Employment Statistics and Trends
[ See also: Employment Statistics and Trends 2011-2012 ]

Statistics available on this page include:

Class of 2012 Employment Report at 9 Months After Graduation
Harrisburg Campus [ DOWNLOAD A PDF OF 2012 ABA REPORT ]



Class of 2012 Employment Report at 9 Months After Graduation
Delaware Campus [ DOWNLOAD A PDF OF 2012 ABA REPORT ]



Based on survey respondents, graduates of the Class of 2012 had a 91% employment/advanced degree program participation rate.This rate includes full and part time legal, law-related and non-legal positions as well as advanced degree program participation within nine months of graduation.
Calculation method: (employed + advanced degree) / (Total graduates) - (unknown + not seeking work)

CLASS OF 2012 EMPLOYMENT: Delaware & Harrisburg Campuses Combined based on the 307 Employed Graduates

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One employment trend for Widener graduates shows that a larger percentage of Widener's employed graduates obtain judicial clerkships than do employed graduates nationally. A judicial clerkship is a position with a sitting judge, usually for a term of one year, where a law graduate works closely with the judge on his or her cases. Judicial clerkships are highly sought after positions because they offer an outstanding opportunity to enrich a graduate's legal training under the tutelage of a judge. Many legal employers prefer to hire graduates who have had judicial clerkships.

Employer Locations

  • Pennsylvania 53%
  • Delaware 17%
  • New Jersey 16%
  • Maryland 3%
  • New York 5%

Other graduates are located in Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.