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Idaho Law Head of the Class

Wednesday, April 23 2014

MOSCOW, Idaho – April 23, 2014 – The University of Idaho College of Law is showing a higher than national average of placement for jobs requiring a Juris Doctor or equivalent.

“I think this reflects the fact that Idaho, as a state, is still importing lawyers and that College of Law graduates are positioned very well to find employment once they graduate from our institution,” said Michael Satz, interim dean of the College of Law.

According to the American Bar Association (ABA) the class of 2013 was the largest graduating class ever, with about 400 more law students graduating than in 2012. The size of the 2013 graduating class was 46,776, compared with 46,364 students graduating in 2012. 

In general, the data show more jobs and a higher percentage of graduates obtaining employment where a Juris Doctor was required or relevant. The University of Idaho College of Law saw 62.4 percent of its 2013 graduates finding full-time, long-term jobs that required bar passage, exceeding the national average of 57 percent. 

In addition, Idaho Law saw 10.3 percent of its graduates achieve full-time, long-term positions where a Juris Doctor is an advantage, beating the national average of 10.1 percent. Idaho Law also reported only six percent of its graduates being unemployed and/or seeking employment; the national average came in at 11.2 percent.  

“We are very pleased that the efforts of so many of our graduates are reflected in these numbers and applaud their success,” said Anne-Marie Fulfer, director of Career Services. 

Nationally, schools reported outcomes for 97.7 percent of their 2013 graduates. Idaho Law reported a solid 98.3 percent, all but two graduates. 


Cindy Hollenbeck
College of Law

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