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Law School Job Outcomes

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Class of 2020: National Facts & Figures

  • Total ABA Graduates: 34,420
  • Legal Jobs: 69.9% employed with long-term, full-time legal jobs
  • Underemployed: 17.1% employed in part-time or short-term jobs, pursuing an additional degree, or unemployed and seeking
  • Unknown Status: 1.4%
  • Schools do a very good job with gathering graduate job outcome data
% of All GradsTotal Grads
LT, FT Legal 69.9% 24,057
LT, FT JD Advantage 7.5% 2,578
Biglaw
>100 Attorneys
20.7% 7,115
Federal Clerkships 3.6% 1,226
Total in School-Funded Jobs 1.4% 493
LT, FT Legal Jobs
< 30% 4 schools
30% - 39.9% 5 schools
40% - 49.9% 18 schools
50% - 59.9% 19 schools
60% - 74.9% 79 schools
75% - 89.9% 66 schools
≥ 90% 6 schools
Biglaw Placement
< 5% 60 schools
5% - 9.9% 35 schools
10% - 19.9% 59 schools
20% - 29.9% 17 schools
30% - 39.9% 4 schools
40% - 49.9% 8 schools
50% - 59.9% 6 schools
≥ 60% 8 schools

School-Specific Outcomes

Legal JobsLong-Term, Full-Time Under-Employed? Biglaw> 100 Attorneys Public Service? Fed Clerks? LSF?
Albany Law School 70.7% 20% 10.7% 20.7% 0.7% 0.7%
American University 60.5% 22.3% 13% 28.1%* 3.4% 0.5%
Appalachian School of Law 30.8% 30.8% 0% 1.9%* 0% 3.8%
Arizona State University 76.8% 9.4% 11.4% 18.9% 3.9% 0%
Ave Maria School of Law 52.6% 32.9% 10.5% 13.2% 1.3% 0%
Barry University 47.5% 30.1% 6.6% 20.2% 0% 0%
Baylor University 79.2% 9.1% 15.6% 11%* 6.5% 3.2%
Belmont University 73% 18% 7% 11% 0% 0%
Boston College 79.3% 13% 44.7% 11.8%* 1.6% 1.2%
Boston University 80.2% 9.3% 43.2% 17.2%* 2.6% 2.6%
Brigham Young University 75.8% 7.1% 19.2% 13.1%* 6.1% 5.1%
Brooklyn Law School 63.1% 20.1% 17.7% 17.4% 2.4% 4.3%
California Western School of Law 44.4% 42% 4.3% 11.1% 1.4% 0%
Campbell University 70% 12.9% 4.3% 16.4%* 0% 2.1%
Capital University 53.2% 24.8% 6.4% 17.4% 0% 0%
Cardozo-Yeshiva University 71.2% 21.1% 18.5% 18.8%* 0.3% 0.6%
Case Western Reserve University 62.2% 21.8% 19.3% 13.4% 2.5% 1.7%
Catholic University of America 61.9% 10.3% 9.3% 21.6% 2.1% 0%
Chapman University 69.7% 20.6% 5.8% 6.5% 0% 0%
Charleston School of Law 50.2% 38.2% 0% 14.7% 0% 0%
Chicago-Kent College of Law 60.4% 22.5% 17.2% 13.2% 0.9% 0%
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 57.6% 27.3% 16.2% 12.1% 0% 0%
Columbia University 94.2% 2.3% 78.3% 9.6%* 4.9% 1.4%
Cornell University 90.8% 3.6% 69.2% 7.7%* 6.2% 3.1%
Creighton University 68.8% 24% 1% 12.5%* 1% 1%
CUNY 46.3% 23.1% 1.4% 51% 0% 4.1%
DePaul University 62.5% 15.1% 10.3% 15.9% 0% 0%
Drake University 69.5% 18.9% 1.1% 23.2% 5.3% 0%
Drexel University 85.5% 8.4% 13% 14.5% 1.5% 0%
Duke University 92.5% 2.3% 67.3% 5.1%* 11.7% 3.7%
Duquesne University 65.9% 17.4% 13.6% 15.9% 1.5% 0%
Elon Law School 73.1% 15.7% 1.9% 20.4% 0% 0%
Emory University 68.8% 16.3% 29.4% 11.3% 5.3% 1.1%
Faulkner University 50% 32.7% 1.9% 13.5% 0% 0%
Florida A&M University 49.1% 27.3% 5.5% 22.4% 0.6% 0%
Florida Coastal School of Law 57.8% 15.6% 7.8% 12.5% 0% 0%
Florida International University 70.1% 15% 14.2% 16.5% 1.6% 0%
Florida State University 79.2% 7.3% 13.5% 27.6% 2.6% 0%
Fordham University 78.6% 11.3% 49.4% 10.1% 1% 2.5%
George Mason University 71.1% 5.8% 11.6% 27.2%* 6.4% 1.2%
George Washington University 77.3% 10.7% 35.5% 17.3%* 4% 0.9%
Georgetown University 82.3% 4.9% 56% 18.4%* 5.8% 5.1%
Georgia State University 73.8% 15.4% 10.8% 15.4% 1.5% 0%
Golden Gate University 36.3% 41.1% 2.4% 13.7%* 0% 0.8%
Gonzaga University 81.7% 11.5% 0% 22.1% 3.8% 0%
Harvard University 86.8% 1.8% 56.1% 14.7%* 14.7% 3.7%
Hofstra University 70.4% 18.3% 12.5% 17.5% 0% 1.3%
Howard University 67.5% 19% 33.3% 23.8%* 0.8% 1.6%
Indiana University - Bloomington 71.9% 16.3% 25.5% 17.6% 3.9% 0%
Indiana University - Indianapolis 67.4% 15.7% 8.5% 28% 0.4% 0%
Inter American University 8.2% 48.6% 0% 12.6% 0% 0.5%
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta 47.9% 32.8% 2.5% 12.6% 0% 0%
Lewis and Clark College 62.9% 20% 6.5% 22.9% 2.4% 1.2%
Liberty University 68.4% 24.6% 3.5% 24.6% 0% 1.8%
Lincoln Memorial University 60.5% 29.6% 0% 11.1% 1.2% 0%
Louisiana State University 76.2% 13.4% 10.5% 14%* 5.2% 0.6%
Loyola Marymount University 69.5% 14.5% 17.2% 6%* 1.8% 2.1%
Loyola University Chicago 69.2% 13.1% 14.8% 12.2% 1.7% 0.8%
Loyola University New Orleans 60.4% 25.4% 3% 17.8%* 3.6% 3%
Marquette University 75% 14% 10.5% 14% 0% 0%
Mercer University 73.3% 19.2% 9.2% 15% 0.8% 0%
Michigan State University 70.8% 10.4% 10.8% 18.3% 0.4% 1.3%
Mississippi College 55% 25.2% 0.9% 12.6% 1.8% 0%
Mitchell Hamline School of Law 49% 25.1% 3% 11.3% 0% 0%
New England School of Law 49.7% 30.7% 4.6% 13.1% 0.7% 0%
New York Law School 56.6% 20.3% 10.6% 19.1% 0.3% 0%
New York University 87.4% 3.6% 60.3% 23.5%* 3.4% 6.1%
North Carolina Central University 23.7% 63.6% 2.5% 5.1% 0% 0%
Northeastern University 71.5% 16% 18% 30.5%* 0.5% 1%
Northern Illinois University 68.8% 15% 3.8% 27.5% 0% 2.5%
Northern Kentucky University 52.6% 22.4% 3.4% 17.2% 0% 0%
Northwestern University 83.2% 7% 68.4% 7.4%* 5.9% 2.3%
Nova Southeastern University 53.2% 16.8% 11.1% 9.5% 0.5% 0%
Ohio Northern University 62% 22% 2% 14% 0% 0%
Ohio State University 83.7% 6.3% 25.5% 17.3%* 5.3% 1.9%
Oklahoma City University 72.8% 12% 5.6% 20.8% 0% 0%
Pace University 63.5% 20.4% 4.4% 23.8%* 0% 1.1%
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson Law 78.1% 9.6% 12.3% 24.7% 0% 1.4%
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Law 68.9% 14.8% 12.3% 17.2% 0.8% 0%
Pepperdine University 61.6% 21% 11.6% 11.6% 2.9% 8.7%
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico 0% 64.9% 0% 6.7% 0% 0%
Quinnipiac University 46.1% 25.8% 6.3% 10.2% 0.8% 1.6%
Regent University 77.9% 7.8% 1.3% 22.1% 5.2% 0%
Roger Williams University 50.7% 23.9% 0.7% 14.8% 0% 0%
Rutgers University 75.4% 11.5% 9.3% 7.9%* 1.4% 0.3%
Samford University 72.1% 17.9% 10% 13.6% 0.7% 0%
Santa Clara University 48.8% 31.6% 12.9% 10.5% 0% 1.9%
Seattle University 70.3% 15.9% 6.6% 17%* 1.1% 0.5%
Seton Hall University 83.8% 9.6% 19.2% 2.4% 1.2% 0%
South Texas College of Law Houston 59.9% 25.8% 8% 10.8% 0% 2.4%
Southern Illinois University 48.5% 30.7% 4% 13.9% 0% 0%
Southern Methodist University 76.6% 12.9% 25.8% 7.2%* 2.4% 0.5%
Southern University Law Center 46.7% 30.7% 3.3% 19.3%* 0.7% 0.7%
Southwestern Law School 57.1% 21.9% 4.3% 8.6%* 0.5% 5.7%
St. John's University 75.6% 16% 18% 16.8% 3.2% 0%
St. Louis University 72.2% 12% 19% 13.9% 0.6% 0.6%
St. Mary's University 58% 21% 5.8% 17.9% 0.9% 0%
St. Thomas University - Florida 65.2% 24.8% 6.8% 11.2% 0% 0%
Stanford University 85.2% 2.7% 48.9% 11.5%* 23.1% 6.6%
Stetson University 66.7% 17.6% 12.5% 19.6%* 0.4% 1.6%
Suffolk University 55.1% 17.2% 15.8% 13.9% 1% 0%
SUNY Buffalo 74.7% 10.3% 16.4% 26% 1.4% 0%
Syracuse University 67.2% 17.8% 9.8% 23.6% 2.9% 0%
Temple University 69.6% 16.8% 17.3% 18.7%* 4.2% 1.4%
Texas A&M 81.5% 5.4% 10% 14.6% 4.6% 0%
Texas Southern University 42.1% 35.9% 4.8% 9.1% 1% 0%
Texas Tech University 78% 13.4% 7.9% 11.8% 0.8% 0%
Touro College 52.2% 30.6% 1.5% 18.7% 0% 0%
Tulane University 68.4% 16.5% 23.1% 21.2%* 2.8% 1.4%
University of Akron 57.2% 21.7% 5.3% 17.8% 0.7% 0%
University of Alabama 85.8% 4.7% 22.8% 20.5% 11.8% 0%
University of Arizona 66% 6.4% 4.3% 21.3% 4.3% 1.1%
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville 75.9% 9.8% 7.1% 18.8% 8% 0%
University of Arkansas - Little Rock 55.8% 20.4% 0.9% 22.1%* 1.8% 0.9%
University of Baltimore 63.4% 13.4% 1.2% 22% 1.8% 0%
University of California - Berkeley 88.5% 4.2% 56.8% 16.3%* 10.6% 3.9%
University of California - Davis 77.5% 7.3% 19.9% 20.5%* 3.3% 3.3%
University of California - Hastings 67.8% 10.4% 21.5% 18.5%* 3% 8.1%
University of California - Irvine 69.9% 19.6% 32.2% 21%* 3.5% 5.6%
University of California - Los Angeles 83.3% 5.4% 51.3% 14.1%* 4.8% 5.8%
University of Chicago 94.6% 2.5% 61.1% 5.4%* 26.6% 2%
University of Cincinnati 70.2% 21.3% 16% 17% 1.1% 0%
University of Colorado 71.8% 8.5% 10.7% 20.9%* 6.2% 5.6%
University of Connecticut 63.6% 19.3% 14.3% 11.4% 2.1% 0%
University of Dayton 81.4% 8.6% 5.7% 25.7% 0% 0%
University of Denver 73.2% 13.2% 7.3% 21.8% 0.9% 2.7%
University of Detroit Mercy 80.5% 10% 12.6% 8.9% 0.5% 0%
University of Florida 84.5% 7.3% 22.8% 21.5% 1.3% 0%
University of Georgia 84.1% 6.6% 17% 12.6% 12.6% 0.5%
University of Hawaii 63.8% 22.3% 0% 17% 0% 0%
University of Houston 73.3% 14.7% 26.3% 10.8% 3% 0%
University of Idaho 75.5% 14.3% 0% 19.4% 1% 0%
University of Illinois 83.2% 3.4% 25.5% 16.8%* 5.4% 2.7%
University of Illinois Chicago School of Law 57.2% 27.1% 6.8% 19.1% 1.3% 0%
University of Iowa 88.7% 4.5% 29.3% 12% 6.8% 1.5%
University of Kansas 77.5% 10.8% 11.8% 15.7% 2.9% 2.9%
University of Kentucky 86.5% 5.4% 9% 16.2% 6.3% 0%
University of Louisville 74.4% 12% 6.4% 16.8% 4.8% 0%
University of Maine 63.2% 27.6% 2.6% 11.8% 1.3% 0%
University of Maryland 70.1% 12.3% 11.8% 15.5% 4.8% 0%
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 42.4% 42.4% 0% 11.9% 3.4% 0%
University of Memphis 61.4% 21.6% 3.4% 12.5% 3.4% 0%
University of Miami 71.4% 14.8% 19% 17.1% 0.3% 0%
University of Michigan 91.6% 2.1% 58.4% 16.3%* 8.7% 3.6%
University of Minnesota 77.9% 10.1% 25.1% 18.6%* 4.5% 2%
University of Mississippi 63.4% 25% 7.1% 15.2% 9.8% 0%
University of Missouri - Columbia 75% 11.9% 17.9% 21.4%* 0% 1.2%
University of Missouri - Kansas City 74.6% 13.1% 11.5% 16.4% 0.8% 0.8%
University of Montana 87% 10.1% 4.3% 21.7% 7.2% 0%
University of Nebraska 82.8% 7.4% 4.9% 23.8% 2.5% 0%
University of Nevada - Las Vegas 78.2% 2.4% 5.6% 9.7% 1.6% 0%
University of New Hampshire 67.1% 28.6% 10% 12.9% 0% 0%
University of New Mexico 66.9% 17.4% 1.7% 26.4% 0.8% 0%
University of North Carolina 83.4% 7% 27.1% 16.6% 8% 0%
University of North Dakota 64.2% 14.9% 1.5% 17.9% 4.5% 0%
University of North Texas Dallas College of Law 42% 30.7% 5.7% 12.5% 0% 0%
University of Notre Dame 79% 10.5% 43% 15.5%* 9% 2%
University of Oklahoma 70.5% 21.5% 4% 21.5% 2.7% 0%
University of Oregon 72.3% 14.6% 1.5% 30% 0.8% 0.8%
University of Pennsylvania 89.1% 0% 68.6% 10.1%* 9.3% 4.3%
University of Pittsburgh 66.9% 14.1% 19% 15.5% 1.4% 0%
University of Puerto Rico 20.3% 41.2% 6.2% 8.5% 0% 0%
University of Richmond 70.7% 15.5% 12.1% 15.5% 5.2% 1.7%
University of San Diego 66.7% 20.4% 16.7% 12.9% 0.4% 0%
University of San Francisco 47.6% 22.6% 8.1% 13.7% 0% 0%
University of South Carolina 81.6% 11.4% 8% 18.4% 3% 0.5%
University of South Dakota 80.4% 11.8% 0% 19.6% 3.9% 0%
University of Southern California 81% 9% 57.7% 6.3%* 2.1% 5.3%
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis 69.6% 16.7% 5.1% 12.3%* 0.7% 2.9%
University of Tennessee 79.7% 10.2% 14.4% 16.1% 2.5% 0%
University of Texas 84.5% 10.6% 41.3% 17.1%* 12.1% 1.6%
University of The District of Columbia 33.3% 21.8% 2.6% 30.8%* 1.3% 5.1%
University of the Pacific 62.8% 13.2% 1.6% 24% 0.8% 1.6%
University of Toledo 61.3% 18.3% 3.2% 16.1% 1.1% 0%
University of Tulsa 72.8% 12% 3.3% 21.7% 1.1% 0%
University of Utah 84.8% 6.5% 8.7% 22.8% 6.5% 0%
University of Virginia 93.3% 1.6% 65.4% 8.9%* 17.5% 3.5%
University of Washington 74.2% 15.7% 17.6% 16.4% 2.5% 1.3%
University of Wisconsin 81.1% 10.5% 14% 27.3%* 3.5% 0.7%
University of Wyoming 77.6% 11.9% 0% 23.9% 7.5% 0%
Vanderbilt University 84.4% 4.4% 43.3% 10%* 16.1% 3.9%
Vermont Law School 49.7% 35% 1.4% 19.6% 0.7% 0%
Villanova University 79.9% 11.8% 24.9% 9.5% 3.6% 0%
Wake Forest University 80.9% 3.9% 29.6% 9.2% 3.9% 0.7%
Washburn University 79.6% 13.3% 4.1% 18.4% 0% 0%
Washington and Lee University 81.2% 11.7% 27.9% 14.3% 6.5% 0.6%
Washington University in St Louis 89% 4.6% 43.5% 16.5% 13.9% 1.3%
Wayne State University 77.5% 13.4% 18.3% 12.7% 2.8% 0%
West Virginia University 64.8% 18.1% 9.5% 15.2%* 6.7% 1.9%
Western Michigan University - Cooley Law School 36.9% 37.2% 1.3% 18% 0% 0.6%
Western New England University School of Law 39.8% 30.7% 3.4% 17% 0% 1.1%
Western State University 40.2% 43.7% 2.3% 5.7% 0% 0%
Widener University - Delaware 48.1% 28.6% 2.6% 9.7% 0.6% 0%
Widener University - Pennsylvania 62.6% 21.2% 2% 16.2% 2% 0%
Willamette University 81.5% 11.1% 1.9% 16.7% 0% 0%
William and Mary 81.3% 9.3% 20.9% 19.8% 8.8% 0%
Yale University 83.3% 2.5% 38.7% 21.6%* 25.5% 7.4%

About the Data

Graduate job outcome data come from the American Bar Association.