Data is based on reported placements and post-graduation plans of Queen’s Law alumni as of September following graduation.

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  Class of 2015 Class of 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018
Total Graduates 177 180 209 195
Graduates Reporting Placements   162   91.5% 170 94.4% 199 95.2% 186 95.4%
              Articling and Clerkship Positions 157 167 196 181
             Law Practice Program (LPP)  5 3 3 5
Graduates Seeking Position -- September Following Graduation 7   4.0% 4 2.2% 4 1.9% 4 2.1%
Other Plans (further study, non-legal employment) 4   2.3% 4 2.2% 5 2.4% 2 1.0%
No Response 4   2.3% 2 1.1% 1 0.5% 3 1.5%

Employment Types for Graduates with Law-Related Employment

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  Class of 2015 Class of 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018
Firms 78.5% 76.2% 77.9% 77.4%
           (large/national firms) 34.4% 37.2% 33.7% 38.2%
Government 10.4% 13.4% 10.1% 11.8%
In-House 3.1% 2.3% 4.0% 4.8%
Public interest 1.8% 5.2% 3.5% 2.2%
Clerkships 4.3% 1.2% 3.0% 1.1%
LPP 1.8% 1.7% 1.5% 2.7%

Employment Location for Graduates with Law-Related Employment

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  Class of 2015 Class of 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018
Toronto 64% 60% 62% 58%
Ottawa 12% 9% 9% 11%
Ontario - Other 18% 19% 19% 21%
BC 1% 7% 6% 6%
Alberta 3% 4% 3% 3%
Other 2% 1% 1% 1%

How Graduates Reported Finding Their Law-Related Employment

  Class of 2015 Class of 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018
Returning to previous summer placement 48% 51% 46% 52%
Formal Articling Recruitment Processes (Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Ontario, East Coast) 26% 31% 28% 29%
Other (self-directed job search, postings from CDO, internal faculty of law positions) 22% 17% 23% 18%
Clerkships 4% 1% 3% 1%