Outcomes are classified as short-term or long-term employment using the values indicated on the outcome’s Start Date and End Date. Per NALP / ABA reporting guidelines, positions lasting less than a year are considered short-term, and positions lasting a year or more are considered long-term.
To classify a student’s outcome as short-term, ensure the End Date is less than 365 days after the Start Date.
To classify a student’s outcome as long-term, ensure the End Date is more than 365 days after the Start Date, OR the “no end date” option is selected in lieu of an End Date value.
Note: Per ABA standards, any student that is employed in a law school funded position (captured by the Law Job Funding field) must also earn at least $40,000 annually to be considered long-term. NALP does not share this standard - it is possible for the same student to have two different results in the ABA and NALP surveys and be accurate per each body's reporting protocols.