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Graduate Employment Surveys

Every year, Stetson Law is required to provide employment data for our most recent graduating cohort to various reporting bodies. Employment data play an important role in Stetson Law’s accreditation, reputation, rankings, and research on the employment market. We report this information—without revealing or reporting the names of our graduates who provide it to us—to four entities:

  • American Bar Association (ABA), which looks to employment data as part of their accreditation process and for insight on the overall legal employment market. (The most recent ABA Employment Report is available online at www.stetson.edu/law/career/employment-report.php)
  • National Association for Law Placement (NALP), the professional association for law school career development offices, which aggregates regional and national employment data to illustrate the overall legal employment market. (The most recent NALP Employment Report is available online at www.stetson.edu/law/career/employment-report.php)
  • U.S. News & World Report, which cites employment data as a factor in their law school rankings.
  • Princeton Review, which publishes employment data as an element of their broad services to those interested in law school.

Stetson consolidates as much of the data collection as possible, for efficiency and to limit the time you are asked to spend on providing us with this information. However, our accrediting body --the ABA-- requires us to continue to contact you and to request that you update your employment information periodically over the next fifteen months. We may call you, email you, or write to you (no more than once or twice over that period of time) to obtain the required information, in accordance with the ABA’s requirements.

The survey forms below will be used for data collection for the reporting requirements and opportunities identified above. Your active involvement in this process – by providing timely information about your employment status – is essential to Stetson Law’s objective of providing accurate, comprehensive employment data that adheres to the standards outlined by all of these organizations.

How to complete the surveys:

Dec. 2013, May 2014, and July (August) 2014 graduates are required to complete two surveys: (1) the Employment Report and Salary Survey and (2) the At Graduation Employment Survey. Both ask similar information but base that information on different dates. Follow these steps to complete each survey:

  • Download the survey at the links below.
  • Save the PDF file to your computer.
  • Complete the survey.
  • Save the completed survey to your computer.
  • Email the completed survey to career@law.stetson.edu or drop it off in the Career Development Office.

Employment Report and Salary Survey (required) – due by Friday, April 25, 2014

This survey asks for information based on the date when you complete it, but its ultimate aim is to determine your employment status as of March 15, 2015. If your employment status changes prior to that date, please submit an updated version of this survey to the Career Development Office.

At Graduation Employment Survey (required) – due by Friday, April 25, 2014

This survey asks for information based specifically on your graduation date (Dec. 2013, May 2014, or July / August 2014). If your employment status is different on your graduation date than what you provide in this survey, please submit an updated version of this survey to the Career Development Office.

If any information changes after you submit the survey:
After your initial completion of any survey, should your information change, please contact career@law.stetson.edu or call us at 727-562-7815 to keep us updated. 

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