Private-Sector Careers

Elite Careers

Graduates aren't just getting jobs at law firms. They are getting jobs at the nation's most elite firms, and progressing to leadership roles.

 

 

Law Firm Strength

No. 1

in the country in the percentage of the Class of 2018 who went directly to firms of 100 or more or federal clerkships

No. 5

in the country in the percentage of the Class of 2018 hired by the American Lawyer top 100 firms

No. 4

in the number of partners in the National Law Journal's top 500 firms, according to Legal Compass (June 2018)

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Virginia has graduates in each of the American Lawyer top 100 firms (as of May 2019)

 

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Where Our Graduates Go

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Salaries

Salaries for the 216 students in the Class of 2018 going into the private sector reflect the strength of the career services program.

  • 75th percentile: $190,000
  • 50th percentile: $190,000
  • 25th percentile: $190,000

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Long-Term Career Success

Not only are graduates' immediate outcomes in the private sector excellent, but so too are their long-term career prospects. Virginia is:

No. 4 in the number of partners in the National Law Journal's top 500 firms, according to Legal Compass (June 2018).
No. 2 in the number of graduates leading the nation's top 100 firms, according to an Above the Law report.
No. 6 in the number of associates promoted to partner in the 100 largest firms in 2018, according to the National Law Journal.
No. 2 after Harvard in the number of chief legal officers at the nation's top 500 companies, according to a 2014 report by the Law Department Management Blog.

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Contact

Office of Private Practiceprivatepractice@law.virginia.edu / (434) 924-7349