Class of 2005

Law Firm Jobs Taken by New Graduates — Class of 2005 (NALP Bulletin, January 2007) — According to NALP’s employment information for the Class of 2005, more than half (55.8%) of employed graduates took jobs in law firms, and of those jobs, almost half were taken in the 20 cities providing the most jobs to this class.

Law Firm Job Opportunities and Population Change, 1995-2005 (NALP Bulletin, September 2006) — NALP periodically compiles information on law firm job opportunities compared with changes in population in a variety of cities across the country.

Market for New Law Graduates Up — Approaches 90% for First Time Since 2001 (July 18, 2006 Press Release) — The vast majority of Class of 2005 law school graduates — 89.6% of those for whom employment status was known — were employed as of February 15, 2006. This rate is the highest rate measured since 2001, and compares with a rate of 88.9% for 2004 and 2003, 89% for 2002, 90% for 2001, and 91.5% for 2000.

Class of 2005 Selected Findings (PDF - free download)

Trends in Graduate Employment — 1985-2005 (NALP Bulletin, July 2006) — The market for new law graduates has been quite strong in recent years, with employment close to or above 89% since 1997. The employment rate for the Class of 2005 was the highest since 2001, at 89.6%.

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