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Law School Job Outcomes

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Class of 2017: National Facts & Figures

  • Total ABA Graduates: 34,923
  • Legal Jobs: 66.2% employed with long-term, full-time legal jobs
  • Underemployed: 17% 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 66.2% 23,117
LT, FT JD Advantage 9.1% 3,184
Biglaw
>100 Attorneys
18.6% 6,512
Federal Clerkships 3.3% 1,150
Total in School-Funded Jobs 0% 0
LT, FT Legal Jobs
< 30% 6 schools
30% - 39.9% 9 schools
40% - 49.9% 14 schools
50% - 59.9% 43 schools
60% - 74.9% 76 schools
75% - 89.9% 48 schools
≥ 90% 7 schools
Biglaw Placement
< 5% 77 schools
5% - 9.9% 39 schools
10% - 19.9% 53 schools
20% - 29.9% 10 schools
30% - 39.9% 5 schools
40% - 49.9% 6 schools
50% - 59.9% 5 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 70.9% 18.2% 10.9% 23.6% 1.8% 0%
American University 53% 25.5% 11% 22.8% 1.9% 0%
Appalachian School of Law 52.4% 26.2% 0% 11.9% 0% 0%
Arizona State University 74.2% 9.6% 9.6% 21.2% 1% 0%
Arizona Summit Law School 34.4% 32.5% 2% 10.6% 0.7% 0%
Ave Maria School of Law 39.5% 34.6% 1.2% 12.3% 1.2% 0%
Barry University 46.3% 30.2% 1.9% 14.8% 0% 0%
Baylor University 82.3% 6.9% 13.8% 9.2% 6.2% 0%
Belmont University 75.6% 11.5% 2.6% 15.4% 0% 0%
Boston College 79.4% 12.6% 36.6% 13% 5.5% 0%
Boston University 75.6% 14.3% 41% 13.4% 0.9% 0%
Brigham Young University 60% 13.1% 13.1% 20.8% 0.8% 0%
Brooklyn Law School 71.7% 13.6% 17.1% 22.8% 2.4% 0%
California Western School of Law 53.8% 20.8% 2.5% 19.3% 1.5% 0%
Campbell University 62.9% 22.1% 2.9% 9.3% 2.1% 0%
Capital University 53.8% 22.2% 6.8% 17.9% 0% 0%
Cardozo-Yeshiva University 80.1% 11.6% 18.8% 18.2% 0.7% 0%
Case Western Reserve University 60.1% 22.5% 13% 15.9% 2.2% 0%
Catholic University of America 55% 20.7% 15.3% 17.1% 2.7% 0%
Chapman University 54.7% 27.7% 5.4% 6.1% 0% 0%
Charleston School of Law 44.5% 38.2% 0.9% 9.1% 0% 0%
Chicago-Kent College of Law 59.6% 18.8% 11.7% 11.2% 0.9% 0%
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 52.1% 31.6% 9.4% 17.1% 0.9% 0%
Columbia University 92.8% 2.5% 79.6% 9% 3.5% 0%
Concordia University School of Law 62.5% 20.8% 0% 16.7% 0% 0%
Cornell University 92.1% 3.5% 71.3% 5.4% 5.4% 0%
Creighton University 68.3% 21.8% 5% 14.9% 2% 0%
CUNY 69.1% 24.5% 0% 50% 1.1% 0%
DePaul University 54.8% 28.3% 6.5% 11.7% 1.3% 0%
Drake University 62.1% 16.8% 3.2% 12.6% 1.1% 0%
Drexel University 71% 16.9% 10.5% 8.1% 0.8% 0%
Duke University 93.8% 0.4% 64.4% 5.3% 16.9% 0%
Duquesne University 63.5% 15.1% 10.3% 8.7% 0.8% 0%
Elon Law School 34.1% 41.8% 0% 13.2% 1.1% 0%
Emory University 71.9% 13.2% 28.8% 12.5% 3.1% 0%
Faulkner University 49.4% 22.1% 3.9% 16.9% 0% 0%
Florida A&M University 46.6% 27.8% 2.3% 20.3% 0% 0%
Florida Coastal School of Law 40.8% 39.5% 0.8% 19.3% 0% 0%
Florida International University 72.3% 10.3% 6.5% 27.1% 0% 0%
Florida State University 70.4% 13.1% 5.6% 26.8% 2.3% 0%
Fordham University 70.2% 11.7% 40.7% 9.5% 1.1% 0%
George Mason University 60.5% 13.8% 16.4% 19.7% 2% 0%
George Washington University 69.8% 14% 28.9% 20% 3.1% 0%
Georgetown University 76.8% 5.9% 54.4% 16.8% 4.4% 0%
Georgia State University 69.6% 14.1% 15.2% 14.7% 2.2% 0%
Golden Gate University 37.9% 34.5% 3.4% 12.6% 0% 0%
Gonzaga University 62.6% 25.2% 0.9% 21.5% 0% 0%
Harvard University 86.9% 2.5% 59.8% 11.8% 15.9% 0%
Hofstra University 75.9% 10.5% 10.5% 16% 0.4% 0%
Howard University 63.1% 26.2% 29.1% 20.4% 2.9% 0%
Indiana University - Bloomington 67.2% 16.9% 23.2% 19.2% 1.7% 0%
Indiana University - Indianapolis 55.2% 16.5% 6.1% 22.6% 0% 0%
Inter American University 8.8% 54.8% 0% 10.5% 0% 0%
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta 40.7% 28.1% 2.2% 12.6% 0% 0%
John Marshall Law School - Chicago 56.5% 22.1% 4.2% 14.7% 0.7% 0%
Lewis and Clark College 56.3% 21.9% 5.5% 13.7% 1.1% 0%
Liberty University 63.8% 22.4% 0% 36.2% 3.4% 0%
Lincoln Memorial University 76.5% 5.9% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Louisiana State University 81.3% 9.3% 4.9% 12.6% 2.7% 0%
Loyola Marymount University 68.2% 17.7% 13.7% 7% 2.7% 0%
Loyola University Chicago 62.2% 20.3% 15.8% 13.1% 2.3% 0%
Loyola University New Orleans 57% 28.1% 2.2% 13.3% 3% 0%
Marquette University 71.2% 17.8% 11.5% 15.7% 0% 0%
Mercer University 69.6% 25.6% 6.4% 16.8% 3.2% 0%
Michigan State University 59.3% 16% 10.4% 13% 1.3% 0%
Mississippi College 51.6% 32.8% 3.3% 13.9% 0.8% 0%
Mitchell Hamline School of Law 52.3% 24.3% 3.8% 13.8% 0% 0%
New England School of Law 38.2% 34% 4.7% 10.4% 0.9% 0%
New York Law School 51% 18.3% 11.6% 14.9% 0.4% 0%
New York University 88.6% 2.1% 68.6% 16.9% 6% 0%
North Carolina Central University 30.1% 39.9% 4% 12.1% 1.2% 0%
Northeastern University 69.7% 16.9% 10.6% 25.4% 1.4% 0%
Northern Illinois University 60% 17.1% 1.4% 31.4% 1.4% 0%
Northern Kentucky University 51.6% 25.8% 8.6% 11.8% 0% 0%
Northwestern University 82.3% 4.8% 61.3% 6.9% 7.7% 0%
Nova Southeastern University 57.1% 25.7% 5.3% 14.2% 0.4% 0%
Ohio Northern University 71.2% 11.5% 5.8% 23.1% 1.9% 0%
Ohio State University 76.4% 6.7% 21.2% 23.6% 2.4% 0%
Oklahoma City University 65.6% 18.3% 3.1% 25.2% 0% 0%
Pace University 74.7% 12.4% 4.7% 28.2% 1.2% 0%
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Law 67.2% 16.4% 4.9% 31.1% 4.9% 0%
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Law 71.9% 18.4% 11.4% 21.9% 0.9% 0%
Pepperdine University 60.1% 16.1% 8.5% 7.6% 3.1% 0%
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico 0.7% 65.7% 0% 3.6% 0% 0%
Quinnipiac University 61.9% 19% 4.8% 9.5% 1.2% 0%
Regent University 59% 16.7% 1.3% 25.6% 2.6% 0%
Roger Williams University 54.1% 24.6% 0% 16.4% 0% 0%
Rutgers University 76.8% 11.3% 9.2% 6.6% 0.8% 0%
Samford University 62.3% 24.6% 11.6% 7.2% 1.4% 0%
Santa Clara University 56.6% 18.4% 13.2% 13.2% 0% 0%
Seattle University 57.9% 22.8% 7% 18% 0% 0%
Seton Hall University 82.6% 6% 11.4% 4.8% 1.2% 0%
South Texas College of Law Houston 53% 31.2% 4.7% 8.1% 0.3% 0%
Southern Illinois University 55.2% 26.7% 4.3% 17.2% 1.7% 0%
Southern Methodist University 75.8% 12.7% 26.3% 7.6% 1.7% 0%
Southern University Law Center 45.6% 33.1% 0.6% 15.6% 0% 0%
Southwestern Law School 43.5% 27% 4.6% 6.7% 0.7% 0%
St. John's University 72% 14% 17.8% 17.3% 0% 0%
St. Louis University 72.7% 10.4% 18.8% 18.2% 0% 0%
St. Mary's University 60.2% 19.9% 1% 14.8% 1.5% 0%
St. Thomas University - Florida 54.7% 27.6% 4.4% 12.7% 0% 0%
Stanford University 82.7% 4.1% 48.7% 7.1% 26.4% 0%
Stetson University 63.5% 12.9% 6.8% 16.7% 2.7% 0%
Suffolk University 46.7% 23.7% 9.8% 15.5% 0.6% 0%
SUNY Buffalo 61.2% 21.7% 7.2% 13.8% 0% 0%
Syracuse University 69.1% 16.8% 8.7% 21.5% 1.3% 0%
Temple University 79.3% 9.2% 18% 18% 3.7% 0%
Texas A&M 64.5% 16.4% 3.8% 19.1% 1.1% 0%
Texas Southern University 59.4% 25% 0.8% 18.8% 2.3% 0%
Texas Tech University 69.5% 15.7% 4.6% 14.2% 2% 0%
Thomas Jefferson School of Law 23.6% 48.9% 0% 9.2% 0% 0%
Thomas M Cooley Law School 30.7% 30.1% 0.9% 13.4% 0% 0%
Touro College 68% 19% 2% 23.5% 0% 0%
Tulane University 64% 15.4% 15.4% 16.6% 5.1% 0%
University of Akron 59.2% 20% 3.3% 10.8% 0% 0%
University of Alabama 83.2% 7.6% 19.8% 16% 9.2% 0%
University of Arizona 64.8% 14.1% 6.3% 20.3% 3.9% 0%
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville 68.1% 10.3% 5.2% 25% 5.2% 0%
University of Arkansas - Little Rock 63.3% 15.8% 3.3% 18.3% 0% 0%
University of Baltimore 60.3% 16.5% 3.1% 19.6% 0% 0%
University of California - Berkeley 88.2% 3.6% 57.4% 15.7% 9.8% 0%
University of California - Davis 71.3% 10.2% 15% 24.6% 1.8% 0%
University of California - Hastings 59.3% 21.1% 19.3% 13.6% 1.4% 0%
University of California - Irvine 75% 10.4% 33.3% 20.8% 8.3% 0%
University of California - Los Angeles 79.1% 5.9% 36.9% 21.8% 3.6% 0%
University of Chicago 92.1% 1.4% 66.4% 7.5% 21% 0%
University of Cincinnati 75.7% 20% 14.3% 18.6% 4.3% 0%
University of Colorado 75.6% 9.5% 10.7% 23.8% 1.2% 0%
University of Connecticut 65.4% 13.7% 13.7% 12.4% 1.3% 0%
University of Dayton 50% 27.1% 4.2% 16.7% 1% 0%
University of Denver 70.2% 8.7% 9.1% 25.8% 0% 0%
University of Detroit Mercy 43.7% 47.7% 6% 7.3% 1.3% 0%
University of Florida 75.9% 12.7% 18.5% 16.4% 1.9% 0%
University of Georgia 84% 6.6% 16.6% 11.6% 6.6% 0%
University of Hawaii 58.3% 10.2% 0% 27.8% 0% 0%
University of Houston 66.2% 15.6% 14.3% 9.1% 3.5% 0%
University of Idaho 60.4% 25% 0% 11.5% 1% 0%
University of Illinois 78.2% 9.2% 25.4% 12.7% 6.3% 0%
University of Iowa 77.4% 10.9% 12.4% 16.8% 6.6% 0%
University of Kansas 68.6% 19.8% 9.1% 14% 2.5% 0%
University of Kentucky 79.6% 8% 9.7% 15% 6.2% 0%
University of La Verne 31.6% 52.6% 5.3% 2.6% 0% 0%
University of Louisville 71.2% 13.7% 12.3% 12.3% 5.5% 0%
University of Maine 55.4% 26.5% 1.2% 10.8% 0% 0%
University of Maryland 57.1% 19.6% 9% 13.8% 5.3% 0%
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 55.1% 30.6% 0% 26.5% 0% 0%
University of Memphis 69.7% 20.2% 5.1% 16.2% 7.1% 0%
University of Miami 75% 13.8% 14.2% 13.1% 1.5% 0%
University of Michigan 90.4% 2.1% 56.8% 10.2% 14.1% 0%
University of Minnesota 80.5% 7.3% 18.5% 13.2% 5.4% 0%
University of Mississippi 62.2% 24.4% 5.9% 11.8% 5.9% 0%
University of Missouri - Columbia 75.5% 10.8% 7.8% 21.6% 3.9% 0%
University of Missouri - Kansas City 74.1% 14.1% 7.4% 11.9% 1.5% 0%
University of Montana 74.4% 19.5% 0% 15.9% 9.8% 0%
University of Nebraska 74% 10.6% 4.8% 20.2% 2.9% 0%
University of Nevada - Las Vegas 75.2% 8.5% 7% 14% 3.9% 0%
University of New Hampshire 77% 18% 11.5% 23% 0% 0%
University of New Mexico 77.4% 13.2% 0% 23.6% 3.8% 0%
University of North Carolina 70.8% 17.4% 24.6% 14.9% 6.7% 0%
University of North Dakota 62.5% 21.9% 0% 9.4% 1.6% 0%
University of North Texas Dallas College of Law 51.5% 27.3% 3% 6.1% 0% 0%
University of Notre Dame 80.7% 9.2% 40.1% 15.5% 4.8% 0%
University of Oklahoma 80.8% 11.5% 10.3% 21.8% 1.3% 0%
University of Oregon 61.5% 19.2% 5.8% 18.3% 3.8% 0%
University of Pennsylvania 90.6% 0.8% 67.6% 6.3% 10.9% 0%
University of Pittsburgh 63% 18.1% 15.9% 8% 0.7% 0%
University of Puerto Rico 20.5% 30.7% 0.6% 8.4% 0% 0%
University of Richmond 67.8% 14.1% 12.1% 17.4% 6% 0%
University of San Diego 59.3% 29.9% 13.7% 13.2% 1% 0%
University of San Francisco 49% 35.3% 4.6% 13.1% 0.7% 0%
University of South Carolina 68.1% 15.5% 7.2% 13.5% 2.9% 0%
University of South Dakota 58.2% 16.4% 1.5% 13.4% 3% 0%
University of Southern California 85.6% 7.2% 41.1% 12.9% 2.9% 0%
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis 53.3% 16.4% 4.9% 10.7% 0% 0%
University of Tennessee 73% 8% 12% 18% 6% 0%
University of Texas 79.2% 10.7% 35.5% 8.6% 8.9% 0%
University of The District of Columbia 26.8% 25.4% 0% 39.4% 0% 0%
University of the Pacific 47.3% 33.6% 1.5% 23.7% 1.5% 0%
University of Toledo 55.3% 21.1% 6.6% 15.8% 0% 0%
University of Tulsa 81.4% 4.7% 4.7% 25.6% 2.3% 0%
University of Utah 76.1% 10.3% 9.4% 14.5% 0.9% 0%
University of Virginia 91.6% 2% 69.3% 9.5% 9.5% 0%
University of Washington 68.9% 23.2% 15.3% 19.8% 4.5% 0%
University of Wisconsin 73.6% 11.9% 11.3% 32.1% 4.4% 0%
University of Wyoming 68.6% 15.7% 2.9% 20% 7.1% 0%
Valparaiso University 38.4% 48% 0% 15.2% 1.6% 0%
Vanderbilt University 86.2% 5.3% 57.4% 9.6% 9.6% 0%
Vermont Law School 54.8% 31.5% 4.8% 19.4% 0% 0%
Villanova University 75.5% 13.8% 17% 12.6% 1.3% 0%
Wake Forest University 75.1% 6.8% 18.1% 12.4% 2.3% 0%
Washburn University 66% 18.6% 6.2% 24.7% 0% 0%
Washington and Lee University 79.8% 15.2% 21.2% 14.1% 3% 0%
Washington University in St Louis 85.8% 5.1% 44.9% 12.6% 4.3% 0%
Wayne State University 57% 20.2% 14% 5.3% 0.9% 0%
West Virginia University 74.5% 11.3% 14.2% 13.2% 6.6% 0%
Western New England University School of Law 42.6% 27.7% 2% 12.9% 0% 0%
Western State University 43.8% 19.2% 1.4% 12.3% 0% 0%
Whittier Law School 29.5% 45.6% 0.7% 4.7% 0% 0%
Widener University - Pennsylvania 54.1% 22.9% 4.6% 10.1% 0% 0%
Widener University - Pennsylvania 59% 18% 6.6% 21.3% 0% 0%
Willamette University 67% 24% 1% 21% 2% 0%
William and Mary 76% 15.9% 20.7% 16.8% 8.7% 0%
Yale University 75% 4.5% 33.5% 18.8% 29.5% 0%

About the Data

Graduate job outcome data come from the American Bar Association.