» Employment Statistics

Fowler School of Law reports employment statistics of its graduates under the rules set down by the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) and the American Bar Association (ABA).

Deciding to attend law school is a life-altering decision that requires in-depth research and careful consideration.  As you make this commitment, consider the number of variables that will affect your job search, including the state of the legal job market, the recruitment needs of different types of employers, the strength of your application materials, interviewing and networking skills, geographic flexibility, and practice area interests.  Based on so many variables, Chapman University Fowler School of Law cannot guarantee employment in a particular job by a set time.  However, you will not be alone in your job search—the Career Services Office is 100% committed to assisting you in your job search by providing individualized counseling and equipping you with the resources necessary to find the job of your dreams.

  • 2018 Graduates
  • 2017 Graduates
  • 2016 Graduates
  • Employment Status
    EMPLOYMENT STATUS FULL TIME LONG TERM FULL TIME SHORT TERM PART TIME LONG TERM PART TIME SHORT TERM NUMBER
    Employed - Bar Passage Required 75 2 2 1 80
    Employed - J.D. Advantage 24 3 5 1 33
    Employed - Professional Position 3 0 1 0 4
    Employed - Non-Professional Position 0 0 0 0 0
    Employed - Law School/University Funded 0 0 0 0 0
    Employed - Undeterminable 0 0 0 0 0
    Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time 1
    Employed - Start Date Deferred 2
    Unemployed - Not Seeking 3
    Unemployed - Seeking 11
    Employment Status Unknown 0
    Total Graduates* 134

    *Each graduate is counted only once in this section.

    Employment Type
    EMPLOYMENT TYPE FULL TIME LONG TERM FULL TIME SHORT TERM PART TIME LONG TERM PART TIME SHORT TERM NUMBER
    Law Firms
    - Solo 0 0 0 1 1
    - 2-10 40 0 3 0 43
    - 11-25 8 0 0 0 8
    - 26-50 2 0 0 0 2
    - 51-100 10 0 0 0 10
    - 101-250 3 0 1 0 4
    - 251-500 3 0 0 0 3
    - 501+ 1 0 0 0 1
    - Unknown Size 0 0 0 0 0
    Business & Industry 26 3 4 1 34
    Government 7 1 0 0 8
    Public Interest 1 1 0 0 2
    Clerkships - Federal 0 0 0 0 0
    Clerkships - State & Local 0 0 0 0 0
    Clerkships - Other 0 0 0 0 0
    Education 1 0 0 0 1
    Employer Type Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
    Total 102 5 8 2 117

     

    Law School/University Funded Positions
    LAW SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY FUNDED POSITIONS FULL TIME LONG TERM FULL TIME SHORT TERM PART TIME LONG TERM PART TIME SHORT TERM NUMBER
    Employed - Bar Passage Required 0 0 0 0 0
    Employed - J.D. Advantage 0 0 0 0 0
    Employed - Professional Position 0 0 0 0 0
    Employed - Non-Professional Position 0 0 0 0 0
    Total Employed by Law School/University 0 0 0 0 0

     

    Employment Location
    EMPLOYMENT LOCATION STATE NUMBER
    State - Largest Employment California 111
    State - 2nd Largest Employment Texas 2
    State - 3rd Largest Employment District of Columbia 1
    Employed in Foreign Countries n/a 0
  • Employment Status
    EMPLOYMENT STATUS FULL TIME LONG TERM FULL TIME SHORT TERM PART TIME LONG TERM PART TIME SHORT TERM NUMBER
    Employed - Bar Passage Required 81 2 3 0 86
    Employed - J.D. Advantage 20 1 2 0 23
    Employed - Professional Position 0 0 2 0 2
    Employed - Non-Professional Position 0 0 3 0 3
    Employed - Law School/University Funded 0 0 0 1 1
    Employed - Undeterminable 0 0 0 0 0
    Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time 3
    Unemployed - Start Date Deferred 1
    Unemployed - Not Seeking 4
    Unemployed - Seeking 25
    Employment Status Unknown 0
    Total Graduates* 148

    *Each graduate is counted only once in this section.

    Employment Type
    EMPLOYMENT TYPE FULL TIME LONG TERM FULL TIME SHORT TERM PART TIME LONG TERM PART TIME SHORT TERM NUMBER
    Law Firms
    - Solo 0 0 0 0 0
    - 2-10 43 0 3 0 46
    - 11-25 14 0 0 0 14
    - 26-50 4 0 0 0 4
    - 51-100 7 0 0 0 7
    - 101-250 6 0 0 0 6
    - 251-500 0 0 0 0 0
    - 501+ 2 0 0 0 2
    - Unknown Size 0 0 0 0 0
    Business & Industry 16 0 3 0 19
    Government 7 3 2 0 12
    Public Interest 2 0 2 0 4
    Clerkships - Federal 0 0 0 0 0
    Clerkships - State & Local 0 0 0 0 0
    Clerkships - Other 0 0 0 0 0
    Education 0 0 0 1 1
    Employer Type Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
    Total 101 3 10 1 115

     

    Law School/University Funded Positions
    LAW SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY FUNDED POSITIONS FULL TIME LONG TERM FULL TIME SHORT TERM PART TIME LONG TERM PART TIME SHORT TERM NUMBER
    Employed - Bar Passage Required 0 0 0 0 0
    Employed - J.D. Advantage 0 0 0 0 0
    Employed - Professional Position 0 0 0 1 1
    Employed - Non-Professional Position 0 0 0 0 0
    Total Employed by Law School/University 0 0 0 1 1

     

    Employment Location
    EMPLOYMENT LOCATION STATE NUMBER
    State - Largest Employment California 111
    State - 2nd Largest Employment Pennsylvania 1
    State - 3rd Largest Employment Montana 1
    Employed in Foreign Countries n/a 2
  • Employment Status
    EMPLOYMENT STATUS FULL TIME LONG TERM FULL TIME SHORT TERM PART TIME LONG TERM PART TIME SHORT TERM NUMBER
    Employed - Bar Passage Required 78 2 2 1 83
    Employed - J.D. Advantage 18 3 4 0 25
    Employed - Professional Position 3 0 1 1 5
    Employed - Non-Professional Position 1 0 1 0 2
    Employed - Law School/University Funded 0 0 0 0 0
    Employed - Undeterminable 0 0 0 0 0
    Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time 2
    Unemployed - Start Date Deferred 2
    Unemployed - Not Seeking 2
    Unemployed - Seeking 37
    Employment Status Unknown 0
    Total Graduates* 158

    *Each graduate is counted only once in this section.

    Employment Type
    EMPLOYMENT TYPE FULL TIME LONG TERM FULL TIME SHORT TERM PART TIME LONG TERM PART TIME SHORT TERM NUMBER
    Law Firms
    - Solo 0 0 0 0 0
    - 2-10 40 0 3 1 44
    - 11-25 5 0 0 0 5
    - 26-50 5 0 0 0 5
    - 51-100 10 0 0 0 10
    - 101-250 2 0 0 0 2
    - 251-500 0 0 0 0 0
    - 501+ 3 0 0 0 3
    - Unknown Size 0 0 0 0 0
    Business & Industry 24 2 5 0 31
    Government 8 3 0 0 11
    Public Interest 2 0 0 0 2
    Clerkships - Federal 1 0 0 0 1
    Clerkships - State & Local 0 0 0 0 0
    Clerkships - Other 0 0 0 0 0
    Education 0 0 0 1 1
    Employer Type Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
    Total 100 5 8 2 115

     

    Law School/University Funded Positions
    LAW SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY FUNDED POSITIONS FULL TIME LONG TERM FULL TIME SHORT TERM PART TIME LONG TERM PART TIME SHORT TERM NUMBER
    Employed - Bar Passage Required 0 0 0 0 0
    Employed - J.D. Advantage 0 0 0 0 0
    Employed - Professional Position 0 0 0 0 0
    Employed - Non-Professional Position 0 0 0 0 0
    Total Employed by Law School/University 0 0 0 0 0

     

    Employment Location
    EMPLOYMENT LOCATION STATE NUMBER
    State - Largest Employment California 106
    State - 2nd Largest Employment Minnesota 2
    State - 3rd Largest Employment Nevada 2
    Employed in Foreign Countries n/a 0