Employment Statistics

Class of 2020 Summary

"Information on employment outcomes for the Class of 2020 may not reflect a particular law school’s typical results in this area. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, bar admission exams were canceled or delayed in many jurisdictions, thus making it more challenging for graduates to secure employment by the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the 3 years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org" -- ABA Memorandum, April 5, 2021.

  • 98: Total Graduates
  • 98: Employment Status Known

Employment Status

Of the 98 students whose employment status is known at ten months after graduation:

  • 94: Employed (95.9%) *
  •   1: Employed - Start Date Deferred (1.0%)
  •   3: Unemployed (3.1%)
  •   0: Pursuing Graduate Degree (0.0%)

Pie chart: Status of class of 2020 Washburn Law graduates showing 96% employment.

Percentages are calculated by dividing the number of students in each category by the total number of students whose employment status is known.

* Includes all full- and part-time, short- and long-term employment whether or not a JD is required. For a detailed breakdown of all positions obtained, see the "Official ABA Employment Summary" section elsewhere on this page.

Position Requirements

Based on 94 employed graduates.

  • 79: Bar Passage Required (84.0%)
  •   7: J.D. Advantage (7.5%)
  •   6: Other Professional Position (6.4%)
  •   2: Non-Professional Position (2.1%)

Pie chart: Requirements of positions obtained by class of 2020 Washburn Law graduates showing 84% bar passage required.

Percentages are calculated by dividing the number of graduates in each category by the total number of employed graduates.

Areas of Practice *

Based on 94 employed graduates.

  • 58: Law Firm (52.2%)
  • 14: Government (24.0%)
  • 13: Business or Industry (11.9%)
  •   3: Judicial Clerkship (5.4%)
  •   1: Education (1.1%)
  •   5: Public Interest (5.3%)

Bar chart: Areas of practice for positions obtained by class of 2020 Washburn Law graduates showing 61.7% in law firms.

Percentages are calculated by dividing the number of graduates in each category by the total number of employed graduates.

* Please note the American Bar Association (ABA) and National Association for Law Placement (NALP) have slightly different definitions for "employment type" which may account for slight differences in the reported types of employment to those two entities. The total number of employed individuals is consistent between both entities.

Geographic Distribution

Based on 94 employed graduates.

  • 68: Kansas (72.3%)
  • 10: Missouri (10.6%)
  •   2: Colorado (2.1%)
  • 14: Other states (15.0%)

Bar chart: Geographic distribution of class of 2020 Washburn Law graduates showing 72.3% in Kansas.

Percentages are calculated by dividing the number of graduates in each category by the total number of employed graduates.