Law Schools
In Madison, Wisconsin

In Madison, there are 7 law schools where law faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in law in the city of Madison, which encompasses law training at the following levels:

  • Law Certificate
  • Associates degree in Law
  • Bachelors degree in Law
  • Masters degree in Law
  • PhD degree in Law


Professional Trends

Madison Vs. Wisconsin Law Employment

Madison 4,170
Wisconsin 32,310

Of the 32,310 law professionals employed in Wisconsin, 4,170 work in Madison. The number of law professionals in Madison has shrunk by 2% from 2006 to 2010. As the number of law professionals in Madison has decreased, overall employment in Madison has increased.

Madison Vs. Wisconsin Law employment growth

31,410 32,830 32,780 33,740 32,310
4,250 4,050 3,820 4,230 4,170
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Wisconsin
  • Dark Yellow: Madison

Law VS. All professions salaries in Madison

$52,933 $53,294 $59,857 $59,890 $55,767
$40,050 $41,360 $42,940 $44,150 $45,330
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Law in Madison
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Madison

As the number of law professionals in Madison has shrunk, salaries for law professionals have increased. In 2010 Madison law professionals earned an average yearly salary of $55,767. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for law professionals in Madison was $52,933 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Madison.

Salary percentiles for Law professionals in Madison

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Law professionals in Madison make a median yearly salary of $54,973. The difference in pay between the law professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 104%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $36,483 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $74,594 per year.

Average Salaries for Law professionals and related professions in Madison

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Madison law professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Law schools in Madison


There are 7 accredited law schools in the city. Many of Madison's law professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Law Programs Offered In Madison


Madison's law schools offer 14 law degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Law Degrees In Madison


In 2010 approximately 540 students graduated from law courses.

Law Faculty Salaries in Madison, Wisconsin

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