Jobs Tracker

Track school-specific and national trends in job outcomes

Class of 2015

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: 39,817
  • Legal Jobs: 59.3% employed with long-term, full-time legal jobs
  • Underemployed: 22.5% employed in part-time or short-term jobs, pursuing an additional degree, or unemployed and seeking
  • Unknown Status: 2%
  • Schools do a very good job with gathering graduate job outcome data

Additional Info

% of All GradsTotal Grads
LT, FT Legal 59.3% 23,596
LT, FT JD Advantage 10.8% 4,319
Biglaw
101+ Attorneys
15% 5,956
Federal Clerkships 3% 1,191
Total in School-Funded Jobs 2.6% 1,035
LT, FT Legal Jobs
< 30% 9 schools
30% - 39.9% 16 schools
40% - 49.9% 29 schools
50% - 59.9% 47 schools
60% - 74.9% 72 schools
75% - 89.9% 27 schools
≥ 90% 1 schools
Biglaw Placement
 
< 5% 88 schools
5% - 9.9% 41 schools
10% - 19.9% 43 schools
20% - 29.9% 6 schools
30% - 39.9% 9 schools
40% - 49.9% 3 schools
50% - 59.9% 4 schools
≥ 60% 7 schools

School-Specific Outcomes

 

Legal Jobs?LT, FT Under-Employed? Biglaw?101+ Attorneys Public Service? Fed Clerks? LSF?
Albany Law School 65% 18% 9.8% 24%* 1.6% 1.6%
American University 44.2% 22.8% 11.2% 22.6%* 4.1% 9.9%
Appalachian School of Law 53.3% 15% 1.7% 6.7%* 0% 3.3%
Arizona State University 70.3% 10.5% 9.2% 18.8% 1.7% 0%
Arizona Summit Law School 39.8% 34.4% 0.9% 13.8% 0.6% 0%
Ave Maria School of Law 36% 43% 2.3% 17.4%* 0% 1.2%
Barry University 34.5% 32.8% 2.6% 13.8% 0% 0%
Baylor University 81.5% 3.7% 11.1% 11.1%* 5.6% 2.8%
Belmont University 60.2% 27.3% 3.4% 13.6% 0% 0%
Boston College 77.3% 10.9% 38.1% 13.4%* 3.2% 2%
Boston University 75.5% 12% 33.7% 22.6%* 1% 7.7%
Brigham Young University 56.4% 18.8% 7.5% 16.5%* 2.3% 9%
Brooklyn Law School 64% 11% 18.5% 15.5% 3.3% 10.1%
California Western School of Law 40.2% 30.8% 3.1% 12.5% 0.9% 0%
Campbell University 50.3% 29.7% 4.1% 14.5%* 1.4% 2.1%
Capital University 38.5% 26.4% 6.8% 14.9% 0% 0%
Cardozo-Yeshiva University 68% 16.9% 17.1% 14.9% 0.8% 0%
Case Western Reserve University 59.7% 20.1% 13.2% 12.5% 1.4% 4.9%
Catholic University of America 44.4% 21.1% 9.9% 28.9% 0% 0.7%
Chapman University 47% 32.6% 3.8% 4.5% 0% 0%
Charleston School of Law 48.9% 35.3% 3% 7.5% 0.8% 0%
Charlotte School of Law 26.3% 51.3% 1.1% 5.7% 0% 1.5%
Chicago-Kent College of Law 52% 24.2% 11.9% 11.2% 0% 0%
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 52.3% 28.4% 8.3% 12.8% 0.9% 0%
Columbia University 87.2% 2.7% 73.6% 11.6%* 5.6% 6.8%
Cornell University 89.6% 0.5% 62.8% 12%* 3.8% 5.5%
Creighton University 63.6% 20.7% 1.7% 16.5%* 2.5% 0.8%
CUNY 59.5% 22.5% 0.9% 50.5% 0.9% 4.5%
DePaul University 54.9% 28.4% 6.2% 14.4% 0% 0%
Drake University 68.4% 12.8% 0% 18.8% 0.9% 0%
Drexel University 64.8% 18.8% 3.1% 10.9% 1.6% 0.8%
Duke University 88.9% 3.8% 65.9% 4.3%* 8.7% 3.4%
Duquesne University 53.1% 20% 12.4% 9.7% 0% 0.7%
Elon Law School 48.1% 40.3% 1.3% 9.1% 1.3% 1.3%
Emory University 75.3% 3.9% 26% 17.5% 3.9% 12%
Faulkner University 53.7% 18.9% 2.1% 22.1%* 0% 1.1%
Florida A&M University 38.1% 27.9% 2% 9.5% 0.7% 0%
Florida Coastal School of Law 38.8% 39.6% 1.2% 15.7% 0% 0%
Florida International University 66% 15% 4.1% 25.2% 0% 0%
Florida State University 72.6% 8.3% 6.7% 27.4% 3.2% 0%
Fordham University 66.8% 14.9% 33.7% 9.3%* 1.7% 2.9%
George Mason University 61.8% 7.9% 11.8% 24.3%* 3.3% 3.3%
George Washington University 64.7% 12.9% 32% 19.6%* 3.4% 8.2%
Georgetown University 67.3% 7.8% 40.6% 19.6%* 3.5% 14.6%
Georgia State University 63.8% 20.1% 11.6% 9% 2.5% 0%
Golden Gate University 36.7% 38% 0.6% 11.4% 0% 3.8%
Gonzaga University 64.5% 24.8% 3.3% 19% 0% 0%
Hamline University 30% 23.6% 0.9% 10.9% 0% 0%
Harvard University 85.9% 3.2% 51.8% 13.6%* 19% 4.8%
Hofstra University 66.8% 16.3% 5.3% 15%* 0.7% 6.3%
Howard University 49.1% 23.3% 14.7% 21.6% 2.6% 0%
Indiana University - Bloomington 64.6% 16.7% 15.7% 15.7% 3% 2%
Indiana University - Indianapolis 58.8% 12.8% 7% 21.8%* 0.8% 0.4%
Inter American University 7.6% 44.9% 0.5% 9.1% 0% 0%
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta 26.7% 25% 0% 17.2%* 0% 0.9%
John Marshall Law School - Chicago 50.9% 26.2% 6% 10.2% 1.3% 0%
Lewis and Clark College 47.3% 23.4% 1% 22.9%* 0.5% 0.5%
Liberty University 50.8% 32.8% 1.6% 14.8%* 1.6% 1.6%
Lincoln Memorial University 40% 12% 0% 20%* 0% 4%
Louisiana State University 69.5% 11.2% 6.4% 15.5% 2.7% 0%
Loyola Marymount University 62% 22.1% 11.2% 7.1%* 2.2% 0.8%
Loyola University Chicago 51% 29.5% 13% 10%* 0.4% 0.8%
Loyola University New Orleans 47% 38% 2.5% 7.5% 2.5% 0.5%
Marquette University 62.4% 16.2% 7.9% 14.4% 1.3% 0%
Mercer University 64.3% 24.3% 1.7% 17.4% 4.3% 0%
Michigan State University 49.5% 15.1% 4.5% 9.3%* 1.7% 11.3%
Mississippi College 62.3% 14.6% 3.8% 22.3% 3.8% 0%
New England School of Law 42.8% 29.3% 1.5% 12.6% 0.3% 0%
New York Law School 48.6% 20.5% 8.8% 15.3%* 1.1% 1.7%
New York University 87.4% 2.1% 62.5% 18.8%* 5.6% 6.8%
North Carolina Central University 32.7% 29.8% 1.2% 13.5% 0% 0%
Northeastern University 63.5% 24% 9.6% 25.1% 2.4% 0%
Northern Illinois University 59.4% 17.8% 3% 25.7%* 1% 1%
Northern Kentucky University 44% 22.7% 1.4% 17.7% 0% 0%
Northwestern University 81.3% 5.2% 62.2% 6.6%* 7.3% 4.5%
Nova Southeastern University 60.5% 25.5% 5.6% 9.1% 0% 0%
Ohio Northern University 41.3% 39.7% 1.6% 12.7% 0% 0%
Ohio State University 75% 8.5% 18.2% 17.6%* 2.3% 4%
Oklahoma City University 56.7% 24.6% 1.5% 15.7% 0% 0%
Pace University 63.3% 19% 2% 16.3%* 0.7% 3.4%
Pepperdine University 52.8% 22.3% 7.1% 8.6%* 3.6% 8.1%
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico 16.6% 49.2% 0% 6% 0% 0%
Quinnipiac University 50.4% 19.5% 0.9% 8.8% 0% 0.9%
Regent University 56.8% 19.5% 0% 18.6% 1.7% 0%
Roger Williams University 52.3% 24.6% 1.5% 13.8% 0% 0%
Rutgers University 65.9% 13.5% 7% 9%* 0.8% 0.8%
Samford University 53.6% 23.2% 5.4% 8% 2.7% 0%
Santa Clara University 39.3% 39.3% 14.2% 5.5% 0% 1.4%
Seattle University 48.7% 26.6% 4.5% 16.9%* 1.1% 0.7%
Seton Hall University 79.4% 7.2% 8.8% 4.6% 0.5% 0%
South Texas College of Law Houston 46.9% 11.4% 2.6% 6.6%* 0.6% 0.6%
Southern Illinois University 56.6% 29.3% 4% 16.2% 0% 1%
Southern Methodist University 76.6% 10.9% 20.9% 8.4% 2.5% 0%
Southern University Law Center 36.1% 24.7% 0% 16% 0% 0%
Southwestern Law School 37% 41.8% 2.3% 3.9% 0.3% 0%
St. John's University 69.8% 13.7% 14.5% 17.3%* 2% 1.6%
St. Louis University 59.9% 18.3% 15.8% 15.8% 0% 0%
St. Mary's University 52.3% 29.6% 1.9% 13.4%* 0.5% 0.5%
St. Thomas University - Florida 43% 37.6% 2.4% 7.9% 0.6% 0%
Stanford University 85.1% 2.1% 51.8% 8.2%* 26.2% 4.1%
Stetson University 62% 13% 8.7% 16.3% 1.1% 4.7%
Suffolk University 43.5% 25.2% 6.3% 12.7% 0.2% 0%
SUNY Buffalo 61.3% 23.1% 3.5% 15.6% 1% 0%
Syracuse University 55% 26.5% 6.3% 15.3% 1.6% 0%
Temple University 58.9% 14.2% 11.9% 17% 5.1% 2.4%
Texas A&M 60.4% 19.8% 1.8% 12.3% 0.4% 0%
Texas Southern University 35.4% 36.7% 0.7% 12.2% 0.7% 0%
Texas Tech University 65.4% 20.9% 4.3% 14.7% 3.8% 0%
Thomas Jefferson School of Law 24.5% 42.3% 0.4% 4.6% 0.8% 0%
Thomas M Cooley Law School 27.5% 38.1% 1.3% 10.2% 0% 0%
Touro College 56.1% 28.3% 1.1% 16.6% 0% 0%
Tulane University 60.2% 19.9% 13.7% 12.4%* 5% 2.1%
University of Akron 51.4% 27.5% 8.5% 13.4% 0.7% 0%
University of Alabama 72.2% 15.3% 15.3% 10.4% 8.3% 0%
University of Arizona 61.8% 15.3% 10.4% 16.7%* 2.8% 8.3%
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville 64.6% 13.1% 3.8% 14.6% 3.8% 0%
University of Arkansas - Little Rock 52.4% 23.8% 0.8% 23% 0.8% 0%
University of Baltimore 53.2% 17.6% 2.2% 17.6% 0% 0.4%
University of California - Berkeley 85.3% 5.4% 45.3% 19.1%* 11.2% 5%
University of California - Davis 67.6% 12.4% 15.1% 19.5%* 0.5% 10.3%
University of California - Hastings 56.5% 23.1% 20.1% 11.4%* 1.6% 6.5%
University of California - Irvine 64.5% 10.9% 15.5% 33.6%* 12.7% 18.2%
University of California - Los Angeles 73.7% 7.2% 40% 14.3%* 4.8% 10.1%
University of Chicago 90.8% 3.1% 67.9% 6.1%* 14.8% 5.6%
University of Cincinnati 61.5% 18.3% 13.8% 22.9% 1.8% 0%
University of Colorado 70.4% 8.8% 8.2% 24.5%* 3.8% 8.2%
University of Connecticut 59.2% 9.9% 10.5% 17.1% 2.6% 0%
University of Dayton 51.6% 25.8% 3.2% 16.1% 1.1% 0%
University of Denver 60.9% 14% 9% 19%* 1.1% 10.4%
University of Detroit Mercy 36.8% 44.4% 7.6% 7.6% 0% 0%
University of Florida 76.6% 14.9% 11.2% 16.2% 2.6% 1.3%
University of Georgia 72.3% 12.6% 13.6% 15.7% 6.3% 0.5%
University of Hawaii 54.5% 25.9% 0% 19.6% 0% 0%
University of Houston 58.6% 15.9% 16.8% 9.5%* 0.9% 0.5%
University of Idaho 78.5% 14% 0% 16.1%* 3.2% 1.1%
University of Illinois 65.2% 15.5% 24.9% 14.9%* 3.9% 6.6%
University of Iowa 78.1% 12.3% 13% 13.7% 8.2% 0%
University of Kansas 63.7% 17.8% 11.1% 17.8%* 2.2% 0.7%
University of Kentucky 80.3% 7.9% 12.6% 17.3% 7.9% 0%
University of La Verne 41% 35.9% 0% 7.7% 0% 0%
University of Louisville 65.6% 14.1% 7% 25% 2.3% 0%
University of Maine 42.9% 29.9% 5.2% 14.3%* 2.6% 1.3%
University of Maryland 57.6% 19.2% 7.4% 19.9%* 3% 1.1%
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 34.5% 32.8% 0% 22.4% 0% 0%
University of Memphis 53.7% 25.9% 6.5% 11.1%* 1.9% 0.9%
University of Miami 61.6% 19.9% 9.1% 10.8% 1.7% 0%
University of Michigan 85% 3.7% 50.8% 12.7%* 10.2% 6.8%
University of Minnesota 67.6% 17.2% 18% 11.9%* 5.3% 8.6%
University of Mississippi 51.8% 28.4% 0.7% 8.5% 5.7% 0%
University of Missouri - Columbia 69.2% 16.9% 10.8% 19.2% 3.1% 0.8%
University of Missouri - Kansas City 61.7% 19.1% 7.8% 19.1% 0.7% 0%
University of Montana 64.6% 20.7% 1.2% 12.2% 7.3% 0%
University of Nebraska 69.6% 12.8% 4% 16% 2.4% 0%
University of Nevada - Las Vegas 74% 16% 5.3% 10.7% 3.1% 0%
University of New Hampshire 62.9% 31.4% 8.6% 7.1% 0% 0%
University of New Mexico 73.2% 16.1% 0% 31.3% 0.9% 0%
University of North Carolina 65.5% 17.7% 22% 18.5%* 5.2% 1.7%
University of North Dakota 59.5% 22.8% 1.3% 15.2% 1.3% 0%
University of Notre Dame 73.7% 15.1% 32.4% 17.9%* 7.8% 2.2%
University of Oklahoma 69% 15.5% 6.5% 20%* 0.6% 0.6%
University of Oregon 49.2% 34.7% 4% 13.7%* 0.8% 3.2%
University of Pennsylvania 89.8% 1.2% 66.3% 8.1%* 10.6% 3.7%
University of Pittsburgh 53.6% 24% 12.2% 6.1% 1.5% 0.5%
University of Puerto Rico 23.8% 36.6% 1.2% 7.9% 0% 0%
University of Richmond 61% 20.1% 5.7% 11.3% 4.4% 0%
University of San Diego 55.9% 32.4% 13.8% 8.1% 3.2% 0.4%
University of San Francisco 36.1% 41% 7.2% 12%* 0% 1.8%
University of South Carolina 64.5% 20.7% 8.9% 17.7% 2.5% 0%
University of South Dakota 55.7% 16.4% 0% 14.8% 3.3% 0%
University of Southern California 72.8% 6.6% 34.3% 10.3%* 3.3% 13.1%
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis 55.8% 17.4% 4.3% 10.1%* 0.7% 2.9%
University of Tennessee 65.6% 17.2% 15.6% 10.2% 3.1% 0%
University of Texas 75.7% 13.3% 33.3% 16.1%* 8.5% 4%
University of The District of Columbia 22.1% 30.9% 1.5% 26.5%* 0% 1.5%
University of the Pacific 46.1% 34.2% 2.2% 22.4% 0% 0.9%
University of Toledo 45.7% 27.6% 2.9% 23.8%* 2.9% 1%
University of Tulsa 62.8% 10.6% 3.2% 14.9%* 0% 2.1%
University of Utah 64.3% 13.5% 4.8% 15.1% 3.2% 0%
University of Virginia 84.7% 3.8% 54.5% 11.7%* 15.8% 8.2%
University of Washington 68.6% 22% 16.2% 18.3% 2.6% 0%
University of Wisconsin 64.8% 14.6% 13.2% 27.9% 0.9% 0%
University of Wyoming 58.9% 21.9% 2.7% 13.7% 1.4% 0%
Valparaiso University 42% 37.4% 1.5% 9.9% 0.8% 0%
Vanderbilt University 78.9% 7% 37.3% 11.9% 9.7% 6.5%
Vermont Law School 47.5% 32.7% 1.2% 20.4% 0.6% 0%
Villanova University 62% 21.6% 12.7% 8%* 1.4% 0.5%
Wake Forest University 65.9% 13% 12.3% 17.4%* 0% 1.4%
Washburn University 60.8% 22.5% 5% 17.5% 0% 0%
Washington and Lee University 75.3% 13.2% 18.4% 16.7%* 4.6% 0.6%
Washington University in St Louis 76.3% 7.9% 28.5% 11%* 5.3% 5.7%
Wayne State University 60% 24.4% 8.1% 9.6% 1.5% 0.7%
West Virginia University 72.8% 13.6% 13.6% 11.2% 4.8% 0%
Western New England University School of Law 43.3% 23.3% 2.2% 18.9% 0% 0%
Western State University 41.8% 28.2% 0.9% 8.2% 0% 0.9%
Whittier Law School 21.3% 39% 2.1% 4.3%* 0% 9.9%
Widener University - Delaware 48.8% 24.7% 1.8% 11.2%* 1.2% 0.6%
Widener University - Pennsylvania 51.3% 19.2% 1.3% 11.5% 2.6% 0%
Willamette University 55.3% 27.2% 1% 10.7% 0% 0%
William and Mary 66.3% 14.6% 19.1% 14% 6.2% 4.5%
William Mitchell College of Law 57.8% 16.5% 3.5% 12.2% 0.4% 0%
Yale University 81.2% 6.6% 38.5% 12.7%* 33.8% 5.2%