ABA Employment Summary - Class of 2015 <pdf>

 

ABA Employment Summary - Class of 2014 (as of June 1, 2015) <pdf>

 

NALP Summary Report for the Class of 2013 <pdf>

 

ABA Employment Summary - Class of 2013 <pdf>

 

ABA Employment Summary - Class of 2012 <pdf>

 

NALP Summary Report for the Class of 2012 <pdf>

 

Class of 2015 – Salary information

All students:
67 reporting
Average salary:

$57,822

25th Percentile:

$51,500

75th percentile:

$64,500

 
Public Interest 24 reporting
Average salary:
$54,354
25th percentile:
$50,000
75th Percentile: $58,000
 
Government 33 reporting
Average salary: 
$60,745
25th percentile:
$53,500
75th percentile: $66,000
 
 
Private Law firms: 7 reporting
Average salary:
$56,643
25th percentile:
$35,000
75th Percentile $70,000
 
Business and Industry: Not available as less than 7 reported salary.
Academic:
Not available as less than 7 reported salary.



Class of 2014 – Salary information

All students:
43 reporting
Average salary:

$55,384

25th Percentile:

$47,500

75th percentile:

$62,000

 
Public Interest 17 reporting
Average salary:
$58,800
25th percentile:
$46,048
75th Percentile: $64,000
 
Government 22 reporting
Average salary: 
$49,477
25th percentile:
$47,125
75th percentile: $53,000
 
Private Law firms: Not available as less than 7 reported salary.
Business and Industry: Not available as less than 7 reported salary.
Academic:
Not available as less than 7 reported salary.



Class of 2013 – Salary information

All students:
67 reporting
Average salary:

$57,822

25th Percentile:

$51,500

75th percentile:

$64,500

 
Public Interest 24 reporting
Average salary:
$54,354
25th percentile:
$50,000
75th Percentile: $58,000
 
Government 33 reporting
Average salary: 
$60,745
25th percentile:
$53,500
75th percentile: $66,000
 
 
Private Law firms: 7 reporting
Average salary:
$56,643
25th percentile:
$35,000
75th Percentile $70,000
 
Business and Industry: Not available as less than 7 reported salary.
Academic:
Not available as less than 7 reported salary.

 

 

Post-Graduate and Summer Employers

We take pride in the accomplishments of all our graduates and we note especially those who, seeing unmet needs in un-served and underserved communities, have founded and now direct new public interest law organizations such as the American Indian Law Alliance; the Center for Disability Advocacy Rights; the Community Advocacy Center; Legal Information for Families Today; AIDS Center of Queens County, Legal Program; The Financial Clinic, Common Law Inc., Queens Women's Center, Legal Clinic for Women in Crises; Network of Women's Services; Sepa Mujer; and InTOUCH.

Public Interest organizations such as Legal Services for Children, AIDS Center of Queens County, Brooklyn Defender Services, Goddard Riverside Westside SRO Law Project, The HIV Law Project, Urban Justice Center Community Development Project, the Education Law Center (Newark, NJ), InMotion, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, The Center for Constitutional Rights, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Sanctuary for Families, Inc., Community Services Society, Sylvia Rivera Justice Project.

Legal Services Offices in all five boroughs of New York City including the Legal Aid Society of New York Criminal Defense, Civil, and Juvenile Rights Divisions; Legal Services for the Elderly; Prisoners' Legal Services of New York; South Brooklyn Legal Services; Northern Manhattan Improvement; MFY Legal Services; Queens Legal Services; as well as the Nassau County Legal Aid Society; NYS Unified Court Mental Hygiene Legal Services; New Jersey Legal Services; Chicago Legal Assistance; Defenders Association of Philadelphia; San Diego Public Defender Office; Columbia Washington Legal Services; New Jersey Public Defender's Office; Oregon Legal Services; Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid; Senior Law Center of Philadelphia; Lower Hudson Valley Legal Services; the Brooklyn Family Defense Project; Brooklyn Defender Services; and the Miami Dade County Public Defender's Office.

Government Institutions, including District Attorney's offices in New York, Kings, Queens, Bronx and Nassau counties; The Nassau County Attorney's Office; San Francisco County Attorney's Office; Dade County Prosecutor's Office; Philadelphia Prosecutor's Office; Chicago Juvenile Rights Division; U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York and the 9th Circuit; Office of the Corporation Counsel - NYC Law Department; NYC Administration for Children's Services; New York City Department of Health; the Office of the General Counsel of the City University of New York; U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; Judge Advocate General; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; the New York State Attorney General's Office (Civil Rights, Real Estate, Environmental Protection and Labor Bureaus); and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

The Court System, where graduates have served as judicial clerks in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, Sixth and Ninth Circuits; United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York, Central District of California (LA) and Massachusetts and Philadelphia; United States Magistrate Judges and Bankruptcy Judges; United States Court of International Trade; the Supreme Court of Guam; the New York State Court of Appeals, New York State Supreme Court, 2nd Department Appellate Division, Appellate Term, Surrogate Court, and Civil Court; the Superior Court of Alaska; Pennsylvania Family Court; New Jersey Family Court; and trial and appellate courts in New Jersey. Our graduates have also worked abroad such as the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia and the Federal Court of Australia. Our graduates have also begun to enter the adjudicative branch of government agencies, serving such as the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings; the Administrative Law Judges for the New York State Public Service Commission and the Department of Social Services; and Hearing Officers for the New York City Board of Education.

Legislative and Executive Branches including the United States Congress, where graduates have worked as Counsel, Administrative Assistant and Assistant Legislative Directors to Congress members; the New York State Assembly and Senate, where graduates have been staff members and counsel to Members; the New York City Council; the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York; and the Office of the Governor of Puerto Rico. Our graduates now also hold public offices including New York State Assembly member and President of the Troy City Council.

Educational institutions including CUNY School of Law; Columbia Law School; Cardozo Law School; St. Mary's University School of Law; Seton Hall Law School; University of Maryland School of Law; Brooklyn Law School; American University, Washington College of Law; and undergraduate institutions like Medgar Evers College, New York City Tech and LaGuardia Community College.

Labor law employers such as the National Labor Relations Board; District Council 37 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; UNITE; the Communication Workers of America; the Committee of Interns & Residents; the New York City Office of Collective Bargaining; the Metropolitan Transit Authority, Office of Labor Relations; and the New York City Mayor's Office of Labor Relations; and labor side law firms such as Gladstein Reif and MeGinniss; Levy Ratner.

Private law firms & legal departments, including Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP; Bryan Cave; Clifford Chance US, LLP; Coudert Brothers LLP; Crowell & Moring; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Dewey Ballantine; Fragonmen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy; Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach; Hogan & Hartson; Holland & Knight LLP; Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel; Littler Mendelson PC; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Moses & Singer; Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Pillsbury Winthrop; Reid & Priest; Satterlee, Stephens, Burke & Burke; Schulte Roth & Zabel; Sidley Austin Brown & Wood; Thacher, Proffitt & Wood; Whitman, Breed, Abbott & Morgan; and specialized firms in areas like personal injury (O'Dwyer & Bernstien); and medical malpractice (Pegalis & Wachsman); and small community based practices begun by graduates throughout New York City and the tri-state area; and AOL Time Warner (Law Department).

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