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ERIC Number: ED328299
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan-15
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Long-Term Follow-Up Study of Legal Tech Graduates, 1984-1988. Volume XVIII, No. 5.
Lucas, John A.; Hildebrandt, Sharrie
In order to provide information for the 1989-90 program review at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) and to fulfill American Bar Association accreditation guidelines, a long-term, follow-up study was conducted of all Legal Tech program alumni who graduated between 1984 and 1988. A telephone survey generated usable responses from 106 (73%) of the 145 program graduates. Study findings, which were compared with results of the annual 1-year follow-up of Legal Tech graduates, included the following: (1) 35% of the respondents had continued their education elsewhere after graduation from WRHC; (2) 3 years after graduation, 58% of the graduates were employed in a law-related field, 27% were employed in a non-related law field, and 15% were unemployed; (3) about 13% were in job situations contrary to preference; (4) after 1 year, 45% of the graduates were still working in the same job they held while enrolled at WRHC, and, after 3 years, 24% were still working in the same job; (5) after being away from WRHC for 3 years, 61% of the graduates still worked in the WRHC district or surrounding suburbs; (6) graduates working in law-related positions earned slightly more per year than those in positions not related to law ($23,500 versus $22,900); and (7) in response to open-ended questions about program areas needing improvement, the most frequently cited needs were for a better placement service, an internship program, and more hands-on experiences. A list of graduates' job titles and their employers, the survey instrument, and detailed data tables are included. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL. Office of Planning and Research.