Employment Statistics

Where Are Our Most Recent Graduates?

Map of US states the past 3 year  University of Missouri School of Law graduates reside in.

*Map reflects locations of all employed graduates from classes 2010, 2011 & 2012 , including those not in law-related jobs.

If you choose to attend the University of Missouri School of Law, the Career Development Office will assist you in planning your career, developing your professional skills, and utilizing effective job search strategies. We are proud to help our students and graduates find meaningful career opportunities across the state, the country and the world. Our alumni practice law in every county in Missouri, in 50 states, and in 21 foreign countries.  You will find them in a wide variety of employment settings, including law firms, government, academia, the judiciary, business, and public service.

Making an Informed Decision

If you are considering attending the University of Missouri School of Law, we want you to have access to relevant data to permit you to make an informed choice.  Law school is an investment in your future that requires time, money and commitment.  In return, you will have the opportunity to learn a wide-range of skills that will prepare you for a legal career, but that are also valued in a wide-range of other professions.   Before making the decision to attend any law school, we recommend that you carefully consider your reasons for doing so, the investment required, and the expected outcomes. 

Reported Employment Statistics

In compliance with guidelines established by the American Bar Association ("ABA"), the body that accredits and oversees law schools, each year we gather employment data for our most recent graduates, and report this information to the ABA. In recent years, the ABA has implemented more detailed reporting requirements, a change welcomed by the University of Missouri School of Law. We believe that these additional requirements are essential for prospective students in determining whether to attend law school, and in assessing which law school best fits their objectives. Due to these changes, however, you will notice that the information reported for each class is slightly different.

Because we receive starting salary data from only a small percentage of our graduates, we are unable to provide valid and accurate salary information. Therefore, we have chosen not to report starting salary data specific to our graduates. The Association for Legal Career Professionals, commonly known as NALP, collects starting salary data from all its member law schools and generates reports based on that larger data pool. Among other things, NALP provides reports on median and mean salaries geographically and by type of employer. Salary reports are available on NALP's website at www.nalp.org/salariescompensation and at http://www.nalp.org/classof2012.

Class of 2013

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Class of 2012

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Class of 2011

Employment Status

Employment Status

As of Febuary 15,2012
Based on 139/141 graduates with known employment status.

As of February 15, 2012, 73.8% of the Class of 2011, or 104 of the 141 graduates, were employed in a full-time, long-term position in which either bar passage was required or having a JD was an advantage. Of the 139 graduates whose employment status was known, 74.8% were employed in a full-time, long-term position in which either bar passage was required or having a JD was an advantage.

Type of Employers

Type of Employers

As of February 15, 2012

Based on graduates we knew to be employed. Graduates who were not employed or whose status was unknown as of February 15, 2012 were not included when calculating these statistics.

Type of Employment

Type of Employment

As of February 15, 2012

Based on graduates we knew to be employed. Graduates who were not employed or whose status was unknown as of February 15, 2012 were not included when calculating these statistics.

Geographic Location

Geographic Location

As of February 15, 2012

Based on graduates we knew to be employed. Graduates who were not employed or whose status was unknown as of February 15, 2012 were not included when calculating these statistics.

Term of Employment

As of February 15, 2012

Based on graduates we knew to be employed. Graduates who were not employed or whose status was unknown as of February 15, 2012 were not included when calculating these statistics.

*This includes 4 graduates who are working at the University of Missouri in professional, long-term positions. Although none of these individuals are working at the School of Law, they are considered Law School/University Funded Long-Term Employees under the current ABA definitions. These are the only 2011 graduates who fall in this category.

**This includes 2 graduates who are working as Teaching Assistants while obtaining their MBA at the University of Missouri and who are considered Law School/University Funded Short-Term Employees under the current ABA definitions. These are the only 2011 graduates who fall in this category.

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Class of 2010

Employment Status

As of Febuary 15,2011
Based on 141/142 graduates with known employment status.

Type of Employers

Type of Employers

As of February 15, 2011

Based on graduates we knew to be employed. Graduates who were not employed or whose status was unknown as of February 15, 2011 were not included when calculating these statistics.

Type of Employment

Type of Employment

As of February 15, 2011

Based on graduates we knew to be employed. Graduates who were not employed or whose status was unknown as of February 15, 2011 were not included when calculating these statistics.

Geographic Location

Geographic Location

As of February 15, 2011

Based on graduates we knew to be employed. Graduates who were not employed or whose status was unknown as of February 15, 2011 were not included when calculating these statistics.

Term of Employment

Term of Employment

As of February 15, 2011

*This includes 2 graduates employed by the University of Missouri, but not by the Law School, in full-time permanent positions that were categorized as Law School/University Funded Employees under the ABA definitions applicable at the time these numbers were reported. These are the only two 2010 graduates who fall in this category.

Based on graduates we knew to be employed. Graduates who were not employed or whose status was unknown as of February 15, 2011 were not included when calculating these statistics.

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PDFClass of 2010