Nearly 92 percent of 2016 UNH Law JD graduates secure jobs within 10 months of graduation

Nearly 92 percent of 2016 UNH Law JD graduates secure jobs within 10 months of graduation


Friday, October 27, 2017
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Of UNH Law’s 2016 JD graduates, 91.8 percent secured jobs by the ABA’s deadline of March 15, 2017, which is 10 months after graduation. Additionally, 89.1 percent of UNH Law JD grads secured jobs requiring either bar passage or a JD degree. By contrast, 78.6 percent of JD graduates nationally secured these jobs.

Excluding law-school-funded jobs, UNH Law ranked second among all 14 New England law schools, behind only Harvard. Including jobs funded by law schools, UNH Law was fourth in total graduates employed, behind Harvard, Yale, and Boston College.

Nationally, of the 24 schools ranked by US News & World Report between No. 80 and 100, UNH Law ranked No. 1 in graduates employed in jobs requiring bar passage.

“We are extremely proud of our 2016 graduates and the dedicated faculty, adjuncts, and staff who worked closely with them to deliver the practical skills and bar exam preparation necessary to achieve these impressive results. Additionally, we are grateful to the many practitioners across the country who have mentored and hired our graduates,” said UNH Law Dean Megan Carpenter. 

“The success of these recent graduates is due not only to their hard work, but also to the contributions from the many alumni, employers, and individual practitioners who participate in the law school’s mentoring, clinic, residency, summer job, and post-graduate employment programs. These practitioners help provide our students with practical skills and the professional standards that enable them to compete successfully in the national and international legal marketplace,” said Assistant Dean for Career Services Eleanor MacLellan.