Employment Statistics

Employment Statistics

Class of 2018 Employment Statistics as of March 15, 2019*

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 242 0 5 6 253 90.36%
Employed - Bar Passage Required 213 0 1 2 216 77.14%
Employed - J.D. Advantage 25 0 2 1 28 10.00%
Employed - Professional Position 1 0 0 0 1 0.36%
Employed - Non-Professional Position 0 0 2 2 4 1.43%
Employed - Law School/University Funded 3 0 0 1 4 1.43%
Employed - Undeterminable 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time         1 0.36%
Employed - Start Date Deferred         1 0.36%
Unemployed - Not Seeking          5 1.79%
Unemployed - Seeking          19 6.79%
Employment Status Unknown         1 0.36%
Total Graduates         280  

 

Employment Type

Employment Type
Full Time
Part Time
Number Percentage
of Employed
Long Term Short Term Long Term Short Term
Law Firms 179 0 3 3 185 73.12%
Started Own Practice 1 0 0 0 1 0.40%
1-10 70 0 3 3 76 30.04%
11-25 31 0 0 0 31 12.25%
26-50 17 0 0 0 17 6.72%
51-100 16 0 0 0 16 6.32%
101-250 9 0 0 0 9 3.56%
251-500 6 0 0 0 6 2.37%
501+ 29 0 0 0 29 11.46%
Unknown Size 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
Business & Industry 33
0 2 2 37 14.62%
Government 17 0 0 0 17 6.72% 
Public Interest 7 0 0 0 7 2.77%
Judicial Clerkships 5 5 1.98%
Federal 4 0 0 0 4 1.58%
State & Local 1 0 0 0 1 0.40%
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
Education 1 0 0 1 2 0.79%
Employer Type Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
Total 242 0
5 6 253  

 

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 1.19%
Employed - JD Advantage 0 0 0 1 1

0.40%

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 1.58%

 

Employment Location

Employment Location State Number Percentage
of Employed
State - Largest Employment California 242 95.65%
State - 2nd Largest Employment Idaho 1 0.40%
State - 3rd Largest Employment Illinois 1 0.40%
Employed in Foreign Countries 3 1.19%

 

* On April 18, 2019, Loyola Law School updated its Class of 2018 Employment Summary after a graduate we had previously reported as unemployed, seeking clarified that they had in fact been employed in a full-time, long-term, JD advantage job with a "business & industry" employer in California as of March 15, 2019. 

† Eight graduates reported employment in eight different states outside of California. The ABA Employment Summary lists Idaho and Illinois as the second and third states with the largest employment. In reality, it is an eight-way tie for second place. 

ABA Employment Summaries 

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 2019 ABA Employment Summary should be available in April 2020

NALP Summary Reports

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 2019 NALP Report should be available in Fall 2020

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.