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Drake Law School employment rate among top in nation

June 22, 2016

According to data recently compiled by Drake Law School’s Career Development Office, 92.3 percent of the Drake Law Class of 2015 was employed 10 months after graduation.

Drake Law School’s employment rate ranks 36th out of 204 law schools nationwide and is well above the national average of 84.6 percent.

“This year’s employment statistics were once again strong, continuing Drake’s trend of employment numbers that compete with other law schools not only in our region but throughout the country,” said Jennifer Zwagerman, director of career development at Drake Law School.

In addition, 86.3 percent of Drake Law graduates reported being in jobs that require bar passage or prefer a J.D. degree—placing Drake in the top 30 law schools in the country.

“Employment in bar required or J.D. preferred positions is one of the most important factors when it comes to law school employment data,” Zwagerman explained. “Drake Law’s percentage rate highlights the strength of our graduates and the hopefully continued improvement of the overall job market.”

Drake Law School's employment rate also ranks sixth out of 24 law schools in the region (Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin).

“Our employment rate reflects our mission here at Drake Law School—to provide a solid education and practical experiences that prepare outstanding professionals who are ready to use their law degrees in a variety of careers,” said Ben Ullem, dean of Drake Law School.

The data, which is collected by the Career Development Office on behalf of Drake Law School and submitted to the American Bar Association, includes employment information for 2015 graduates as of March 15, 2016.

See Drake Law School’s complete employment statistics.

The Career Development Office provides career and job search assistance to all Drake Law students and alumni through individual counseling, workshops, resources, a job database, mock interview program, and organized networking opportunities.

Learn more about the Drake Law School Career Development Office.