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Real Skills. Real Opportunities.

Real Skills. Real Opportunities.

Students hone their courtroom skills trying a mock case.

Real Skills. Real Opportunities.

Real Skills. Real Opportunities.

Writing is integral to the Detroit Mercy Law curriculum beginning with the Applied Legal Theory and Analysis class in the first year.

Real Skills. Real Opportunities.

Real Skills. Real Opportunities.

Externships provide students real work experience.

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Employment Statistics 2012

The following information reflects the Class of 2012's employment status as of February 2013 as reported to the American Bar Association (ABA) and National Association for Law Placement (NALP). In addition, the NALP Summary Reports (partially redacted for privacy) are available for the Classes of 2011 and 2012.

Employment Status

Full Time
Long Term

Full Time
Short Term

Part Time
Long Term

Part Time
Short Term

Number
Employed-Bar Passage Required 63  27  4  3 97 / 45.75%
Employed-JD Advantage  24  3  0  3  30 / 14.15%
Employed-Professional Position  12  2  1  0  15 / 7.08%
Employed-Non-Professional Position  7  0  6  0  13 / 6.13%
Employed-Undeterminable*  0  0  0  0  0 / 0.00%
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time  5 / 2.36%
Unemployed-Start Date Deferred  0 / 0.00%
Unemployed-Not Seeking  11 / 5.19%
Unemployed-Seeking  34 / 16.04%
Employment Status Unknown  7 / 3.30%
Total Graduates  212 / 100%

* A graduate in undeterminable category may or may not have a term defined.

 

 Law School/University Funded Position

 Full Time
Long Term

 Full Time
Short Term

 Part Time
Long Term

 Part Time
Short Term

 Number
 Employed - Bar Passage Required  0  0  0  0  0
 Employed - JD Advantage  0  0  0  0  0
 Employed - Professional Position  0  0  0  0  0
 Employed - Non-Professional Position  0  0  0  0  0
 Total employed by Law School/University  0  0  0  0  0
 Employment Type

 Full Time
Long Term

 Full Time
Short Term

 Part Time
Long Term

 Part Time
Short Term

 Number
Law Firms
Solo  4  0  3  0  7
2-10   26  6  0  5  37
11-25   10  5  0  0  15
26-50   4  3  0  0  7
51-100   5  2  0  0  7
101-250   4  1  0  0  5
251-500   2  1  0  0  3
501+   2  4 0  0  6
Unknown  1  1  0  0  2
 Business & industry  26  7  4  0  37
Government   8  1  2  1  12
Public Interest (including Public Defenders)   4  0  1  0  5
 Clerkships-Federal  2  0  0  0  2
 Clerkships-State & local  2  0  0  0  2
 Clerkships-Other  1  1  0  0  2
 Education  5  0  1  0  6
 Employer type unknown  0  0  0  0  0
Total  106  32  11  6  155
Employment Location                                                                                               State Number
State#--largest employment Michigan  94
State#-second largest employment District of Columbia 4
State#-third largest employment New York 3
# employed in foreign countries 39