Class of 2019 Employment Statistics as of March 16, 2020*

The information below was reported to the American Bar Association (ABA). Please review the additional resources at the bottom of this page.

Employment Status
Full Time
Part Time
Number Percentage
of Class
Long Term Short Term Long Term Short Term
Total Employed (excluding Start Date Deferred) 266 5 6 4 281 87.54%
Employed - Bar Passage Required 216 1 1 2 220 68.54%
Employed - J.D. Advantage 41 4 1 2 48 14.95%
Employed - Professional Position 4 0 2 0 6 1.87%
Employed - Non-Professional Position 0 0 2 0 2 0.62%
Employed - Law School/University Funded 5 0 0 0 5 1.56%
Employed - Undeterminable 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time         3 0.93%
Employed - Start Date Deferred         1 0.31%
Unemployed - Not Seeking          0 0.00%
Unemployed - Seeking          36 11.21%
Employment Status Unknown         0 0.00%
Total Graduates         321  

 

Employment Type

Employment Type
Full Time
Part Time
Number Percentage
of Employed
Long Term Short Term Long Term Short Term
Law Firms 182 0 1 4 187 66.55%
Started Own Practice 6 0 0 0 6 2.14%
1-10 65 0 1 3 69 24.56%
11-25 29 0 0 0 29 10.32%
26-50 13 0 0 0 13 4.63%
51-100 14 0 0 0 14 4.98%
101-250 13 0 0 0 13 4.63%
251-500 5 0 0 0 5 1.78%
501+ 37 0 0 0 37 13.17%
Unknown Size 0 0 0 1 1 0.36%
Business & Industry 37
1 3 0 41 14.59%
Government 22 3 2 0 27 9.61% 
Public Interest 14 0 0 0 14 4.98%
Judicial Clerkships 9 0 10 3.56%
Federal 8 1 0 0 9 3.20%
State & Local 1 0 0 0 1 0.36%
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
Education 2 0 0 0 2 0.71%
Employer Type Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
Total 266 5
6 4 281  

 

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 5 0 0 0 5 1.78%
Employed - JD Advantage 0 0 0 0 0

0.00%

Employed - Professional 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
Employed - Non-Professional 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
Total  5 0 0 0 5 1.78%

 

Employment Location

Employment Location State Number Percentage
of Employed
State - Largest Employment California 272 96.80%
State - 2nd Largest Employment New York 2 0.71%
State - 3rd Largest Employment Texas 2 0.71%
Employed in Foreign Countries 0 0.00%

As of May 27, 2020 

ABA Employment Summaries 

ABA Class of 2019 Employment Summary
ABA Class of 2018 Employment Summary 
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 2020 ABA Employment Summary should be available in April 2021

NALP Summary Reports

NALP Class of 2019 Summary Report 
NALP Class of 2018 Summary Report
NALP Class of 2017 Summary Report
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 2020 NALP Report should be available in Fall 2021

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.