Employment Statistics

In addition to our most recent class, we provide employment information for the last 3 years. Please find below links to employment summary reports as prepared by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the National Association for Law Placement, Inc. (NALP).

Class of 2020 Employment Statistics

ABA Class of 2020 Employment Summary

Information on employment outcomes for the Class of 2020 may not reflect a particular law school’s typical results in this area. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, bar admission exams were canceled or delayed in many jurisdictions, thus making it more challenging for graduates to secure employment by the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the 3 years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org.

Employment Status

 Full-Time
Long-Term
Full-Time
Short-Term
Part-Time
Long-Term
Part-Time
Short-Term
NumberPercentage
of
Class
Total Employed 264 11 5 7 287 86.71%
Bar Passage Required 231 7 2 1 241 72.81%
J.D. Advantage 28 4 3 3 38 11.48%
Professional Position 1 0 0 0 1 0.30%
Non-Professional Position 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
Law School/University Funded 4 0 0 3 7 2.11%
Undeterminable 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
Enrolled in Graduate Studies         4 1.21%
Employed - Start Date Deferred         9* 2.72%
Unemployed - Not Seeking         7 2.11%
Unemployed - Seeking         24 7.25%
Employment Status Unknown         0 0.00%
Total Graduates         331  

 

Employment Type

 Full-Time
Long-Term
Full-Time
Short-Term
Part-Time
Long-Term
Part-Time
Short-Term
NumberPercentage
of
Employed
Law Firm 203 2 3 2 210 73.17%
Started Solo Practice 3 0 0 0 3 1.05%
1-10 Attorneys Firm-Wide 65 2 3 2 72 25.09%
11-25 Attorneys Firm-Wide 40 0 0 0 40 13.94%
26-50 Attorneys Firm-Wide 18 0 0 0 18 6.27%
51-100 Attorneys Firm-Wide 19 0 0 0 19 6.62%
101-250 Attorneys Firm-Wide 13 0 0 0 13 4.53%
251-500 Attorneys Firm-Wide 12 0 0 0 12 4.18%
501+ Attorneys Firm-Wide 32 0 0 0 32 11.15%
Unknown Size 1 0 0 0 1 0.35%
Business & Industry 29 2 2 2 35 12.20%
Government 12 4 0 0 16 5.57%
Public Interest 9 2 0 0 11 3.83%
Judicial Clerkship 6 1 0 0 7 2.44%
Federal 6 1 0 0 7 2.44%
State, Local, & Territorial 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
Tribal 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
International 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
Education 5 0 0 3 8 2.79%
Employer Type Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
Total  264 11 5 7 287   

Per Interpretation of 509-2 of Standard 509, law schools may choose to publicize additional employment outcome data beyond what the Employment Protocols require. This additional data, per Standard 509, must be "complete, accurate, and not misleading to a reasonable law school student or applicant." Law schools are expected to use "due diligence in obtaining and verifying such information." The following additional employment outcome data has not been, and will not be, audited by the ABA. It is meant to supplement the annual ABA Employment Summary Report, which reflects the employment status of members of each graduating class as of the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the 3 years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org.

 

ABA Employment Summary Reports 

ABA Class of 2020 Employment Summary
ABA Class of 2019 Employment Summary
ABA Class of 2018 Employment Summary 

The Class of 2021 ABA Employment Summary should be available in April 2022.

Please note that the ABA and NALP utilize different standards and definitions in their reporting methods, which may result in slight discrepancies between the reports. Both the ABA and NALP have also modified their definitions and protocols over the years. To learn more about the ABA's Employment Questionnaire, click here.

 

NALP Summary Reports

NALP Class of 2020 Summary Report
NALP Class of 2019 Summary Report 
NALP Class of 2018 Summary Report

The Class of 2021 NALP Report should be available in Fall 2022.

Please note that the ABA and NALP utilize different standards and definitions in their reporting methods, which may result in slight discrepancies between the reports. Both the ABA and NALP have also modified their definitions and protocols over the years. To learn more about NALP's annual Employment Report & Salary Survey, click here.