Each year the law school reports graduate employment information to the American Bar Association (ABA). We have posted ABA Employment Summary reports for the last three years: 20212020 and 2019. If you have questions about what these numbers mean, please feel free to contact a member of the Center for Professional Development team.

a pie chart of 2021 employment statistics

Employment by Type (of total graduates employed by 3/15/2022)

Includes full-time, part-time, long-term, and short-term positions

TypePercentage
Employed in Bar Passage Required/Anticipated Position 78%
Employed in JD Advantage Position 18%
Employed in Other Professional Position 3%
Employed in Other Position 1%
Employed in Law School/University Funded Position <1%
Employment by Sector (of total graduates employed)

Includes full-time, part-time, long-term, and short-term positions

SectorPercentage
Law Firm — Total 46%
• Law Firm — 1-10 Attorneys 23%
• Law Firm — 11-25 Attorneys 6%
• Law Firm — 26-50 Attorneys 5%
• Law Firm — 51-100 Attorneys 2%
• Law Firm — 101-250 Attorneys 3%
• Law Firm — 251-500 Attorneys 1%
• Law Firm — 501+ Attorneys 4%
• Law Firm — Solo Practice 1%
• Law Firm — Size Unknown <1%
Business & Industry 17%
Government 16%
Public Interest 13%
Judicial Clerkships 8%
Education <1%
Employment by Duration (of total graduates employed)
Employment TypePercentage
Long Term Employment 99% (94% full-time, 5% part-time)
Short Term Employment (lasting less than one year) 1% (1% full-time, 0% part-time)

All percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number.

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