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Class of 2021 Employment Outcomes

(As of 4/7/2022)

Employment By the Numbers

Our graduates achieve success not only in traditional legal positions, but also in cutting-edge JD Advantage positions, and through full-time graduate studies.  Within 10 months of graduation, 92% of our graduates found full-time, long-term positions with large, mid-sized, and small firms, as judicial law clerks, in business and industry, and in public service.

Of the 167 graduates in the Class of 2021:

  • 137 were employed in full-time, long-term positions requiring or anticipating bar passage;
  • 13 found employment in full-time, long-term JD Advantage roles (compliance, wealth management, consulting); and
  • 3 graduates continued their educations (one earning an LL.M. in Taxation and two continuing in Drexel’s prestigious JD/PhD in Law and Clinical Psychology.

While many of our graduates remain in the Philadelphia area, Kline alumni are making a difference across the county. You can find the Class of 2021 in 15 different U.S. jurisdictions, including Colorado, New York, Washington, D.C., Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Missouri, New Jersey, Virginia, and Wisconsin, to name a few. Whether your goal is to practice in the Philadelphia area or to explore opportunities around the country, the Kline School of Law will give you the tools you need to achieve your goals.

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EMPLOYMENT STATUS FULL TIME LONG TERM FULL TIME SHORT TERM PART TIME LONG TERM PART TIME SHORT TERM NUMBER
Employed - Bar Passage Required 137 1
0 0
138
Employed - J.D. Advantage 13 2 3
0 18
Employed - Professional Position 0 0 0
0 0
Employed - Non-Professional Position 0
0 0 0
0
Employed - Law School/University Funded 0
0 0
0
0
Employed - Undeterminable 0 0 0 0 0
Enrolled in Graduate Studies         3
Employed - Start Date Deferred         0
Unemployed - Not Seeking         4
Unemployed - Seeking         2
Employment Status Unknown         2
Total Graduates
Each graduate is counted only once in this section.
        167
EMPLOYMENT TYPE FULL TIME LONG TERM FULL TIME SHORT TERM PART TIME LONG TERM PART TIME SHORT TERM NUMBER
  Law Firms          
          Solo 0 0 0 0 0
          1 - 10 13 0
1 0
14
          11 - 25 5 0 0
0 5
          26 - 50 18 0 0 0 18
          51 - 100 3 0 0 0 3
          101 - 250 8 0 0 0 8
          251 - 500 3 0 0 0 3
          501 + 17 0 0 0 17
          Unknown Size 0
0 0 0 0
Business & Industry 12 2 1 0
15
Government 13 0
0
0 13
Pub. Int. 8 0 1 0 9
Clerkships - Federal 1 0 0 0 1
Clerkships - State, Local, and Territorial 49 1 0 0 50
Clerkships - Tribal 0
0 0 0 0
Clerkships - International 0
0 0 0 0
Education 0
0 0 0 0
Employer Type Unknown 0 0 0 0
0
Total 150 3 3
0
156
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 - J.D. 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 LOCATION STATE NUMBER
State - Largest Employment   Pennsylvania 82
State - 2nd Largest Employment   New Jersey 37
State - 3rd Largest Employment   Delaware 10
Employed in Foreign Countries 0