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Friday, October 11, 2013

2013 Summer Employment Survey Results

This year 181 New England Law students completed our 2013 Summer Employment Survey giving us valuable information about where students worked and how they found their jobs. Of the students who completed the survey 59% were from the class of 2015 and 40% were from the class of 2014.

Types of Employment
The majority of students who responded worked in a legal job. 
  • 85% worked in a summer or permanent legal job
  • 6% worked in a non-legal summer  or permanent job
  • 4% participated in a study abroad program 
  • 5% did not work
Of those who worked, 45% were in paid positions, and 55% were unpaid.

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. 
  • 27% found their job through a referral from someone they knew
  • 27% found employment by responding to a job posted on the CSO JobNet on Symplicity
  • 12% found their job through networking or contacting the employer directly
  • 18% 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
  • 6% returned to or continued with a pre-law school employer
  • 6 % found their job through an on-campus interview or job fair
  • 4% responded to a job posting on a commercial job website
Where Students Worked
  • 75% remained in Massachusetts
  • 20% worked out of state
  • 5% 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 Galway and Prague. 

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

Greater Boston Legal Services
Law Offices of Mary Wynne Gianturco, LLC 
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Department of Public Safety
New Hampshire Public Defender 
The Boston Public Health Commission  
U.S. Attorney's Office
Sheff Law Offices (Boston, MA)
Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C.
Volunteer Lawyers Project
Federal District Court of Massachusetts
United States District Court - District of Massachusetts 
Rhode Island Office of the Public Defender 
Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Office of Administrative Law Judges 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Civil Service Commission 
MA Attorney General's Office 
City of Boston Law Department 
Law Office of John M. Iacoi & Associates 
Suffolk County District Attorney's Office 
Ablitt Law Offices, PC
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Probate & Family Court
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1
Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts-Office of Attorney General
Massachusetts Department of Revenue 
Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development 
Boston Municipal Court Department
Harvard Legal Aid Bureau 
City of Boston, Office of Labor Relations 
Massachusetts Appeals Court
Rosencranz & Associates 
Massachusetts Superior Court 
Community Legal Services And Counseling Center 
Milligan Coughlin LLC 
Supreme Judicial Court 
Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
Sweeney Merrigan Law 
United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts 
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 
Middlesex District Attorney's Office 
Gordon E. Meyer & Associates, P.C. 
Bain & Company, Inc.
David Marshall Datz, P.C. 
Kenneth Levine & Associates
Neighborhood Legal Services 
Essex County District Attorney's Office 
Massachusetts Land Court 
The Law Office of Peter A. Moustakis, LLC

Where did you work last summer? If you have not already completed your 2013 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.