Employment Statistics

Please click on the following links to view the ABA’s Employment Summary for graduates (click years to view PDFs):
2020 · 2021 · 2022

In addition, we have compiled the following complementary statistics below that may be useful.

Employment   CLASS OF 2022 CLASS OF 2021 CLASS OF 2020
Employed At Nine Months After Graduation Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Employed  346 96.38 313 95.72 315 95.17
Seeking Work 6 1.68 5 1.53 8 2.42
NOT seeking work at this time 0 0 0 0 2 0.6
Unknown 1 0.28 1 1.31 0 0
Enrolled in Full-Time Degree Program 2 0.56 7 2.14 2 0.6
Not working – start date deferred 4 1.12 1 1.31 4 1.21
Total Graduates 359   327   331  
       
       
JOB TYPE      
Law Firm 232 67.05 222 70.93 201 63.81
Judicial Clerkship (Click here for more detailed statistics) 36 10.40 36 11.50 49 15.56
Government 20 5.78 13 4.15 16 5.08
Public Interest 55 15.90 35 11.18 40  12.7
Academic 0 0 0 0 3 0.95
Education 1 0.29
Business 2 0.58 5 1.60 4 1.27
Military 0 0 2 0.64 2 0.63
       
EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS/FULL-TIME VS. PART-TIME      
Bar admission required/Full-time 342 98.84 305 97.44 310 98.41
Bar admission required/Part-time 1 0.29 0 0 0 0
JD preferred/Full-time 3 0.87 6 1.92 5 1.59
JD preferred/Part-time 0 0 1 0.32 0 0
Professional other/Full-time 0 0 0 0 0 0
Professional other/Part-time 0 0 0 0 0 0
Non-Professional other/Full-time 0 0 1 0.32 0 0
Non-Professional other/Part-time 0 0 0 0 0 0
           
TERMS OF HIRE          
Permanent (and not law school funded) 326   296   298  
Short-term Law School Funded 2   1   1  
Other Short-term  5   0   4  
Long-term Law School Funded 18   16   12  
           
JOBS BY REGION          
New England 2 0.58 2 0.64 6 1.9
Mid-Atlantic (includes New York) 51 14.74 31 9.90 37 11.75
East North Central 3 0.87 4 1.28 7 2.22
West North Central 0 0 2 0.64 3 0.95
South Atlantic (includes Washington, DC) 33 9.54 26 8.31 39 12.38
East South Central 3 0.87 4 1.28 0 0
West South Central 10 2.89 9 2.88 10 3.17
Mountain 15 4.34 8 2.56 9 2.86
Pacific (includes California) 225 65.03 221 70.61 201 63.81 
INTERNATIONAL 4 1.16 6 1.92 3 0.95
US Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0
           
BREAKDOWN OF LAW FIRM JOBS BY FIRM SIZE 232 67.05 222 70.93 201 63.81
1 to 10 attorneys 5 2.16 9 4.05  6 2.99
11 to 25 attorneys 2 0.86 5 2.25  0 0
26 to 50 attorneys 7 3.02 5 2.25  4 1.99
51 to 100 attorneys 9 3.88 6 2.70 3 1.49
101 to 250 attorneys 8 3.45 7 3.15 8 3.98
251 to 500 attorneys 9 3.88 15 6.76 7 3.48
501 or more attorneys 192 82.76 175 78.83 173 86.07
Solo Practice 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0
           
SALARIES          
Number of Salaries Reported 327 91.34 299 91.44 294 88.82
25th Percentile $74,000   $78,000   $72,758  
Median $205,000   $190,000   $190,000  
75th Percentile $215,000   $205,000   $190,000  
Average $162,456   $157,993   $145,176  
           
SALARIES IN SELECTED JOB TYPES          
Private Practice (224 salaries reported out of 232 total, or 96.55%) (217 salaries reported out of 222 total, or 97.75%) (194 salaries reported out of 201 total, or 96.52%)
25th Percentile $205,000   $190,000   $190,000  
Median $215,000   $205,000   $190,000  
75th Percentile $215,000   $205,000   $190,000  
Average $205,259   $190,664   $182,876   
 
Judicial Clerkship (32 salaries reported out of 36 total, or 88.89%) (32 salaries reported out of 36 total, or 88.89%) (45 salaries reported out of 49 total, or 91.84%)
25th Percentile $59,250   $61,000   $63,000  
Median $67,000   $66,000   $67,000  
75th Percentile $70,000   $73,515   $72,015  
Average $65,256   $67,456    $67,232  
   
Government (17 salaries reported out of 20 total, or 85%) (13 salaries reported out of 13 total, or 100%) (11 salaries reported out of 16 total, or 68.75%)
25th Percentile $73,000   $56,000   $73,000  
Median $79,272   $74,950   $78,861  
75th Percentile $83,318   $87,000   $93,500  
Average $78,817   $75,243   $81,810  
   
Public Interest  (52 salaries, reported out of 55 total, or 94.55%) (32 salaries, reported out of 35 total, or 91.43%) (36 salaries, reported out of 40 total, or 90.00%)
25th Percentile $59,893   $55,000   $49,940  
Median $65,000   $64,130   $60,271  
75th Percentile $72,000   $67,250   $71,077   
Average $64,999   $61,867   $61,237  

The above table was prepared in part from information provided by NALP, the Association for Legal Career Professionals. You can view NALP’s Summary Reports by clicking here (for 2019), here (for 2020), and here (for 2021) . NOTE: They have been partially redacted due to privacy concerns.

Per Interpretation 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 dataposted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org.