Employment Statistics

Class of 2012

There were 106 members of the graduating Class of 2012 and 96 (91%) responded to our survey. Within nine months of graduation, 87.5% of the Class of 2012 reported being employed or pursuing graduate degrees and more than 89% live in Hawaiʻi.*

The categories of employment and the salary ranges for the 84 graduates in the Class of 2012 employed or pursuing graduate degrees are as follows:

Type of Position Total Number Salary Range** # Reported w/ Salary % Reported w/ Salary 25th Percentile Median 75th Percentile Mean
Private Practice (30%) 25 $45,000-$90,000 10 40% $60,000 $80,000 $86,500 $72,950
Solo Practice 1 NA            
Very small firm (2-10 attys) 12 $45,000-$85,000            
Small firm (11-25 attys) 6 approx. $80,000            
Medium firm (26-50 attys) 3 approx. $90,000            
Large firm (51-100 attys) 3 NA            
Business Industry/Other Professional (6%) 5 NA 2** 40% NA NA NA NA
Business Industry (non-legal) 5              
Judicial Clerkship (30%) 25 $40,352-$65,000 16 64% $50,750 $52,400 $53,352 $52,321
Federal Court 2 $40,352-$65,000            
State Supreme Court 3 $50,000-$55,000            
Intermediate Court of Appeals 3 $52,000-$54,000            
Circuit Court 17 $50,000-$55,000            
Government (19%) 16 $42,000-$100,000 6 38% $42,750 $50,000 $70,000 $59,331
State Agency 6 up to $75,000            
State Legislature 4 $42,000-$45,000            
County Prosecutor’s Office 4 NA            
Military (active, JAG Corps) 2 up to $100,000            
Public Interest (8%) 7   3** 43%        
Public Defender 1 NA            
Direct Legal Service 6 $25,000-$60,000            
Academic (5%) 4   2** 50%        
Pursuing Advanced Degree (2%) 2              

*Percentage is calculated out of 84 Graduates (those who are employed/pursuing a degree). Please note that there are 2 graduates who were unemployed and not seeking employment and 10 graduates who were unemployed and seeking employment.

**39 of the 82 graduates who responded and are employed reported salary information. The NALP Best Practices Guide dictates that “if there are fewer than 5 reported salaries for any employment category, schools are urged not to report any salary statistics in that category in order to protect graduates’ privacy.”

Employment Statistics Class of 2012 .pdf

ABA Employment Summary for 2012 Graduates Report .pdf

National Association of Legal Professionals (NALP) Class of 2012 .pdf

Contact

Dale W. Lee

Director of Professional Development
Phone
(808) 956-8636