by Industry/Sector

2019 2018 2017
Law Firms 46 49 22
Business/Industry 22 26 18
Government 16 11 14
Judicial Clerkships 3 2 2
Public Interest 5 7 0
Education 1 0 2
Employer Type Unknown 0 0 0
Total Employed Graduates 93 95 58

Law School/University Funded Position

2019 2018 2017
Of Employed- Law School/University Funded 0 0 0

Employment Type

2019 2018 2017
Bar Passage Required 68 62 37
(Full-time, Long-Term) 67 58 31
(Full-time, Short-Term) 0 4 4
(Part-Time, Long-Term) 1 0 2
(Part-Time, Short-Term) 0 0 0
J.D. Advantage 19 27 15
(Full-time, Long-Term) 14 12 12
(Full-time, Short-Term) 4 8 1
(Part-Time, Long-Term) 0 2 0
(Part-Time, Short-Term) 1 5 2
Professional Position 4 6 3
(Full-time, Long-Term) 3 6 1
(Full-time, Short-Term) 0 0 1
(Part-Time, Long-Term) 1 0 1
(Part-Time, Short-Term) 0 0 0
Non-Professional Position 2 0 3
(Full-time, Long-Term) 0 0 0
(Full-time, Short-Term) 2 0 1
(Part-Time, Long-Term) 0 0 1
(Part-Time, Short-Term) 0 0 1
Employed, Undeterminable 0 0 0

Law Firm Employment

Firm Size 2019 2018 2017
Solo 1 3 2
2 to 10 30 36 17
11 to 25 4 4 2
26 to 50 5 3 0
51 to 100 3 1 0
101 to 250 3 1 0
251 to 500 0 1 0
501+ Attorneys 0 0 1
Unknown Size 0 0 0
Total Law Firm Graduates 46 49 22