Jobs Tracker

Track school-specific and national trends in job outcomes

Class of 2012

The following figures reflect data in LST's job outcome database, which culls and reconciles data from a variety of sources. You can read more here.

National Facts & Figures

Highlights

  • Total ABA Graduates: 46,404
  • Legal Jobs: 56.2% employed with long-term, full-time legal jobs
  • 2% of these jobs were funded by the law school. If we exclude school-funded jobs, 55.1% of graduates were employed with long-term, full-time legal jobs.
  • Underemployed: 25.1% employed in part-time or short-term jobs, pursuing an additional degree, or unemployed and seeking
  • Unknown Status: 2.6%
  • Schools do a very good job with gathering graduate job outcome data

Additional Info

% of All GradsTotal Grads
LT, FT Legal 56.2% 26,081
LT, FT Legal
Excl. School Funded
55.1% 25,565
LT, FT JD Advantage 9.5% 4,392
Biglaw
101+ Attorneys
12.2% 5,639
Federal Clerkships 2.7% 1,252
Total in School-Funded Jobs 3.9% 1,803
LT, FT Legal Jobs School-Funded
IncludedExcluded
< 30% 11 schools 11 schools
30% - 39.9% 15 schools 15 schools
40% - 49.9% 40 schools 41 schools
50% - 59.9% 54 schools 57 schools
60% - 74.9% 60 schools 57 schools
75% - 89.9% 14 schools 18 schools
≥ 90% 6 schools 1 schools
Biglaw Placement
 
< 5% 93 schools
5% - 9.9% 54 schools
10% - 19.9% 26 schools
20% - 29.9% 10 schools
30% - 39.9% 5 schools
40% - 49.9% 4 schools
50% - 59.9% 6 schools
≥ 60% 2 schools

School-Specific Outcomes

 

Legal Jobs?LT, FT Legal Jobs?LT, FT no LSF Under-Employed? Biglaw?101+ Attorneys Public Service? Fed Clerks? LSF?
Albany Law School 51.9% 51.5% 29.2% 4.7% 13.3%* 0.9% 0.9%
American University 38.9% 38.4% 39.1% 10.2% 20.7%* 2.4% 4.5%
Appalachian School of Law 38.5% 38.5% 37.4% 1.1% 13.2%* 0% 1.1%
Arizona State University 64.2% 63.2% 24.1% 8% 15.6%* 0.5% 9.4%
Arizona Summit Law School 43.6% 43.6% 34.3% 0% 16% 0.6% 8.8%
Ave Maria School of Law 35.5% 35.5% 39.2% 0.6% 7.8% 0% 0.6%
Barry University 48.5% 48.5% 35% 0.5% 12.5% 0% 0%
Baylor University 68.3% 67.1% 17.7% 7.9% 7.3%* 1.8% 1.2%
Boston College 65.4% 65.4% 25% 25.4% 14.2% 2.3% 4.6%
Boston University 64.1% 64.1% 27.5% 27.1% 12.8% 4.8% 13.9%
Brigham Young University 63.9% 63.3% 17% 7.5% 10.2%* 4.8% 5.4%
Brooklyn Law School 48.7% 48.7% 32.2% 8.8% 15% 2.1% 0%
California Western School of Law 43.8% 43.8% 38.9% 0.7% 9.5% 0.4% 0.7%
Campbell University 67.6% 67.6% 13.1% 2.8% 9% 2.1% 0%
Capital University 48.2% 48.2% 26.9% 2% 17.3% 0.5% 0%
Cardozo-Yeshiva University 54% 54% 28.2% 11.6% 12.9% 0.8% 5.9%
Case Western Reserve University 47.1% 46.5% 32% 8.7% 15.7%* 1.2% 7%
Catholic University of America 36.6% 36.2% 29.3% 7.3% 20.7%* 1.6% 1.2%
Chapman University 36.5% 36.5% 44.4% 1.7% 2.8% 0% 1.7%
Charleston School of Law 53.7% 53.7% 34.5% 3.1% 9.2% 0.9% 0%
Charlotte School of Law 38.5% 37.6% 46.2% 1.3% 6.8%* 0% 17.1%
Chicago-Kent College of Law 59.6% 59.2% 21.6% 11.3% 6.7%* 0.4% 1.4%
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 48.9% 48.9% 27.3% 7.4% 14.8% 0% 0%
Columbia University 93.4% 85.3% 1.9% 64.2% 16.8%* 7.9% 8.1%
Cornell University 85.8% 85.3% 13.2% 57.9% 13.7%* 6.3% 6.3%
Creighton University 57.6% 57.6% 26.7% 2.4% 20.6% 2.4% 0.6%
CUNY 54.6% 53.9% 35.5% 0.7% 27%* 2.1% 12.1%
DePaul University 40.5% 40.5% 33.7% 3.5% 10.1%* 0.3% 0.8%
Drake University 56.1% 56.1% 18% 2.9% 13.7%* 0.7% 0.7%
Drexel University 48.4% 48.4% 32.3% 5.8% 14.2% 0.6% 1.9%
Duke University 85.3% 84.9% 11.6% 51.1% 9.3%* 12.9% 5.3%
Duquesne University 52.7% 52.7% 25.9% 7% 6.5%* 0.5% 1%
Elon Law School 50.9% 50.9% 39.3% 0% 8% 0% 0%
Emory University 73.3% 66.9% 18.4% 22.6% 13.9%* 6.4% 13.9%
Faulkner University 50% 50% 29.8% 1% 7.7% 1% 0%
Florida A&M University 38.1% 38.1% 30.6% 3.8% 13.8%* 0.6% 0.6%
Florida Coastal School of Law 35.9% 35.9% 51.8% 0.8% 12.7% 0.2% 6.5%
Florida International University 63.6% 62% 13.6% 3.3% 15.8%* 0.5% 2.2%
Florida State University 66.4% 66.4% 17.8% 5.6% 30.4% 1.4% 0.3%
Fordham University 62.8% 62.6% 26.3% 30.5% 10.9%* 2.9% 11.9%
George Mason University 50.9% 49.5% 22.3% 8.6% 24.5%* 1.8% 10.9%
George Washington University 81% 60.3% 7% 27.3% 32.5%* 3.8% 22.6%
Georgetown University 73.3% 66.8% 12.8% 39.1% 25.6%* 3.7% 13.3%
Georgia State University 65.8% 65.8% 18.1% 9% 15.6% 2.5% 0%
Golden Gate University 21.5% 21.5% 59.7% 1.6% 8.6% 0.5% 12.9%
Gonzaga University 50.6% 50.6% 25.3% 1.2% 7.8% 0.6% 0%
Hamline University 42.6% 42.6% 16.8% 1.6% 10% 0% 0%
Harvard University 87.3% 84.6% 4.6% 53.6% 11.4%* 17.8% 3.2%
Hofstra University 51.2% 51.2% 35.8% 4.4% 11.3%* 0.8% 3.6%
Howard University 47.7% 47.7% 20.5% 15.2% 20.5%* 1.3% 0.7%
Indiana University - Bloomington 54.4% 54.4% 22.1% 13.7% 14.2% 1% 2.5%
Indiana University - Indianapolis 51.2% 50.8% 22.7% 4.4% 19.3%* 0.7% 3.1%
Inter American University 2.1% 2.1% 45.3% 0% 10.3%* 0.4% 0.4%
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta 43.5% 43.5% 23.2% 2.8% 10.2% 0% 0%
John Marshall Law School - Chicago 42.3% 42% 31.9% 2.7% 15.5%* 2.2% 1.4%
Lewis and Clark College 56% 56% 31.6% 5.7% 13.9% 1.4% 0%
Liberty University 52.2% 51.1% 32.2% 2.2% 13.3%* 0% 1.1%
Louisiana State University 76.7% 76.7% 7.6% 4.5% 12.1% 2.7% 0%
Loyola Marymount University 41.4% 40.9% 43.6% 10% 4.1%* 1.2% 8.3%
Loyola University Chicago 54.6% 54.6% 29.2% 10% 10.3% 0.7% 1.5%
Loyola University New Orleans 48.6% 48.6% 33.8% 6.1% 7.2%* 1.4% 0.4%
Marquette University 57.3% 57.3% 21.1% 6.4% 8.7% 1.8% 0%
Mercer University 73.2% 72.5% 15.5% 7.7% 10.6%* 1.4% 1.4%
Michigan State University 41.2% 40.9% 30.2% 4.5% 7.9%* 1% 10%
Mississippi College 60.4% 59.8% 18.3% 3.7% 16.5%* 1.8% 0.6%
New England School of Law 36.3% 36.3% 40.4% 1.2% 11.5% 0.6% 1.8%
New York Law School 39.6% 39.6% 34.6% 4.8% 8.7%* 0.8% 3.8%
New York University 91.1% 79% 2.7% 59.5% 21.6%* 5.6% 12.9%
North Carolina Central University 26.1% 26.1% 15.2% 1.8% 9.7% 0% 0%
Northeastern University 43.3% 43.3% 38.1% 6% 20.9% 1.4% 7.9%
Northern Illinois University 62.6% 62.6% 24.2% 3.3% 11%* 0% 4.4%
Northern Kentucky University 43.8% 43.8% 20.4% 5.6% 16% 0.6% 0.6%
Northwestern University 76.3% 75.9% 11.5% 49.2% 7.1%* 6.4% 3.7%
Nova Southeastern University 57.1% 57.1% 29.4% 3.1% 10.5% 0% 0%
Ohio Northern University 59.4% 59.4% 25% 3.1% 22.9% 0% 0%
Ohio State University 59.5% 59.5% 20.3% 10.4% 18.9%* 2.7% 8.6%
Oklahoma City University 54.1% 53.6% 16.4% 2.4% 10.6%* 0% 0.5%
Pace University 48.3% 46.5% 37% 1.3% 12.6%* 0.9% 6.5%
Penn State University 58.8% 58.2% 27.3% 8.2% 11.3%* 0% 3.1%
Pepperdine University 46.5% 46.5% 35.7% 4.7% 6.1%* 3.3% 4.2%
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico 10.6% 10.6% 43.8% 0% 3.2% 0% 0%
Quinnipiac University 41.1% 41.1% 21.2% 2.6% 15.9% 0% 0.7%
Regent University 51.2% 51.2% 18.9% 0.8% 11.8% 1.6% 0%
Roger Williams University 51.4% 51.4% 29.3% 1.1% 12.2%* 0% 0.6%
Rutgers State University - Camden 63% 63% 23.3% 5.6% 7% 1.9% 0%
Rutgers State University - Newark 54.3% 54.3% 16.5% 6.6% 8.6%* 0.8% 0.8%
Samford University 59.6% 59.6% 27.7% 5.4% 6% 1.8% 0%
Santa Clara University 43% 42.6% 27.2% 10.4% 6.4%* 0% 6.4%
Seattle University 47.1% 47.1% 25.7% 3.7% 13.6% 0.3% 0%
Seton Hall University 65.8% 65.8% 13.5% 10% 6.5% 1.9% 0%
South Texas College of Law Houston 71.1% 71.1% 11.1% 3.4% 9.3% 0.3% 0.3%
Southern Illinois University 52.3% 52.3% 28.9% 1.6% 11.7% 0.8% 0%
Southern Methodist University 75.1% 75.1% 10.6% 14.3% 7.2% 3.1% 1%
Southern University Law Center 43.2% 43.2% 24.7% 2.5% 11.7% 0% 0%
Southwestern Law School 44.1% 43.8% 20.7% 3.4% 4.6%* 0% 0.3%
St. John's University 49.1% 49.1% 31.7% 9.6% 10.7% 2.1% 3.2%
St. Louis University 60.9% 60.9% 18.1% 9.1% 16.7%* 1.1% 1.4%
St. Mary's University 67.5% 66.8% 18.3% 0.7% 13.4%* 0.7% 0.7%
St. Thomas University - Florida 40.3% 40.3% 35.2% 0% 8.3% 0% 0%
Stanford University 91.2% 89% 3.3% 47% 7.7%* 28.2% 2.2%
Stetson University 59.8% 59.5% 18.8% 4.7% 22%* 1.5% 2.9%
Suffolk University 39.8% 39.8% 33.7% 8.9% 12.4% 0% 0.6%
SUNY Buffalo 52.2% 52.2% 29.2% 6.2% 9.1% 0.5% 0%
Syracuse University 45.9% 45.9% 33.5% 5.4% 14.6% 1.6% 0.5%
Temple University 53.1% 53.1% 28.2% 7.6% 14.1% 4.3% 8.3%
Texas A&M 53.1% 53.1% 17.4% 1.4% 10.6%* 0% 0.5%
Texas Southern University 55.6% 55.6% 21.9% 1.1% 10.7% 0% 0%
Texas Tech University 61.9% 61.4% 23.3% 4.7% 11.6%* 0% 2.8%
Thomas Jefferson School of Law 28.8% 28.8% 48.8% 0.4% 4.6% 0% 0.4%
Thomas M Cooley Law School 28.8% 28.8% 35.9% 1.2% 8.8% 0.2% 0.4%
Touro College 50.8% 50.8% 27.9% 1.6% 13.5% 0% 0%
Tulane University 62.8% 62.5% 23.4% 10% 11.5%* 5.2% 0.4%
University of Akron 46.8% 46.8% 22.3% 5% 11.5% 0% 0%
University of Alabama 77.3% 77.3% 8.7% 8.1% 16.9%* 9.3% 1.7%
University of Arizona 66.4% 66.4% 20.1% 12.1% 16.8% 2.7% 0%
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville 70.5% 70.5% 10.6% 2.3% 12.1% 3.8% 0%
University of Arkansas - Little Rock 60.4% 60.4% 21.6% 0% 14.4%* 1.4% 5%
University of Baltimore 53.9% 53.6% 22.7% 3.2% 15.2%* 0.6% 1.5%
University of California - Berkeley 85.9% 85.9% 8.3% 53.8% 14.7% 6.7% 2.2%
University of California - Davis 61.4% 60.9% 27.7% 11.9% 16.3%* 1.5% 14.4%
University of California - Hastings 46.3% 46.3% 43.3% 13.3% 9.5% 1.8% 7.4%
University of California - Irvine 83.9% 83.9% 14.3% 23.2% 8.9% 28.6% 0%
University of California - Los Angeles 72.1% 70% 20.1% 34.2% 11.4%* 4.8% 12%
University of Chicago 94.9% 87% 3.3% 56.3% 10.7%* 14.4% 7.9%
University of Cincinnati 53.6% 53.6% 29.3% 10% 17.9% 0% 3.6%
University of Colorado 53.1% 52% 28% 4.6% 17.7%* 1.7% 9.1%
University of Connecticut 54.3% 54.3% 18.1% 7.5% 17.6%* 0.5% 1%
University of Dayton 51.1% 51.1% 24.7% 5.2% 15.5%* 1.1% 0.6%
University of Denver 49.2% 49.2% 30.3% 6% 18% 0.3% 10.4%
University of Detroit Mercy 29.7% 29.7% 44.8% 3.8% 5.7% 0.9% 0%
University of Florida 56.8% 56.8% 27.6% 9.3% 17.7%* 3.9% 4.5%
University of Georgia 69.4% 69.4% 17.5% 16.6% 14.4%* 7.4% 1.3%
University of Hawaii 52.8% 52.8% 20.8% 0% 16%* 1.9% 1.9%
University of Houston 63% 63% 18.3% 17.6% 6.9% 1.1% 1.1%
University of Idaho 56.7% 56.7% 30.8% 1.9% 12.5%* 1% 1%
University of Illinois 61.5% 58.2% 24.4% 22.1% 8.5%* 1.9% 10.3%
University of Iowa 71.4% 71.4% 16.2% 9.2% 16.8% 4.9% 0.5%
University of Kansas 62.3% 61% 22.7% 9.1% 17.5%* 0.6% 1.9%
University of Kentucky 74.1% 74.1% 12.9% 11.6% 13.6% 3.4% 0%
University of La Verne 35.6% 35.6% 48.1% 1.9% 5.8% 0% 0%
University of Louisville 66.9% 66.9% 12.6% 6.3% 15% 1.6% 0%
University of Maine 42.5% 42.5% 44.8% 1.1% 10.3% 1.1% 0%
University of Maryland 53% 53% 22.9% 7.5% 17.9%* 3.4% 7.8%
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 29.5% 29.5% 45.5% 0% 18.2%* 0% 9.1%
University of Memphis 56.7% 56.7% 23.9% 2.2% 9% 3% 0%
University of Miami 59.2% 58.8% 20.4% 6.7% 11.5%* 1.3% 9.1%
University of Michigan 82.5% 81.7% 10.3% 43.3% 16%* 8.5% 3.1%
University of Minnesota 67.4% 64.3% 19.6% 13.5% 11.3%* 4.3% 6.5%
University of Mississippi 60% 59.4% 22.4% 9.1% 11.5%* 3.6% 0.6%
University of Missouri - Columbia 68% 68% 17% 8.2% 22.4% 2% 2%
University of Missouri - Kansas City 66% 66% 19% 6.5% 8.5%* 0.7% 0.7%
University of Montana 61% 61% 26.8% 2.4% 11% 4.9% 0%
University of Nebraska 65.6% 65.6% 15.6% 0% 18%* 1.6% 3.1%
University of Nevada - Las Vegas 60.9% 60.9% 26.1% 5.6% 7.5%* 1.9% 0.6%
University of New Hampshire 60.9% 60.9% 22.5% 8.7% 12.3% 0% 7.2%
University of New Mexico 67.2% 67.2% 26.1% 1.7% 23.5% 2.5% 0%
University of North Carolina 69.1% 67.6% 21.9% 16.4% 10.5%* 4.7% 2.3%
University of North Dakota 67.8% 67.8% 13.3% 1.1% 17.8% 1.1% 0%
University of Notre Dame 66.8% 65.3% 20.4% 22.4% 11.7%* 9.2% 2%
University of Oklahoma 67% 66.5% 16% 4.8% 13.3%* 2.1% 1.1%
University of Oregon 41.6% 41.6% 44.1% 0.6% 13.7% 1.9% 8.1%
University of Pennsylvania 94.4% 91.9% 3% 66.7% 5.2%* 10.4% 3.3%
University of Pittsburgh 51.4% 51.4% 26.6% 13.5% 9% 0.9% 0%
University of Puerto Rico 13.9% 13.9% 38.1% 1.5% 5.4%* 0.5% 0.5%
University of Richmond 56.8% 56.8% 12.8% 6.8% 10.1% 4.7% 0%
University of San Diego 47.1% 47.1% 41% 6.7% 8.9% 1.8% 6.1%
University of San Francisco 22.6% 22.6% 57.9% 6.8% 7.2%* 0% 9%
University of South Carolina 70.4% 70.4% 19.9% 8% 16.4%* 2.7% 0.4%
University of South Dakota 63.2% 63.2% 15.8% 0% 26.3% 0% 0%
University of Southern California 69.7% 69.7% 22.6% 30.8% 4.5% 6.8% 4.5%
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis 44.1% 44.1% 36% 3.1% 7.5% 1.2% 0.6%
University of Tennessee 65.2% 65.2% 20% 10.3% 11% 3.9% 1.3%
University of Texas 75.9% 75.3% 15.5% 26.8% 12.6%* 8.3% 5.6%
University of The District of Columbia 25.8% 25.8% 41.9% 0% 15.1% 0% 1.1%
University of the Pacific 41.5% 41.5% 49% 3.3% 13.7% 0.7% 8.5%
University of Toledo 51.7% 51.7% 27.2% 4.8% 8.2% 0.7% 0%
University of Tulsa 65.7% 64.2% 12.7% 0.7% 12.7%* 0% 2.2%
University of Utah 64.2% 63.4% 22.4% 5.2% 9%* 1.5% 0.7%
University of Virginia 94.5% 79.7% 1.1% 47.8% 19.8%* 14.3% 15.1%
University of Washington 68% 68% 19.3% 9.9% 22.7%* 2.2% 1.1%
University of Wisconsin 62.7% 62% 16.5% 9.9% 19.4%* 1.1% 2.8%
University of Wyoming 57.3% 56% 29.3% 2.7% 10.7%* 2.7% 2.7%
Valparaiso University 42.4% 41.9% 40.1% 1.2% 11.6%* 1.2% 2.3%
Vanderbilt University 71.4% 71.4% 21.9% 28.6% 9.2% 10.2% 13.8%
Vermont Law School 45.1% 45.1% 34% 0% 18.4% 1% 1%
Villanova University 51.2% 51.2% 36.7% 13.3% 8.6%* 2% 1.2%
Wake Forest University 67.9% 67.9% 21.2% 14.7% 15.4% 4.5% 1.9%
Washburn University 63.5% 63.5% 18.6% 2.6% 16% 1.3% 0%
Washington and Lee University 49.2% 49.2% 31.5% 10.8% 13.8% 4.6% 1.5%
Washington University in St Louis 68.3% 67% 19% 23% 14.7%* 3.3% 9.7%
Wayne State University 54.8% 54.8% 23.2% 6.5% 11.9% 0.6% 1.2%
West Virginia University 76.8% 76.8% 14.1% 15.5% 9.9% 4.9% 0.7%
Western New England University School of Law 33.8% 33.8% 36.9% 0% 18.8% 0% 0%
Western State University 32.5% 32.5% 43.4% 0% 2.4% 0% 0%
Whittier Law School 34.1% 34.1% 42.9% 0% 5.3% 0.6% 0%
Widener University 41.2% 41.2% 24.8% 1% 12.3% 0.8% 0%
Willamette University 52% 52% 16% 1.6% 14.4% 0% 4%
William and Mary 73.5% 56.4% 9.8% 12.7% 34.3%* 5.9% 20.1%
William Mitchell College of Law 51.5% 51.5% 24.4% 2.6% 10.2% 0% 0%
Yale University 82% 77% 4.5% 32% 13.1%* 34.7% 9.5%