Based on survey respondents, graduates of the Class of 2013 had a 91% employment/advanced degree program participation rate.This rate includes full and part time legal, law-related and non-legal positions as well as advanced degree program participation within nine months of graduation.
Calculation method: (employed + advanced degree) / (Total graduates) - (unknown + not seeking work)
CLASS OF 2013 EMPLOYMENT: Delaware & Harrisburg Campuses Combined based on the 317 Employed Graduates
One employment trend for Widener graduates shows that a larger percentage of Widener's employed graduates obtain judicial clerkships than do employed graduates nationally. A judicial clerkship is a position with a sitting judge, usually for a term of one year, where a law graduate works closely with the judge on his or her cases. Judicial clerkships are highly sought after positions because they offer an outstanding opportunity to enrich a graduate's legal training under the tutelage of a judge. Many legal employers prefer to hire graduates who have had judicial clerkships.
- Pennsylvania 56.7%
- Delaware 16.7%
- New Jersey 13.8%
- Maryland 3.8%
- New York 3%
Other graduates are located in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin.