Employment Statistics

Please click on the following links to view the ABA’s Employment Summary for graduates (click years to view PDFs):
2019 · 2020 · 2021

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

    CLASS OF 2021 CLASS OF 2020 CLASS OF 2019
Employed At Nine Months After Graduation Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Employed  313 95.72 315 95.17 323 98.48
Seeking Work 5 1.53 8 2.42 1 0.3
NOT seeking work at this time 0 0 2 0.6 0 0
Unknown 1 1.31 0 0 1 0.3
Enrolled in Full-Time Degree Program 7 2.14 2 0.6 2 0.61
Not working – start date deferred 1 1.31 4 1.21 1 0.3
Total Graduates 327   331   328  
       
       
JOB TYPE      
Law Firm 222 70.93 201 63.81 211 65.33
Judicial Clerkship (Click here for more detailed statistics) 36 11.50 49 15.56 45 13.93
Government 13 4.15 16 5.08 12 3.72
Public Interest 35 11.18 40 12.7 45  13.93
Academic 0 0 3 0.95 0 0
Business 5 1.60 4 1.27 7 2.17
Military 2 0.64 2 0.63 3 0.93
       
EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS/FULL-TIME VS. PART-TIME      
Bar admission required/Full-time 305 97.44 310 98.41 313 96.9
Bar admission required/Part-time 0 0 0 0 0 0
JD preferred/Full-time 6 1.92 5 1.59 7 2.17
JD preferred/Part-time 1 0.32 0 0 1 0.3
Professional other/Full-time 0 0 0 0 1 0.3
Professional other/Part-time 0 0 0 0 0 0
Non-Professional other/Full-time 1 0.32 0 0 0 0
Non-Professional other/Part-time 0 0 0 0 1 0.3
           
TERMS OF HIRE          
Permanent (and not law school funded) 296   298   303  
Short-term Law School Funded 1   1   0  
Other Short-term  0   4   4  
Long-term Law School Funded 16   12   16  
           
JOBS BY REGION          
New England 2 0.64 6 1.9 3 0.93
Mid-Atlantic (includes New York) 31 9.90 37 11.75 38 11.8
East North Central 4 1.28 7 2.22  3 0.93
West North Central 2 0.64 3 0.95 0 0
South Atlantic (includes Washington, DC) 26 8.31 39 12.38 31 9.6
East South Central 4 1.28 0 0 3 0.93
West South Central 9 2.88 10 3.17 10 3.11
Mountain 8 2.56 9 2.86 8 2.48
Pacific (includes California) 221 70.61 201 63.81 223 69.04
INTERNATIONAL 6 1.92 3 0.95 4 1.24
US Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0
           
BREAKDOWN OF LAW FIRM JOBS BY FIRM SIZE 222 70.93 201 63.81 211 65.33
1 to 10 attorneys 9 4.05 6 2.99 1 0.48
11 to 25 attorneys 5 2.25 0 0 8 3.83
26 to 50 attorneys 5 2.25 4 1.99 5 2.39
51 to 100 attorneys 6 2.70 3 1.49 3 1.44
101 to 250 attorneys 7 3.15 8 3.98 12 5.74
251 to 500 attorneys 15 6.76 7 3.48 12 5.74
501 or more attorneys 175 78.83 173 86.07 170 80.57
Solo Practice 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0
           
SALARIES          
Number of Salaries Reported 299 91.44 294 88.82 302 92.07
25th Percentile $78,000   $72,758    $68,036  
Median $190,000   $190,000   $70,000  
75th Percentile $205,000   $190,000   $190,000  
Average $157,993   $145,176   $146,580  
           
SALARIES IN SELECTED JOB TYPES          
Private Practice (217 salaries reported out of 222 total, or 97.75%) (194 salaries reported out of 201 total, or 96.52%) (200 salaries reported out of 211 total, or 99.53%)
25th Percentile $190,000   $190,000   $190,000  
Median $205,000   $190,000   $190,000  
75th Percentile $205,000   $190,000   $190,000  
Average $190,664   $182,876   $182,395  
 
Judicial Clerkship (32 salaries reported out of 36 total, or 88.89%) (45 salaries reported out of 49 total, or 91.84%) (37 salaries reported out of 45 total, or 82%)
25th Percentile $61,000   $63,000   $62,000  
Median $66,000   $67,000   $67,000  
75th Percentile $73,515   $72,015   $69,151  
Average $67,456   $67,232   $65,315  
   
Government (13 salaries reported out of 13 total, or 100%) (11 salaries reported out of 16 total, or 68.75%) (11 salaries reported out of 12 total, or 91.67%)
25th Percentile $56,000   $73,000   $45,000  
Median $74,950   $78,861   $69,500  
75th Percentile $87,000   $93,500    $75,000  
Average $75,243   $81,810   $69,833  
   
Public Interest  32 salaries, reported out of 35 total, or 91.43%) 36 salaries, reported out of 40 total, or 90.00%) (40 salaries reported out of 45 total, or 88.89%)
25th Percentile $55,000   $49,940    $45,000  
Median $64,130   $60,271   $59,790  
75th Percentile $67,250   $71,077    $62,000  
Average $61,867   $61,237   $56,483   

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.