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Thursday, September 27, 2012

2012 Summer Employment Survey Results

This year 192 New England Law students completed our 2012 Summer Employment Survey giving us valuable information about where students worked and how they found their jobs. Of the students who completed the survey 52% were from the class of 2014 and 48% were from the class of 2013.

Types of Employment
The majority of students who responded worked in a legal job. 
  • 84% worked in a summer or permanent legal job
  • 12% worked in a non-legal summer  or permanent job
  • 3% participated in a study abroad program 
  • 1% did not work
Of those who worked in either a summer or permanent legal position, 42% of the class of 2014 were in paid positions and 55% of the class of 2013 were paid.

How Students Found Employment
It is important to remember to use a variety of methods when searching for employment. While many respondents found their summer employment through a job posting on the CSO's JobNet many others found their job through someone they knew, a networking connection, or by contacting the employer directly. 
  • 28% found their job through a referral from someone they knew
  • 26% found employment by responding to a job posted on the CSO JobNet on Symplicity
  • 14% found their job through networking or contacting the employer directly
  • 12% found employment through a law school program (such as a clinic or the Honors Judicial Internship Program), an outside organization, or other means not specified
  • 11% returned to or continued with a pre-law school employer
  • 7 % found their job through an on-campus interview or job fair
  • 2% responded to a job posting on a commercial job website
Where Students Worked
  • 78% remained in Massachusetts
  • 18% worked out of state
  • 4% worked internationally or participated in a study abroad program
While the majority of New England Law students worked locally, a number of students gained experience in Florida, New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Washington, DC. Students also participated in study abroad programs in Malta, Galway, London, and Prague. 

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

Boston Municipal Court Department 
Cetrulo & Capone LLP
Committee for Public Counsel Services 
Community Legal Services And Counseling Center 
Conway, Homer & Chin-Caplan, P.C. 
Devine Millimet & Branch 
Doherty, Cella, Keane & Associates, LLP 
EMC Corporation 
Essex County District Attorney's Office 
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - Legal Division 
Greater Boston Legal Services 
Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project
Healing Abuse Working for Change
Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies/International Law Institute 
Lubin & Meyer, P.C. 
MA Attorney General's Office 
MA Department of Transportation 
MA Securities Division
MA  Supreme Judicial Court
New Jersey Attorney General's Office
New York State Division of Human Rights
Rosencranz & Associates
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Shapiro & Associate
Suffolk County District Attorney's Office 
Rhode Island Department of the Attorney General 
U. S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts 
U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Solicitor 
U.S. Department of the Interior 
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 

Where did you work last summer? If you have not already completed your 2012 Summer Employment Survey, log on to Symplicity to tell us about your experience!

Looking for a job for next summer? The Career Services Office is here to help you. Call 617-422-7229 to schedule an appointment today.