UNH Law Celebrates Outstanding Employment Outcomes, First Time Bar Passage Success

UNH Law Celebrates Outstanding Employment Outcomes, First Time Bar Passage Success


Thursday, April 5, 2018
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Ninety-five percent of UNH Law’s 2017 JD graduates were employed within 10 months of graduation, the ABA’s deadline for job reporting. In addition, 85 percent of those graduates secured jobs requiring bar passage, and 91.8 percent obtained jobs that required either bar passage or a law degree. None of the jobs were funded by the law school.

This year’s ABA deadline for reporting was March 15. Click here for the full report.

“These impressive results are a testament to the school’s long-standing commitment to practice-driven legal education,” said Dean Megan Carpenter. “Our outcomes continue to be notable on a national scale, as evidenced by the fact that we were also recently recognized by preLaw Magazine, which ranked our school third in the country for practical training.”

A key factor in preparing UNH Law’s class of 2017 for such success in the nationwide legal job market was the school’s first-time bar exam performance in 2017. The first-time bar passage rate for UNH Law in 2017 was 93.3 percent – the 15th highest rate in the country, according to nationwide bar exam results released in March by the ABA. UNH Law was third best among all New England law schools in that category, following Yale and Harvard.

“We are extremely proud of our 2017 graduates and the dedicated faculty and staff who worked closely with them,” said Assistant Dean for Career Services Eleanor MacLellan. “We are also grateful to the many alumni and practitioners across the country who have mentored and hired our graduates.”