Law School Transparency has unveiled a comprehensive databasedetailing a broad range of information designed to guide prospective law students about what they might be getting into — including school-by-school statistics about post-graduation employment and salaries; tuition rates; and student debt loads.

The database relies on information the law schools have reported to the American Bar Association, U.S. News & World Report, the National Association for Law Placement and on their own Web sites about their classes of 2010, the most recent year for which information is available.

“The goal is to have the most comprehensive picture of employment outcomes ever produced, and I think we have achieved that,” said Law School Transparency Executive Director Kyle McEntee.

For each ABA-accredited law school, the database includes key employment statistics; charts that break down the percentage of graduates in lawyer and non-lawyer jobs; graphs that detail whether jobs were long-term or short-term; maps showing the states in which the largest percentage of graduates found jobs; salary breakdowns; and the jobs reports that schools submitted to the ABA and NALP.

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