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Law School Rankings by Median Salary

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No. Law School State Median Salary Private Median Salary Public
101 Hamline University MN $60,000 $54,516
101 U. of St. Thomas MN $70,000 $52,500
101 U. of Minnesota-Twin Cities MN $112,111 $52,000
104 Washington U. in St Louis MO $162,500 $57,000
104 St. Louis University MO $70,000 $45,000
104 U. of Missouri-Columbia MO $60,000 $49,254
104 U. of Missouri-Kansas City MO $60,000 $45,185
108 Mississippi College MS $67,000 $45,000
108 U. of Mississippi MS $70,000 $53,000
110 U. of Montana MT $55,000 $51,000
111 Campbell University NC $50,000 $47,500
111 Wake Forest University NC $75,000 $48,561
111 Charlotte School of Law NC N/A N/A
111 Duke University NC $180,000 $60,000
111 Elon University NC $55,000 $49,778
111 North Carolina Central U. NC $50,000 $58,500
111 U. of N. Carolina-Chap. Hill NC $130,000 $51,500
118 U. of North Dakota ND N/A N/A
119 Creighton University NE $67,500 $60,000
119 U. of Nebraska-Lincoln NE $60,000 $52,297
121 U. of New Hampshire NH N/A N/A
122 Rutgers Law School (SUNJ) NJ $100,000 $49,571
122 Seton Hall University NJ $115,000 $49,571
124 U. of New Mexico NM $65,000 $55,000
125 U. of Nevada-Las Vegas NV $80,000 $62,000
126 Albany Law School Union U. NY $73,000 $59,000
126 Brooklyn Law School NY $110,000 $60,000
126 Cardozo-Yeshiva University NY $70,000 $60,000
126 Columbia University NY $180,000 $60,000
126 Cornell University NY $180,000 $64,228
126 CUNY-Queens College NY $62,500 $54,583
126 Fordham University NY $180,000 $61,250
126 Hofstra University NY $70,000 $61,000
126 New York Law School NY $100,000 $61,000
126 New York University NY $180,000 $60,000
126 Pace University NY $72,500 $60,000
126 St. John's University NY $79,000 $62,500
126 U. at Buffalo NY $56,500 $52,000
126 Syracuse University NY $65,000 $50,750
126 Touro College (Fuchsberg) NY $65,000 $58,000
141 Capital University OH $62,500 $52,500
141 Case Western Reserve U. OH $63,000 $53,966
141 Cleveland State U. (Marshall) OH $70,000 $51,051
141 Ohio Northern University OH $55,000 $46,434
141 Ohio State University (Moritz) OH $78,000 $55,000
141 U. of Akron OH $60,000 $42,198
141 U. of Cincinnati OH $77,000 $54,000
141 U. of Dayton OH $64,000 $50,000
141 U. of Toledo OH $50,000 $49,875
150 Oklahoma City University OK $58,900 $45,000
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About the 2020 Law School Rankings by Median Salary

Published in spring 2019, the salary statistics in PublicLegal's 2020 Raw Data Law School Rankings by Median Salary report are those of full-time, long-term employed law graduates for the class of 2017 at the time of graduation and within ten months after graduation (approximately spring 2018), as self-reported by the graduates.

The salaries indicated under the heading “Median Salary Private” reflect those salaries of the 50th  percentile, among those graduates working in private practice as law firm associates. The salaries indicated under the heading “Median Salary Public” reflect those salaries of the 50th  percentile, among those graduates working in government jobs or judicial clerkships at the federal or state level.

In determining median salaries, jobs classified as “JD advantage” have been excluded (i.e.,  positions in which the employer requires a JD or considers it an advantage to hold such a degree, but in which admission to the bar is not required).

The rationale behind entitling this report as the “2020” report is that our 2020 Law School Rankings report and 2020 Law School Profiles are of considerable interest to prospective law school applicants who seek to enroll in classes commencing in fall 2020. At the time of our publication of this report in spring 2019, these employment statistics reflected the most current data available.


Source: The data have been compiled from a variety of sources, including from data released publicly by the law schools.

Next Release: Our 2021 report is slated for publication in spring 2020.