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Thomas M Cooley Law School

Lansing, MI [Private]

ABA Report Format

Employment Status Long Term
Full Time
Long Term
Part Time
Short Term
Full Time
Short Term
Part Time
Total
Bar Passage Required 141 12 3 0 156
J.D. Advantage 80 7 3 0 90
Professional 70 3 1 3 77
Non-Professional 5 12 1 1 19
School Funded 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Employed Total 296 34 8 4 342
Non-Employed
Pursuing Graduate Degree FT 8
Unemployed - Deferred Start Date 2
Unemployed - Not Seeking 3
Unemployed - Seeking 90
Employment Status Unknown 17
Non-Employed Total 120
Total Graduates 462
School-Funded Jobs
Long Term
Full Time
Long Term
Part Time
Short Term
Full Time
Short Term
Part Time
Total
Bar Passage Required 0 0 0 0 0
J.D. Advantage 0 0 0 0 0
Professional 0 0 0 0 0
Non-Professional 0 0 0 0 0
Total Law School Funded 0 0 0 0 0
Employed Long Term
Full Time
Long Term
Part Time
Short Term
Full Time
Short Term
Part Time
Total
Law Firms
Solo 9 5 0 0 14
2-10 Attorneys 102 10 1 0 113
11-25 Attorneys 16 2 0 0 18
26-50 Attorneys 3 0 0 0 3
51-100 Attorneys 3 0 0 0 3
101-250 Attorneys 3 0 0 0 3
251-500 Attorneys 2 0 0 0 2
501+ Attorneys 1 0 0 0 1
Size Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Business & Industry 85 13 5 2 105
Government 44 3 1 0 48
Public Interest 9 0 1 0 10
Federal Clerkships 0 0 0 0 0
State & Local Clerkships 9 0 0 0 9
Other Clerkships 0 0 0 0 0
Education 10 1 0 2 13
Employer Type Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Employed Total 296 34 8 4 342
Non-Employed
Pursuing Graduate Degree FT 8
Unemployed - Deferred Start Date 2
Unemployed - Not Seeking 3
Unemployed - Seeking 90
Employment Status Unknown 17
Non-Employed Total 120
Total Graduates 462
Employment Location State Total
Most Common Employment Destination Michigan 181
Second Most Common Employment Destination Florida 71
Third Most Common Employment Destination Illinois 16
# Employed in Foreign Countries
Employment Status Long Term
Full Time
Long Term
Part Time
Short Term
Full Time
Short Term
Part Time
Total
Bar Passage Required 189 13 3 1 206
J.D. Advantage 99 18 3 1 121
Professional 77 15 0 0 92
Non-Professional 14 19 1 3 37
School Funded 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Employed Total 379 65 7 5 456
Non-Employed
Pursuing Graduate Degree FT 9
Unemployed - Deferred Start Date 2
Unemployed - Not Seeking 0
Unemployed - Seeking 162
Employment Status Unknown 59
Non-Employed Total 232
Total Graduates 688
School-Funded Jobs
Long Term
Full Time
Long Term
Part Time
Short Term
Full Time
Short Term
Part Time
Total
Bar Passage Required 0 0 0 0 0
J.D. Advantage 0 0 0 0 0
Professional 0 0 0 0 0
Non-Professional 0 0 0 0 0
Total Law School Funded 0 0 0 0 0
Employed Long Term
Full Time
Long Term
Part Time
Short Term
Full Time
Short Term
Part Time
Total
Law Firms
Solo 22 3 0 1 26
2-10 Attorneys 115 14 1 0 130
11-25 Attorneys 13 3 0 0 16
26-50 Attorneys 7 0 0 0 7
51-100 Attorneys 4 0 0 0 4
101-250 Attorneys 3 0 0 0 3
251-500 Attorneys 2 1 0 0 3
501+ Attorneys 4 0 0 0 4
Size Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Business & Industry 106 29 3 3 141
Government 63 8 2 0 73
Public Interest 7 2 1 1 11
Federal Clerkships 0 0 0 0 0
State & Local Clerkships 22 1 0 0 23
Other Clerkships 0 0 0 0 0
Education 11 4 0 0 15
Employer Type Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Employed Total 379 65 7 5 456
Non-Employed
Pursuing Graduate Degree FT 9
Unemployed - Deferred Start Date 2
Unemployed - Not Seeking 0
Unemployed - Seeking 162
Employment Status Unknown 59
Non-Employed Total 232
Total Graduates 688
Employment Location State Total
Most Common Employment Destination Michigan 253
Second Most Common Employment Destination Florida 61
Third Most Common Employment Destination Illinois 15
# Employed in Foreign Countries
Employment Status Long Term
Full Time
Long Term
Part Time
Short Term
Full Time
Short Term
Part Time
Total
Bar Passage Required 261 15 3 3 282
J.D. Advantage 123 17 15 3 158
Professional 78 9 5 1 93
Non-Professional 19 18 3 1 41
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Employed Total 481 59 26 8 574
Non-Employed
Pursuing Graduate Degree FT 13
Unemployed - Deferred Start Date 0
Unemployed - Not Seeking 11
Unemployed - Seeking 211
Employment Status Unknown 62
Non-Employed Total 297
Total Graduates 871
School-Funded Jobs
Long Term
Full Time
Long Term
Part Time
Short Term
Full Time
Short Term
Part Time
Total
Bar Passage Required 0 0 0 0 0
J.D. Advantage 0 0 0 0 0
Professional 0 0 0 0 0
Non-Professional 0 1 0 0 1
Total Law School Funded 0 1 0 0 1
Employed Long Term
Full Time
Long Term
Part Time
Short Term
Full Time
Short Term
Part Time
Total
Law Firms
Solo 35 3 0 0 38
2-10 Attorneys 143 18 9 4 174
11-25 Attorneys 17 1 1 0 19
26-50 Attorneys 12 0 0 0 12
51-100 Attorneys 7 0 0 0 7
101-250 Attorneys 3 0 0 0 3
251-500 Attorneys 1 0 0 0 1
501+ Attorneys 4 0 0 0 4
Size Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Business & Industry 140 20 8 1 169
Government 73 6 4 1 84
Public Interest 22 6 1 1 30
Federal Clerkships 0 0 0 0 0
State & Local Clerkships 13 3 0 0 16
Other Clerkships 0 0 0 0 0
Education 11 2 3 1 17
Employer Type Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Employed Total 481 59 26 8 574
Non-Employed
Pursuing Graduate Degree FT 13
Unemployed - Deferred Start Date 0
Unemployed - Not Seeking 11
Unemployed - Seeking 211
Employment Status Unknown 62
Non-Employed Total 297
Total Graduates 871
Employment Location State Total
Most Common Employment Destination Michigan 302
Second Most Common Employment Destination New York 27
Third Most Common Employment Destination Florida 21
# Employed in Foreign Countries
Employment Status Long Term
Full Time
Long Term
Part Time
Short Term
Full Time
Short Term
Part Time
Total
Bar Passage Required 308 11 6 7 332
J.D. Advantage 107 23 26 15 171
Professional 124 17 7 7 155
Non-Professional 22 19 6 9 56
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Employed Total 561 70 45 38 714
Non-Employed
Pursuing Graduate Degree FT 32
Unemployed - Deferred Start Date 0
Unemployed - Not Seeking 10
Unemployed - Seeking 319
Employment Status Unknown 68
Non-Employed Total 429
Total Graduates 1143
School-Funded Jobs
Long Term
Full Time
Long Term
Part Time
Short Term
Full Time
Short Term
Part Time
Total
Bar Passage Required 0 0 0 0 0
J.D. Advantage 1 0 0 0 1
Professional 0 0 0 0 0
Non-Professional 0 0 0 0 0
Total Law School Funded 1 0 0 0 1
Employed Long Term
Full Time
Long Term
Part Time
Short Term
Full Time
Short Term
Part Time
Total
Law Firms
Solo 46 3 0 2 51
2-10 Attorneys 188 24 12 12 236
11-25 Attorneys 22 2 0 1 25
26-50 Attorneys 16 1 0 0 17
51-100 Attorneys 14 0 0 0 14
101-250 Attorneys 4 0 0 0 4
251-500 Attorneys 3 0 1 0 4
501+ Attorneys 1 0 0 0 1
Size Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Business & Industry 154 26 23 12 215
Government 59 7 4 3 73
Public Interest 21 2 1 2 26
Federal Clerkships 2 0 0 0 2
State & Local Clerkships 23 5 4 0 32
Other Clerkships 0 0 0 0 0
Education 8 0 0 6 14
Employer Type Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Employed Total 561 70 45 38 714
Non-Employed
Pursuing Graduate Degree FT 32
Unemployed - Deferred Start Date 0
Unemployed - Not Seeking 10
Unemployed - Seeking 319
Employment Status Unknown 68
Non-Employed Total 429
Total Graduates 1143
Employment Location State Total
Most Common Employment Destination Michigan 339
Second Most Common Employment Destination New York 33
Third Most Common Employment Destination Illinois 31
# Employed in Foreign Countries
Employment Status Long Term
Full Time
Long Term
Part Time
Short Term
Full Time
Short Term
Part Time
Total
Bar Passage Required 311 25 8 7 351
J.D. Advantage 122 25 8 6 161
Professional 103 15 1 4 123
Non-Professional 17 18 4 5 44
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Employed Total 553 83 21 22 679
Non-Employed
Pursuing Graduate Degree FT 29
Unemployed - Deferred Start Date 3
Unemployed - Not Seeking 49
Unemployed - Seeking 215
Employment Status Unknown 104
Non-Employed Total 400
Total Graduates 1079
School-Funded Jobs
Long Term
Full Time
Long Term
Part Time
Short Term
Full Time
Short Term
Part Time
Total
Bar Passage Required 0 0 0 1 1
J.D. Advantage 0 0 0 0 0
Professional 0 1 0 0 1
Non-Professional 0 2 0 0 2
Total Law School Funded 0 3 0 1 4
Employed Long Term
Full Time
Long Term
Part Time
Short Term
Full Time
Short Term
Part Time
Total
Law Firms
Solo 44 6 0 1 51
2-10 Attorneys 171 33 5 5 214
11-25 Attorneys 28 2 1 1 32
26-50 Attorneys 10 0 0 1 11
51-100 Attorneys 8 0 0 0 8
101-250 Attorneys 7 0 0 0 7
251-500 Attorneys 5 0 0 0 5
501+ Attorneys 1 0 1 0 2
Size Unknown 2 0 0 1 3
Business & Industry 132 25 9 10 176
Government 75 9 2 0 86
Public Interest 20 1 0 0 21
Federal Clerkships 2 0 0 0 2
State & Local Clerkships 37 1 3 0 41
Other Clerkships 0 0 0 0 0
Education 11 4 0 3 18
Employer Type Unknown 0 2 0 0 2
Employed Total 553 83 21 22 679
Non-Employed
Pursuing Graduate Degree FT 29
Unemployed - Deferred Start Date 3
Unemployed - Not Seeking 49
Unemployed - Seeking 215
Employment Status Unknown 104
Non-Employed Total 400
Total Graduates 1079
Employment Location State Total
Most Common Employment Destination Michigan 222
Second Most Common Employment Destination Illinois 24
Third Most Common Employment Destination Florida 19
# Employed in Foreign Countries
Employment Status Long Term
Full Time
Long Term
Part Time
Short Term
Full Time
Short Term
Part Time
Total
Bar Passage Required 375 8 16 10 409
J.D. Advantage 63 4 7 5 79
Professional 57 3 6 2 68
Non-Professional 9 2 10 4 25
Unknown 2 0 0 0 2
Employed Total 506 17 39 21 583
Non-Employed
Pursuing Graduate Degree FT 21
Unemployed - Deferred Start Date 0
Unemployed - Not Seeking 22
Unemployed - Seeking 110
Employment Status Unknown 263
Non-Employed Total 416
Total Graduates 999
School-Funded Jobs
Long Term
Full Time
Long Term
Part Time
Short Term
Full Time
Short Term
Part Time
Total
Bar Passage Required 0
J.D. Advantage 0
Professional 0
Non-Professional 0
Total Law School Funded 0 0 0 2 2
Employed Long Term
Full Time
Long Term
Part Time
Short Term
Full Time
Short Term
Part Time
Total
Law Firms
Solo 76 0 4 0 80
2-10 Attorneys 173 3 12 2 190
11-25 Attorneys 29 0 1 1 31
26-50 Attorneys 9 0 0 0 9
51-100 Attorneys 5 0 0 0 5
101-250 Attorneys 3 0 0 0 3
251-500 Attorneys 0 1 1 0 2
501+ Attorneys 1 1 0 0 2
Size Unknown 7 2 1 0 10
Business & Industry 96 9 13 12 130
Government 51 1 5 1 58
Public Interest 19 0 2 1 22
Federal Clerkships 0 0 0 0 0
State & Local Clerkships 28 0 0 0 28
Other Clerkships 1 0 0 0 1
Education 8 0 0 4 12
Employer Type Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Employed Total 506 17 39 21 583
Non-Employed
Pursuing Graduate Degree FT 21
Unemployed - Deferred Start Date 0
Unemployed - Not Seeking 22
Unemployed - Seeking 110
Employment Status Unknown 263
Non-Employed Total 416
Total Graduates 999
Employment Location State Total
Most Common Employment Destination Michigan 281
Second Most Common Employment Destination Illinois 32
Third Most Common Employment Destination New York 25
# Employed in Foreign Countries

This page has been formatted to match the ABA's placement summaries, with minor language and stylistic tweaks for clarity. To view Thomas M Cooley Law School's ABA placement chart, please visit the ABA's website. From time to time, schools update data when they learn more. When possible, we use the most up-to-date data available. We explain the various parts of this chart in the ABA Data Terms Guide.