Employment Data

ABA Employment Summary Reports: Classes of 2018-2020

Information as of ten months after graduation. This data was reported to the ABA and/or NALP according to their reporting guidelines.

• Class of 2020 ABA Report
• Class of 2019 ABA Report
• Class of 2018 ABA Report

NALP Employment Summary Reports: Classes of 2018-2020

Per Interpretation 509-2 of Standard 509, law schools may choose to publicize additional employment outcome data beyond what the Employment Protocols require. This additional data, per Standard 509, must be “complete, accurate, and not misleading to a reasonable law school student or applicant.” Law schools are expected to use “due diligence in obtaining and verifying such information.” The following additional employment outcome data has not been, and will not be, audited by the ABA. It is meant to supplement the annual ABA Employment Summary Report, which reflects the employment status of members of each graduating class as of the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the 3 years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org.

• Class of 2020 NALP Report (estimated release Fall 2021)
• Class of 2019 NALP Report
• Class of 2018 NALP Report

Nationwide Starting Salary Statistics

NALP, the Association for Legal Career Professionals, has recently made available on its website all its starting salary data as free consumer information. This includes detailed breakdowns of starting salaries by employer type, by state, and even by city where available.

Where Our Students Spend Their Summers

Through summer associate positions, internships, externships for academic credit, research assistantships, and other opportunities, UNC students are able to get hands-on experience in a variety of ways. As is typical for law students across the country, many students intern with government, nonprofit and public interest organizations that are only able to take students on a volunteer basis. UNC offers those students the opportunity to apply for funding through Public Interest Summer Grants. The map below represents where students spent the summer of 2020.