Class of 2008 Gainfully Employed

John Feldman

A survey shows that more than 90 percent of the UNM Class of 2008 was employed six months after graduation with an average salary of $53,675.The employment statistics showed that 16.3 percent of graduates were working in public interest jobs, of whom seven were doing direct legal services, and 13.3 percent were employed as judicial law clerks, including five federal clerks.

"Additionally, 76 percent of the graduates reported having their jobs lined up prior to graduation, which is the most I can remember," says John Feldman, assistant dean for Career Services. His office conducted the survey for the National Association for Law Placement.