Patrick Daugherty 7:30 a.m., April 16
Thomas Jefferson School of Law low in employment stats
More than one-third of 2012 grads unemployed
According to a story in the Sacramento Bee, 33.9% of 2012 graduates of San Diego's Thomas Jefferson School of Law were unemployed nine months after graduation. The data are from the American Bar Association. Jefferson had the highest unemployment rate among 21 California law schools. The unemployment rate was 21.7% for California Western School of Law grads, and 11.1% for University of San Diego grads. The lowest rate was 1.7% for Stanford's law school.
The bar association also reported on the percentage of 2012 law school grads with a full-time job requiring a law degree nine months after graduation. Jefferson was 19th at 31%, Cal-Western 9th at 47.1% and University of San Diego law school 8th at 47.5%. Again, Stanford was tops at 91.2%.
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