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Law Schools
In Detroit, Michigan

There are 4 law schools in Detroit for faculty to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of law and law education in Detroit, which includes law training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Detroit Vs. Michigan Law Employment

Detroit 12,700
Michigan 50,800

Exactly 12,700 of the 50,800 law professionals employed in Michigan, work in Detroit. The number of law professionals in Detroit has shrunk by 2% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for law professionals in Detroit has decreased, overall employment in Detroit has increased.

Detroit Vs. Michigan Law employment growth

53,250 52,740 53,710 50,840 50,800
12,940 13,190 13,790 12,980 12,700
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Michigan
  • Dark Yellow: Detroit

Law VS. All professions salaries in Detroit

$70,616 $73,723 $64,445 $64,313 $62,379
$46,670 $47,590 $46,920 $46,900 $47,530
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Law in Detroit
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Detroit

As the number of law professionals in Detroit has shrunk, salaries for law professionals have also decreased. In 2010 an average salary of $62,379 per year was earned by law professionals in Detroit. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for law professionals in Detroit was $70,616 per year. This decline is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Detroit.

Salary percentiles for Law professionals in Detroit

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Law professionals make a median salary of $57,089 per year in Detroit. The difference in pay between the law professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 109%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $38,533 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $80,689 per year.

Average Salaries for Law professionals and related professions in Detroit

Homeland Security
Court Reporter
Criminal Justice
Forensic Accounting
Public Administration

On average law professional salaries in Detroit are higher than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Law schools in Detroit


There are 4 accredited law schools in the city. Many of Detroit's law professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Law Programs Offered In Detroit


Detroit's law schools offer 15 law degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Law Degrees In Detroit


In 2010 approximately 552 students graduated from law courses.

Law Faculty Salaries in Detroit, Michigan

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