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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

2011 Summer Employment Survey Results

This year 211 New England Law students completed our 2011 Summer Employment survey giving us valuable information about where students worked and how they found their employment.  58% of the respondents were from the class of 2013 and 42% of the respondents were from the class of 2012.

Types of Experience
  • 81% worked in a summer legal job
  • 9% worked in a non-legal job
  • 6% worked in a permanent legal position
  • 3% participated in a study abroad program
  • 1% did not work
Of those students who were employed in either a legal or non-legal job, 38% were in paid positions while 62% worked in unpaid positions. This is a slight rise in unpaid positions from last year’s results

How Students Found Employment
Networking is important in any job search and the results from this year’s summer job survey reflect that.  Most respondents found their job through someone they knew or through networking. Many students also found their employment through the CSO JobNet!
  •  30% found their job through a referral from someone they knew 
  •  24% found their job through the CSO JobNet 
  •  14% found their job by networking or contacting the employer directly
  • 10% found their job through an on-campus interview, job fair, or school program 
  • 7% returned to a previous employer 
  •  4% found their job through a posting on the employer’s website or an on-line job posting site 
  •  11% did not disclose how their job was found
Where Students Worked 
    •  68% remained in Massachusetts 
    •  27% worked out of state 
    •  5% worked internationally or participated in a study abroad program
    While the majority of New England Law students remained in Massachusetts for their summer work, a number of students also worked in other New England states as well as in Washington, DC and New York.  Students also participated in study abroad programs in Malta, Prague, London, and Galway.

    Below are just a few of the law firms and organizations who hired New England Law students this summer: 

    ACLU of Oregon
    AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts
    Akerman Senterfitt
    Alaska Public Defender Agency
    Barnstable County Probate & Family Court
    Bonner Kiernan Trebach & Crociata LLP
    Boston City Council
    Boston Housing Authority
    Cape & Islands District Atttorney's Office
    Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP
    Friedman & Atherton LLP
    Greater Boston Legal Services
    International Criminal Court
    Kings County District Attorney's Office
    Legal Advocacy & Resource Center
    Lubin & Meyer, P.C.
    Massachusetts Attorney General's Office
    Massachusetts Department of Revenue
    Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
    MBTA Legal Department
    McGregor & Associates, P.C.
    Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston
    Middlesex County District's Attorney's Office
    New Hampshire Attorney General's Office
    Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP
    Office of the Maine Attorney General
    Office of the New York State Attorney General
    Rhode Island Department of the Attorney General
    Rhode Island Office of the Public Defender
    Rockingham County Attorney's Office
    Shelter Legal Services
    Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner
    State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
    Suffolk County District Attorney's Office
    Suffolk County Probate and Family Court
    Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C.
    The Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts
    Transportation Security Administration
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Massachusetts
    U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the U.S. Trustee
    U.S. Department of State, U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
    U.S. Immigration Court
    U.S. Attorney's Office
    UTi Worldwide Inc.
    Washington State Office of the Attorney General

    Are you looking for a job for next summer? Make an appointment with the Career Services Office. Call 617-422-7229 to schedule a meeting today.