Employed Full Time (Bar Passage Required, temp AND permanent):
Chapman: 64/171 (37.4%)
Southwestern: 143/301 (47.5%)
My god these numbers are awful.
If you break down Loyola, it is pretty bad too. Check out the latest reports for the c/o 2010 (which is before the economy really
hit rock bottom).
Only 235 of 388 graduates were employed long-term (legal jobs and non-legal jobs) at 9 months out. Of the 235 FT employed:
104 into firms of 25 attorneys or less
37 into business and industry
Sure, some of these small firm jobs are probably good jobs, but most are not going to pay well. And yes, some of these "biz & industry" jobs may be okay, but a lot (most?) don't even require a JD. I'd be willing to bet a lot of those "short-term, business and industry) are doing doc review.
And finally, a paltry 18.81% were placed into federal jobs, government jobs, PI, and firms of 50+ attorneys combined.
OP, paying sticker for Loyola would be financial idiocy of the highest degree. Do not go without a substantial scholarship. These job prospects simply do not justify it.