drummerboy wrote:What are the job prospects in Iowa and the surrounding midwest states? Im concerned because Ive heard nothing about this yet other than general info about the school. Also, im from oos and will probably only get state tuition after my first year providing i do some research. Any thoughts?
Iowa sent me an employment statistics profile. Here's a write-up I did for my parents:
Employment out of aschool like Iowa isn't nearly as dismal as things portray. Classes of 2009 and 2010 were said to be the HARDEST years to find post-JD employment that have ever been seen, and that they will likely remain the worst until another big recession hits. Based on statistical analysis, graduating in the top third should nearly guarantee me a job in private practice, business, or public interest, and I will make at least $54k in Iowa or $95k elsewhere. Needless to say... Finding a job in Minneapolis, Denver, Kansas City or Chicago will probably be a much greater salary than a job in Iowa.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________This is from U of I's email to me
Within 9 months of graduation (class of 2009)
*73% in a "Bar passage Required" position
*84% in a "bar passage required" OR "JD Preferred" position
151 bar required jobs
23 JD preferred
10 professional "other"
2 employed - type unknown
11 advanced degree student
*There is apparently 1 student missing, as this data only adds up to 205...*
55% Private practice
8% public interest
7% judicial clerkship
Overall salary information (Overall/Iowa jobs):
25% - $50k/$45k
median - $65k/$54k
75% - $125k/$67k
Low - $31k/$31k
High - $160k/$100k