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Friday, September 17, 2010

2010 Summer Survey Results

Over the summer, our students worked for solo practitioners, large firms, state and federal government agencies, and public interest organizations. Many more also worked for prosecutor's offices, judges, in-house legal departments, and participated in study abroad programs. This year, 233 New England Law students completed the 2010 Summer Employment Survey giving us valuable information about where students worked and how they found their jobs.

Type of Experience
  • 85% worked in a legal job
  • 8% worked in a non-legal job
  • 6% participated in a study abroad program
  • 1% did not work
Of those students who were employed in either a legal or non-legal job, 43% were in paid positions and 57% were in unpaid positions.

How Students Found Employment
Most students found their job through informal means, whether it was through someone they knew, networking, or self-initiated contact. 30% of respondents found summer employment through the CSO JobNet!
  • 33% found their job through the CSO JobNet or other online job posting site
  • 23% found their job through a referral from someone they knew
  • 16% found their job through other resources not identified on the survey
  • 12% found their job by contacting the employer directly or networking
  • 9% returned to a previous employer or continued with current employment
  • 6% found their job through an on-campus interview,  job fair, or other school program
  • 1% used a placement agency or search consultant   

Where Students Worked
  • 76% remained in Massachusetts
  • 15% worked out of state
  • 9% worked internationally or participated in a study abroad program
Below are just a few of the law firms and organizations who hired New England Law students this past summer:

Boyle, Morrissey & Campo
City of Philadelphia Law Department
Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc.
Committee for Public Counsel Services
Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Goodwin Procter LLP
Greater Boston Legal Services
Jewish Family and Children's Services
Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
Lubin and Meyer, P.C.
Massachusetts Appeals Court
Massachusetts Attorney General's Office
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Massachusetts Land Court
McDermott, Quilty & Miller
Medical-Legal Partnership
Middlesex District Attorney’s Office
Nasdaq OMX BX
Office of the Rhode Island Public Defender
Parker Scheer LLP
Shelter Legal Services
Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office
Superior Court of New Jersey
Truelove, Dee & Chase LLP
U.S. Army JAG
U.S. Attorney's Office
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
U.S. Office of Government Ethics, Office of General Counsel and Legal Policy

Searching for a job for the 2011 summer?
Attend one the Career Services Office's 2LD/3LE Summer Job Search Sessions!

Lunch & Discussion
Monday,  09/27/2010
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
St. James Street Conference Room
 Pizza & Discussion
Wednesday, 09/29/2010
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room 506

RSVP with the CSO.