Employment Statistics

Employment Statistics

Class of 2017 Employment Statistics as of March 15, 2018

The information below was reported to the American Bar Association (ABA). Please review the additional resources at the bottom of this page for more detailed information about our employment statistics.

Employment Status
Full Time
Part Time
Number Percentage
of Class
Long Term Short Term Long Term Short Term
Total Employed 241 5 8 6 260 86.96%
Employed - Bar Passage Required 204 1 4 1 210 70.23%
Employed - J.D. Advantage 31 4 3 3 41 13.71%
Employed - Professional Position 2 0 0 1 3 1.00%
Employed - Non-Professional Position 0 0 1 0 1 0.33%
Employed - Law School/University Funded 3 0 0 1 4 1.34%
Employed - Undeterminable 1 0 0 0 1 0.33%
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time         1 0.33%
Unemployed - Start Date Deferred         4 1.34%
Unemployed - Not Seeking          0 0.00%
Unemployed - Seeking          34 11.37%
Employment Status Unknown         0 0.00%
Total Graduates         299  

 

Employment Type

Employment Type
Full Time
Part Time
Number Percentage
of Employed
Long Term Short Term Long Term Short Term
Law Firms 165 1 5 4 175 67.31%
Started Own Practice 6 0 0 0 6 2.31%
1-10 78 1 4 4 87 33.46%
11-25 27 0 0 0 27 10.38%
26-50 9 0 0 0 9 3.46%
51-100 4 0 0 0 4 1.54%
101-250 11 0 0 0 11 4.23%
251-500 4 0 0 0 4 1.54%
501+ 26 0 1 0 27 10.38%
Unknown Size 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
Business & Industry 42
2 3 1 48 18.46%
Government 13 2 0 0 15 5.77% 
Public Interest 8 0 0 0 8 3.08%
Judicial Clerkships 10  10  3.85%
Federal 8 0 0 0 8 3.08%
State & Local 2 0 0 0 2 0.77%
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
Education 3 0 0 1 4 1.54%
Employer Type Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
Total 241 5
8 6 260  

 

Law School/University Funded Positions

Law School/University
Funded Positions

Full Time
Part Time
Number Percentage
of Employed
Long Term Short Term Long Term Short Term
Employed - Bar Passage Required 3 0 0 0 3 1.00%
Employed - JD Advantage 0 0 0 1 1 0.33%
Employed - Professional 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
Employed - Non-Professional 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
Total  3 0 0 1 4 1.34 %

 

Employment Location

Employment Location State Number Percentage
of Employed
State - Largest Employment California 248  95.38%
State - 2nd Largest Employment District of Columbia 3 1.15%
State - 3rd Largest Employment New York 2 0.77%
Employed in Foreign Countries 0 0.00%


Additional Resources

Employment Report for the 2017, 2016, and 2015 Graduating Classes

ABA Employment Summaries 

ABA Class of 2017 Employment Summary  
ABA Class of 2016 Employment Summary
ABA Class of 2015 Employment Summary
ABA Class of 2014 Employment Summary
ABA Class of 2013 Employment Summary
ABA Class of 2012 Employment Summary
ABA Class of 2011 Employment Summary

Prepared by the American Bar Association (ABA)
The Class of 2018 ABA Employment Summary should be available in April 2019

NALP Summary Reports

NALP Class of 2016 Summary Report
NALP Class of 2015 Summary Report
NALP Class of 2014 Summary Report
NALP Class of 2013 Summary Report
NALP Class of 2012 Summary Report
NALP Class of 2011 Summary Report

Prepared by the National Association for Law Placement, Inc. (NALP)
The Class of 2017 NALP Report should be available in Summer 2018

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.