Class of 2012 Employment Statistics - Text Version
Employment Information for the Class of 2012
KU Law reports students employed 9 months following graduation to the ABA and NALP. For the Class of 2012, both the ABA and NALP required that a student be employed as of Feb. 15, 2013 to be counted. Below you will find the employment statistics for the Class of 2012, the formula used by each reporting entity to arrive at that formula, and a link to the data that support each calculation.
|Reporting Entity||% Employed||Formula Used|
|ABA||85.6%||Employed / (Class Size - Employment Status Unknown)|
|NALP||85.6%||Employed / (Class Size - Employment Status Unknown)|
Each of these methodologies has its merits, but what is essential for you as a consumer is to understand how each calculation is performed and ensure that you compare data across years and across schools using the same methodology.
Private Practice Detail (Class of 2012) - ABA
|Size of Firm||# Reported||% Reported|
Class of 2012 Geographical Distribution - ABA
Graduation from KU Law permits you to stay in the region or move anywhere you prefer. While about 75 percent of graduates remain in Kansas or the Kansas City metro region, the balance of our students commence their careers across the U.S., and in foreign countries as well. Members of the Class of 2012 accepted positions in 18 states, including California, Texas, Colorado, New York and Washington, D.C. And over the last five years, KU Law graduates have started their careers in 35 states. KU Law alumni can also be found in all 50 states and countries around the globe, including China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, the Netherlands and Saudi Arabia.
|State||# Reported||% Reported|
Five-Year Comparison of Geographical Distribution by Region - NALP/ABA
|New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)||0%||0%||0%||0.8%||1.5%|
|Middle Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA)||0.7%||1.6%||1.5%||1.6%||2.2%|
|East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)||0.7%||1.6%||3.1%||2.3%||2.2%|
|West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD)||74.8%||75.8%||67.2%||73.6%||68.4%|
|South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)||6.1%||5.6%||11.5%||9.3%||5.1%|
|West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX)||2.3%||4.0%||6.9%||3.9%||5.1%|
|Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY)||5.3%||5.6%||7.6%||4.7%||8.8%|
|Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA)||6.1%||4.0%||0.8%||2.3%||4.5%|
Where Our Graduates Go
While many of our students and graduates choose to work in communities throughout Kansas or in the Kansas City metropolitan area, our students and graduates go all over the country. A considerable number of graduates accept judicial clerkships. Recent graduates have been law clerks at all levels of federal and state courts. Over the past five years, our students and graduates have accepted summer and/or permanent employment with firms, government agencies, public interest organizations and judges all over the country.
Kansas is the primary jurisdiction for the bar exam. The school's pass rate for first-time takers of the July 2012 Kansas bar was 91.6%, compared to the overall statewide pass rate of 86.0%. In February 2012, the pass rate for KU first-time test takers was 85.7%, compared to the overall statewide pass rate of 80.2%.
The school's pass rate for first-time takers of the July 2012 Missouri bar was 97.37%, compared to the overall statewide pass rate of 90.35%. The pass rate for KU first-time takers of the Missouri bar in February 2012 was 87.5%, compared to the overall statewide pass rate of 82.46%.
|July 2012||First Time KU Takers||All KU Takers||Overall Pass Rate|
|Kansas Bar Exam||91.6%||86.5%||86.0%|
|Missouri Bar exam||97.37%||95.35%||90.35%|
|February 2012||First Time KU Takers||All KU Takers||Overall Pass Rate|
|Kansas Bar Exam||85.7%||82.4%||80.2%|
|Missouri Bar exam||87.5%||91.43%||82.46%|