Students and Alumni
  • Concord's more than 1,800 graduates and 900 students fuel an engaged and
    supportive community.

  • Our Student Body

    Concord attracts highly motivated students. For some, law school has been a lifelong goal that was put on hold due to work or family obligations. Others see that a legal education has become essential in their current employment or will contribute to their future success. Students with less work experience see Concord as the vehicle to a new career, while those with substantial résumés plan for a second-or third-career in a rewarding new direction. The diversity of demographics and professions adds vibrancy to the classroom and to the learning experience at Concord. What unites the student population is a commitment to their legal education and to the community as a whole.

  • Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE)

    Since 2005, Concord has participated in LSSSE every other year. In 2013 nearly 100 law schools participated and the survey reached 28,000 law students. LSSSE asks about study habits and interactions with colleagues, professors, and law school staff as well as the work they do as a law student. Concord students on the whole have been more engaged in their coursework than their peers at other law schools. They ask questions in class with the same frequency as other students surveyed—all of whom are from campus-based programs—and report receiving prompt feedback on their academic performance more often than peers at other schools. When asked about how much time they spend reading and preparing for class weekly, Concord students' responses were: 1L—34.91 hours; 2L—32.77 hours; 3L—32.52 hours; 4L—30.54 hours. In the first year, students at all schools spent similar time reading and preparing for class. However, in subsequent years, students at other schools invested considerably less time in their studies. 

    Read the full report on Concord students' 2013 LSSSE responses here.

  • Concord Alumni

    Just as students enter Concord with a variety of goals for their legal education, they leave as graduates to pursue a wide range of career paths. Some practice law. Others sought a law degree to enhance a current career or to combine it with their work experience to start a new one. In a 2012 school-wide alumni survey (39 percent response rate), 54 percent of respondents indicated they were not in the same job as when they started their coursework at Concord. When asked how their law degree had led to career advancement, 18 percent had received a promotion, 31 percent a pay increase, 19 percent had changed organizations for a better opportunity, 22 percent changed careers, 32 percent now had increased responsibility, and 32 percent cited no career change.

    Interested in learning more from the Concord 2012 Alumni Survey? Read the overall report here.

    Individual alumni comments on the professional value of their Concord degree included: 

  • Graduates at Work

    Our graduates practice law as solos and in small firms. In addition to general practices, they specialize in areas such as real estate, bankruptcy, immigration, and patent law. They also work in corporations as lawyers or in areas such as contract and risk management where their legal education gives them an advantage. Beyond business, you will find Concord alumni employed in a wide variety of arenas including healthcare, education, the non-profit sector and many regulated industries. Often graduates who continue in their established careers also find time to contribute to their communities and local organizations through pro bono and other volunteer work. To see the range of positions and employment of Concord graduates, go to LinkedIn.com and search for Concord Law School.